What to Bring

The following items are suggested for students to bring when moving into the residence halls on the campus of Central Methodist University. If you do not know your roommate it is a good idea to contact each other before you arrive. Be sure to share what each other is planning to bring, and what can be shared in your room.


  • Twin Extra-Long Sheets (6"x36"x80")
  • Twin Extra-Long Mattress Pad or Egg Crate
  • Bed Pillow(s), protectors, and pillowcases
  • Comforter and/or Blanket(s)
  • Backrest/Study Pillow
  • Towels (Face Cloth, Hand Towel, & Body Towel)


  • Coffee Pot
  • Crock Pot/George Foreman
  • Refrigerator (5 cubic feet or less)
  • Microwave (low-watt)
  • Air Conditioner (Howard-Payne North only)
  • Television and Coaxial Cubes
  • DVD/Blu-Ray Player
  • Gaming Systems
  • Stereo/Headphones
  • Desk Lamp
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fan
  • Telephone/Phone Card
  • Three-Prong Extension Cords/Outlet Strip
  • Computer with Ethernet Cable


  • Clothes Hangers
  • Wastebasket
  • Disposable/Microwaveable Dishes
  • Laundry Supplies (Detergent, Laundry Basket)
  • Quarters (load = $2 for Wash/Dry)
  • Cleaning Supplies (broom, dust mop…)
  • Updated Address Book with Phone Numbers
  • Stamps (available in mailroom)
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Posters, Putty, 3M Strips, Poster Mounts
  • Extra Set of Car Keys
  • USB Thumb Drive
  • Shoe Storage/Organizer
  • Drying Rack
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Hygiene Products
  • Shower Shoes
  • Shower Caddy
  • Flashlight
  • Under-The-Bed Storage Container
  • Can Opener/Coffee Mug/Utensils
  • Small Tool Kit
  • Batteries
  • Sewing Kit
  • Water Bottle/Pitcher
  • Umbrella/Rain Gear
  • Forms of Identification
  • Desk Supplies/Calculator
  • School Supplies (backpack/notebooks/pens/pencils)

We encourage these items to be covered on your insurance program or your parents insurance program.

What to Leave at Home


  • Pets *
  • Candles
  • Open-coiled cooking appliances (toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Paraphernalia - Alcohol/Drug related items
  • Firearms

* Residents are permitted to have fish or small amphibians contained in a 15 gallon aquarium or less. Mammals, reptiles, insects, and birds are not permitted.