What to Bring

What should you bring to Carroll? What should stay at home? What do you really need and what can you live without? Preparing for Move-In Day doesn’t have to be stressful when you’ve got a solid plan. Check out our guide below to get started and download our Pioneer Packing Check List to make planning a snap. Don’t forget to check in with your roommate(s) to see what they’re bringing so you don’t waste valuable space on duplicate items. 


Need some inspiration? Check out the Carroll University Residence Hall and Apartment decorating board on Pinterest. 

Inspire Me

What's Provided?

  • Each resident is provided:
    • Single bed frame
    • Extra-long twin mattress (80" x 36")
    • Desk and chair
    • Dresser
    • Hutch with light
    • Bookcase

Should I Bring It?

  • Bring these items:*
    • Alarm clock
    • Backpack
    • Bike/bike lock
    • Blankets
    • Chargers
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Clothing 
    • Coffee maker
    • Command hooks/strips (for hanging art, posters, etc.)
    • Computer/laptop/printer
    • Couch/futon
    • Dishes, eating utensils
    • Fan
    • Hangers
    • Insurance cards
    • Laundry basket/detergents
    • Lights/lamps (halogen lamps/lights are prohibited)
    • Mattress pad
    • Message board for your door
    • Microwave (where allowed)
    • Pillows
    • Plants
    • Photos/posters
    • Power strips
    • Refrigerator (where appropriate, not to exceed 4.3 cubic feet)
    • TV/media players
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Travel size sewing kit
    • School supplies
    • Shower shoes/caddy
    • Small toolkit
    • Twin XL sheets and bedding
    • Umbrella/raincoat 
  • Leave these items at home (some may violate University Policy):

*Electrical appliances vary based on facility. Residents in traditional halls may have closed coils and UL approved items in student living units. All residents who reside in apartments and in Frontier Hall, Prairie Hall, and Pioneer Hall may have open coil cooking appliances and microwaves as long as they are used in the kitchen areas. Due to the safety hazard of appliances with a heating element the Office of Residence Life and Housing strongly encourages that all electrical appliances that can be equipped with automatic shutoffs are used. Heating pads, irons and coffee makers without automatic shut offs are not permitted.<

Students playing pool in a dorm gathering space

Available at Your Front Desk

Residence Hall front desks are equipped with many useful items. Here's a quick list. When you arrive at Carroll, check with your area director or community coordinator for a comprehensive list.

  • Cooking Equipment
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Board Games and Cards
  • Recreational Equipment
  • Vacuum 

PIONEER PACKING LIST Don't Forget Anything 

Panoramic View of campus