Essentials for life on campus

  • Pillows
  • Sheets (Twin)
  • Comforter (Twin)
  • Mattress Pad/Topper (Twin) 
  • Blanket
  • Toiletries 
  • Flip Flops/Shower Shoes 
  • Robe
  • Shower Caddy  
  • Towels
  • Toilet Paper (Hillside, Greg Butler and the Roers Hall residents)
  • Plunger (Hillside, Greg Butler and Roers Hall residents)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bag/Chip Clips 
  • Can Opener 
  • Dishes, Cups & Utensils
  • Dish Soap & Sponge
  • Water Bottle & Travel Mug
  • Food Storage
  • Coffee Maker (Without a hot plate)  
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels
  • Small Dorm-Size Fridge (Not larger than 6.0 cubic feet)
  • All-Purpose Cleaner 
  • Drying Rack 
  • Hangers
  • Laundry Basket
  • Detergent/Pods
  • Dryer Sheets 
  • Stain Remover
  • Lint Roller
  • Iron & Board (Provided in Residence Hall) 
  • Vacuum/Broom & Dustpan
  • Under Bed Storage Bins
  • Shoe Storage
  • Stacking Drawers
  • Disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap, and masks

  • Desk Lamp 
  • Trashcan
  • Textbooks 
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Highlighters
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Stapler 
  • Stamps and Envelopes
  • Weekly Planner (Will be available for purchase when you arrive on campus) 
  • Laptop 
  • Cellphone
  • Charging Devices 
  • Extension Cord 
  • Fan 
  • Headphones 
  • Surge Protected Power Strip
  • Cooking appliances that utilize open flame or coil heaters, such as toasters, hot plates, electric skillets, George Foreman grills, and any appliances with a heating element
  • Space heaters and air conditioning units
  • Candles (wick or no wick) and candle warmers
  • Halogen lights
  • Pets (service animals are welcome)
  • Firearms, including but not limited to BB guns, paint guns, pellet guns, air soft guns, explosives, fireworks, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons such as knives or swords
  • Gas or battery powered vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to, scooters, motorcycles, three or four-wheelers, hoverboards, Segways or similar
  • Knives of any kind that are longer than 5 inches in length, swords, toy knives and toy swords
  • Other weapons including, but not limited to, tasers
  • Explosives, including all fireworks
  • Gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, and all other flammable fuels
  • Alcohol (see Student Handbook for Alcohol Policy)
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Alcohol paraphernalia including, but not limited to, signs, lights, posters, calendars, glassware, containers (including empty containers) that feature or promote products that contain alcohol
  • Drug paraphernalia including pipes, bongs, and other devices used to smoke, ingest or inject illegal substances, as well as any signs, lights, posters, calendars, glassware, containers that feature or promote illegal drugs and substances
  • Pornographic materials of any kind or any materials that feature or promote sexuality in any manner contrary with Catholic teaching
  • Any materials that are racist, sexist, or otherwise demean the God-given dignity of people
  • Purchased or home-built lofts (lofts provided by the university are allowed)

Helpful Hints

  • Don't forget your winter hat, coat, scarf, gloves, and boots!
  • For those with a car, a winter survival kit with a blanket, candle and matches, power bars, and battery cables may be helpful.
  • The University supplies a twin size bed frame, mattress, desk, dresser, and chair.
  • Consult with your roommates ahead of time to coordinate larger items such as TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, etc. Additional items can be purchased in Bismarck if needed.
  • Make sure to write down the serial numbers of any electronic devices you may bring. (TV, Laptop, etc.)

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