As you get ready to move onto campus, we’ve put together the reference sheet below listing recommended, optional, and restricted items.
Remember, bring only what you need. Many things can be shared with your roommate(s). A good rule of thumb is if you don’t use something at home, then most likely you won’t need it at college and it will just take up space. You can review the furniture and appliances included in each of our room styles.
Recommended items that you should bring
|bed sheets, 2 sets of extra-long twin
(mattresses are 80 inches in length)
|pillow, pillowcases, blanket and/or comforter||cleaning supplies for your room and bathroom|
|alarm clock||bath towels, wash cloths|
|flashlight||shower caddy/bucket to carry toiletries|
|separated waste and recycling bins||shower shoes/sandals|
|desk lamp and light bulbs||laundry bag or basket|
|plates and utensils||laundry detergent and fabric softener|
|stackable storage items||decorations – art and pictures to
personalize your room
|hangers||coaxial cable – for BUTV connection|
Optional items that you may also want to bring
|reusable water bottle or water filtration pitcher||Ethernet cable|
|hairdryer||iron, small portable ironing board|
|small fan (no larger than 12 inches in diameter)||power strip with built-in circuit breaker|
|Power strips are allowed as long as they meet the following specifications:
A power strip must be plugged directly into the wall outlet. One power strip should never be plugged into another power strip. Do not cover power strips with clothing, paper, rugs, or any combustible material. Appliances such as a MicroFridge or a refrigerator should be plugged directly into a wall outlet and should not be plugged into a power strip.
Restricted items that you should not bring
|candles, incense||cinder blocks|
|microwave oven – rent a MicroFridge
through BU Vending Services
|torchère-style halogen lamp||air conditioner|
|heating or food preparation appliances
(other than a hot-air popcorn popper)
|coffee maker – including single-cup
brewers such as Keurig, Nespresso, etc.
|grills (propane, charcoal, etc.)|
|sun lamp||wireless hub|