Residence Life - What to Bring | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Residence Halls

    What to bring

    You may wish to make arrangements with your roommate for items denoted with a star (*). 

    • Bathroom Needs
      Two sets of bath towels, face towels, wash cloths, toothbrush, small bucket to carry shower necessities to the bathroom, shower shoes, other shower items (soap, shampoo, etc.), hairdryer.
    • Room Needs
      Blankets, sheets for an extra long twin sized bed*, pillow, pillow cases, bedspreads, alarm clock, waste basket, desk lamp, extension cords and surge protectors, clothes hangers, room decorations and posters, calendar, stamps, stationery.
      * Some beds on campus are standard twin sized.  Extra long twin sheets will fit a standard size twin bed.
    • Academic Needs
      Dictionary, thesaurus, notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, backpack for books, stapler, tape, paper clips, thumb tacks, sticky tack.
    • Personal Needs
      Summer and winter clothes, dress clothes, casual clothes, comfortable walking shoes, raincoat, umbrella, robe, slippers, laundry bag, detergent, spot remover, fabric softener, watch.
    • Nice, But Not Necessary
      Fan for non-AC rooms*, floor rug (approx. 10x12 feet or smaller)*, hot pot (UL approved**), stereo, CDs, computer*, swim suit and beach towel, small refrigerator (UL approved** and 3.0 cubic feet maximum)*, small microwave (UL approved**)*, electric iron (ironing boards are available in each residence hall).
    Note: No Summer Storage

    No personal belongings can be stored in the residence halls over the summer. Be sure to plan accordingly

    What not to bring

    • Candles or incense
    • Pets (other than fish, which is limited to one 10-gallon aquarium per room)
    • Framed wall hangings that cannot be fastened with sticky tack
    • Toasters or toaster ovens
    • Halogen lamps
    • Sun lamps
    • Personal grills (e.g. George Foreman type grills)
    • Hot plate cookers, or any open-coil cooking or heating appliances
    • Crock pots
    • Air conditioners
    • Electric blankets
    • Firearms or other weapons or explosives

    **What is UL Approved?

    Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (c) is a trusted source for consumers to ensure their products' compliance with public safety standards. The "UL" mark on a product means that UL has tested and evaluated representative samples of that product and determined that they meet UL's requirements. You can find these marks prominently displayed on the packaging of the items indicated above. For more information on the UL mark on suggested products, please visit their website at

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