What to Bring

Find out the essentials of what to bring with you when you move into your new home at Evergreen.

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. Consider your environmental impact as you pack and plan for your arrival. 

Many students choose to bring too many belongings. A good rule of thumb is that if you’re bringing more than fits into one vehicle, you’re bringing too much.

Be prepared

We strongly encourage you 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.

The essentials

  • 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

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 and 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, and utensils
  • Coffee, tea, or hot pot
  • Microwave
  • Rice cooker or steamer

Do not bring

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