What to Bring

Help us keep the green in "Evergreen.”  Sustainability is an important component of Residential and Dining Service’s mission as well as a big part 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 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. 

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.

Essentials to bring for all residents: 

  • Bedding** including extra-long twin-size sheets (regular twin size fits too), mattress pad, blankets, and pillows
  • Towels**
  • Alarm clock
  • Hangers
  • Personal hygiene products and prescription medicine
  • Soap and toilet paper
  • Health insurance information and knowledge of how to access insurance coverage
  • Clothing and personal items (seasonal items and then rotate when possible) 
  • Umbrella and rain gear
  • Rain boots
  • First aid kit 
  • Trash can for your individual room
  • Clothes hamper or basket and laundry detergent
  • Re-useable water bottle and/or coffee mug
  • Re-useable shopping bag(s)
  • Bicycle, helmet, and lock
  • Emergency Supply Kit (with emergency cash)
  • Power strip and device chargers

**The Greener Organization (GO) has found a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls.  The Residence Hall Linens program has all your campus living needs, from extra-long twin sheets and comforters to matching towels and storage items.  Free shipping is available on all Value Pak orders, and there are over 40 color combinations to choose from.  Proceeds from the linens program benefit student activities in the residence halls at Evergreen. 

Suggestions of things to bring after talking with your roommates:

  • 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
  • Printer with USB cable (please hard wire your printer to minimize WiFi interference)

In Residence Halls
There is one community kitchen in residence hall A with limited cooking supplies.  If you plan to use the kitchen, you may want to bring your own plate and utensils.

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, hot plates, gas grills, camp stoves, and toaster ovens
  • Pets other than fish
  • Candles/Incense
  • Visit our policy page for a full list of what you can and cannot bring