Your residence hall will be your home for the next year or two. Make it a comfortable space that expresses your personality.
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Each room contains the following furniture (one set per student):
- Bed, box spring, and mattress, size Twin Extra Long (Twin XL).
Dimensions: approximately 80 inches x 36 inches x 6 inches (L x W x D).
- Desk with drawers
- Desk chair
- Desk lamp
- Dresser or chest of drawers
- Closet or free-standing armoire
- Built-in heater
Two notable items NOT in your room:
- Telephone line.
Most students bring a cell phone. If you would like a telephone line in your room, you must request it from ITS. They will provide the line and the phone, so don't bring a landline phone with you.
- Air conditioning or fan.
It doesn't normally get hot enough in San Francisco to require an air conditioning. If you get hot easily, consider bringing a small desk fan.
Here are some lists of items you should consider bringing. With some of the larger items, we strongly encourage you to coordinate with your roommate.
If you are mailing things to your new residence hall, make sure that they do not arrive before you check in or else they will be returned due to space limitations.
- Bedding, including pillow, blanket or comforter, and sheets (size Twin XL)
- Bath towels, bathrobe, and flip-flops for shower
- Toiletries and a caddy to carry them
Don't overpack. Bring just enough for 1-2 semesters -- you can always get more when you are home for holidays.
- Laundry detergent and a laundry bag or hamper (a collapsible hamper is easiest)
- Alarm clock
- Clothes iron
- Small vacuum
Most students also bring:
Interested in renting a Microfridge?
Visit Collegiate Concepts, Inc. for information on rentals. Microfridges ordered before August 1, 2014 will be installed in students' rooms prior to move in day.
- Refrigerator* (one per room, no larger than 3.8 cubic feet)
- Microwave* (one per room)
- Plate, cup, utensils and dish soap to clean them
- Television and DVD player
- Stereo / radio / MP3 player
- Cell phone
*If you are assigned to a condo, you may not bring your own refrigerator or microwave.
Other good ideas:
- Painters tape or putty to put up posters and pictures (no tacks or nails!)
- Headphones (if your roommate is studying, you can still listen to music or watch a movie with headphones on)
- Ear plugs and/or sleeping mask (if you're as light sleeper, having ear plugs and a sleeping mask will help you rest better with a roommate in the same room)
- Slippers for walking in the halls or to the lounge
- Throw rug
Here are some lists of things you don't need.
- No pets or animals (exception: freshwater fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons are allowed)
- No candles or open flames
- No electrical appliances, including, but not limited to:
Torchiere halogen lamps
Anything with an open coil
USF has printers in many locations around campus. For most students, it is easier and cheaper to print on campus printers than to buy a printer and stock toner and paper.
- Quarters for laundry or vending machines.
No need to haul coins around anymore. Instead you can swipe your One Card to use Don Dollars to pay for laundry, copies, or vending machine snacks.
- Video games or movies
Most of your time will be spent doing other things, so don't bring more than a couple games or movies.
If you need anything repaired, you can submit a request to the Facilities Management Team.
You may bring these items for use in the kitchen, but not in your room.
- Rice cooker
- Toaster oven
- Coffee maker
- Similar cooking appliances
Looking for bedding and other items for your dorm room? Here are some local specialty stores near campus!
Located on cross streets Masonic and Geary.
Here you can find bedding, bath, laundry, organization, entertainment, electronic, and decoration items!
Bed Bath & Beyond
555 9th St San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 252-0490
(Approximately 15 minutes by car; 35 minutes via bus)
Here you can find bedding, bath, laundry, organization, and decoration items!