What to bring for your dorm room

Wondering what to bring to campus? We compiled a short list of items that will be helpful for you to have when making the University of Pikeville your home away from home. This of course is not all inclusive. If you have questions about specific items, you can also refer to the Student Handbook. If you can't find the answer there, please call us at (606) 218-5224.

What to bring:
  • Alarm clock
  • All purpose cleaner
  • Backpack
  • Bath towels, soaps, robe, etc.
  • Bedding, sheets, pillows, blankets (all beds are size Twin XL)
  • Camera
  • Can opener
  • Carpet or scatter rugs
  • Clothes drying rack
  • Coat hangers
  • Computer
  • Desk lamp (any non-halogen)
  • Discs, pens, scissors, tape, etc.
  • Eating utensils, plate, bowl, cup
  • Fan (even though all residence halls have AC)
  • First aid kit, bandages, aspirin
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Hair products, hair dryer
  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Keurig-type coffee makers
  • Laundry bag (or basket)
  • Laundry soap
  • Microwave
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Pictures/posters
  • Plants
  • Postage stamps
  • Power strip/ surge protector
  • Reading light
  • Refrigerator (under four cubic feet)
  • Shower shoes
  • Sports equipment
  • Stereo/ipod (with headphones)
  • Storage boxes
  • Television
  • Umbrella
  • DVD player

What not to bring:
  • Air conditioners
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Any appliance with exposed heating coil (toasters, toaster ovens, etc.)
  • Burners or hot plates that do not have an automatic shutoff
  • Candles or incense
  • Double-sided foam tape or duct tape
  • Electric heaters
  • Fireworks, explosives, unsafe chemicals
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Halogen lamps (i.e. floor lamps)
  • Pets
  • Waterbeds
  • Weapons (including toy weapons such as water pistols, Nerf guns, etc.)


Here are a few things that we recommend you leave at home:
  • Expensive clothing and jewelry
  • Off-season clothes
  • Large pieces of luggage


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