What Students Should Bring to the Residence Halls

Necessities for Living On Campus 

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 living in a shared space.  

What Students Should Bring to the Residence Halls 

For Bedroom 

  • 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).  

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. Student may also work with a vendor, New England Student Services, to rent a microfridge unit for their residence hall room.  

For Bathroom 

  • Bath towels and wash cloths  
  • Hand Soap (except Baker)  
  • Robe and flip-flops 
  • Shower caddy, tote, or cosmetic organizer 
  • Toilet paper (except Baker)  
  • Toiletries-soap, shampoo, etc. 


  • Cleansers/sponges to clean your bathrooms (all buildings except Baker Hall)  
  • Dustbuster® or Swiffer®  
  • Lysol ®  
  • Paper Towels 


  • Alarm clock  
  • Activity equipment (e.g. frisbee, board games)  
  • Desk accessories  
  • Desk lamp and light bulbs (UL/FM approved)  
  • Hangers  
  • Laundry detergent, laundry bag or basket  
  • Paper cups, paper plates, etc. 
  • Postage stamps and stationary  
  • Quarters for snack machines, the subway, and laundry...  
  • Re-usable water bottle (all first-year communities have a water filling station) 
  • Small fan 
  • Small refrigerator (4.4 cubic ft.) (or rent a microfridge
  • Small microwave  (or rent a microfridge
  • Storage boxes or bins 
  • Television  
  • Umbrella  
  • Vacuum cleaner  
  • Wastebasket 

Things to leave at home (not permitted in the residence halls)

  • Air Conditioners
  • Alcohol Containers (empty or full)
  • Candles with or without the wick
  • Cinderblocks
  • Construction Signs/Street Signs/Barrels/Cones
  • Decorative Lights
  • Drug Paraphernalia (ex. pipes, rolling papers, bongs)
  • Drugs/Illegal Substances
  • Electrical equipment not UL or FM approved
  • Electric Blankets
  • Explosives
  • Gasoline/kerosene tanks/lighter fluid
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Incense (or anything with an open flame)
  • Lava Lamps
  • Liquor or hard alcohol
  • Mattress
  • Neon Signs
  • Open Coils/Hot plates 
  • Refrigerators larger than 4.0 cubic feet
  • Pets other than fish, the tank cannot exceed 10 gallons
  • Ping Pong, Pool or Foosball tables or large furniture
  • Shot Glasses
  • Space Heaters
  • Weapons (ex. Guns, including toy and squirt guns, knives, swords, paintball equipment, or anything that can be considered a weapon – including martial arts weapons)

Not Permitted in Evans Way/Tudbury or Baker Halls

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffeemakers
  • Furniture
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Toasters
  • Toaster Ovens


For your safety and the safety of your neighbors:

  1. Do not overload your electrical sockets
  2. 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)
  3. Maintain a clear path to all doors
  4. 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
  5. Keep perishable food stored and covered. (WARNING: failure to do so will attract insects and rodents)
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Do not use duct tape on any room surfaces