What to Leave at Home


We all want our new students to be comfortable and safe in their new dorm rooms, so we suggest that you leave a few things at home!

 Please leave these things at home:

  • Your family pet! (Really any pets of any kind…including hermit crabs!)
  • Large furniture items such as couches, futons, recliners or lofts… students need to use the bed frames provided by SSM
  • Most small furniture like bean bag chairs
  • Refrigerators*, microwaves, toaster ovens, coffee pots, or hot pots
  • Lava lamps, halogen lamps, candles, and irons
  • Space heaters or air conditioners
  • Weapons of any kind – yep, no need for these!
  • Medicines like cough syrup, ibuprofen, Sudafed, and Benadryl. Medications can only be obtained from and administered by staff as designated by SSM’s Health Services! 

*Proctors may have refrigerators as a privilege and should confirm with Residential Life the appropriate dimensions for any units they bring to campus.