What To Bring For Your Room
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 (one per room) for each resident. All university owned furniture must stay in the room. Each room has cable TV plus wired and wireless campus Internet access.
- towels, washcloths, blankets, comforter, pillows, extra long twin size sheets (mattress size is 36” x 80”)
- clothing hangers
- flashlight and batteries
- fused outlet strips (no extension cords)
- fan (Noren, Selke, and Swanson Halls have air-conditioning)
- desk lamp
- shower basket/shower shoes/robe
- laundry basket/soap
- alarm clock
- sewing kit
- toiletries and small first aid kit
- padlock (if you 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.)
- 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
- aquariums under 20 gallons (roommate consent required and written Housing Office permission)
You can bring these items, but can only be used in hall kitchenettes only: hot pots, coffee pots and popcorn poppers.
What Should I Leave at Home?
- cooking appliances
- rubber/foam backed carpeting
- open flame devices
- candles, not even for decoration
- extension cords
- microwaves (one is located on each floor)
- pets (except fish in aquariums under 20 gallons)
- parachutes and fishnets
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 Lofts 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.
The UND campus is tobacco free.
Washing machines and dryers are provided in each residence hall. The cost to wash and dry clothes is included in the room and meal plan rate. This means there is NO additional charge at the machine and no more need for quarters!
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.