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Move-in Guide

The Move-in Guide is provided as a pdf and will me mailed out to you 1 month prior to move-in.

Furnished Items

Trying to figure out what to pack before moving into your residence hall can be overwhelming. Luckily, Tarleton has already provided a few things in your room, including furniture. Your room includes:

  • Micro-fridge (mini refrigerator/microwave combo)
  • Extra-long twin bed and mattress (Centennial, Hunewell/Annex, Legends, Legacy, Honors Shared Doubles, Texan Village)
  • Full size bed and mattress (Integrity, Traditions North & South, Honors 2 Bedroom Suites and Apartments, Texan Hall)
  • Desk and chair
  • Nightstand
  • Small dresser
  • Closet
  • Window blinds or shades

You are not allowed to bring personal refrigerators or AC window units.

Prohibited Items

Here are a few things that are prohibited in the halls:

  • Electric skillets, deep fryers, toaster ovens, grills (indoor or outdoor)
  • Extension cords (bring surge protector strips instead)
  • Multi-plug outlet extensions
  • Space heaters
  • Halogen lamps, all flexible-neck lamps
  • Candles, fireworks, weapons and/or ammunition
  • Outside antennas
  • Traffic signs
  • Decorative Christmas/party lights
  • Products that could damage paint/wall surfaces (e.g., nails, screws)
  • Steel-tipped darts and dartboards
  • Alcoholic beverages or decorative items made from alcoholic containers (regardless of age)
  • Pets (exception includes a fish in a 10 gallon tank or smaller)
  • Open coil heating elements, such as toasters
  • Additional Micro-fridge, mini-fridge or microwave (appliances are provided)
  • Any appliance or electronic device that does not have a UL listing attached to it.

There are some essentials that you don't want to be without when you move-in to your residence hall. Here are some ideas to get you started:

The Essentials

  • Extra-long twin sheets (Integrity, Traditions North and South, and some Honors rooms are equipped with full size beds)
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Toiletries
  • Towels/wash cloths
  • Bath Robe
  • Portable shower caddy
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Clothes hangers
  • Plastic bowls/containers
  • Coffee Maker (internal heating element only)
  • Coffee mug/thermos
  • Plastic ware
  • Can opener
  • Snacks
  • Paper towels/napkins
  • Wastebasket/garbage bags
  • Surge protector strips
  • Umbrella/rain boots

Study Supplies

  • Pens, pencils and highlighters
  • Pencil sharpener
  • UL approved Desk lamp (Flexible neck lamps prohibited)
  • Scissors, stapler, staples, three-hole punch, paper clips
  • Computer
  • Printer and paper
  • Notecards
  • Calendar and/or daily planner
  • Backpack

Health & Safety

  • 5-10 Face Coverings
  • Thermometer
  • Physician recommended medication
  • Disposable Gloves for disinfecting
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Supplies


  • Alarm clock
  • Batteries
  • Small fan
  • Table or floor lamp
  • Headphones
  • Hairdryer
  • Mattress pad/mattress protector
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Sticky Tack, 3M Command Strips, or equivalent product (for wall hangings)

Too much to remember? Make it easy and print off a shopping list!

You can find additional policies and regulations, including firearms in residence halls in Housing Policies.

What to Expect on Move-in Day

Our team works to ensure that Move-In Day is as easy as possible for you and your family. Here are the steps to take and what you can expect when you arrive.

  • Arrive to your designated reporting location (watch your email for additional information)
  • Once you have made it to the unloading zone directly in front of your residence hall, you will receive a check-in packet.

If possible, please make sure a driver remains with your vehicle(s)

  • Volunteers will unload the vehicle.
  • Your vehicle(s) will need to immediately be moved to a designated parking area.
  • Volunteers will assist you with carrying your items to your assigned room.
  • Someone should remain with your belongings until all items are secure in your room.
  • Most of all, relax! We're here to help.