Items To Bring | Not Bring

Listed below are some suggestions on what to bring with you when you move in. Living on campus often means sharing space, so it is important to be thoughtful about what you decide to bring. It is a good idea to contact your roommate(s) before you buy some items. Space is limited, so there is no need to waste it by having duplicates. Items marked with a ** below are some things we suggest you consult on.

Room set-up - Items already in the dorm: Spinnaker and Ballaster have extra-long twin mattresses, a dresser for each student, and a dorm size refrigerator. Catamaran has extra-long twin mattresses, a dresser for each student, desks/chairs, a couch, two living room chairs, a kitchen table and chairs, and a refrigerator.

What NOT To Bring:

The items listed below are NOT allowed in on-campus housing. They are a violation of the Iowa Lakes On-Campus Housing Rules & Regulations book and you are subject to a fine and or/or disciplinary action.

  • Candles, incense, any open flame devices, or Scentsy wax melting devices or wax
  • Oil frying appliances/deep fat fryers
  • Toaster ovens, coffee pots, hot pots, etc.
  • Routers
  • Pets
  • Weapons
  • Weight sets
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Space heaters