Frequently Asked Questions

What furnishings are provided in the rooms? What should I bring myself?

All rooms are furnished with a bunkable bedframe, 80" (extra long) twin mattress, desk, desk chair, wardrobe or closet, trash can, mirror, and overhead light. Please note that lofts are not permitted. You are welcome to bring additional items to personalize your room: a small comfy chair, a desk lamp, etc. If you choose to bring a lamp, avoid halogens. During the past few years, halogen lamps have caused a large number of fires in residence halls across the country due to the intensity of heat they generate, and they are prohibited at Carleton. To protect and maintain the furniture for future residents, all room furniture must be kept in the room, and all lounge furniture must be kept in the lounges.

Drying racks will be available to use for free for anybody living on the floor, and will be kept in a common area (usually a storage closet or lounge). The drying racks were made possible by the Students Organized for the Protection of the Environment and the Sustainability Revolving Fund as part of an effort to reduce dryer usage and campus-wide energy consumption.

Students must provide their own linens which may be ordered from a linen company. The extra long twin size linens are also available at most major department stores. Our student staff have developed a listing of useful items to bring with you to campus. We encourage you to coordinate with your roommate to avoid duplicates.

  • Office of Residential Life, "Living at Carleton" booklet, 23 March 2005
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