What to Bring

What You Should Bring:

  • Comforter or Bedspread
  • Twin-size sheets (36" x 80")
  • Clothes hangers
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Pillow and pillowcases
  • Alarm clock
  • Blankets
  • Towels

Other items that you may want to bring:

  • Backpack
  • Bathrobe
  • Bicycle
  • Broom/vacuum
  • Bulletin board
  • Calendar/planner
  • Checkbook/debit card
  • Computer
  • Crates for stacking
  • Desk lamp
  • Desk supplies (pens, notebooks, etc)
  • Drinking cups/silverware/plate/mug
  • Fan
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • High school yearbook
  • Laundry basket and detergent
  • vMessage board for door
  • Needle & thread
  • Photo album/pictures
  • Quarters
  • Shower bucket
  • Soft chair/futon
  • Stamps/stationery
  • Surge protector
  • Wall decorations/posters
  • Wastebasket and trash bags

Roommates will want to discuss these items in advance:

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Rug/floor covering
  • Stereo/radio
  • Television
  • You won’t need an answering machine because you and your roommate will share a voicemail on your room phone.

The following items are prohibited from the residence hall rooms because of fire hazard potential and/or insurance regulations:

  • Large paper or fabric wall hangings
  • Non-UL-listed appliances
  • Air conditioners – including windowless
  • Other than a microwave, cooking appliances of any kind are prohibited.
  • Heaters
  • Halogen lamps, sun lamps and spider arm lamps
  • Gasoline, kerosene (all flammable fuels)
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind
  • Candles, incense or any other type of flame or burning unit
  • Hammer, nails, power drills – Hammering holes into the halls is prohibited.
  • Double-sided sticky tape
  • Pets (except for small aquarium fish)

Any item closely related to the above is forbidden in the residence halls. They are prohibited because they put you and those around you at risk. If you are not sure whether something is allowed, contact the Student Life Office at 319-385-6256.

What will I find in town for supplies?

Mount Pleasant has a variety of shops within walking distance of campus including Hy Vee, Dollar General and WalMart, as well as many other local merchants with just about anything you could need or want.