Summer continues to slip through our fingers. Last week LMU welcomed the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) Class of 2018 for orientation and today is the first day of class for LMU-DCOM second-year students. The LMU-Duncan School of Law will welcome its newest class for orientation and bridge week on Wednesday and in just two short weeks all our students will be back on campus for fall. So it is time to run down the list of what is bring and what should stay home as you move into the LMU Residence Halls.
What to bring:
Linens – Sheets, towels and blankets are always a must. Don’t forget the mattresses are extra-long twins, so your sheets need to be extra-long too. It never hurts to have back-up either, so consider bringing two sets. Don’t forget the mattress cover!
- Toiletries – Let’s file this under DUH! Who doesn’t want to be clean? I’m sure you wouldn’t be the first student to roll out of bed, into sweats (or not) and rush to that early class. But at some point a shower will be necessary so don’t forget the soap!
- Shower shoes and robe- Our apartment-style residence halls have private bathrooms, but anyone living in West should be prepared to head down the hall for a shower. Streaking is never ok at LMU, not even on the quad.
- Shower curtains – Anyone living in the apartment-style residence halls will need to furnish their own shower liner and curtain. If you are in the new Village Apartments don’t forget to check with your suitemate to see if he or she is bringing one.
- Laundry Supplies – In all residence halls washers and dryers are provided, no quarters necessary. However, you’ll need to provide the hamper, detergent and dryer sheets. Don’t forget the iron, ironing board and hangers.
- Curtains – All rooms are equipped with mini-blinds, but why not make your room more like home and infuse your sense of style? Embrace your inner interior designer.
- Small Refrigerator (three cubic feet or less) – The apartment-style residence halls have full-size refrigerators, but if you want a private stash of snacks, a mini-fridge can fit nicely in bedrooms and in West Hall. LP rooms are furnished with refrigerators and microwaves.
- Desk lamp
- Personal Computer – Wireless or wired internet is available in all the residence halls.
- Television, DVD/BluRay player and gaming console –Cable is FREE!, but you need to provide the cord.
- Coffee Makers – No espresso machines, but you can always stop by Campus Grounds in the Student Center where they proudly serve Starbucks.
Wall hangings – Back to your inner interior designer. Don’t forget your favorite posters, paintings and pictures of friends. Just be sure to check out the innovations from 3M and Scotch for hanging without putting holes in the walls. No nails please.
- Stackable Crates
- Kitchen essentials – If you are in the apartment style housing you’ll need to bring your own dishes, silverware, pots and pans.
- Cleaning supplies including brooms and dustpans
What should stay home
- George Foreman Grills – Leave the champ at home. Besides, our World of Wings café can cater to any craving.
- Candles, incense, hot plate, toaster oven – We like our Railsplitter Athletic teams to be on fire, just not our dorms!
- Microwave – they are available in common areas in West
- Pets – Unless it is Fido the fish (non-carnivorous), Fido must stay home.
- Weapons (guns, knives, archery) – we support your right to bear arms, just not on University grounds.
- Décor with alcohol/drug images, slogans, phrases, brands or innuendo.
- Fireworks — Again, fire is bad.
- Drugs – Just say no!
- Halogen Lamps
So now you know what should stay and what should go! Want more tips for navigating move-in, dorm life and the overall college experience? Our student bloggers provide first person accounts of their personal Journeys. Check out Mallory Tucker‘s tips on Moving 101. Or, Ashley Pritt‘s tips and tricks to surviving freshman year.
Move-in starts with New Student Survival Weekend on Saturday, August 16.