Welcome to Avila University! We know things get hectic as you prepare for your journey to college so we've compiled a list of items that students have found helpful to bring:
||*Possible Shared Items
Towels / Washcloths
*Talk with your roommate if you don't want to double up on these
Don't overpack. You will probably buy things after you arrive at college and see what your room looks like and how much space you have. You and your roommates may also come up with different ideas on how to arrange and decorate your room once you see what others have brought.
Use your laundry basket as a box for your smaller things to make it easier to carry.
Pack more things into storage containers instead of garbage bags; you could use the containers as extra storage for your room for things you won't use as often.
Special Note: As many residence hall fires occur because of poor wiring on appliances and overloaded extension cords inside individual rooms, extension cords with built-in circuit breakers are strongly recommended. Extension cords may not be run under carpets or looped over curtains or bed spreads.
Some items not allowed in the residence halls for safety and wellness reasons are as follows:
candles and incense (or anything with an open flame)
pets (that are not fish)
hot plates, electric frying pans, indoor grills (this includes the George Foreman style grills), deep fryers
firearms or martial arts weapons (or anything that resembles them)
alcohol/controlled substance signs and other paraphernalia