Living on Campus

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Things to Bring

When packing

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.

We recommend carrying 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.

  • TV and coax cable
  • DVD Player
  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer
  • Desk Lamp (if in Gockel, Stegge, Dishman, Dryer, Headlee, Maupin, Mitchell, or Stone)
  • Sheets: Twin XL 36 X 80
  • Comforter/Bedspread
  • Mattress Pad
  • Pillows and Pillow cases
  • Bowl, plate, cups
  • Toaster/Toaster Oven
  • George Foreman grill or similar grill that closes when cooking
  • Coffee Pot
  • Can Opener
  • Chip Clips
  • Microwave (if in traditional room)
  • Mini-refrigerator (if in traditional room)
  • Bathroom Tote/Carrier
  • Shower Shoes
  • Bathmat (if in Apartment or Suite)
  • Towels/Washcloths
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry Basket or Bag
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Iron and Mini Ironing Board
  • Hangers
  • Umbrella
  • Batteries
  • Rug or Carpet (if in traditional room)
  • Pictures/Posters (recommend hanging them with 3M adhesive poster strips)
  • Backpack
  • School Supplies (Notebooks, Pens, Pencil)
  • Bicycle with durable lock (bicycles are not allowed in the buildings)
  • Cleaning supplies
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.

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