What to Bring

Below is a list of suggested items to bring to Sewanee. They are not all necessary, but most of them are useful at different times. We recommend twin XL bedding as there are a mix of both regular twin and twin XL beds present in all residence halls. 

If you have questions about any specific items, please feel free to contact the Office of Residential Life at 931.598.1446 or email us at reslife@sewanee.edu.

Things Not to Bring

  • Metal frame futon furniture
  • Extension cords
  • Candles and incense
  • Nails, glue-backed picture hangers, decals, or 3M command hooks/ strips.
  • Other fire safety hazards (including, but not limited to hot plates, toasters, and toaster ovens)
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Large and/or loud speakers
  • Firearms or other weapons
  • Hoverboards (including but not limited to self-balancing scooters, battery operated scooters, and hands-free Segways)
  • "Flushable"/ disposable wipes (these cannot be flushed in our residences)

Things to Bring

  • Semi-formal clothing for class dress (men typically wear khakis, a collared shirt or coat and tie; women typically wear dress slacks, skirt, and a nice top or a dress)
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Rain gear and a warm coat
  • Clothes hangers
  • Iron

Bathroom and Bedding Items
  • Bathrobe and bath towels
  • Shower rug for suite-style bathrooms
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletry carrier (if you live in a residence hall with a common bathroom)
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Kleenex
  • Comforter or blanket, bed linens and pillows

Desk and School Supplies
  • Small bulletin board for desk
  • Computer
  • Portable flash drive
  • Dictionary & thesaurus
  • Study pillow and/or lap board
  • Scissors, tape, glue, pens, pencils, notebooks, calculator
  • Backpack or messenger bag

Outdoor and Transportation
  • Bicycle, lock, and light
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Hiking shoes
  • Bug spray
Residence Hall Life and Storage
  • Can opener
  • Plates, bowls, cups, and dining utensils
  • Coffee pot
  • Airtight containers/storage boxes (shallow boxes that fit under the bed are very helpful)
  • UL approved power strips/surge protectors
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • High efficiency "HE" laundry detergent and dryer sheets.
  • First aid supplies
  • Bedside lamp/study lamp (Please note that halogen lamps over 150 watts are not permitted)
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (if you bring a lamp)
  • Non-toxic, reusable white putty for attaching posters
  • Pictures and posters
  • Fan for students living in non-air conditioned dorms
  • Extra batteries
  • Paper towels and basic cleaning supplies
  • Small vacuum for spills and general cleaning
  • Tension rod – great for hanging curtains on windows or closets without doors
  • TV/DVD player (Note: Cable is not provided in individual student rooms)