What to Bring to College

What to Bring to College2017-01-07T02:05:44+00:00

Use this list to help determine what to bring with you to Ferrum. Need a shopping list?


Bath & hand towels

Twin sheets (regular length)




Mattress pad / cover

Laundry / clothing care


Fabric softener / dryer sheets

Laundry basket / bag

Iron / ironing board

Coat hangers

Drying rack

Personal items

Toothbrush / toothpaste

Brush & comb

Shaving items

Hair dryer

Shampoo / conditioner

Bath soap

Basket (to carry toiletries)

Any other hygiene or beauty supplies

Miscellaneous items

Sewing kit

First aid supplies

Headache / cold medicine

Alarm clock

Trash can

Trash bags

Mugs / glasses / cups


Fork, knife, spoon

Small personal fan


Optional decorations

Posters / photos / artwork


Small area rug

Desk lamp

Clip-on light


Optional equipment & electronics

Television (cable service is included)

VCR / DVD player

Stereo / Radio

Headphones (if you like loud music!)

Small refrigerator (less than 5 cubic feet)

Small microwave oven (700 watts or less)

Small vacuum

CDs / DVDs

Computer / laptop (Internet access is included)


Surge protectors

Do not bring

  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Bow and arrows
  • Hunting Knives
  • Darts
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Space heaters
  • Oven-coiled hot plats
  • Refrigerators over 5 cubic feet
  • Microwave ovens over 700 watts
  • Waterbeds
  • Air conditioners
  • George Foreman grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Non-aquatic pets

Can I bring a pet?

No student will be allowed to possess any type of pet with the exception of non-aggressive fish. The tank may not exceed 10 gallons and there cannot be more then 2 tanks per room. For the specific policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.