We realize that moving into the residence halls is a new and exciting time in your life. To help
MSU students and parents with the logistics of getting settled, hundreds of MSU Faculty and Staff volunteer
their time to unpack your car, load carts, and haul boxes.
When you arrive to your assigned residence hall, Residence Life staff members (inclusive of Resident Advisors,
Resident Directors and Program Assistants) will be waiting to help you through the administrative processes
necessary to get your room key. Staff members train for months prior to your arrival to ensure you have a
In your room, you will find the following furnishings: a mattress pad, pillow, extra long twin bed (regular
twin bed in the Quads and NH Suites), closet, trash can, desk, and chair. A weekly
linen exchange for University furnished linens is provided for all students at no additional charge.
The following list, created by residence hall students, suggests items you may want to bring that will make
your residence hall room feel more like home.
Multi-outlet plug-in strip, envelopes, stamps, highlighters, stapler and staples, rubber bands, paper clips,
poster tack, markers, binders, paper, stationery, post-its, tape, glue, pushpins, note cards, safety pins,
desk lamp, pencil holder, pencil sharpener, writing utensils, 3-hole punch, ruler, scissors, calculator, calendar.
Shower shoes, bathroom caddy, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, toothpaste, soap, bar soap container, shampoo,
conditioner, shaving kit, cosmetics, deodorant, bathrobe
Laundry basket/bag, detergent, softener, bleach, Woolite, dryer sheets, hangers, drying rack, iron/clothes steamer, ironing board
Towels, wash cloths, blankets, sheets, pillows
Microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, CD player, speakers, DVD player, television, computer, printer,
box fan, alarm clock, water filter, hot pot, floor lamp, blow dryer, curling iron
Pictures, yearbook, wall decorations, rugs, favorite books, music, video games, movies, strands of lights, plants,
camera, planner, temporary shelving, keepsakes, boots, waterproof jacket, athletic equipment, windshield scraper,
dishes, silverware, water bottle, medicine, batteries, storage bins, furniture, posters, sewing kit, packing tape,
first aid kit, food, umbrella, stress ball, tool kit, cards/dice/board games, extension cords