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What to Pack

What you should bring when you move to campus:

Some general suggestions are listed below.  It's a good idea to check with your roommate(s) during the summer so you don't duplicate items.

  • sheets and bedding that fit an extra-long twin bed, sized 8” thick by 36” wide by 80” long
  • a pillow, and towels
  • a container to carry toiletries back and forth to the bathroom, a bathrobe, and flip-flops to wear in the shower
  • stackable storage crates, organizers that fit under a bed, and clothes hangers
  • your computer (if you have one)
  • office supplies, including a UL-approved outlet strip with breaker switch (extension cords are prohibited)
  • an alarm clock
  • a minifridge or a microfridge (microwave-refrigerator combination): you can rent onehere (if you purchase a minifridge, please make sure it draws no more than 7.3 amps [700 watts] to start and 1.5 amps while running)
  • a bike!  Becker House has a designated bicycle storage area (remember to bring a lock); you must register your bike with Transportation Services when you get to campus


 What NOT to bring:

There are several items that you are not permitted to have in your room:

  • extension cords
  • "spider" lamps, and any lamp (particularly a halogen lamp) that requires a bulb greater than 150 watts
  • appliances not controlled by thermostats – for example, immersion coils
  • freestanding microwave ovens 
  • a large refrigerator, or a minifridge that draws more than 3 amps (300 watts) to start and 1.5 amps while running
  • candles, and incense burners
  • pets, except for pre-approved service dogs, and fish in tanks no larger than ten gallons 
  • weapons and firearms (these must be registered and kept with Cornell University Police)
  • a desk lamp, cinder blocks, and extra furniture, for space reasons and to avoid duplication with items that will already be provided in your room