What to bring

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Note: Lists provided at stores may include items that are prohibited in our residence halls. The items below are a sample from our approved list; the category "What Not to Bring" of prohibited items are for reference only, and it is not intended to list every possible item that is prohibited. For further information, check out the Resident Student Handbook.

Things for you to bring:

  • Approved Power Strip (see the Live Where You Learn booklet for details)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Area Rug
  • Bed Sheets (twin extra long)
  • Blankets
  • Boot Tray
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Cell Phone/Charger
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Clothes for all Seasons
  • Coffee Maker/Keurig
  • Comforter/Bedspread
  • Compact Refrigerator (see the Live Where You Learn booklet for details)
  • Computer/Laptop/Charger
  • Crates and/or Storage Bins (28" height for under bed if set at the default setting)
  • Dishes, Bowls, Cups, Silverware, etc.
  • Desk Lamp
  • Flash Drives
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Folding Chair
  • Headphones/Ear Buds
  • Hot Pot or Electric Kettle w/ Auto Shut-off
  • Iron with Auto Shut-off/Compact Ironing Board
  • Laundry Basket
  • Laundry Detergent/Supplies
  • Laptop/Charger
  • Organizers/Planners
  • Paper Towels
  • Pictures from Home
  • Pillows
  • Rain Jacket
  • Recreational Equipment
  • Robe
  • Sewing Kit
  • School Supplies
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Sandals
  • Swim Suit
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Stamps
  • Surge Protectors
  • Toiletries
  • Towels (hand & shower)
  • Umbrella

Things for You and Your Roommate to Discuss:

  • Additional Seating ie. bean bag or folding chair
  • Broom/dustpan
  • Carpet/Area Rug
  • Compact Refrigerator
  • DVD/DVD Player/Game Consoles
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Fan
  • Snacks/Food Items
  • TV & Coaxial Cable (Students can bring a cable or determine the length needed to purchase it locally.) 

What NOT to Bring:
The following items are prohibited and will be confiscated, not returned, and disciplinary action will be taken.
For further information, check out the Resident Student Handbook

  • Air Conditioners
  • Candles
  • Extension Cords
  • Furniture, decorations, appliances, and other items which increase the flammability of residents’ rooms or public areas may be prohibited at the discretion of Residence Life staff­.
  • Hoverboards
  • Incense
  • Microwave oven
  • Other cooking appliances, such as:
    • Air Fryer
    • Crock Pot
    • Hot Plate
    • Grilling Machine
    • Rice Cooker
    • Sandwich Maker
    • Slow Cooker
  • Various prohibited LAMPS include:
    • Oil Burning Lamps
    • Halogen Lamps
    • Lava Lamps
    • Torchiere/Tree-style Lamps
    • Multi-head or "Octopus-style" Lamps
  • Pets (see Rules Governing Residential Facilities)
  • Toaster/Toaster Oven

Office Contact Hours
Residence Life and Housing
303 Culkin Hall
Phone: 315.312.2246
Fax: 315.312.6329
Email: reslife@oswego.edu
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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