About Your Room …

Each room in the CSE Residence Halls has a private sink. That means you don't have to leave to brush your teeth at night! All beds in the residence halls are twin-sized, so you don't have to worry about long or extra long sheets. Just purchase twin sheets and you're set!

The average room and window sizes are below for your reference:




O'Connor Hall

13'9" x 8'5"

1st Floor: (L)89" x (W)51"

2nd-4th: (L)75" x (W)51"

Founders Hall

15' x 12'

All Floors: (L)62" x (W)50"

What to Pack – For Resident Students

  • Academic/desk supplies (notebooks, paper, stapler, books, calculators, envelopes, etc.)

  • Alarm clock

    This item is very important so that you do not miss early morning Orientation activities, meals, and most importantly, classes.

  • Desk or reading lamp (not halogen), light bulbs and flashlight

  • Linens – sheets (twin), blankets, pillows, pillowcases, and towels.

  • Wastebasket, dustpan and brush, and cleaning supplies (cleaning wipes work best!)

  • Small plastic bucket/shower caddy

    This can be used for carrying toiletries to the shower, and is also good for storing other things, such as flip-flops.

  • Personal items, toiletries, tissues, and hair dryer

  • Laundry bag/basket, detergent, fabric softener, and sewing kit

    The washers in the CSE residence halls are free! No coins needed.

  • Clothes and hangers

  • Bathrobe and slippers

  • Umbrella/ Rain gear

  • Bathing suit

  • TV, fan, small refrigerator, and computer (with a surge protector AND a circuit breaker!)

  • Small kitchen items, such as, utensils, can opener, plates, cups, paper towels, a small pot or pan.

    No kitchen appliances can be used in resident rooms, but if you wish to bring a kitchen appliance it must be labeled and properly stored/used in the common kitchen on the floor.

  • Munch-on foods

  • A corded telephone

    There's no need for an answering machine due to the college voicemail system.

  • Headphones for iPod, Mp3 player, computer, TV, or radio

  • Camera

  • Iron (automatic shut-off recommended) and mini-ironing board

  • You can bring posters, art objects, rugs, or anything decorative to give your room a personal touch.

    You may not use screws, nails, thumbtacks, or fun tack adhesive on the walls. Please plan accordingly by purchasing 3M gel tab removable hooks/3M command strips.

  • Games

  • Bulletin or memo board for the door

  • Any regularly taken medication (asthma inhaler, prescriptions, etc.)

  • Back-up pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses

  • Spending money

  • Hand-truck or luggage with wheels to help you move things in

What Not to Bring

  • Candles, incense, potpourri that uses a candle wick, or anything that requires an open flame

    Be careful to leave those souvenir candles home that you may have gotten from Prom or Homecoming!

  • Stringed lights/Christmas lights

  • Live Christmas trees or other live greenery

    This includes hay and leaves in the fall.

  • Desktop burners, hotplates, grills, skillets, toasters, toaster ovens, or blenders

  • Microwaves

    Each floor is already equipped with these.

  • Halogen lamps

  • Electric or kerosene heaters, or any item exposing heat elements/coils

  • Motorized vehicles, such as motorcycles or mopeds

  • Air conditioners (unless pre-approved by Disability Services) or ceiling fans

  • Large workout equipment

  • Homemade lofts or bed risers

  • Water beds

  • Extension cords/Multiple plug adapter for outlets

  • Humidifiers (unless pre-approved by Disability Services)

  • Pets (except fish)

  • Alcohol if you are under 21, and alcohol containers for "display"

  • Illegal Items (Non-prescription drugs, prescription drugs prescribed to someone other than the student, narcotics, firearms, large knives, dangerous weapons, pepper spray/mace, fireworks, explosives, flammable substances including gasoline, propane or cleaning fluids)