What to Bring When Moving In!

Turning a Residence Hall room into a home is an important part of on-campus life, and it should not be neglected. Below, we have listed items that we recommend bringing. All of them fall within our safety and health requirements. 

Here are some great items you should bring with you, or consider purchasing in the Anchorage community, and many of the items on the list can be purchased at www.rhl.org/uaa.  A portion of the profits from the sale of these items goes to benefit leadership and engagement opportunities in the UAA On-Campus Living residential community.

  • Linens: twin sheets (all halls have extra-long mattresses), a blanket, pillow, and a mattress pad/mattress cover
  • Towels
  • Vacuum cleaner or sweeper (can be checked out from the front desk in the lobby)
  • Toiletries
  • Shower sandals
  • Computer: access to the campus network is available in every room
  • Rain gear: umbrella, poncho, and rain boots
  • Snow gear: hat, gloves, scarf, winter coat, snow pants
  • Telephone
  • Surge protectors
  • Ethernet cable
  • Coffee maker
  • Camera and film/memory cards
  • Hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Lamp: no halogen; no “octopus” lamp
  • Iron with auto shut-off and travel size ironing board
  • Laundry bag and detergent
  • Quarters for laundry
  • Can opener
  • Reusable plates and utensils
  • Storage blocks/small shelves
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Bicycle: bring a heavy-duty lock
  • TV/DVD: coordinate with your roommate
  • Room décor: you may add furnishings, curtains, and posters to your room, but you may not remove furniture, paint your room, or alter it in any way
  • Musical instruments
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Slow cooker (crock pot) or rice cooker

Along with packing the essentials, be sure to bring a sense of self, a sense of adventure, and a sense of humor!

What NOT to Bring:

As important as it is to make a Residence Hall room feel like your new home, it is equally (if not more) important to ensure that all items brought to campus fall within the University of Alaska Anchorage and On-Campus Living's policies for health and safety.  These items should not be brought with you:

  • Cooking appliances: toaster or toaster ovens, sandwich presses, George Foreman grills, hot plates, woks, grills, etc. are prohibited. 
  • Weapons, explosives, and fireworks
  • Candles and incense
  • Illegal drugs or alcohol
  • Halogen lamps or Octopus lamps
  • Personal satellite dishes
  • Waterbeds
  • Darts and dartboards
  • Non-university air conditioners, ceiling fans, and other large appliances including washers/dryers
  • Space heaters
  • Hookahs
  • Pets, except approved fish (in a tank less than 10 gallons)
  • Family heirlooms or valuables
  • High-end electronics
  • Fish tanks over 10 gallons