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What to bring

crazyapp2010crazyapp2010 Registered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
I think we need a thread on what to bring to UCONN (unless it's already been started elsewhere). Sure it's a good idea to bring what the school requires (which I will list below) but what additional items are needed that you might not have thought of?

Shool says:
Items to Bring

Power Strip (no extension cords allowed)
Cleaning Supplies (residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms)
Two sets of linen (Residence Halls & Mansfield Apartments extra long twin sheets 80" x 36")
Bed Sizes for Charter Oak & Hilltop Apartments are FULL size
Shower/Bathroom Carry All (for shampoo, soap, razors, etc.)
Bathrobe
School Supplies
Sewing Kit
Storage Containers, which may fit under the bed
Television, VCR, and/or DVD Player
Telephone (voice mail is provided through UConnect at no extra cost, so you will not need an answering machine)
Alarm Clock
Umbrella
Towels & Washcloths
Laundry Basket/Bag
Stationary
Munchies
Computer (along w/original software)
Small stereo
Only pets allowed are fish (no larger than a 30 gallon tank)
Trash Can
Backpack
Quilt/Comforter
Flip Flops (for the shower)
Laundry Detergent (please keep in mind, some machines are front loading and need "front loading" detergent)
Stamps
Stackable Crates
Plants
Fans (NO ceiling fans are allowed)
Posters or decorations

List of Acceptable Appliances

UL Approved popcorn poppers
Small microwave
UL Approved coffee maker
Mini-Refrigerator (UL approved, equipped with a 3 prong rounded plug, no more than 36" in height - 1 per room)


Each room is already furnished with a study desk, chair, small dresser, bed and mattress.
If you are sharing a room with one or more students, you may wish to check with them to coordinate the larger items like a television, VCR, DVD player, refrigerator and microwave.
Each room/student receives local telephone service (you are billed separately for long distance charges), direct connection to the Internet, voice mail, HuskyVision and the ResLife Movie Channel.



I say:

Dustbuster
DVDs (duh)
Wet-dry erase board for leaving notes to your roommate
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Replies to: What to bring

  • crazyapp2010crazyapp2010 Registered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
    bump (10 char)
  • crazyapp2010crazyapp2010 Registered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
    bummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmp
  • crazyapp2010crazyapp2010 Registered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
    Dictionary
    Thesaurus
  • bigndudebigndude Registered User Posts: 1,054 Senior Member
    Power Strip - bring a few
    Cleaning Supplies- YOU MIGHT USE THEM ONCE?!?!?
    Two sets of linen - Odds are you only need one set/use one set
    Shower/Bathroom Carry All- um yea you will probably use this to hold stuff in your room, no one carries them really
    Bathrobe - no one uses these either
    School Supplies - bring all of these, the coop overcharges
    Sewing Kit - um, i dont think it would ever be used
    Storage Containers, which may fit under the bed - these are a savior
    Television, VCR, and/or DVD Player - these are vital
    Telephone - no one really uses uconn phone system, thats what cell phones are for

    Alarm Clock
    Umbrella
    Towels & Washcloths
    Laundry Basket/Bag
    Stationary
    Munchies - bring LOTS of food, you will eat it
    Computer (along w/original software)
    Small stereo - just get computer speakers, a nice 50 buck set with subwoofer, youll like it much more
    Only pets allowed are fish (no larger than a 30 gallon tank)
    Trash Can
    Backpack
    Quilt/Comforter
    Flip Flops
    Laundry Detergent
    Stamps - who uses these?
    Stackable Crates - ermm, dunno if you will exactly have room
    Plants
    Fans (NO ceiling fans are allowed) - you NEED a good fan
    Posters or decorations - get lots of these the walls are bland
    Fridge- need one of these
    Microwave- need this too
    Bring more underwear and socks them you can imagine, you wont believe how quick you lose/ wear things out

    Dustbuster
    DVDs (duh)
    Wet-dry erase board for leaving notes to your roommate
    Get a rug the coop is overpriced for these too.
    Dictionary and thesaurus are useless thats what the internet is for
  • tashi87tashi87 Registered User Posts: 582 Member
    A few more things that came to mind...

    Mugs..... for hot chocolate later on in the semester
    Silverware.... unless you plan on stealing it from the dining halls lol
    Nalgene bottle
    iPod.... UConn has a large campus.... its nice to listen to music while walking
    Digital camera...... capture your first year and post the pics on facebook!
    Cough medicine / cough drops...... just in case... if you dont use them, your friends will be so glad that you came prepared!
  • crazyapp2010crazyapp2010 Registered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
    Nalgene bottle? What?
  • tashi87tashi87 Registered User Posts: 582 Member
    Its a water bottle..... made from really sturdy plastic
  • rmaindnrmaindn Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    When I visited colleges, people were telling me how they could not live without one of these. They supposedly are really hard to break, I dropped one from the third story and it did not break. LOL. :):)
  • crazyapp2010crazyapp2010 Registered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
    Where can i find one?
  • kyle5000kyle5000 Registered User Posts: 200 Junior Member
    you can get them at sporting good stores and stuff, the co-op also has uconn ones...
  • beetlegaussbeetlegauss Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I think Nalgene is some registered version of polycarbonate, which is used in bulletproof glass and shooting glasses.
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