What to Bring

Bryant’s residence halls are spacious, but they won’t accommodate everything you may want to have for the full year. Try to pack light and coordinate with roommates to avoid bringing multiples of large items.

What to Bring?

Personal Items
Personal hygiene items
Hair dryer
Shower caddy
Towels (at least two)
Extra long sheets, pillows
Blankets/Comforter
Flip flops
Mattress pad/Egg Crate

Health Items
Over the counter medication/ pain killers
Thermometer
Vitamins
Prescription medication
First aid kit, including band-aids
Medical insurance information
Health report form

Kitchen Supplies/Utensils
Drinking glasses
Plates/Bowls
Knives, forks, spoons
Can opener
Napkins/Straws
Tupperware

Cleaning and Laundry Supplies
Detergent, Fabric Softener
Laundry Bag/Basket
Hangers
Iron and tabletop ironing board

Desktop Supplies
General school supplies
Blank CD Disks (RW & R)
Desk planner/wall calendar

Appliances
Alarm Clock
Radio/Stereo
TV/ DVD player
UL Approved power strip
Refrigerator (not greater than 4 cubic feet)

Tools
Screwdriver/Hammer
Pliers
Needles and thread
Scissors
Tape
Thumbtacks
Funtack
Flashlight/Batteries

What not to bring

What Not to Bring

Many home and linen supply stores offer shopping lists for dorm life. Some items on these lists are unnecessary, and even prohibited, on campus. Prohibited items in residence halls include but are NOT limited to:

  • Any heat-producing appliances including hot plates, rice cookers, heating/immersion coils, electric fry pans, toasters, toaster ovens, and microwave ovens
  • Blenders
  • Refrigerators larger than 4 cubic feet
  • Halogen lamps and 5-headed floor lamps
  • Extension cords. Please use a surge protector instead
  • Candles and incense (lit or unlit)
  • Lofts, bars, cinder blocks, or any extra furniture (including tables)
  • Wooden drying racks (plastic or metal is acceptable)
  • Rugs of any kind
  • Weights Dartboards/darts
  • Traffic or neon signs
  • Water beds, hot tubs, or kiddie pools
  • Motorcycles, mopeds, or other gas powered vehicles
  • Fireworks/Explosives, ammunition, firearms, BB guns, knives or any other type of weapon
  • Kegalators, keg refrigerators, taps or funnels, or any other drug/alcohol paraphernalia
  • Animals of any kind, except non-carnivorous small fish. Review the student handbook for tank requirements
  • Deep freeze units

The University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deem other items prohibited. For more information about what to bring to campus, or questions about the residence halls, please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@bryant.edu or 401-232-6140. 

To learn more, please contact:
Office of Residence Life
Phone: (401) 232-6140  
Email: reslife@bryant.edu