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?
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.)
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)
Towels & Washcloths
Computer (along w/original software)
Only pets allowed are fish (no larger than a 30 gallon tank)
Flip Flops (for the shower)
Laundry Detergent (please keep in mind, some machines are front loading and need "front loading" detergent)
Fans (NO ceiling fans are allowed)
Posters or decorations
List of Acceptable Appliances
UL Approved popcorn poppers
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.
Wet-dry erase board for leaving notes to your roommate