What to Bring

It is most important to bring any correspondence and information sent to you by the college! These documents can make your opening days much easier.


Here is a list of items that might make your room a more comfortable place for you and your roommate:


  • Alarm clock
  • Can opener
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp and/or a floor or table lamp
  • Hand sanitizer
  • High efficiency laundry detergent
  • Laundry bag
  • Mug, a bowl, silverware
  • Official college opening schedule
  • Pillow and blankets
  • Posters, wall and room decorations
  • Sheets for a twin size bed (extra long if possible)
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower Tote (to transport your things)
  • Small trash can
  • Soap (bath and laundry)
  • Swimsuit — SUNY Cobleskill has a great indoor pool!
  • Throw rug
  • Toiletries
  • Towels - Bath Towels, Hand Towels, and Wash Cloths
  • Warm clothes

These items are NOT allowed in student rooms:


  • Candles/incense
  • Electric Blankets
  • Extension Cords
  • Futons or lofts
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Hot plates, electric frying pans, or other cooking devices
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Pets of any kind (except fish)
  • Refrigerators larger than 1.75 amps
  • Telephones and Answering Machines
  • Washable Markers/Crayons and other "wall marking" items

You may also want to consider bringing:


  • Calculator
  • Computer
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot Air Popcorn popper (Must be an auto shut-off model)
  • Hot pot/coffee maker (Must be an auto shut-off model)
  • Iron (Must be an auto shut-off model)
  • Plastic crates for storage
  • Refrigerator or Microfridge. We permit ONE refrigerator per room. Review www.refrigeratorleasing.com for rental information
  • Stereo
  • Television (every room is cable wired with over 90 channels)
  • UL Listed Power Strip Equipped with Overcurrent Protection for you Electronic Devices



Living In Alumni Commons? Please visit the Alumni Commons Website to see what you should bring to make your suite/townhouse feel like home!