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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.

  1. Broom, dust pan, mop and bucket
  2. Laundry basket
  3. Laundry detergent
  4. Quarters for laundry machine
  5. Basket for shower supplies
  6. Toiletries
  7. Shower shoes
  8. Cleaning supplies
  9. Iron and ironing board
  10. Standard twin linens
  11. Towels and washcloths
  12. Waste basket
  1. Calendar
  2. School supplies
  3. Stamps and envelopes
  4. Computer
  5. Surge protectors with long cord
  6. Ethernet/cable cord and splitter
  7. Refrigerator (less than 4 cubic feet)
  8. Alarm clock/radio
  9. Umbrella
  10. Flashlight
  11. Fan

Q. What items are NOT allowed on campus/dorm rooms?
A. Refer to the below list for items that are not allowed:

  1. Alcohol and drugs
  2. Microwaves, George Foreman Grills, blenders, toasters (no cooking appliances)
  3. Pets (small fish in a bowl are permitted)
  4. Any items usable as weapons
  5. Candle and incense and any item lit with a match
  6. Explosives
  7. Tapestries and drapes
  8. 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.