Welcome Class of 2023!

Live in our on-campus residence halls and eat in our dining halls next year! After you Submit Your Intent to Register (SIR), you can apply to live in the residence halls!

What To Bring (And What Not To Bring)
For Living In The Residence Halls

What To Bring

All residence hall rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, lamp, and chair, and wastepaper and recycling baskets. We suggest coordinating with your new roommate(s) for certain items, including televisions, carpets, and printers.

  • Clothes for all climate types, including rain gear
  • Bathrobe or something to wear to the community bathroom
    (Note: Cuarto residents' bathrooms are in their suites)
  • Warm coat or parka
  • Waterproof shoes or boots
  • Coat hangers
  • Toiletries
  • Mirror (only if assigned a room in Emerson or Thoreau)
  • Bedding: sheets, pillows and pillowcases, mattress pad, comforter and/or bedspread, blankets
    (Check out the Residence Hall Linens and College Bedding Program for some cool bedding that fit UC Davis residence hall beds)
  • Washcloths and bath towels
  • Hand towels (not all residence halls have paper towels in the restrooms)
  • Telephone (most students use their cell phones)
  • Alarm clock (preferably with a battery back-up in case of power outages)
  • TV, radio, video and music players, video games, movies and music, other electronic entertainment; Energy Star rated is preferred
  • A few eating utensils (coffee mugs, silverware, plates, glasses)
  • Items to decorate your room, such as pictures, posters and plants
    (Note: Students may NOT nail or screw items into walls; poster putty, thumb tacks and push pins are okay)
  • Computer
  • Computer cable lock to secure computer to your desk
  • External keyboard and mouse (if you use a laptop) (*using an external keyboard and mouse can greatly improve ergonomics)
  • Computer needs, such as a surge protector, flash drive, mousepad, and small screwdriver
  • Printer and extra ink cartridges (Energy Star rated is preferred)
    (Note: our computer center offers free printing up to 250 pages per quarter)
  • Coaxial Cable (long) for television
  • Calculator
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Bicycle, bicycle helmet, bicycle lock, light for nighttime riding, and basic tools
  • Sports equipment: rollerblades, basketball, tennis racquet, snowboard, etc.
  • Laundry supplies, iron, laundry bag or basket
  • Checkbook and/or bank card
  • Health insurance card and other forms of identification (e.g., driver's license)
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of your bank and credit card companies
  • Eye masks, ear plugs, and white noise machines (to help with sleeping)
  • Bring back your My First Year as an Aggie Handbook
    (If you were unable to attend Orientation, please visit the Academic Advising Center in your area beginning Saturday, September 27th; refer to your Fall Welcome Schedule for more details)

What Not To Bring

  • Appliances which are not UL-approved
  • Torchiere halogen lamps
  • Candles
  • Space heaters
  • Refrigerators and microwaves which are larger than the maximum allowable size
    (Note: the maximum allowable refrigerator size is 4.5 cubic feet and 35 inches tall; the maximum allowable microwave size is 800 watts)
  • Hot plates and burners
  • Humidifiers (humidifiers have been known to cause mold; however, exceptions will be made if there is a medical need)
  • Weapons of any kind, including decorative swords and paintball guns
  • Fireworks, firecrackers, flammable liquids, and other explosive or incendiary devices
  • Items which are illegal to possess
  • A car (Note: residence hall students may not purchase a parking permit)
  • Hover boards – due to the recent fire danger and product recalls
  • Large stereo equipment
  • Amplifiers
  • Cases of bottled water
    (Note: you won’t need to bring your own water as we provide each residence hall student with a new stainless steel bottle, and you can fill the bottle at residence hall bottle filling stations that provide free filtered water)
  • Toilet paper
    (Note: Student Housing provides toilet paper for residence hall bathrooms all year)
  • Computers running Windows XP