This is the fun part! We want you to personalize your room, but also understand what you can bring and what is better left at home.
Talk with your roommate to see what he/she is bringing so that you don’t double-up and bring two of the same thing!
What SHOULD I Bring?
Rooms are furnished with a bed and mattress (the bed frame lofts to various heights including lofting), dresser, desk, chair, window coverings, wastebasket and recycling bin (1 per room) for each resident. All university owned furniture must stay in the room. Each room has cable TV plus wired and wireless campus network access (Internet).
towels, washcloths, blankets, comforter, pillows, extra long twin size sheets (mattress size is 36” x 80”)
flashlight & batteries
fused outlet strips (no extension cords)
fan (Noren, Selke, and Swanson Halls have air-conditioning)
shower basket/shower shoes/robe
toiletries & small first aid kit
padlock (if your hall has a lockable drawer on the desk)
What CAN I bring?
computer; an ethernet cable is provided for connecting to the Internet
refrigerator (up to 5.0 cubic ft.), refrigerators are also available to rent when you arrive on campus
carpet or rug (jute backing only), small bath mat is OK
cell phone - a landline is not included in the room rate, but is available from UND Telecommunications
television and coaxial cable
single serve coffee/hot beverage appliance with an enclosed heating element (Keurig or similar brand) are allowed for use in residence hall rooms
You can bring these items, but can only be used in hall kitchenettes only: hot pots, coffee pots & popcorn poppers
What Should I Leave at Home?
rubber/foam backed carpeting
open flame devices
candles, not even for decoration
microwaves (one is located on each floor)
pets (except fish in aquariums under 20 gallons)
Personalizing Your Room
All furniture, including bed parts, must stay in the room. There is no storage space available for University furnishings moved to accommodate personal items.
Bed frames adjust to various heights (including loft height) in all halls. See Bed Frame for dimensions of the bed, how high you can raise the bed and what can fit under it. The picture to the right shows the bed raised at 63". The mattress is 80" long and 36" wide. Beds may also be bunked on this frame/mattress by attaching a second metal bed frame at the bottom. The extra wooden sides must be stored in the student's room if bunking is preferred.
Pictures and posters may be hung on the walls of your room; we recommend using very small nails, t-pins, and thumbtacks to hang items. Using these will eliminate the problem of unsightly wall damage. Refrain from using stick-on material and other adhesive products that can damage walls.
We offer services to help students and families prepare for the transition to college life.
Refrigerators Refrigerators are available for rent from UND. You do not have to reserve them in advance. The cost is $50 for the academic year and will be billed to your University account. To pick up your fridge, look for signs when you arrive on campus. For new spring semester residents, you may rent one for spring semester only ($25 for spring semester only). You may also bring your own refrigerator up to 5.0 cubic ft.
Land Line Phone Service Student rooms do NOT include land line phone service. You may purchase local and long distance service from UND Telecommunications. Please call 701-777-3217 or see the website. If you choose to purchase this service, you will need to bring a phone.
Get into the habit of visiting MyHousing often. After your first assignment, we don’t notify you if your roommate has changed. Maybe your roommate has decided not to attend UND; there are several reasons why you may not have the same roommate you did earlier.
If your plans change after you have paid the $250 first installment, contract cancellations will result in a fee (see below). For complete cancellation information, see your 2014-2015 Room and Board License Contract – section H.
$25 from April 1-15 $50 from April 16-30 $75 from May 1-31 $100 from June 1-30 $150 from July 1-15 $175 from July 16-31 $200 from August 1-15 $250 beginning August 16
Once a student arrives on campus he/she is expected to fulfill the signed contract. Inquires regarding cancellations will be addressed by the Associate Director of Residence Halls. All cancellation requests must be in writing and submitted to the Housing Office:
UND Housing Office 525 Stanford Road Stop 9029 Grand Forks, ND 58202-9029 You may email your cancellation to: email@example.com