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What Should/Shouldn't I Bring to Campus?

Wondering what to bring to campus? We compiled a short list of items that will be helpful for you to have when making Wheeling Jesuit your home away from home. This of course is not all inclusive. If you have questions about specific items, you can also refer to the Student Handbook. If you can't find the answer there, please call us at (304) 243-2257.

  • Television
  • Microwave
  • Stereo (with headphones)
  • Computer
  • Power strip/ surge protector
  • Reading light
  • Alarm clock
  • Discs, pens, scissors, tape, etc.
  • Sports equipment
  • Laundry bag (or basket)
  • Laundry soap
  • Safety pins, needles and thread
  • Eating utensils, plate, bowl, cup
  • Bedding, sheets, pillows, blankets
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Bath towels, soaps, robe, etc.
  • Hair products, hair dryer
  • First aid kit, bandages, aspirin
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Shower shoes
  • Umbrella
  • All purpose cleaner
  • Small toolbox
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Can Opener
  • Carpet or Scatter Rugs
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Coat Hangers
  • Desk Lamp (any non-halogen)
  • Fan (even if you are assigned to a residence hall with AC)
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Pictures/Posters
  • Plants
  • Postage Stamps
  • Refrigerator (under 4 cubic feet)
  • Storage Boxes
  • Telephone with answering machine (cordless phones are popular)

Perhaps more importantly, here are a few things that you MUST LEAVE AT HOME!

  • Pets
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Any appliance with exposed heating coil (Toasters, Toaster Ovens, etc)
  • Candles or incense
  • Halogen lamps (i.e. floor lamps)
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Air Conditioners
  • Burners or Hot Plates (including George Foreman Grills)
  • Double-sided foam tape or Duct Tape
  • Electric Heaters
  • Fireworks, explosives, unsafe chemicals
  • Waterbeds
  • Weapons

Here are a few things that we recommend you leave at home:

  • Expensive clothing and jewelry
  • Off-season clothes
  • Large pieces of luggage

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