Residence Life Frequently Asked Questions
The below questions and answers cover the basic information about living on campus. For additional questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 919-719-2283.
Q: What should I bring with me?
A: Space is limited. Always talk to your roommate before making any decision about what to bring. Refer to the below list for suggestions.
- Broom, dust pan, mop and bucket
- Laundry basket
- Laundry detergent
- Quarters for laundry machine
- Basket for shower supplies
- Shower shoes
- Cleaning supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- Standard twin linens
- Towels and washcloths
- Waste basket
- School supplies
- Stamps and envelopes
- Surge protectors with long cord
- Ethernet/cable cord and splitter
- Refrigerator (less than 4 cubic feet)
- Alarm clock/radio
Q. What items are NOT allowed on campus/dorm rooms?
A. Refer to the below list for items that are not allowed:
- Alcohol and drugs
- Microwaves, George Foreman Grills, blenders, toasters (no cooking appliances)
- Pets (small fish in a bowl are permitted)
- Any items usable as weapons
- Candle and incense and any item lit with a match
- Tapestries and drapes
- Cinder blocks
Q: What are the dimensions of the room?
A: Generally, all double rooms are approximately 12 feet by 16 feet. Triple rooms are approximately 15 feet by 16 feet and located only in the freshman halls (Dimple Newsome and Fleming-Kee residence halls).
Q: How is the room furnished?
A: Each double and triple room is furnished with single twin size bed and mattress, dressers, desks, desk chairs, closets or wardrobes and bookshelves.
Q: Do you have any decorating tips?
A: Simple, inexpensive items can make the room more comfortable and add storage spaces.
- Small trunks, foot lockers and colorful crates can be stacked in various ways to serve as storage for books and other items, under-bed containers serve as great storage tools.
- Carpet samples can be sewn together to make attractive and inexpensive scatter rugs.
- Throw pillows can add an inexpensive splash of color.
- Posters - images of travels, entertainers, movies and sports figures can brighten a room.
- Favorite items like pictures of family and friends and stuffed animals can make your room feel like home.