What To Bring

Student looking in closet The Office of Residential Life has created a list of essential and suggested items to make the transition to dorm-living as smooth as possible.

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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
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Desk lamp (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 Ball, Stauffer, Johnson, Wanberg and Wardman Halls are not air-conditioned)
  • 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

Whittier College assumes no responsibility for loss of property due to theft and recommends the purchase of personal property insurance to cover all valuable personal items while at the College. Students may be eligible for personal property coverage under their family's homeowner's insurance. All students are reminded to maintain their room door locked at all times and engrave valuable items at no cost through the Department of Campus Safety.