Move in Day - What to Bring and Not to Bring

What is included in the apartment?

In your private bedroom:

  • Extra long twin bed
  • Dresser
  • Computer Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Side Table

 In the unit:

  • Couch
  • Side Chair
  • Coffee Table
  • End Table
  • Full size refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Shower Rod
  • Window Blinds
  • Medicine cabinet with vanity

What to Bring

The following is an optional list of items that will help make your stay in university housing more comfortable. Note that this list is only a suggestion. Please do not feel you should incur any additional expense to acquire any of these items. To help reduce costs, please communicate with your roommates on the items that potentially could be shared.

  • Linens (XL Twin)
  • Mattress cover (to protect against allergens and bed bugs)
  • Mattress pad (for added comfort)
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Toilet plunger
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies (i.e. bleach, cleaners, sponges, rags, toilet brush, etc.)
  • Shower curtain with hooks
  • Bath mat
  • Personal stereo equipment with headphones
  • Laundry detergent (HE liquid only) and fabric softener
  • Laundry basket
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soaps, shampoo and conditioner, etc.)
  • Lamps
  • Clothes hangers
  • School supplies (backpack, pencils, pens, scantrons, blue books, spiral, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Living room and bedroom cleaning supplies (pledge, Windex, etc.)
  • Kitchen cleaning supplies (i.e. dishwashing soap, dishwasher soap, cleaner, Lysol, etc.)
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Cutlery (spoons, forks, knives, cups, plates, etc.)
  • Dish soap
  • Garbage cans with trash bags
  • Computer
  • Printer and printing supplies
  • Television
  • Amazon Fire, Roku, or any other streaming devices
  • Surge protector (please use this if you have several electrical items in use at one time)
  • Air freshener (NO candles)
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini fridge

Things to Leave at Home

  • Bed and Mattress
  • Appliances with exposed heating coil
  • Alcohol (even if you are 21 years of age)
  • Loud stereo equipment
  • Pets of any kind (unless they are certified service animals)
  • Full refrigerator
  • Patio furniture
  • Flammable/combustible materials (i.e. paint thinner, lighter fluid, fireworks etc.)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Lava lamps
  • Heating lamps
  • Portable heaters
  • Weapons or firearms
  • BBQ grills
  • Candles
  • Wax or oil warmers
  • Incense burners
  • Anything that produces fire


All new residents should familiarize themselves with the Living On Campus Handbook to understand the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations for on-campus student housing at LSUE.  All residents are expected to follow the Community Standards to ensure that the on-campus community is safe, secure, and supportive of students academic pursuits and personal growth as students at LSUE.

Contact the Office of University Housing if you have any questions about what to bring or what not to bring on move-in day!