interior of a dorm

Items included in the room

  • 2 XL twin beds
  • 2 mattress pads 
  • 2 desks and desk chairs 
  • Dresser space
  • Blinds 
  • Trash can
  • Recycling can
  • Shower curtain
  • Carpet is provided in Spooner Hall and apartments


Students checking in at the front desk

Available at the front desk

  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Cleaning supplies (i.e. mops, brooms, buckets)
  • Toilet paper
  • Copy machine
  • Movies
  • Board games


Students moving into the Woods

Items needed

  • Sheets and pillow cases
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry basket
  • Hangers
  • Locking storage locker


dorm interior

Optional Items

  • Small Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Coffee Pot
  • Television (with QAM tuner)
  • DVD player 
  • Coaxial cable for for TV
  • Carpet/rugs (carpet is only provided in Spooner Hall, The Woods, and the on-campus apartments)
  • Printer
  • Mini Refrigerator - not to exceed 4 cubic feet
  • Fan
  • Toaster Oven
  • Plates
  • Utensils
  • Glasses
  • Any decorations to personalize your living space


Students in woodland apartments

Do not bring

View the residence hall policies page for a complete list of items not allowed in the residence halls.

  • Clip-on lamps
  • Animals (10 gallon fish tanks or smaller are allowed)
  • Open element cooking appliances, such as a Foreman grill
  • Flammable or explosive materials
  • Electric heaters
  • Candles
  • Air conditioners
  • Wireless router
  • Hoverboards 

Firearms and weapons are not permitted in residence hall rooms, on-campus apartments, or anywhere on campus including parking lots.  These items must be stored at NMU Public Safety.