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What to Bring
As you begin to prepare for your move to Santa Clara, there are a few things you should think about before you start packing. Remember that your new room, which already has two or three sets of furniture in it, will also house two or three people and all of their belongings. Because of the size of the rooms, we suggest that you not bring too many items initially. Examine the following list. You’ll want to have most of these with you when you arrive on campus.
Linens: Sheets, a blanket or comforter, and a pillow. Remember, the mattresses are extra long (80 inches) and will require extra-long 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 halls. Fire regulations do not permit flammable liquids, such as chemicals, gasoline, or lighter fluid.
Amplified Instruments or Drum Sets: These will be confiscated, and you will be required to send them home if they are seen or heard in the residence halls.
Drugs or Illegal Substances: Students found in possession of or using illegal drugs will be dealt with through the SCU disciplinary system.
Weapons or Explosive Agents: 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. 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 his or her parents’ homeowner’s insurance. If not, we suggest obtaining additional insurance.