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What Do I Bring to Loyola?

Loyola University Maryland is excited to welcome students' to campus and assist them with making their room feel like home. When packing for move-in we are encouraging students to only bring what they need to be successful and encourage students to speak with their roommates to determine who is bringing what. As a reminder, storage will be your closet space and under your bed.

We could never list all the items you might need while here, but this list should help you get started on what to bring to campus and what to leave at home. Students should only pack items that are essential. Please remember you are sharing a space with another student.

What is Loyola Providing?

When packing please consider the items that the University is providing to residents

  • Air conditioners
  • Blinds and/or shades
  • Furniture
    • Bed with mattress
    • Desk with Chair
    • Dresser and closet space
  • Carpets
  • Refrigerator (if you are living in an apartment)
  • Shower liners

What to Bring?


  • Cell phone and charger
  • Computer/ laptop, iPad/ tablet, and chargers
  • Power strip with surge protector (UL approved)
  • TV and gaming system
  • Roku or streaming device. Coax cable TV is not available on campus. Live streaming television may be accessed through the Xfinity Stream app.
  • Headphones or earbuds


  • Ear plugs
  • First Aid kit
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Prescription medication
  • Shower caddy and supplies
  • Face masks
  • Toilet paper

Identification/ Money

  • Lock box
  • ATM card/ checkbook/ credit card
  • Driver's License/ Passport/ Visa/ Social Security Card
    •  All students who hold an on campus job are required to provide the original copy of their Social Security Card to Human Resources
  • Insurance cards

Laundry Supplies

  • Detergent/ fabric softener
  • Dryer sheets/ lint brush
  • Laundry bag/ basket

Cleaning Supplies

Room / Personal Supplies

  • Sheet sets (extra-long twin recommended), pillows & blankets/ comforter, bathroom towels. Check out our approved vendor, OCM, for linen bundles!
  • Storage tubs/ bins (10" clearance)
  • Trash can
  • Hangers
  • Message board
  • Mirror- full length 
  • Poster putty/ blue tape
  • Mattress cover
  • School / desk supplies
  • Desk/ floor lamp (consider CFL or LED bulbs; no halogen, no lamps with gooseneck arms and plastic shades)
  • Bicycle and U-lock

Kitchen Supplies (Recommended for students living in Campion, Seton, Southwell or Returning Student Housing)

  • Plates, bowls, mugs, cups, eating utensils
  • Pots, pans, cooking utensils
  • Sponges, dish soap, dish-drying rack
  • Personal small appliance (microwave, Keurig, can opener)
  • Reusable water bottle

Isolation Go Bag

Learn more about emergency preparedness.

  • Duffle bag
  • Clothes for several days
  • Travel toiletries
  • Personal items (contacts, glasses, retainer)
  • Medication/thermometer
  • Academic supplies (everything for class)
  • Electronics and small entertainment items (puzzles and books)
  • Snacks and reusable water bottle

Items to Coordinate with Roommates / Suite/ Apartment-mates

  • Television
  • Small appliances (UL/ CSA Approved, ENERGY STAR Certified models preferred)
    • Small refrigerator (3.5 cubic foot maximum, ENERGY STAR Certified)
    • Air cleaner or air ionizer with UL Seal
    • Air purifiers
    • Fan
    • coffee maker
    • Microwave (not provided by the University)
  • Free-standing shelving units for floor, dresser top or closet shelf
  • Dustbuster / Vacuum
  • Memo / Dry erase board

What to Leave at Home

We will never be able to list everything you are not allowed to have on campus; however, here is a list of some common things we have seen that are not allowed. If you have a specific item you are not sure about, please call Residence Life & Housing. For more information on prohibited items, please consult the Loyola University Community Standards.

Items You Should Not Bring

  • Boxes, trunks, suitcases, except what fits under your bed or closet
  • Excessive or bulky winter clothing and gear (keep in mind that you have limited closet space). Can you switch our your wardrobe during semester breaks?
  • Excessive amounts of clothing, books, posters, personal effects, etc.
  • Bidet or bidet shower attachments
  • Disposable water bottles. Can you use a reusable and refill at one of our many bottle filling stations?
  • Modifications or recreational items (see section EE. Residence Unit Modifications of the Loyola Community Standards) that would alter the layout of the room space
  • Printer and printing supplies. Use HoundPrint!

Prohibited Items

  • Non-university provided furniture (upholstered furniture, futons, soft seating)
  • Open flame devices (candles, incense, fireworks)
  • Weapons (knives, swords, firearms)
  • Drinking game paraphernalia (beer pong table, etc)
  • Pets (freshwater fish in a tank of 10 gallons or less are allowed)
  • Extension cords (surge protectors are allowed)
  • Alcoholic beverages (if under age 21)
  • Illegal drugs, drugs paraphernalia
  • Any appliance which requires the use of exposed heating sources is prohibited (i.e. hot plates, electric skillet, etc.)  All appliances must be in good working order and UL approved. 
  • Halogen bulbs
  • Air conditioner or space heater (all Loyola residence halls are air conditioned)
  • Waterbed
  • Masking or cellophane tape, nails, or other products that damage paint / wall surfaces
  • Bed lofts.  Any bed riser must be no more than 12 inches tall and must have a lip around the edge that prevents the bed leg from sliding.
  • Any smoking devices (including vape pens)

Things to Think About

  • Do I need this while away at college?
  • If I needed to pack to return home quickly is this easily and quickly packed?
  • Can I pack all my items in one car? If not, what should I leave at home?
  • What are my roommates bringing? Can we share this item? (Please discuss with your roommate what is appropriate to share versus what each of you should have for yourselves)
  • Do I need to pack this, or can I order it to be delivered once in Baltimore?
  • Can I rent this from one of Loyola's approved vendors?

Room Decorations

The Offices of Residence Life & Housing and Facilities recognizes that residents may want to decorate their rooms with posters or pictures. If you choose to do so, you will be responsible for any and all damage  to the paint and/or wall. We recommend that residents hang posters or pictures using "blue painter's tape". Students may also choose to use removable poster "putty".

Please note products sold as "removable" poster hooks, mounting tape, strips, squares, or dots have been found to stain the paint or cause damage to surfaces when improperly removed. If you decide to use these products, we recommend first applying the blue painter's tape to the wall and then adhering the removable hook or tape to protect the wall. You should never use masking tape or duct tape as these leave residue and damage the wall. 

Please review the University Residence Hall Decorating policy when deciding what to hang and not hang.

Contact Us

Residence Life & Housing: 410-617-5081

If you or your student are currently experiencing an emergency, please call Campus Police at 410-617-5911. You may also ask to speak to a member of the Residence Life & Housing On-Call Team.