The two lists below represent what students should be bringing to their residence hall assignments in the fall. It is highly recommended that students communicate with their roommates and/or suite mates prior to arrival to avoid duplicating items. Most students find that they send home items the first weekend after move-in because of an excess of items, so make sure to bring only what you need as you will be sharing a room with one or two other students.
What Students Should Bring to the Residence Halls
- Extra long sheets and pillowcases
- Mattress pad
- Pillows; blanket or comforter
Our beds are regular twin-sized (76" long) for the first 1-2 years, but we recommend that students purchase the extra-long sheets (80" long) since they will more than likely live in residence halls with them in their last two years at WIT.
Having trouble finding extra-long bedding? We have partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide you with a convenient, affordable option for ordering all of your campus living needs.
- Toilet paper (except Baker)
Hand Soap (except Baker)
- Bath towels and wash cloths
- Robe and flip-flops
- Shower caddy, tote, or cosmetic organizer
- Toiletries-soap, shampoo, etc.
- Paper Towels
- Lysol ®
- Dustbuster® or Swiffer®
- Cleansers/sponges to clean your bathrooms (all buildings except Baker Hall)
- Laundry detergent, laundry bag or basket
- Quarters for snack machines, the subway, and laundry...
- Storage boxes or bins
- Alarm clock
- Small fan
- Paper cups, paper plates, etc.
- Postage stamps and stationary
- Desk lamp and light bulbs (UL/FM approved)
- Desk accessories
- Activity equipment (e.g. frisbee)
- Pins to put pictures on the walls (except Baker)
- Small refrigerator (4.0 cubic ft.)
- Small microwave
- Vacuum cleaner
- Printer and paper
What Students Cannot Bring to the Residence Halls
- Candles with or without the wick
- Incense or anything with an open flame
- Halogen Lamps
- Neon Signs
- Lava Lamps
- Decorative lights
- Gasoline/kerosene tanks/lighter fluid
- Open coils/Hot plates
- Space heaters
- Weapons (ex. Guns, including fake and squirt guns, knives, swords, paintball equipment, or anything that can be considered a weapon – including martial arts weapons)
- Empty Alcohol containers
- Hard alcohol
- Shot glasses
- Illegal drugs
- Drug paraphernalia (ex. pipes, rolling papers, bongs)
- Electric Blankets
- Pets other than fish, the tank cannot exceed 10 gallons
- Any construction signs/Street Signs/Barrels/Cones
- Air Conditioners
- Ping Pong, Pool or Foosball tables or large furniture
- Refrigerators larger than 4.0 cubic feet
- Any electrical equipment not UL or FM approved
Not Permitted in Evans Way/Tudbury or Baker Halls
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Toaster Ovens
- George Foreman Grills
** Alcoholic Beverages are only permitted in the registered wet apartments of Edwards, Rodgers, Louis Prang, Vancouver, 6ten, and 555. **
Health and Safety Violation
Failure to abide by the following guidelines will result in a Health and Safety Violation and may/will result in disciplinary action
- Do not overload your electrical sockets.
- Do not set- up your furniture in a way that can be a fire hazard. (consult your RD to approve all changes to room configurations)
- Maintain a clear path to all doors
- Do not cover more than 25% of your wall with posters, tapestries, etc. Nothing is allowed on or hanging from the ceiling, pipes, or sprinkler heads.
- Keep perishable food stored and covered. (WARNING: failure to do so will attract insects and rodents)
- Keep your room/suite/apartment to Wentworth's standard of clean, dispose of trash properly, and clean all dirty dishes. It is the responsibility of every suite/apartment member to keep all common areas clean.
- Keep all doors (bedroom, suite, apartment, studio, etc.) free of writing, stickers, or other things which could create damage. Memo boards may be attached to doors as long as it does not mark the door and is removed before vacating.
- Do not use duct tape on any room surfaces.