Things You Need to Bring for Your Apartment

Moving into your campus apartment is exciting! Not only do you get to live in community with your peers, you also get to personalize your space to make your new apartment feel like home.

Packing for college can feel daunting, and if you’re not sure what you will need with you, it’s easy to overpack and yet, still forget some essentials.

To make sure the move-in process is as easy as possible, we put together a list of things that you should bring to your new apartment on the CCU campus — as well as things that are better left behind.

Residential Housing Layouts


  • Sheets (X Long Twin)
  • Extra set of sheets
  • Pillow
  • Comforter
  • Hangers
  • Calendar
  • Posters/Pictures
  • Desk Lamp
  • Light bulbs for desk lamp (No halogen)
    - all others provided by CCU facilities
  • Alarm Clock
  • 3M hooks (to hang items)


  • Towels
  • Shower Curtain
  • Toilet Paper  
  • Bath Mat
  • Plunger
  • Waste Basket  

Living Room

  • TV
  • TV stand
  • Area rugs
  • Plants
  • Posters/Pictures
  • Floor Lamp for extra lighting    
  • Note: additional furniture only permitted in Peaks, Harwood, and Waite. No couches or large chairs can be brought into Yetter or Rockmont.


  • Microwave (microwave only needed in Waite and Harwood)
  • Toaster
  • Plates
  • Silverware
  • Pots and Pans
  • Cups and Mugs
  • Can Opener 
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Storage Containers
  • Pitchers
  • Ice Trays
  • Dish Soap
  • Waste Basket
  • Food  


  • Plunger
  • Vacuum
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Glass cleaner
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Proper laundry detergent (all machines on campus use high efficiency compatible soap)
  • Toilet bowl cleaner and toilet brush
  • Swiffer wet mop and Swiffer dusters
  • Bathroom tile and tub cleaner
  • Kitchen and bathroom counter top cleaner (409, Clorox/Lysol wipes)
  • Dish scrub brush


  • Storage Boxes
  • Bookcase
  • Laptop
  • Flash Drive
  • Small Tool Set
  • "Plasti-Tak"
  •  Board Games and Cards
  • Athletic Equipment
  • Patio Chair (not applicable in Yetter Hall or Rockmont Hall)
  • Small Fan
  • Full Length Mirror
  • Book Bag
  • Bike and U-Lock
  • Vacuum and cleaning supplies
  • Dry Erase Board for your apartment door  

What NOT to Bring

  • Hunting Equipment/Firearms
  • Paintball/CO2 Guns
  • Fireworks
  • Candles and Incense
  • Personal Couches/Arm Chairs (not permitted in Yetter Hall or Rockmont Hall. Personal furniture is permissible in all other areas.)
  • Pets
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tobacco Products
  • Shelves, bike racks, or other items that require mounting to a wall