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Bring and Leave List

Office of Residence Life Bring and Leave List

Items you may bring:

  • Carpeting or rugs
  • Coffee pot (4 cup maximum)
  • Hot pot or electric tea kettle, (no exposed heating element)
  • Air popcorn popper (no exposed heating element)
  • Computer, laptop, tablet
  • Electric razor
  • Extra-long twin-size sheets, available at most discount/department stores
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Items from your home to add a personal touch to your room
  • Lamp (NO Halogen bulbs)
  • Outlet strip (You are encouraged to have an outlet strip with a surge suppressor that is approved by Underwriters laboratories U.L.).  Elmhurst College is not responsible for damage to appliances due to power outages or surges.
  • Radio, stereo, television (cable ready),DVD (provided these items do not use an outside antenna)
  • Refrigerator (if it does NOT exceed 3.0 cubic feet or draw more than 1.5 amps)
  • Trash can (recycling bins are provided; trash cans are not)
  • Umbrella, rain/snow shoes and the like
  • Footwear for rain, snow, and the like

Please leave the following items a home:

  • Air conditioners (window or portable/stand alone)
  • Amplified instruments and drums
  • Any item with exposed heating element
  • Candles (not permitted even if unburned)
  • Drones
  • Incense
  • Ceiling fans
  • Electric blankets
  • Foam toppers for mattresses (sometimes called egg crate toppers)
  • Grills (indoor or outdoor)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Helicopters
  • Homemade lofts
  • Hot plates
  • Hover boards
  • Microwaves (permitted in apartments/houses only, one per unit)
  • Pets, except fish
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Water-beds
  • Hazardous materials

All of the furniture can be lofted without the use of any tools or additional materials. For diagrams or potential arrangements, please see furniture configurations.

Students residing in Elm Park, or Prospect apartments and in College houses may want to bring a couch or comfy chairs as no living room furniture is provided.  These units have complete bedroom furniture and a kitchen table with 4 chairs.


Updated 1/7/16




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