​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Each residence hall room contains:
  • Individual desks and desk chairs (one per resident)
  • Single beds (one per resident)
  • Mattress pad (one per resident)
  • Extra-long single mattress (36"x80”) (one per resident)
  • Ethernet computer hook-up (one per resident)
  • Cable hook-up (one per room)
  • Telephone (one per room)
  • Shower curtain (one per room)
  • Dresser(s) (two per room)
  • Curtains on windows 
Essentials to pack:
  • Computer
  • Ethernet cord
  • USB drive
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Fan
  • Refrigerator
  • Bedding (bedspread/comforter, blankets, extra-long twin sheets, pillow, mattress pad)
  • Power strips, surge protector & extension cord
  • Alarm clock
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Raincoat & umbrella
  • Health & beauty products (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor/shaving cream, etc.)
  • Microwaveable/reusable dishes including cups, bowls, silverware
  • Snacks
  • School supplies​
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Laundry detergent for high efficiency washers
  • Health insurance card
Other items to consider packing:
  • A list which includes the make, model and serial number for any personal item you are bringing with a value over $100
  • Renters insurance
  • Social Security card (if you plan on getting a job on-campus)
  • Bike & bike lock (optional, but do register your bike with CMUPD if you bring one​)
Items to leave at home:
  • Large stereo systems
  • Pets-except fish
  • Toaster oven
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles/incense
  • Air conditioners
  • Microwaves
  • Lava lamps
  • Weapons
  • Electric heaters
  • Anything with an open heating element

Unless you know all your roommates and what they will be bringing to campus, we suggest you pack conservatively when you first move into your hall. Many students go home over Labor Day weekend and bring back needed items.

Lofts: Many students choose to rent a loft or futon from www.bedloft.com, the only university approved loft provider. A loft will create additional space to place a futon or other items to make your room feel more like home. These types of lofts are only available for students living in Barnes, Beddow, Calkins, Emmons, Herrig, Larzelere, Merrill, Saxe, Sweeney, Thorpe, Trout and Woldt. Due to space, lofts are not available in Carey, Cobb, Troutman and Wheeler​. Futons are allowed in all halls. Head to the Lofts Page for more information and a detailed policy with regard to having lofts at CMU.

Microwaves & refrigeratorsBedloft.com  also rents approved microwave/refrigerator combination appliances to interested students. A MicroFridge is a combination refrigerator, freezer and microwave, and is the only microwave approved for use in all CMU residence halls. MicroFridges can be pre-ordered, and delivered directly to your room. The Residence Hall Assembly student leadership group receives a portion of all profits which helps support programs and activities for all residence hall students.  Note: Central Michigan University is not responsible or liable for the services and/or actions of bedloft.com or the Residence Hall Linens organization.

Sheets & linensThe Residence Hall Linens (RHL) program offers extra-long twin sheets, comforters, matching towels and storage items. Proceeds from this program go to the CMU Residence Hall Assembly for programming in the residence halls. For more information please visit the RHL website: www.rhl.org/cmi.  ​