Suggested Items To Bring

Toiletry Items

  • Soap & soap box
  • Deodorant
  • Comb & brush
  • Facial Tissue
  • Nail scissors or clippers / emery board
  • Razor & shaving cream
  • Nail brush
  • Hairspray
  • Rollers/hot curlers (automatic shut-off)
  • Shampoo / conditioner
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Hand cream / lotion
  • Sun block
  • Mirror
  • Q-tips
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower shoes
  • Small bucket for shower

Food Related

  • Fork, spoon, butter knife
  • Microwavable plate & bowl
  • Food storage containers
  • Dishwashing detergent / sponge
  • Dish towel
  • Paper towels
  • Snack food / drinks/ water
  • Mug / cup
  • Zip-Lock type plastic bags
  • Water bottle
  • Refrigerator

Miscellaneous

  • Alarm clock or clock radio with battery backup (A MUST)
  • Musical instruments
  • Sturdy key ring
  • Light bulbs (for desk lamp)
  • Umbrella (very useful)
  • Batteries (variety needed)
  • Plastic storage crates
  • Computer
  • UL approved power strips with surge protectors
  • Copies of Birth Certificate and/or other important documents (you don't need these for registration, but might need them for outside activities)
  • Comfortable desk chair (strongly suggested)
  • Stereo
  • Games/cards
  • Flashlight
  • Camera & film
  • Posters
  • Blue painter's tape
  • 3M Command strips/hooks
  • Book ends
  • Sports equipment
  • Over-the-counter pain medication/ cold remedies
  • First Aid supplies

Linens

  • Regular Twin Size Sheets & pillow cases
  • Towels
  • Mattress pad/cover
  • Blankets
  • Wash cloths
  • Rug
  • Pillow
  • Bedspread

Clothes

For storage purpose, bring only one season at a time and a T-shirt for the T-shirt signing dance.

 

For lost and found purposes, please label all of your belongings.

 

Clothing Upkeep

  • HE detergent / bleach
  • Hangers
  • Stain remover
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Fabric softener
  • Iron (automatic shut-off)

Sewing Kit

  • Thread
  • Needles
  • Safety pins

Shoe Kit

  • Shoe polish
  • Shoe brush
  • Sneaker cleaner
  • Rag

School Supplies

  • Pencils & Pens
  • Paper
  • Stamps
  • Envelopes & stationery
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Paper clips
  • Scissors
  • Correction fluid
  • Dictionary
  • Glue
  • Scotch tape
  • Bulletin board
  • Markers
  • Desk lamp
  • Graphing calculator 
  • Printer/Graph paper
  • Ruler
  • Notebooks
  • Push pins
  • Waste basket
  • Thesaurus
  • Book bag
  • Hole punch
  • Stapler

NOTE: For safety reasons, students must discard all permitted electrical appliances that break or malfunction during the year.

 

NCSSM is not responsible for your personal property. We suggest that you obtain low cost property insurance or be covered under your parent's/guardian's homeowners insurance policy.

Items Not Permitted In Student Rooms

Any of the following items found in use in student rooms could result in a Level II or III violation for endangering others! No exceptions! Other items may be added as necessary.

  • Cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products
  • Matches, lighters and other flame-producing devices
  • Incense and incense burning devices
  • Candles
  • Hot plates
  • Hot pots
  • Coffee makers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Toaster ovens
  • Toasters
  • Popcorn poppers
  • Deep fat fryers
  • Sandwich makers
  • Electric grills (George Foreman, etc.)
  • Portable heaters
  • Electric blankets
  • All appliances exceeding 200 watts unless approved by the Director or Asst. Director of Plant Facilities
  • Humidifiers or dehumidifiers without a medical statement and prior approval by the Director of Residential Life
  • Wicker or plastic lampshades
  • Extension cords
  • Ceiling fans
  • Dimmer switches
  • Christmas lights
  • Halogen lamps
  • Irons
  • Fog or smoke machines
  • Pets except for fish in 10 gallon tanks or smaller
  • TVs, VCRs, DVD players, web cams (not an integrated part of a computer system)
  • Camcorders
  • Nails, tacks or other fastening devices on the walls

Items Permitted In Student Rooms

  • Portable refrigerators (not more than two 4.4 cubic feet appliances per room and not to exceed 2 amperes)
  • Computers
  • Fans
  • UL listed strips with fuse or surge breaker protection (may not be attached anywhere in room)
  • Electric curling iron or brush (with automatic shut-off); Hair dryer (all must be unplugged after use)
  • Desk or floor lamps with fireproof shades
  • Cellular phones

Items Permitted For Use in Residence Hall Lounges

  • Iron (with automatic shut-off/portable ironing board)
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Rice cooker