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What Students Should Bring to the Residence Halls

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 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.
  • Supplies

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

    • Alarm clock
    • Activity equipment (e.g. frisbee, board games)
    • Credit or debit card for snack machines, the subway, and laundry...
    • Desk accessories
    • Desk lamp and light bulbs (UL/FM approved)
    • Hangers
    • Floor Lamp (525 Huntington Ave.)
    • Laundry detergent, laundry bag or basket
    • Paper cups, paper plates, etc.
    • Re-usable water bottle (all first-year communities have a water filling station)
    • Small fan
    • Small refrigerator (4.0 cubic ft. or less) (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)

    Items to leave home include:

    • Alcohol and Drugs:
      • Alcohol in Evans Way, Tudbury Hall, and Baker Hall
        • Certain alcohol is permitted in other residential areas, in accordance with the Responsible Use of Alcohol policy
      • Alcohol Paraphernalia (funnels, ice luge, etc.)
      • Cannabis and Cannabis paraphernalia (i.e. bong, etc.)
      • Illegal drugs, narcotics, controlled substances, or prescription drugs without a prescription
    • Appliances: 
      • Air Conditioners 
      • Electrical equipment not UL-listed or FM approved
        • Extension cords are prohibited. Students should use a UL-listed, multiple-outlet power strips instead
      • If living in Evans Way, Tudbury Hall, or Baker Hall: electric hot pots/hot plates including but not limited to: air fryers, rice cookers, slow cookers, coffee makers (except Keurig), George Foreman grills, toasters and toaster ovens are not permitted.
      • Electric blankets
      • Grills of any kind
      • Hazardous Appliances (toaster ovens, electric heaters, or appliances with open heating coils) 
      • Hot plates
      • Refrigerators larger than 4.0 cubic feet  
      • Space heaters
      • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Decorative Items: 
      • Candles and Incense (lit or unlit)
      • Construction signs/street signs/barrels/cones/etc. 
      • Empty alcohol bottles and shot glasses 
      • Fish tanks larger than 10 gallons
      • Halogen, lava, neon lamps/signage or other high-intensity lamps
      • Non-LED string lights
      • Large trees or large plants
    • Flammable gases such as gasoline/kerosene tanks/lighter fluid 
    • Fixed wall mounts (for television, projector, etc.)
    • Furniture: 
      • External mattresses
      • Large furniture items such as futons, couches, armchairs, inflatable items, etc. 
      • Flammable items such as bean bag chairs
      • Ping pong, Pool, or Foosball tables
    • Pets other than fish 
    • Safes larger than 1.8 cubic feet
    • Weapons: 
      • Ammunition
      • Explosives (including fireworks)
      • Guns/Rifles
      • Knives
      • Paintball equipment 
      • Pepper Spray
      • Swords (including decorative swords)
      • Toy guns or squirt guns 
      • Inactive Weapons (decorative items, shell casings, etc.)
    • Additional items outlined in the Student Code of Conduct or other University policies

    See the full list of Prohibited Items

  • Not Permitted in Evans Way/Tudbury or Baker Halls

    • Alcohol
    • Air Fryers
    • Coffeemakers
    • Furniture
    • George Foreman Grills
    • Griddles
    • Hot Plates
    • Toasters
    • Toaster Ovens

For your safety and the safety of your neighbors

  • Do not overload your electrical sockets.
  • Do not set-up your furniture in a way that can be a fire hazard (consult Housing and Residential Education to approve all changes to room configurations).
  • Maintain a clear path to all doors and windows.
  • Do not cover more than 30% 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.