Things to Bring and Not to Bring

Items included in Room

  • 2 standard twin beds
    • 36 inches x 80 inches in Gant, Hunt, Magers, Meyland, Payne, Spalding, Spooner, and Van Antwerp Halls.
    • 36 inches x 76 inches in Halverson & West Halls. Note: There are a limited number of 76 inch beds available for students who are 6' 3" or above. Contact housing@nmu.edu to request.
  • 2 mattress pads 
  • 2 desks and desk chairs 
  • Dresser space
  • Blinds and draperies
  • Trash can
  • Recycling can
  • Shower curtain
  • Carpet is provided in Spooner Hall and apartments

Available at front desk

  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Cleaning supplies (i.e. mops, brooms, buckets)
  • Toilet paper
  • Copy/fax machine
  • Movies
  • Board games

Items needed

  • Sheets and pillow cases
  • Blankets
  • Pillow(s)
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry basket
  • Hangers
  • Locking storage locker

Optional Items

  • Small Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Coffee Pot
  • Television (with QAM tuner)
  • Blu-Ray, DVD player 
  • Coaxial cable for for TV
  • Carpet/rugs (carpet is only provided in Spooner Hall and the on-campus apartments)
  • Printer
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Fan
  • Toaster Oven
  • Plates
  • Utensils
  • Glasses
  • Any decorations to personalize your living space

Do not bring

View the residence hall policies page for a complete list of items not allowed in the residence halls.

  • Clip-on lamps
  • Animals (fish are allowed)
  • Open element cooking appliances, such as a Foreman grill
  • Flammable or explosive materials
  • Electric heaters
  • Candles
  • Air conditioners

Firearms and weapons are not permitted in residence hall rooms or on-campus apartments and must be stored at Public Safety.