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What to Bring

  • Linens
    • You should bring pillows, blankets, a mattress cover and linens, towels and washcloths. Extra-long twin linens are available in most bath and bedroom supply stores, and you can also buy them online at the Princeton Student Agencies or the Princeton University Store websites. In both cases you can order them in advance and pick them up when you arrive on campus in the fall.
    • Princeton Student Agencies
    • Princeton U-Store
  • Mattress cover
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Power strip with built-in breaker
  • Camera
  • School supplies
  • Desk lamp (no halogen lamps)
  • Alarm clock
  • Bicycle
  • Backpack
  • Electric fan and/or HEPA Filter
  • Cleaning supplies (broom, dustpan, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner)
    • The University cleans the public spaces in all dorms, including the hallways, common rooms, and common bathrooms, but you are responsible for cleaning your room and your private bathroom if you live in a suite or apartment.
    • Having cleaning supplies on hand—a dust mop, glass cleaner, general purpose cleaner and paper towels—will help you keep up with it. Building Services provides cleaning supplies for suites.

What Not to Bring

  • Candles
  • Flammable fluids
  • Fireworks
  • Air conditioner
  • Ceiling fan
  • Waterbeds
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pets
  • Heat-producing appliances (except those on authorized appliance list) including grill, hot pot, toaster, toaster oven, microwave oven, space heater, large refrigerator, non-breaker electrical adapters
  • Approved Heat-Producing Electric Appliances