What To Bring

The Essentials

The University provides each student with a bed, desk, chair, dresser and window shade. This is true whether you are living in a traditional residence hall, a suite-style accommodation, or an apartment. Some double and triple rooms have only one closet to share with your roommate(s).

What you may want to bring to campus:

Please use the below list as a guideline and choose what is essential for you. We recommend that you communicate with your roommate and do not over-pack. After the start of term rush, you can have additional items shipped to you.

It is recommended you pack in duffel bag style options that can be folded for storing, if possible, as space in your room will be limited, and these type of bags can remain with you for repacking when you depart.


While early September will have some hot days, the Fall climate in Boston cools quickly, dropping from average high temperatures of 73°F to 62°F by October.


  • Socks & Underwear
  • Shorts, Pants, Skirts
  • Shirts (short and long sleeves)
  • Sweatshirts/Sweaters
  • Jackets, Hat, Gloves
  • Sleepwear
  • Athleticwear

Footwear (2-3 pair)

  • Water resistant
  • Everyday
  • Athletic
  • Flip-flops


  • Computer and cables
  • Power Outlet Strip w/ Surge Protector
  • Phone and charger
  • Headphones
  • Backpack and Laundry bag (Pack them for Move-in!)
  • 2-3 Towels & Washcloths
  • Umbrella and/or Raincoat
  • 1-2 Sets of Twin XL Sheets and 1-2 Pillows
  • 1 Twin XL Blanket or Comforter
  • Fan
  • Hangers (recommend thin style)
  • Single-serve snacks

Medicine and Toiletries

  • Bathroom caddy or carrying bag
  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medicines
  • Comb/brush
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body and Face Wash
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
  • Cosmetics and Deodorant
  • Q-tips
  • Oral Thermometer
  • Lotion/Sunscreen
  • Menstrual products
  • Razors, tweezers, and nail clippers
  • Eyeglasses and sunglasses
  • Contact lenses and solutions
  • Hair dryer
  • Hand sanitizer

Cleaning Products

Suite and Apartments: Coordinate with all occupants

  • General Bathroom Cleaner and Sponges
  • Toilet Cleaner/Brush
  • Toilet Paper

All students:

  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Swiffer or small vacuum

*In all traditional and suite-style accommodations you are not permitted to bring your own microwave, therefore, if you wish to have a microwave you may rent a micro-fridge prior to moving to campus. To find out more information about renting a micro-fridge, please visit the Vendor Information page.

What Not To Bring*

  • No outside furniture is allowed; the only exception is a desk chair
  • Any appliance with a heating coil/uncontained element
  • Tapestry wall hangings
  • Air conditioning units
  • Halogen lamps
  • Weightlifting equipment

*This is not meant to be a comprehensive list. Please see the Guide to Residence Hall Living for more details. Roommates may want to decide together on what to bring, either in advance or shopping together after move-in.

What you may want to know about Room Regulations: