Moving into a Residence Hall in Spring

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.



Spring 2020 Move in Days

All Residents Monday, January 20*


*Move-in times are staggered to manage traffic and crowding to create a smooth move-in process. Students will be able to select a move-in time online through their MyHousing portal beginning in January (TBD). To be eligible to select a move-in time your university bill must be paid in full or up to date on a payment plan, you must be health compliant, and registered as a matriculated student.

SCSU Move-In Day Guide

A new Move-In Guide will be provided closing to the Spring move-in dates

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
  • 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

Optional Renter Insurance

All residents may also want to opt into the optional rental insurance.

Apartment and Suite Residents

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

  • bath mat
  • bathroom cleaning supplies
  • pots, pans, cooking utensils
  • 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.

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 »