What to Bring

Help us keep the green in "Evergreen."  Sustainability is an important component of your education.  As you think about packing and planning for your arrival consider your environmental impact. 

Many students choose to bring too many belongings and things that they don't need.  A good rule of thumb is that if you are bringing more than reasonably fits into one vehicle, you are bringing too much. 

At the end of every year we have to rent storage containers that we fill with "usable" items to donate to charity in addition to all the dumpsters that we fill.  Please do not bring excessive electronic appliances, non-green cleaning supplies, and more clothing and personal items than fit comfortably in a residence hall room.  We encourage you to think about what you really need and what you can purchase here after you speak with your roommates. Consider shopping at thrift stores instead of purchasing all new supplies when possible.

Residential and Dining Services strongly encourages residents to be prepared for a natural disaster by assembling an Emergency Supply Kit.  We also strongly suggest reviewing the Health and Counseling Services Parent Checklist.

What to bring
All rooms are furnished with a twin extra long bed (39” X 80”), dresser, desk, chair, and closet/wardrobe. Apartment-Style residents also have a couch and chair, dining-room table and chairs, coffee table, trashcan in their common area. Students share a bathroom in their apartment or suite.  Students are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms. 

Essentials to bring for all residents: 

  • Bedding including extra long twin-size sheets, mattress pad, blankets, and pillows
  • Towels
  • Alarm clock
  • Hangers
  • Personal hygiene products and prescription medicine
  • Health insurance information and knowledge of how to access insurance coverage
  • Clothing and personal items (seasonal items and then rotate when possible) 
  • Umbrella and/or rain gear
  • First aid kit 
  • Trash can for your individual room (You can use a cardboard box, or a reusable plastic bin. Be creative!) 
  • Re-useable water bottle and/or coffee mug
  • Re-useable shopping bag(s)
  • Compost bin (these will also be available to check out from RAD)
  • Bicycle, helmet and lock (instead of a car)
  • Recycled notebooks and paper

Emergency Supply Kit (available at a number of retailers and online) containing supplies necessary for three days:

  • Water
  • First aid kit
  • Non-perishable food
  • Can opener
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
  • Dust mask or cotton t-shirt to filter air
  • Emergency blanket
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Cash
  • Unique needs such as medication or extra eyeglasses
  • Renters insurance, or knowledge of how to access your family's home owners insurance policy if applicable

Suggestions of things to bring or to buy after talking with your roommates:

  • 100% recycled toilet paper
  • phosphate free laundry detergent
  • green cleaning supplies
    • Bulk cleaning supplies are available at our local co-op
    • Look for phosphate-free, biodegradable products
  • Desk lamp with a CFL light bulb
  • Pictures and posters with painters tape to hang on the wall
  • Personal computer with a surge protector

In Residence Halls
There is one community kitchen in residence hall A.

In Apartments
All kitchens are equipped with an electric stove, refrigerator, sink and cupboard space. Cooking supplies/utensils, microwaves, and dishwashers are not provided. All residents will have a Living Learning Agreement facilitated by their RA to discuss cleaning responsibilities, eating habits, grocery shopping, etc.

After talking with your roommates, you may want to consider bringing, the following items:

  • Basic cooking supplies including pots/pans, dishes, bowls, glasses, mugs, silverware/cutlery
    Coffee/tea/hot pot
  • Microwave
  • Rice cooker/steamer

Do not bring:

  • Halogen lamps and hot plates are not allowed in Residential and Dining Services
  • Non-green cleaning supplies
  • Anything you don't need.  Space is limited
  • Pets other than fish