What to Bring (& What Not to Bring)



  • Alarm clock
  • Calendar/organizer
  • Desk lamp
  • Extension cords
  • Flashlight
  • Thumb tacks (to be used only on the cork strip adhered to walls)
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket & supplies
  • Linens/blankets (twin xl long)
  • Pillows
  • Surge protector
  • Toilet paper (if living in a suite/apartment)
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Umbrella

New in 2022: All rooms will have a MicroFridge unit in their room upon arrival, provided by Goucher College. This means there is no need to bring your own fridge. MicroFridges include a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave all in one!

Do not bring:

  • Air conditioner
  • Candles
  • Cinder blocks
  • Cooking appliances (without auto shut-off)
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric heaters
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heat/sun lamps
  • Hoverboards, Swagways, IO Hawks, Skywalkers, and similar devices
  • Hot plates
  • Hot pots
  • Immersion heaters
  • Incense
  • Kerosene heaters
  • Microwave ovens
  • Pets (fish and small birds, are permitted)
  • Toasters/toaster ovens
  • Wall nails
  • Weapons/knives

Please note: If these items are found in your possession, they will be confiscated and an incident report will be written.

Talk with your roommate about:

  • Area rug, approx 9' X 12' (all room floors are tile)
  • Games or game systems
  • Coffee pot (automatic shut-off only)
  • Iron (automatic shut-off only)
  • Small ironing board
  • Small fan
  • Swiffer
  • Television
  • Trashcan (small)

Consider bringing:

  • Bike and lock
  • Can opener
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hair dryer
  • Kitchen utensils & dishes
  • Message board (for inside room; dry erase/bulletin boards provided on each door)
  • Office supplies (pens, paper, scissors, etc.)
  • Plants
  • Posters (no nails, please)
  • Small sewing kit
  • Snacks
  • Sports equipment
  • Storage containers (for food, clothes, etc.)

If you aren't sure if an item is allowed in the residence halls, call the Office of Residential Life at (410) 337-6424 or e-mail for more information.