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Here's a quick list of what you might want to bring for your first year in Bethel housing. Make sure that every box or suitcase is labeled with your name, residence hall, and room number.

Your room comes furnished with a closet, bed, dresser, and chair. A typical residence hall room size is 15' x 11' (rooms vary in exact measurement). We also provide basic loft beds in all freshman halls. Student-built lofts are not allowed.

Bed and Bath

  • Bed sheets (extra long twin, 80 inches)
  • Blankets or comforter
  • Pillow
  • Mattress pad
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower flip flops
  • Bathroom supplies
  • First aid/medication supplies

Desk and Computer

  • Surge protected power strip
  • Lamp (no halogen bulbs)
  • Personal computer and printer (if desired)
  • Ethernet cord
  • Desk supplies


  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • High efficiency (HE) laundry detergent
  • Tide To-Go stick
  • Sewing kit and safety pins

Around Your Room

  • Mini refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan
  • Storage stackables
  • Wastebasket
  • Area rug
  • Decorative curtain for closet

Extra Stuff

  • Extension cords (three prong, grounded)
  • Light bulbs
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Closet organizers
  • Sports equipment
  • Removable or over the door hooks
  • Scotch's blue painter's tape or pins for hanging items on wall
  • Fan (clip or floor window style)
  • Seasonal decorations

What to Leave at Home

  • Halogen lights
  • Non-grounded (two pronged) extension cords or power strips
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Pets (Fish are an exception. All fish must be kept in aquariums that do not exceed a 10-gallon capacity.)