What to bring and not bring

Suggested Items to Bring

What you should bring to live on campus is largely dependent on your dorm building's style and accommodations. Click on your assigned dorm to see a list of what you should bring with you to OCC. 

  • Computer: Residence Halls are wireless compatible
  • Surge protector: It must say “surge protector” on the box and the device.
  • Microwave
    • You will only need one microwave per suite kitchen so talk to your suite mates to see who will bring a kitchen-sized microwave 
    • Microwaves for use in bedrooms, only approved MicroFridge® rentals (one per bedroom) - www.mymicrofridge.com 
  • Extra-long shower curtain (two showers per suite) 
  • Shower caddy and shower shoes 
  • TV/cable wire for TV 
  • TV for suite living room: You will only need one TV for the suite living room, so talk to your suite mates to see who will want to bring the TV. 
  • Bedding for XL twin bed 
  • Dishes, pots, pans, silverware 
  • Laundry detergent/Laundry bag or basket 
  • Cleaning supplies (including vacuum cleaner) 
  • Alarm clock 
  • Toaster: Can only be used in the kitchen. You will only need one toaster per suite so talk to your suite mates to see who will bring a toaster 
  • Coffee maker: Can only be used in the kitchen and must have an automatic shut-off. You will only need one coffee pot per suite so talk to your suite mates to see who will bring this item 
  • Towels 
  • Bathroom supplies (toilet paper, soap, bathmats, etc.)
  • Computer: Residence Halls are wireless compatible
  • Surge protector: It must say “surge protector” on the box and the device.
  • Mini-fridge: Five (5) cubic foot maximum  
  • Microwave,ONLY approved MicroFridge® rentals are allowed - www.mymicrofridge.com
  • Shower caddy and shower shoes 
  • Plastic crates or footlockers for under the bed 
  • TV/cable wire for TV 
  • Bedding for XL twin bed 
  • Dishes, silverware 
  • Laundry detergent/Laundry bag or basket 
  • Cleaning supplies (broom, easy mop, etc)
  • Coffee maker with automatic shut-off (one per bedroom) 
  • Towels
  • Computer: Residence Halls are wireless compatible
  • Surge protector: It must say “surge protector” on the box and the device.
  • Mini-fridge: Five (5) cubic foot maximum  
  • Microwave
    • You will only need one microwave per pod common area
    • For use in bedrooms, only approved MicroFridge® rentals (one per bedroom) - www.mymicrofridge.com 
  • Extra-long shower curtain (two showers per pod) 
  • Shower caddy and shower shoes 
  • Plastic Crates or footlockers for under the bed 
  • TV/cable wire
  • Bedding for twin XL bed 
  • Dishes, silverware 
  • Laundry detergent/Laundry bag or basket 
  • Cleaning supplies (including vacuum cleaner)
  • Coffee maker with automatic shut-off (one per bedroom) 
  • Towels 
  • Bathroom supplies (toilet paper, soap, bathmats, etc)

Notes for Decorating Your Room

  • Do not store items within 18 inches from a sprinkler head or within 2 feet from the ceiling
  • Do not move heavy furniture – submit a work order and facilities will assist with moving furniture
  • Do not hang anything on the ceiling or sprinklers
  • Do not have strings of lights on your walls or ceiling
  • You may not cover more than 50% of your door or walls as it is a fire hazard
  • Do not put any stickers or decorations that leave a residue on your walls (including washable paint)

Notes for Move-In

  • Please have all items labeled with your name, building, and room number
  • Pick up your ID card at the LAZER Card office located at Student Central in the Gordon Student Center
  • Please plan to feed yourself breakfast and lunch on move-in day

Prohibited Items (All Halls) 

Please do not bring anything on the list below. They may be confiscated and not returned to you.

  • Animals of any kind (unless an APPROVED Emotional Support Animal or Service Animal through the Office of Accessibility Resources)
  • Alcohol or other drugs and any AOD paraphernalia (including hookas)
  • Hoverboards
  • Dartboards with metal tips
  • Drums or DJ equipment
  • Extension cords or multi-plug outlets
  • Neon signs and any kind of string lights
  • Personal modems
  • Federal, state, college, local or other signs
  • Halogen lamps, lava lamps, torchiere lamps, octopus lamps, or other high intensity lamps
  • Firearms, weapons or other dangerous instruments (paintball guns, BB guns, paintball guns, airsoft guns, knives, archery equipment, etc.)
  • Curtains, drapes, or tapestries (unless flame resistant with proof on tag)
  • Appliances with exposed coils (George Foreman Grills, Panini Grills, hotplates, etc.)
  • Candles, fireworks, explosives, charcoal/gas grills, oil lamps, incense, any combustible device, electric blankets, etc.
  • Indoor use of any athletic equipment (pull up bars, workout bench, etc.)
  • Air Conditioners and Space Heaters
  • Live-cut Christmas trees and any flammable decorations
Questions? Contact the Residence Life team at (315) 498-2351 or reslife@sunyocc.edu