View Text Only Version

Residence Life and Housing Services

What to Bring

Contact Residence Life and Housing Services  

Residence Life and Housing Services

Phone: 610-436-3307 or 610-436-3306
RESNET (in room computer access): 610-436-2660 or

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours (Mid-May through Mid August) 8:00am-4:00pm

202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383

When contacting us, please provide the following information:

  • Student's Name
  • WCU ID
  • Return phone # and/or email address
  • Hall/Room Assignment
  • Brief synopsis of question or concern

Having this information can allow us to attempt to answer your question expeditiously.

About Us & Staff

What to Bring

Printable checklist of what to bring to campus.


Micro Fridge Ad

What to Bring?

Many new students wonder about what they will need to bring along with them when they come to WCU. This is a list of items designed to make your stay at WCU more enjoyable. The items contained in this list are suggestions, you may not need all of them, and you can always bring other personal keepsakes. It is a good idea to contact your roommate before coming to campus so that you may share the larger appliances-one student can bring the TV and the other can provide the microwave.*


  • Sheets- Extra long twin (80") for North Campus
  • Standard twin (76") South Campus Apartment Complex
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Comforter/Bedspread
  • Bed skirt
  • Mattress Cover, Mattress Pad or Featherbed


  • Refrigerator (no larger than 3.6 cubic ft.)*
  • Microwave- (none larger than 0.7 cubic feet permitted)*
  • TV/DVD/MP3/iHome/Stereo*
  • Vacuum*

Laundry Items

  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Quarters

Miscellaneous Items

  • Hangers
  • Lanyard/Key Ring
  • Deck of Cards
  • Stationery
  • Postage Stamps
  • Paper Products (Napkins, Towels, Plates)
  • Plastic Goods (Forks, Cups, Bowls)
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Movies
  • Carpet and/or Area Rug*
  • School Supplies: Flash Drives, Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Stapler, etc.
  • Coaxial Cable or HDMI cable (connect to WCU CATV system)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • Cleaning Supplies

Room Accessories

  • Alarm Clock with Battery Backup
  • Lamp* (not halogen lamp)
  • Storage Crates/Bins
  • Fan*
  • Audio Entertainment Devices
  • Decorations (Posters, Pictures, etc.)
  • Computer


  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes- Flip Flops, etc.
  • Robe
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Hair Products
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

First Aid

  • Band-Aids
  • Antibiotic Cream
  • Tylenol, Advil
  • Cold Medicine
  • Any Prescribed Medications

What Not to Bring

  • Appliances of any kinds with an exposed heating element, including but not limited to hot plates, toaster ovens, deepfryers, electric frying pans, sandwich makers, grills (like the George Foreman Grill), halogen lamps, are not permitted in any housing facility.
  • Heavy appliances are prohibited.
  • Candles and incense are not allowed in any housing facility.
  • Octopus plugs of any kind, and extension cords/powerstrips that do not use Fire Shield technology.
  • Window Air conditioners (all North Campus residence halls and the College Arms Apartments have an air conditioner provided, and the South Campus Apartments have central air.)
  • Pets (including Fish)
  • Lofts
  • Water beds/aquariums (or any large water holding device)
  • Street signs or neon signs


Back to top of page.