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What Should I Bring to Campus?
As you prepare your transition to Santa Clara University the Housing Office encourages you to consider the two lists of items listed below! Remember as you pack and prepare for your move that your new residence hall room will also house two or three additional individuals, two or three sets of university issued furniture, and your personal belongings along with those of your roommate(s). Consider the size of residence hall rooms and try not bring too many items initially!
LINENS - All students will need to provide their own sheets, a blanket or comforter, and a pillow. All of the mattresses within buildings that house Freshmen and Sophomore students are extra-long twin (80 inches) and therefore require extra-long twin sheets.
COOKING & HEATING APPLIANCES - Due to health and safety concerns and energy demands, sunlamps, torchiere halogen lamps, crockpots, toaster ovens, hot plates, space heaters, and other appliances with exposed heating units are not permitted in the residence halls. Furthermore, fire regulations do not permit flammable liquids, such as chemicals, gasoline, or lighter fluid within any residential building.
KNIVES FOR COOKING - Unless you are residing within an apartment with a kitchen, do not bring knives for cooking to campus. Knives for use in food preparation within the community kitchens can be checked out from the residence hall service desks.
AMPLIFIED INSTRUMENTS or DRUM SETS - These items will be confiscated and you will be required to ship these items home if they are seen or heard within the residence halls.
DRUGS or ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES - Any student found in possession of or using illegal drugs will be documented and adjudicated through the Santa Clara University disciplinary process.
WEAPONS or EXPLOSIVE AGENTS - The possession of any weapon including BB guns, air guns, firearms, hunting equipment, knives, martial arts tools, stun guns, paint-pellet guns, or any items of a similar nature, is prohibited in the residence halls. The use or possession of fireworks, firecrackers, or other explosives or chemicals is also prohibited.
The University is not responsible for the safety of personal possessions. In many cases, a student’s personal belongings are covered under a student's homeowners insurance. If this is not the case for you, the Housing Office suggests obtaining additional insurance.