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This page contains useful information that will allow you to help your student make the most of their time while at ESF. Take some time to look around and enjoy all of the wonderful things happening on our campus.

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Packing List

What should your student bring to make ESF feel like a home away from home? Here's a list of basics (and a few extras):

Bed Area:

  • Pillows
  • Linens for an XL twin sized bed (Centennial Hall)
  • Comforter for an XL twin sized bed (Centennial Hall)
  • Alarm clock
  • Blankets/throws
  • Slippers

Desk Area:

  • Address Book
  • Desk lamp and light bulb (no halogen)
  • Office Supplies (notebooks, folders, binders, pens, high-lights, calculator, etc.)
  • Backpack
  • Surge protector/power strip
  • Calendar

Personal Supplies:

  • Laundry detergent/laundry basket
  • Laundry drying rack
  • Ironing and ironing board
  • Bathroom supplies (cleaners, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Money for textbooks
  • Clothes for all weather
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Small fan
  • Stamps
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Shower caddy/shower shoes
  • Towels/washclothes
  • Boots/gloves/hats/earmuffs

Call first! Check with your roommate before you bring:

  • DVD player/VCR
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video game systems

What NOT to Bring:

  • Appliances - Air conditioners, hotplates, toasters, toaster ovens, grills (including "George Foreman" grills), space heaters, etc. are not permitted). A MICROWAVE AND MINI FRIDGE IS PROVIDED IN EVERY ROOM!
  • Open flames - Candles, incense, etc.
  • Console TVs
  • Firearms, weapons, and fireworks
  • Halogen lamps and multi-headed floor lamps
  • Large pieces of furniture
  • Pets