What to Bring to Campus

This is a list of some items that residents have found helpful to bring with them to campus. At the bottom of the page are guidelines on appliances that may be used in various housing facilities on campus. Please check this list BEFORE purchasing items for use on campus.

Items Many Residents Bring

  • Personal prescription medications, in labeled prescription bottles
  • All correspondence received from UNC Charlotte (schedule, registration info, receipts, etc.)
  • Desktop or laptop computer/printer (If planning to use the wired Internet, you will need a RJ-45 Ethernet cable to connect to the wall jack. Wireless routers are not needed to connect to the wireless Internet and are discouraged from use to avoid connectivity issues.)
  • Cell phone
  • Digital Cable Ready Television (You will need a CATV grade coaxial cable jumper to attach to the cable jack on your wall to your TV or converter)
  • DVD player
  • iPod/MP3 player and docking speakers/sound system, etc. (to help maintain an academic environment, please bring a set of headphones)
  • Refrigerator, microwave (to rent a MicroFridge or compact refrigerator/freezer, visit the MicroFridge Rental website)
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock (battery back-up is helpful)
  • Power strips with fuses/circuit breaker (no unfused multi-plug outlet adapter or multi-plug extension cords)
  • Pillow and blankets
  • Toiletries
  • Blow dryer (cannot exceed 1875 watts)
  • Linens and towels
  • Laundry basket and detergent
  • Cleaning supplies (broom, etc.)
  • Sewing kit/scissors
  • Clothes hangers
  • Iron/small ironing board
  • Umbrella
  • First aid supplies (band-aids, aspirin, etc.)
  • Security container with lock to keep valuables
  • Posters and plants
  • Bicycle and security lock

Appliance Policy
The North Carolina Insurance Commissioner's Office has established a list of approved appliances for use at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Items approved for use in ALL residential facilities:

  • Hot air popcorn popper
  • Hair dryer (up to 1875 watts)
  • Power strips with fuses/circuit breaker
  • Coffee maker/Coffee pot
  • Slow cooker/crockpot
  • Blender
  • Electric can opener
  • Enclosed and/or low heat hotpot
  • Toaster oven
  • Iron
  • Television and DVD player
  • Game consoles (X-Box, Wii, etc.)
  • iPod/MP3 player and docking speakers/sound system, etc.
  • Computer/printer
  • Microwave oven (cannot exceed 1500 watts)
  • Refrigerators and refrigerator/freezer combination units: cannot exceed a total size 4.2 cubic feet and must be Energy Star compliant

Prohibited Items in ALL residential areas:

  • Pets (except fish in a properly maintained aquarium up to 10 gallons and service animal, with prior approval)
  • Firearms and/or ammunition
  • Candles/incense
  • Oil burning lamps
  • Space heaters
  • Fog machines
  • Multi-plug wall outlets
  • Multi-plug extension cords
  • Alcohol related items (if under 21 years of age)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Open coil burners/hot plates
  • Outdoor "open flame" grills / Lighter fluid / Charcoal
  • Outside antennas
  • Chain locks
  • Deadbolt locks
  • Fireworks
  • Halogen lamps/bulbs
  • Hoverboards
  • Any high heat appliance capable of heating grease or oil to a burning point
  • Waterbeds
  • Wireless Internet router

Prohibited Items in Suites and Towers (only allowed in apartment kitchens):

  • Deep fat fryer
  • Hot oil popcorn popper
  • Electric wok
  • Electric griddle
  • Electric grill
  • Toaster
  • Electric indoor grill (e.g. George Forman)    

Mattress Sizes
Most of our mattresses are twin sets that are 80 inches long. When you purchase your sheets, check the packaging to find the length of the fitted sheet. Mattress pads are not provided for beds during the regular academic school year. You may consider purchasing your own pad since they can be helpful in preventing stain damage to the mattresses. Staining can result in a damage charge being applied to the student's account on check-out.

Visit our Linens web pages.