Your Room Contains
Each residence hall room contains:*
  • Individual desks and desk chairs
  • Cable hook-up
  • Computer hook-up
  • Curtains on all windows
  • Telephone
  • Single beds (majority are bunked)
  • Extra-long single mattress (36"x80") **
  • Mattress pad
  • Shower curtain
  • One or two dressers

*This is a room decorated with personal belongings of the room occupants and does not represent typical CMU residence hall room furnishings.

**The CMU Residence Hall Assembly has found a convenient, affordable way to ensure you have sheets that will fit the extra-long mattresses in our residence halls. The Residence Hall Linens program offers extra-long twin sheets and comforters as well as matching towels and storage items. Proceeds from this program go to the CMU Residence Hall Assembly and are used for programming in the CMU residence halls. For more information please visit the RHL website:  

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 things they have forgotten or decide they need at that time.

Many students choose to rent a loft or futon from, 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. Lofts are also available in Carey, Cobb, Troutman and Wheeler halls on a limited basis. Futons are allowed in all halls.

​Microwaves and Refrigerators:​ 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 are 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. 

Central Michigan University is not responsible or liable for the services and/or actions of or the Residence Hall Linens organization.

Whatever you end up bringing to CMU, make your residence hall room as unique as you are!


What to leave at home:

  • Large stereo systems
  • Pets-except fish
  • Toaster oven
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles/incense
  • Air conditioners
  • Microwaves
  • Lava lamps
  • Weapons
  • Electric heaters

What to bring to CMU:

  • Personal Stereo
  • Headphones
  • Checkbook/Money/ATM Card
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bathroom supplies
  • Extension cord(s)
  • Three-pronged adapters
  • Carpet
  • Fans
  • Alarm clock
  • Small refrigerator
  • Backpack
  • CDs, movies
  • School supplies
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry detergent and softener
  • Furniture
  • Food (snacks and soda)
  • Storage bin(s)
  • Shower rack
  • Plates, silverware, bowls
  • Lamps
  • Clothes (for all seasons)
  • Umbrella
  • Linens/Towels
  • Computer
  • Entertainment center
  • Sports gear
  • Pots and pans
  • Health insurance card