Moving into the Residence Halls

Moving into a residence hall doesn't have to be stressful. Knowing what to bring ahead of time helps alleviate stress and can dramatically speed up moving-in time.



August 23rd

New student Move-In (Incoming First Year and Transfer Students)

August 24th

Sophomore Student Move-In (Students entering their second year at the University*)

*Sophomore Move-in is for all students returning to Southern for their second year; you do not need to be Sophomore status by earned credits to participate.
August 25th

Returning Student Move-In (Students entering their third + year)


Scroll down to the drop downs for more information about move in.

The following are suggested items to bring to campus. We recommend talking to your roommate, if applicable, to avoid duplicating items that can be shared (i.e., television).

  • alarm clock
  • area rug or room carpet
  • backpack
  • batteries
  • clothes hangers
  • computer (don't forget a lock for laptops)*
  • dishes, cups, silverware
  • fan*
  • iron***
  • keurigs or automatic shut-off coffee pots***
  • laundry detergent and basket
  • pens, pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies
  • pillow, bedding, mattress cover (twin extra-long)
  • outlet surge protectors*
  • room decorations
  • shower tote, robe, shower sandals
  • small garbage can
  • stapler, scissors, paper clips, tape
  • tissues and paper towels
  • toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries
  • towels
  • TV
  • umbrella

Apartment and Suite Residents

Apartment and Suite residents may also want to bring the following.

  • bath mat
  • bathroom cleaning supplies
  • pots, pans, cooking utensils
  • shower curtain
  • toilet paper

Rooms with Kitchens

If you will be living in a room with a kitchen, you should also consider bringing these items.

  • cups, glasses, and plates
  • eating utensils
  • a toaster
  • cookware
  • dishwasher liquid
  • cooking utensils

Please consult your residence hall director if you wish to bring an item that is not listed above; certain items are prohibited for health and safety reasons. Also, please remember that space is limited so pack sparingly and consult with your roommate(s) to avoid bringing duplicate items.

*All appliances must be UL approve/listed
***May only be used in utility rooms or rooms with kitchens

Items prohibited from residence halls at Southern include but are not limited to the following. Prohibited items will be confiscated by Residence Life staff, and the student who owns them may face residence hall disciplinary actions.

  • Air conditioners, microwaves, refrigerators, cable boxes
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs or paraphernalia
  • Candles and incense
  • Clothes washers or dryers
  • Curtains
  • Dart boards with metal tip darts
  • Electronic skateboards/scooters/hoverboards
  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plates
  • Mattresses, futons, beds, sofas/couches
  • Pets (only fish allowed)
  • Space heaters
  • Weapons (guns, hunting knives, nunchucks, blow darts)

Office of Residence Life has partnered with On Campus Marketing (OCM) to provide students and parents a resource for discounted, high-quality, correctly sized linens. Visit On Campus Marketing for linen options and pricing.

OCM is Offering:

We hope you are staying healthy. We have been thinking HOW can we help you and your families? We have two new ways to help your students/families and grow our collective programs:


  • 20% off discount for you to share with your students and families
  • New products and category for Apartments & suites


We are thrilled to afford your families this 20% discount on top of our everyday low prices AND for the first time we are offering Apartment living linens and needs beyond the dorm room. 


Use this link

  • To access our virtual toolkit, you will find copy and customizable assets for social media, websites, emails, newsletter, print, etc.
  • You can customize copy, mix and match lifestyle images, or update your promo code and url and use as-is

    • Your unique promo code is: is your school code 20 (SCT20)
  • Apartments category is available if you would like it added to your navigation
    • An example can be found at

      • If apartment only, click on APARTMENTS across the top tool bar
    • Let your CRM know if you want to add it to your navigation, we will pay you the same commission for all orders through the Apartments category

SCSU, in partnership with Comcast, offers wi-fi in all residence halls. Students can stay connected, stream video or music, and search for the information they need for free. The wi-fi service includes 2.4 and 5 GHz bandwidth, providing fast Internet access on all devices.

Learn how to set up your wi-fi »

These are the directions for parking and arriving at each residence hall.

Chase      Farnham

Neff          Hickerson

West        Wilkinson