Living away from home for nine months is likely to be an adventure for you. Unlike being away for a few weeks, it means you should make sure you have everything you need for all sorts of events and weather. However, although the rooms are adequate, please remember that there is not a lot a storage space for unnecessary items.

Custodial service is provided for community areas of the residence halls. Students are responsible for the upkeep of their rooms and suite baths. To prevent damage, you are not allowed to tack or nail items to the walls. Please use Plasti-Tak or similar wall adhesive products instead of tape. Contact paper on walls or doors is not permitted.

The University provides beds, desks, desk chairs (at your request once you arrive), dressers, a microwave/freezer/refrigerator, and venetian blinds. Students need to bring sheets, pillow cases, towels, washcloths, and blanket(s). Housing and Residence Life has found a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls. The Residence Hall Linens program has all your campus living needs, from extra long twin sheets and comforters to matching towels and storage items. Free shipping is available on all Value Pak orders, and there are over 40 color combinations to choose from. Proceeds from this program go to Housing and Residence Life and are used for programming in the residence halls at Furman University. In addition, you may wish to bring the following:

  1. Shower curtain (suite-style rooms only) 
  2. Laundry basket or bag and detergent
  3. Pillow
  4. Bedspread
  5. Study desk lamp (Blackwell hall has built-in lamps)
  6. Broom and dust pan
  7. Waste basket and liners
  8. Power strip with internal safety circuit breaker (extension cords are prohibited)
  9. Coat hangers
  10. Clothes for a variety of seasons and events
  11. Alarm clock or clock radio
  12. Dictionary, thesaurus, and calendar
  13. Can opener, cups, and ice bucket (ice machines are available)
  14. Scissors and sewing kit
  15. Iron (to be used only in laundry rooms or kitchens)
  16. Automatic coffee pot (open-faced electrical appliances are prohibited)
  17. Curtains and tension rods (if desired). They must be fire resistant.
  18. Mattress pad

Please make sure you are familiar with the items which are prohibited in campus housing under Furman's Fire Hazards Policy. Decorating is definitely a matter for joint decision-making, so we urge you to discuss your ideas with your roommate(s). In particular, you may want to check about phones, DVD players, and televisions. More than one of each can make your room very crowded. Greenville has a number of outlets and plenty of department stores. The Furman University Bookstore also sells many helpful items, such as some of those listed above.

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