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Packing List
Items from this list have been pulled in directly from . Join efforts to live green in your dorm room by bringing the sustainability items marked below in green. Select ‘i’ to select categories or more details, then start checking things off! See list below for items to leave at home.

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Screwdriver/hammer
🏠 Have it
Hooks/nails/screws/sticky stuff
$ Buy it
Reusable shopping bags
🙏🏼 Borrow it
Fan
🙏🏼 Borrow it
Lamp & CFL light bulbs
🏠 Have it
Smart powerstrip
🏠 Have it
Extension cords
🏠 Have it
Bike (or borrow one through Duke Bikes
🏠 Have it
Bike helmet
🏠 Have it
Alarm clock
🏠 Have it
Decoration
🏠 Have it
For the Desk
8
Recycled-content notebooks
🏠 Have it
Address book
🏠 Have it
Calendar or planner
🏠 Have it
Dictionary/thesaurus
🏠 Have it
Book bag/back pack
🏠 Have it
Calculator
🏠 Have it
Stapler & staples
🏠 Have it
Computer
🏠 Have it
For Cleaning
5
Laundry basket/bag
🏠 Have it
Biodegradable laundry detergent
🏠 Have it
Clothes drying rack
🏠 Have it
Biodegradable all-purpose cleaner
🏠 Have it
Recycled content paper towels
🏠 Have it
For the Bathroom
13
Biodegradable soap
🏠 Have it
Organic shampoo &?conditioner
🏠 Have it
Toothbrush & toothpaste
🏠 Have it
Organic chapstick
🏠 Have it
Aluminum-free deodorant
🏠 Have it
Shaving supplies
🏠 Have it
Brush/comb
🏠 Have it
Hair drier
🏠 Have it
Contact lens supplies/spare glasses
🏠 Have it
Shower bucket
🏠 Have it
Organic or bamboo towels
🏠 Have it
Organic or bamboo hand towels
🏠 Have it
First aid supplies
🏠 Have it
For the Closet
14
Casual clothing
🏠 Have it
Socks & underwear
🏠 Have it
Shoes
🏠 Have it
Bathrobe
🙏🏼 Borrow it
Pajamas
🙏🏼 Borrow it
Shower shoes
🏠 Have it
Semi-formal attire
🏠 Have it
Hangers
🏠 Have it
Small iron
🏠 Have it
Fall and winter coat
🏠 Have it
Gloves, hat & scarf
🏠 Have it
Winter boots
🏠 Have it
Umbrella
🏠 Have it
Sewing kit
🏠 Have it
For Food & Drink
5
Compact refrigerator (See ‘i’ for more details)
🏠 Have it
Durable plates, bowls, cups & silverware
🏠 Have it
Filtering water pitcher
🏠 Have it
Reusable water bottle
🏠 Have it
Travel coffee mug
🏠 Have it
For Entertainment
3
Stereo
🏠 Have it
MP3 Player/CDs
🏠 Have it
TV//DVD player
$ Buy it



🏡 What to leave at home

Provided Items
Only HRL air conditioners are allowed in student rooms.
HRL will provide internet-based TV content to common rooms along with a TV for the enjoyment of the community.
Each residential space is equipped with furniture by HRL. The resident(s) of a room/ apartment will be charged for any damaged furniture and/or furniture missing from their space. University-owned furniture must remain in the student’s room. Personally owned furniture may be added to student rooms/apartments provided all residents of that room/ apartment consent and the residents remove the furniture at the end of occupancy. Costs for removing any remaining personal furniture will be charged to the residents.
𝙓 Prohibited Items
Air Conditioning. Students may not install personally owned air-conditioning units in their room.
Alterations, Additions, and Painting. Residents are not allowed to make alterations or additions to or within the premises. This includes painting the room or apartment. Students will be charged for repairs needed to return rooms to an HRL-approved color and condition after move-out.
Candle and other open flame devices. It is a violation of University policy to light any material on fire on campus. Candles, other open flame devices, grills, incense, and any other flame/heat producing items are strictly forbidden for use inside University facilities except during official religious ceremonies, such as the observance of Chanukah. Permission for use of any open flame devices (including those used for religious ceremonies) must be obtained from OESO Fire & Life Safety Division prior to use. A copy of the signed approval letter must be maintained at the location approved for an open flame device.
Whenever possible, substitute open flame candles with battery operated or electrical powered candles.
Halogen lamps. Halogen lamps use bulbs that emit a significant amount of heat and are considered fire hazards. These are prohibited in all residential spaces.
Clotheslines. Outside clotheslines are prohibited.
Platforms, partitions, or similar structures. Platforms, partitions, or similar structures may not be constructed or placed in public areas without the advance written approval by HRL.
Affixed items. Affixing items, including but not limited to satellite dishes and antennae, to a building exterior, balcony, porch, stairwell, or privacy fence is prohibited.
Pets. Residents may not have animals, including, but not limited to dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles, in or around University residence halls or apartments, even for short periods. If an animal enters a residence hall or apartment, the area will be exterminated at the expense of the resident. Legal species of fish are allowed, provided they are kept in a single aquarium no larger than 25 gallons and the container is cleaned regularly. Service and assistance animals are permitted. Residents requiring a reasonable accommodation allowing the use of a service or assistance animal in University housing must have the accommodation registered with and approved by the Student Disability Access Office prior to moving in.
Waterbeds. Waterbeds are prohibited.
Other. Pianos, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, radio transmitters, ceiling fans, external radio or television antennas, satellite dishes, or waterbeds are not permitted in rooms and apartments.


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