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What to Bring

Here’s a quick, helpful list of what you might want to bring (and leave at home) for your first year at Olivet College. We’ve also included four helpful tips to make the transition smoother for you.

Included in your room
  • Curtains or shades
  • Bed and mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk with chairs
  • Closet space
  • Free basic cable
Items Allowed
  • Refrigerator under 4 cubic feet
  • Microwave-800 watts or less
  • Heavy duty extension cords and surge protectors (three-prong)
  • Television and cable cord
  • Desk and/or floor lamp
  • Storage totes and organizers
  • Desk or standing fan
  • Area rug or carpet
  • Hangers
  • Spare blankets
  • Plates, forks, and cups
  • Shower caddy
  • First-aid kit
  • Small sewing kit
  • Bath mat and bathroom cleaning supplies for Shipherd residents as each suite has their own bathroom
  • Cleaning supplies such as Windex, Pledge, and paper towels
  • Anything to make the room feel homey (photos and posters)
  • Scotch 3M command strips to attach items to the walls
  • Quarters for laundry
Items to leave at home
  • George Foreman grills
  • Crock-pots
  • Toasters
  • Hot plates
  • Hot pots
  • Candles
  • Coffee pots with an open heating source
  • Anything that has an exposed heating coil or does not automatically shut off
  • Pets, with the exception of harmless fish in a tank smaller than 10 gallons
Tip #1

Communicate with your roommate(s) in advance to make sure you don’t bring duplicate items. Communicating before Move-In Day is a great way to ensure a smooth process, save some money, and save space!

 

Tip #2

As you pack, label all of your boxes with your name and room number, just in case there’s a mix up from the car to your room.

 

Tip #3

To ensure a comfy, cozy bed, you’ll want linens that fit properly. And your bedding will also add personality to your room! Check out Our Campus Market for custom linens that are practical, convenient, affordable, and guaranteed to fit! Click here to download our Campus Market details.

 

Tip #4

Know what you can and cannot bring to school. Click here to download this handy checklist!

 

Tip #1

Communicate with your roommate(s) in advance to make sure you don’t bring duplicate items. Communicating before Move-In Day is a great way to ensure a smooth process, save some money, and save space!

 

Tip #2

As you pack, label all of your boxes with your name and room number, just in case there’s a mix up from the car to your room.

 

Tip #3

To ensure a comfy, cozy bed, you’ll want linens that fit properly. And your bedding will also add personality to your room! Check out Our Campus Market for custom linens that are practical, convenient, affordable, and guaranteed to fit!

 

Tip #4

Know what you can and cannot bring to school.

 

Questions?

If you are unsure about what you are permitted to bring, contact Jake Schuler, hall director, at jschuler@olivetcollege.edu.

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