What to Bring
Your residence hall room provides all the basic furniture you will need. If you find you need something that you did not bring, you can always obtain it once you are in Las Cruces.
Your residence hall room is equipped with the following:
• Desk and desk chair
• Bed and mattress
• Drawer storage
• Closet with hanging rod
• Ceiling light
• Window coverings (blinds or draperies)
• Your room is air-conditioned and laundry facilities are available in the building
These are a few suggested items you may want to bring:
• Residence hall assignment information and photo ID
• Everything the university has ever sent to you. Start a file of important papers, receipts and other correspondence.
• Alarm Clock
• Bedspread/comforter sizes are Twin Extra Long
• Bicycle (if desired) with durable lock
• Cables to connect your computer (Cat5 or Ethernet cable) as well as a TV cable
• Iron/Mini Ironing Board
• Laundry Basket and Detergent
• Mattress Pad
• Microwave (Check with roommate to avoid duplication)
• Mini-refrigerator (under 6 cubic feet)
• Power Strip (multi-outlet with built in surge-protector)
• Rug (Garcia, RGH, Monagle and Piñon Halls are all carpeted)
• School Supplies (Notebooks, Pens, Pencils)
• Sheets: Sizes are Twin Extra Long 35" x 80"
These items you should leave at home:
• Alcohol and Drugs
• Air Conditioners
• Burners or Hot Plates
• Ceiling Fans/Lights
• Electric Heaters
• Extension Cords
• Fireworks, explosives, unsafe chemicals
• Halogen Lamps!!! (any model or style)
• Pets (other than fish--10 gallon tank limit)
Before you move in we will provide you with the name of your assigned roommate so you can coordinate who is bringing what (things like a microwave, TV, or mini-fridge). Remember you can buy most anything you forget in Las Cruces and may want to wait until you’re here to buy things like cleaning supplies or food. The beginning of the year is a busy time, so be sure to bring the necessities.
On Move-In day, University volunteers will be available to help carry your stuff to your room. We encourage all residents to carry some sort of personal property or renter's insurance. Sometimes this may be as simple as contacting the company that carries your parents' home owners insurance to see if items are covered while you're away at school.
All freshmen residence hall students are required to purchase a meal plan, and we strongly encourage other residents to do so as well. Regardless of meal plan participation, many students find it convenient to do some light food preparation in their residence hall room. Late-night snacks or a quick breakfast when you’re late for class can be accomplished without too much trouble. As such, you may find that a few small appliances make your daily routine a little easier. As a general rule, appliances with open heating elements (such as hot plates, toasters and toaster ovens) are prohibited. In addition, items such as George Foreman grills and electric skillets are also prohibited. Appliances that are allowed include a crock pot (slow cooker), coffee pot, hot pot, microwave oven, and refrigerator (not to exceed six (6) cubic feet in size). Remember, though, that full-fledged cooking is not allowed in your residence hall room. Should you so desire, you may take advantage of the kitchen facilities available for checkout through the front desk.
There are limited common-use kitchen facilities in each residence hall. Keys to these may be checked out through the front desk. Each kitchen is equipped with a stove and sink. Some kitchens also feature a small refrigerator. Should you wish to prepare a meal, bake cookies for a friend, or make a birthday cake for your roommate, your hall's kitchen is the place to do it. You are responsible for leaving the kitchen clean!
- NMSU Department of Housing and Residential Life
- Phone: 575 646-3202 Fax: 575 646-7811
- Educational Services Center, Suite H
- Housing and Residential Life, MSC 3BB / P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001