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Packing List for Residential Students

What to bring with you to Bridgewater State University:

Welcome to the Bridgewater State University residential community. We are excited that you will be joining us this year! Packing for college can be a daunting task. You can use the list below as a guide to what to bring and what to leave at home. 

Please note that all University provided furniture must remain in your room.  

What to Bring:

  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Sheets (twin extra-long)
  • Blankets
  • Comforter
  • Mattress Pad
  • Towels
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Desk or Bed Lamp
  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Laundry Hamper
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hangers
  • Wastebasket
  • Recycling Bin
  • Snacks
  • Plates, bowls, cups, and utensils
  • Dish detergent
  • Fan
  • Area rug (no larger than 6x9 & only 1 per room)
  • Extension cords/surge protectors
  • Alarm Clock
  • Under bed storage containers
  • Microwave (no more than 1000 watts & only 1 per room)
  • Refrigerator (no more than 3.2 cubic feet & only 1 per room)**
  • Blender (1 per room)
  • Coffee Maker without hot plate (1 per room)
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Gaming System
  • Safe for Valuables
  • Cleaning supplies, wet mop & broom
  • Flashlight
  • Water Bottle
  • Umbrella/rain boots ​

**Full-size refrigerators are provided in the Great Hill Student Apartments & Weygand Hall – Personal refrigerators are not allowed in those areas.

Prohibited Items:

  • All cooking & food preparation devices (except for microwaves, coffee makers, and blenders)*
  • Air Conditioners
  • Candles
  • Incense burners
  • Grills
  • Space Heaters
  • Dartboards
  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Tobacco products
  • Pets (except fish and those permitted under the Americans with Disabilities legislation)
  • Bed Risers, Homemade loft/bunk beds, cinder blocks and other homemade loft apparatus
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Duct tape, nails, tacks, command strips etc. - any item that will mar the surface of the walls
  • Alcohol: See Alcohol Policy

*The following items are allowed in the kitchen area of the Great Hill Student Apartments: toaster, toaster oven, George Foreman type grill and rice cooker.