Suggested Packing Checklist

Provided in Room:

  • Desk and desk chair
  • Trash can and recycling bin
  • XL Twin Bed and mattress
  • Dresser/Closet
  • Mirror
  • Ceiling light
  • Bookshelves
  • Room telephone by request (Telecommunications)

Provided in Common Areas:

  • Television Lounge: TV
  • Kitchen: sink, full-sized refrigerator, microwave and stove/oven unit
  • Laundry rooms: Drying racks

What to Bring:


  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Sheets (Beds are Twin XL, 80" long)


  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels and washcloths
  • A first aid kit and thermometer
  • Your personal over the counter and prescription medications
  • Personal hygiene products (some brands may not be available locally)


  • A laundry basket or bag
  • High Efficiency laundry detergent (pods are recommended)
  • Personal drying rack if desired


All of our housing has wireless internet access and Ethernet connection available. Many students bring their own computers. Computer labs are available around campus. Printing is available in various places around campus


Refrigerators larger than 3.6 cubic feet are not permitted. Full size refrigerators are located in public kitchens. 


Appliances over 6 amps are not permitted. Microwaves can be found in public kitchens.

Televisions, Media Players, and Gaming Systems

Most lounges have a TV with cable. There’s no cable in your room.

Important Documents

If you will be working, please check with Student Employment and Human Resources to see what documents may be necessary.

Additional Items for Furnishing Your Room & Living at Carleton

  • Power strip with surge protector
  • Floor lamps
  • Rug (although most halls are carpeted)
  • Memo board/dry-erase board for door
  • Kitchen supplies (baking sheet, mixing bowl, etc.) Dish soap is not provided.
  • Water Bottle
  • Reusable thermos/travel mug

Not Allowed:

  • Pets (except fish)
  • Candles/incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Appliances with open heating elements may not be used in rooms
  • Personal lofts
  • Weapons/firearms/firecrackers/lighter fluid
  • Nails or other materials that will cause paint chips, wall markings, or leave residue
  • Air conditioners
  • Space heaters

Check with your roommate while you plan, especially regarding larger items.