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interior of a dorm

Items included in the room

  • 2 XL twin beds
  • 2 mattress pads 
  • 2 desks and desk chairs 
  • 4 2-drawer dressers
  • Blinds 
  • Trash can
  • Recycling can
  • Shower liner

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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

This is not a comprehensive list, and not all of the items on this list are necessary.  Be sure to coordinate with your roommate while you are packing!

Bedding

  • XL twin bedding
  • Comforter
  • Pillows

For your room

  • Comfy chair
  • Rugs
  • Small whiteboard
  • Full length mirror
  • Extension cords & power strips (UL approved)
  • Fan
  • Refrigerator (must be less than 4 cubic feet)
  • Microwave
  • TV (must have a QAM tuner)
  • Co-ax cable (cable is included with room & board)

Laundry

  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent (NO PODS)
  • Collapsible laundry drying rack

Bathroom

  • Personal toiletries
  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap
  • Towels, washcloths & hand towels
  • Bathmat
  • Heavy duty plunger
  • Toilet brush/cleaner

School Supplies

  • Desk drawer organizer
  • Planner/assignment book
  • Tape
  • 3-hole punch
  • Whiteout
  • Ruler
  • Paper clips
  • Scissors

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 
  • Air fryers
  • Instant pots

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.