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What to Bring

THE FOLLOWING IS INCLUDED:

  • Single Room – Residence Hall (1 student)
    • Mini Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Desk/chair
    • TV with cable
    • Under bed Storage 
  • Double Room with Living Area – Residence Hall (4-6 students)
    • Mini Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Desks/Chairs
    • TV with cable
    • Under bed Storage
    • Chairs in Living Area
  • Single Room with Living Area – Cottages (2 students)
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Stove/Oven
    • Couch
    • TV with cable
  • Double Room with Living Area – Cottages (4 students)
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Stove/Oven
    • Couch
    • TV with cable

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Renter’s Insurance: Renter’s insurance is strongly recommended, but not required. You have the opportunity to purchase optional renter’s insurance from any agency.
  • Decorations: Personalizing your room is all part of the college experience. Decorate your room with framed pictures of good times and appropriate posters representative of who you are. You may use removable command hooks.
  • Bedroom Supplies: Twin XL mattress pad, twin XL sheets, bedspread, pillow, pillowcase, hangers, surge protector, under bed storage
  • Bathroom Supplies: Toilet paper, shower floor mat, towels, cleaning supplies
  • Laundry Supplies:  Hamper, detergent, dryer sheets, quarters.

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

  • Heating Sources: We ask that students keep candles, space heaters, toasters, wax warmer, coffee pot with warmer, hot plates, griddles, indoor grills and other heated sources at home. Multi-outlet wall units and overloading power strips not permitted. There are approximately 3,800 campus housing fires in the U.S. each year. Let’s free our living areas from risk of fires!
  • Hardware: OUAZ takes pride in its beautiful housing. To prevent wall damage, screws and nails to hang items to the wall are against our policy.
  • Furniture: Space is limited; students are prohibited from bringing a couch, futon, kitchen table, loveseat, personal bed/mattress, bed riser/loft kit. Our living areas are fully furnished and offer plenty of places to lounge.
  • Other: OUAZ is proud to be a safe and dry campus! We do not allow students to bring alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia, firearms or weapons, fireworks, illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, and mercury-contained items. Students who disobey this requirement are subject to consequences. 

If you have any questions, you should direct them to the Office of Residence Life by emailing OUAZHOUSING@ottawa.edu

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