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Things to Bring

Residence Life Department

Packing for the Dorms

MSSU students

You should be aware that you may not be able to bring every article of clothing in your closet. We recommend bringing primarily seasonal clothing, but keep in mind that it is Missouri and weather can change from day to day. We recommend having a few items that are out of season just in case.Valuable items such as computers, video game systems, bicycles, televisions, and expensive calculators should have some form of identification engraved or marked on them. You should also keep some form of paper record such as the receipt or the serial number.It is a good idea to carry some sort of personal property or renters insurance. Check to see if you or your guardian's current insurance policy covers your belongings while living on campus.







Items to Leave at Home

  • Pets
  • Firearms/Weapons
  • Open coil burners (hot plates)
  • Candles
  • Fireworks
  • Alcohol/Alcohol containers
  • Large speakers/high voltage sound systems

Decorating the room

Keep in mind when decorating the room that students may not nail or screw anything into the walls. If you put up pictures or posters, make sure the adhesive can be easily removed and does not take the paint off the wall. We recommend 3M adhesive peel strips or reusable putty.  Residents in the quads are permitted to use thumb tacks instead of peel strips due to difference in wall structure.  

MSSU provides trash bags for resident students. We also have vacuums, brooms/dust pans, and mops that can be checked-out to assist in cleaning.