What to bring

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Already supplied

All Columbia residence hall rooms come with:

  • bed and mattress
  • desk and chair
  • chest of drawers
  • closet or wardrobe
  • bookshelf or shelving units
  • ceiling lamp
  • trash can
  • mirror

What to bring

You need to bring everything else, which may include:


  • Computer
  • Cell phone - provided ROLM phones are never used
  • Power strips or extension cords - some rooms, like in Carman provide as little as one pair of outlets per person
  • Desk lamp
  • George Foreman mini-grill (actually illegal in residence halls)
  • Mini-fridge


  • Bed risers
  • Bedding
  • Mattress pad
  • Shower caddy
  • Bathrobe
  • Towel
  • Under the bed drawers
  • Laundry hamper


  • Formal clothes for interviews
  • Raincoat/umbrella


  • Your soul.
  • Seriously though.

Other tips

The best place to look for which items are legal or illegal in the residence halls is Housing's Guide to Living.

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