What To Bring

The residential life office has created a list of essential and suggested items to make the transition to living on campus as smooth as possible.

See the list below, or download the list as a PDF.

Items supplied in all residence halls

  • Bed frame/mattress (twin extra-long)
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair

Essential items to bring with you

  • Linens, twin extra-long (Learn how you can order your linens.)
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Desk Lamp (note: halogen lamps are prohibited)
  • Decorative items to make your room your home
  • Alarm Clock
  • Personal emergency kit (flashlight, batteries, First Aid kit)
  • Personal medications/prescriptions
  • Clothes hangers
  • Fan (Please note that not all residence halls are air conditioned; these include Ball, Stauffer, Johnson, Wanberg and Wardman Halls.)
  • Personal care products
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower caddy
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Money to open a local checking or savings account

Suggested items to bring with you

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Flashdrive
  • UL-approved power surge protector
  • Sewing kit
  • Clothes drying rack
  • Iron
  • Small ironing board
  • Desktop fan
  • Small tool kit
  • Personal entertainment devices (small television, stereo, gaming device)
  • Corded telephone (in case of power outage)
  • Refrigerator (must not exceed 6 cubic feet)
  • Lockbox for personal medication and valuables

Prohibited Items

  • Toasters
  • Electric skillets
  • Electric grills
  • Ovens
  • Hot plates
  • Waterbeds
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Sunlamps

Personal Property Insurance

If you choose to keep valuable personal items at the College, make sure the items are insured. Whittier College assumes no responsibility for loss of property due to theft, therefore, you are encouraged to purchase your own personal property insurance, or check to see if you are insured through your parents' homeowners' insurance. Remember to keep your room door locked at all times. Campus Safety provides engraving for personal items.