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What to Bring to Whitworth

We're glad you will be a part of our community. Following are lists of items you'll need to bring to Whitworth along with items you may want to bring with you when you arrive on campus. Additionally, please read What's Provided for information about what is already in your room and What Not to Bring, which details items not allowed in the residence halls.

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Items You Will Need to Bring

  • Pillow, pillowcase and twin extra-long bed linens in all buildings
  • Zippered mattress cover/protector. (Choose a cover that completely encases the mattress and is also non-permeable to liquids – this will better protect you and the mattress.)
  • Bathroom towels
  • Hand soap and shampoo
  • Shower caddy
  • Wastebasket
  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry basket
  • Cooking utensils – only a few bare necessities
  • Clothes hangers
  • Flashlight in case of a power outage. (Use of candles is not permitted in the residence halls.)
  • Surge protectors/power strips. (The university strongly discourages students from using extension cords of any gauge, but if used should be at least 14 gauge or thicker.)
  • Sticky-tac/Plasti-tac, pushpins or blue masking tape (painter's tape) for hanging items on the walls and ceiling, but not on any wooden or wallpapered surface. (Nails and screws of any size, foam tape or mounting squares, Scotch tape, masking tape, electrical tape, duct tape, filament tape, packaging tape, double-sided tape, hot glue, plastic stars, stickers with adhesive, and staples are not allowed for use on the walls, ceilings, floors or any university-owned furniture.)

Items You May Want to Bring

  • Small microwave
  • Small refrigerator
  • Additional lighting (Halogens are not allowed due to fire danger.)
  • Coffee pot
  • TV and or DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Personal computer (Wireless printers are NOT allowed. You'll be able to print wirelessly to your building's public printer.)
  • Small box, floor or table fan
  • Area rug or carpet
  • U-lock for your bicycle (a chain or cable lock are good but not good enough.)
  • Iron and ironing board