What To Bring

The important thing to remember is that it is a lot easier to have your parents send you the things you didn’t realize you would need, than to find that you need to go through the hassle of shipping unneeded items to your home from school. We recommend that you communicate with your roommate to decide who will bring large items such as televisions, stereos, or mini-refrigerators*.

Also, remember that there are stores within walking distance (the Emory Bookstore / Barnes & Noble) or a quick drive from Emory (Target; Wal-Mart; Bed, Bath and Beyond; IKEA etc.) for picking up things you may have forgotten, or things you choose to purchase when you arrive at Emory.  You can find a guide to reducing waste while packing, moving on campus, and while living at Emory here.

Here is a list of items (with sustainable options) that on-campus residents often find helpful. This is NOT a list of required items, nor does it represent everything you might want or need.  

Microwaves
Microwaves are prohibited unless they are a microwave-refrigerator (Microfridge) combination. The approved company for Microfridge rental is Collegiate Concepts. If you would prefer to purchase a Microfridge, please make sure the unit you purchase meets the following specifications:

  • UL Approved
  • 3.7 cubic feet or less
  • When the microwave is engaged, the fridge must disengage and vice versa

** All central campus residence halls have twin beds. Clairmont Campus apartments have double/full-sized beds. Both standard and extra long twin size sheets will fit on university twin mattresses. University twin mattresses measure 36"w X 6"h X 80"l. For more information regarding furniture dimensions, please click here.

Perhaps more importantly, here are a few things that you MUST LEAVE AT HOME!

- Pets
- Full-size refrigerator
- Firearms, weapons
- Fireworks
- Hot plates
- Mini indoor grills (à la George Foreman)
- Microwave (allowed only in apartment-style residences)
- Any appliance with exposed heating coil
- Candles or incense
- Extension cords or multiple-plug converter; only surge protectors with a reset button are allowed in residential facilities. 
- Halogen lamps (i.e. floor lamps or any desk lamp that uses a halogen bulb)
- Coil lighting or string lights
- Waterbed  
- Air conditioners
- Ceiling fans
- Space heaters
- Plug-in air fresheners
- Velcro, double sided tape, hooks with double sided tape, etc. will damage the walls when removed and are prohibited
- all types of equipment used in creating a local wireless network. This includes but is not limited to WiFi routers, hubs and switches, as well as (active)WiFi printers and Range Extenders.

Here are a few things that we recommend you leave at home:

- Expensive clothing and jewelry 
- Off-season clothes
- Large pieces of luggage