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Residence Hall Tips

For Your New Home at Point Park

There are lots of things you'll want — and need — to make Point Park your new home. Below are the basics of what to bring, and what not to bring, to make your living space comfortable.  

Be sure to contact your roommate before you get here to avoid bringing two of the same item. There are several drugstores within walking distance of the University if there are any last minute items you forgot to pack.

What to Bring 

  • Bed Linens: Standard twin sheets (EXCEPT Boulevard Apartments, Floors 1-4 ending in 00, 01, 02 and 03 — for these you will need extra long twin sheets) 
  • Towels/washcloths 
  • Laundry basket 
  • Laundry detergent
  • Footwear for all types of weather
  • Clothes hangers
  • Storage containers
  • Alarm clock
  • Miniature refrigerator (for Lawrence and Thayer Halls)
  • Trash can
  • Flashdrive 
  • Dry erase board
  • Cell phone
  • Computer
  • Ethernet cord
  • Surge protector/power strip
  • Television 
  • Desk lamp
  • Health insurance card
  • Medical information
  • Prescription drugs (if necessary)
  • Toiletry/shower items
  • Toilet paper (except in Thayer Hall)
  • Small first aid kit
  • Cleaning supplies

What Not to Bring

The following items are NOT PERMITTED in residence halls  

  • Air conditioners (If an air conditioner is required for a medical reason the resident must provide official documentation from his/her personal physician to the director of health services for approval. The air conditioner must be provided by the resident.)  
  • Microwave ovens/hot plates/George Foreman grills
  • WiFi routers (these devices cause major disruptions to our wifi system, please do not bring them to campus)
  • Candles/incense
  • Hookahs
  • Drug paraphernalia (It is illegal in Pennsylvania to possess such items, even for display only)
  • Weapons of any kind or type (even for display purposes)
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Pets (any animal or insect life-forms) except fish
  • Waterbeds
  • Large refrigerators
  • Amplifiers of any kind (these present obvious noise problems) 
  • Drugs/alcohol or alcohol containers of any kind (if underage)