Studiers 560
USFrooms box ad 150
study in bed 2 150
front desk guy 150
phone call 150
roommates at desk 150
guy desk typing 150
blue hoody at desk 150
Couple leaning back 150
study group smiling 150
homework 150
laptop in lounge 150
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study in bed 1 150
headscarf on bed 150
front desk girls 150
talking on bed 150

What's in My Room?

Your residence hall will be your home for the next year or two. Make it a comfortable space that expresses your personality.

What's In Your Room

For a panoramic view of double and triple rooms, click here.

 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.

What to Bring

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.

The essentials:

Mailing Items
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
  • Clothes
    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
  • Hangers
  • Clothes iron
  • Small vacuum
Most students also bring:

Interested in renting a Microfridge?
microfridgeVisit Collegiate Concepts, Inc. for information on rentals.  Microfridges ordered before August 1, 2015 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
  • Computer

*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

What NOT to Bring

Here are some lists of things you don't need.

Not Allowed
  • 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:
    Space heaters
    Torchiere halogen lamps
    Ceiling fans
    Air conditioner
    Hot plates
    Anything with an open coil
Not Recommended
  • Printer
    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.
  • Tools
    If you need anything repaired, you can submit a request to the Facilities Management Team.

Kitchen Items

You may bring these items for use in the kitchen, but not in your room.

  • Wok
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee maker
  • Similar cooking appliances

Where to Buy Room Items / Accessories

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!