Housing and Dining

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What to bring to Washburn

Furniture for each resident in each residence hall room includes: a bed, a mattress, a dresser, a desk and desk chair. In addition, window blinds, a telephone jack, and cable TV jack are provided. Wireless internet is provided in every room and common living area.

 Suggested items:

  • Social security card*
  • Bedspread or comforter, blankets
  • Regular twin sheets
  • Pillow(s) and pillowcase(s)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Clothes hangers
  • Alarm clock (battery powered)
  • Surge protectors
  • Toiletries & carrying container
  • Regular medications
  • Backpack
  • School and desk supplies
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone
  • Current insurance card or two-sided copy of parents' plan covering student
  • Renter's insurance (may potentially be covered by parent's home insurance, but would need to check)
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Items that may be useful, but not essential:

  • Microwave
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Can opener
  • Bathrobe and shower shoes
  • Hair dryer/curling iron
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry basket, iron, quarters
  • Detergent and fabric softener/dryer sheets
  • Stamps and stationery
  • Camera
  • Small television
  • Sewing and tool kits
  • Checkbook/debit card
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Personal computer, wireless-ready
  • Music system
  • Pictures, posters, and other decorative items
  • Small coffee maker
  • Desk/floor lamp
  • Dishware and dish soap
  • Bicycle and U-lock
  • Extra wastebasket
  • Broom or small vacuum
  • Message board for door
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 What not to bring:

  • Toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, George FormanTM grills, electric fry pans or other appliances with exposed heating elements
  • Halogen Lamps/Torchiere Lamps
  • Incense
  • Pets (except for fish)
  • Extension cords
  • Alcohol/alcoholic containers (including shot glasses)
  • Weapons of any kind