What to Bring

As you prepare to make Olivet your home away from home, it is important to know what to bring (and what NOT to bring) with you.

What to Bring

Besides clothing and personal care items that are a must, the following list includes some necessary items, as well as some optional items:

  • Bedding (XL sheets), linens, comforter, pillow, blankets
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Iron and ironing boards
  • Laundry bag and detergent
  • Shower shoes/shower caddy
  • Comforter/sheets/pillowcases/extra blankets
  • Bath towels
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm clock/extension cords/power strips
  • Small tool kit
  • Games/camera
  • Office supplies/stamps/sticky notes/calculator
  • Calendar
  • Bulletin board/message board
  • Sticky tack/3M brand hooks (no nails, except in apartments)
  • Bowls, silverware, coffee mug
  • Under bed storage crates
  • Stackable crates/shoe rack
  • Hanging file folders/drawer organizers
  • Pictures/posters/decorations
  • Personal Computer

Items You Might Share with a Roommate 

  • Carpet pieces are allowed. Permanently installing carpet is not.
  • Dorm refrigerator/coffee maker
  • Fan
  • CDs/DVDs/TV/sound system/game stations
  • Chairs/futons

Items NOT to Bring

  • To maintain a safe environment, campus policy does not permit:
  • Pets (with the exception of fish)
  • Microwaves (excluding apartments)
  • Candles
  • Lofting furniture in a manner for which it was not designed
  • Appliances with open heating coils, such as toasters, hot plate, sandwich grills, George Foreman Grills (excluding apartments)
  • Space heaters
  • Ceiling fans
  • Halogen lamps
  • Installation of radio and TV antennas, dish networks
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Bows and firearms – including paintball/airsoft guns
  • Painting dorm room or apartment