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What to Bring When You Move In

Getting ready to move into your room at HPU is one of the most exciting times of the year. It's fun to reflect your personality and create a relaxing haven in the midst of campus.

You will be free to customize your space and that decorating possibilities are endless as long as you remember to abide by some basic guidelines. Residence Life has put together a list of things that will help you organize for your move-in to campus, including a list of items that are not allowed and should be left at home. Be sure to get in touch with your roommate(s) and suitemates to coordinate items that can be shared (such as rugs, appliances, décor, etc.)

WHAT TO BRING 

BEDDING
Comforter or quilt
Blanket
Sheets
Mattress pad, egg crate topper, and/or memory foam
Pillows
**All items should be sized TWIN XL

BATH
Towels, face/hand towels and washclothes
Toiletries
**bath soap/gel
**deodorant
**dental hygiene
**contact lens/vision care
**skincare
**hair care
**shaving/grooming supplies
Shower caddy (with drainage)
Shower shoes
Robe

CLOSET/LAUNDRY
Closet organizer
Hangers
Laundry detergent (liquid only)
Dryer sheets
Stain remover
Laundry hamper or bag

DECORATIONS
Captain's chair, camping-type collapsible chair, or bungie chair
Rug
Posters
Photos
Painters tape or push pins

ELECTRONICS
Laptop and cables
TV
Game console(s)
Multiple-outlet surge protector

KITCHEN
Unbreakable tableware (reusable utensils, cups, plates, bowls, and pans)
Food storage containers
Paper towels/napkins
Dish soap
Kitchen towels
Trash can
Garbage bags
*For HLC and Waterfront Loft (Studios Only): Keurig-type, single serve coffee maker
*For Waterfront Lofts (Lofts Only): Coffee maker, toaster, hot plate, hot pot, rice cooker, slow cooker

Miscellaneous
Umbrella
Flashlight
Rechargeable batteries
Cleaning supplies
First-aid kit
Stacking shelves
Organizational containers

WHAT TO LEAVE

**Please note that possession of the below PROHIBITED ITEMS at Hawaii Loa Campus or the Watefront Lofts may represent a violation of Residence Life policies, the Hawaii Pacific University Student Code of Conduct, or both. Please leave these items at home!

Air conditioners
Alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia (including shot glasses and empty containers)
Amplified musical instruments
Candles
Cinder blocks
Command hooks/wall putty
Explosives (including fireworks, firearms or weapons)
Extension cords
George Foreman grills
Guns
Halogen lamps
Hot plates
Hot water dispensers
Illicit drugs or any drug-related paraphernalia including water pipes or hookahs of any type
Incense and other flammables
Mattress
Extension cord without surge protection
Personal furniture (i.e. bed frames, mattresses, upholstered or stuffed furniture, futons, recliners, or wicker furniture)
Pets (except fish in a 10-gallon or less tank)
Space heaters
Wall-mounted televisions
Non-university supplied lofts
Weapons (including knives, brass knuckles, clubs, etc.)

Not allowed in a Studio type room or in any HLC room: Coffee maker with exposed heating element, toaster, hot plate, hot pot, rice cooker, slow cooker

If you have any questions or are unsure about an item, please contact Residence Life.