General Advice on Room Setup
- A bed for each resident
- A desk and desk chair for each resident
- A wardrobe for each resident (the doors have been removed from the wardrobes, so you will need to bring a curtain and curtain rod if you don't want your wardrobe to be open to the room)
- A set of three in-wall shelves on either the left or right exterior wall (not included in triples)
- AC/heat register beneath the window
- Curtain rod and pull-down shade
- Long mirror on the back of the door
- A sink with an overhead light and mirror/medicine cabinet (not included in triples)
- Towel hook near medicine cabinet.
- Towel rack near sink (some doubles also have towel racks on the side of each closet)
- 8 electrical outlets
- 2 outlets for computers and hook-ups for ND's Ethernet, as well as the cable connection and a coaxial cable
- Waste basket and recycling bin
What to Bring
- Carpet (approximately 8ft x 6ft or 9ft x 7ft)
- TV & TV Stand
- Mini refrigerator
- Floor lamps and desk lamps
- Extension cords
- Plenty of hangers (PE's closets are huge!)
- XL twin bed sheets
- Curtains (curtain rod and pull-down shade are already provided)
- A curtain and curtain rod to put in the opening of the closet
- 3-drawer plastic bin for storage
- Bed risers (more space for storage!)
Things that should be left at home:
- Microwaves (prohibited in dorm rooms and each section lounge has one, anyway!)
- Coffee pots with heated surfaces (Keurigs are fine!)
- Candles (PE already has enough fiery Pyros in the building)
- Printers (You can use your print quota with PE's printer downstairs in the study lounge)
- Trash cans and recycling bins (Each room comes equipped with one of each)
- Vacuum (Each floor has a janitorial closet equipped with cleaning supplies, light bulbs,and a vacuum)
- Irons and ironing boards (Each section's bathroom has one)
Click here for a printable extensive packing list!
Click here for another similar list from the Housing Office.
Is that all?
Don't worry if you have no idea what to do about setting up your room! On move-in day, you can discuss with your roomie about what you want to do once you see the actual space. If you have questions now or during move-in, feel free to get help from your Welcome Weekend staff. They will be happy to show you their current rooms and describe common layouts of freshman rooms!