What to Bring
Most electrical appliances (i.e. televisions, DVDs, stereos, radios, mini-refrigerator/freezers, computers/printers, hair dryers and irons) are permissible in residence halls. However, due to safety considerations, flame or spark-producing items (i.e. candles, halogen lamps, incense burners, oil burning lamps, lanterns and space heaters) are not permitted. Refer to further residential policies as noted in the Student Handbook, and in the Housing and Dining Services Agreement.
Please note that toilet paper will only be provided in Residence Halls with communal bathrooms. Students living in suite-style and apartment-style Residence Halls will need to provide their own throughout the academic year. UMW will provide the first roll.
Please use this Eagle Approved list to assist you with items to bring (and not bring) for Move-In.
As you pack, follow this basic rule-of-thumb: If you use it, like it or need it, then bring it. Volunteers will help carry your belongings into your room on move-in day. Just remember that you will physically have to carry everything out of your room at the end of the year.
Bring the things that keep you happy, help you relax, or fill spare moments – things like athletic equipment, musical instruments, games and videos. Pets (unless they are fish) are not allowed in University-operated housing.
No matter how well you prepare, chances are you may forget something. Keep in mind that many of the items you will need are available for sale in the Bookstore. If you cannot locate the items on campus, the stores in downtown Fredericksburg, Central Park, and the other shopping centers nearby are certain to have what you need.
For your safety, please do not bring:
- Air conditioners
- Microwave/toaster ovens, any grills
- Halogen lamps, ceiling fans or track lighting
- Power tools
- Gas or charcoal grills
- Candles or incense
- Any open-coil heating appliance
- Street signs of any kind
- Pets (only fish are allowed, 20-gallon tank limit)
- Fireworks or weapons
- Extension cords
- Anything else on this list