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  • What To Bring To Campus

Many new residential students wonder what they will need to bring with them to Midway. This is a list of items designed to make your stay at Midway more enjoyable. These items are suggestions, you may not need all of them, and you can always bring other personal keepsakes. We recommend contacting your roommate before coming to Midway so that you may plan to share appliances-like a TV or the refrigerator.

Students living in our residence halls enjoy free cable with 70+ channels, free WiFi and free laundry.


  • Sheets (standard twin)
  • Mattress cover
  • Mattress pad
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Bedskirt


  • TV/DVD Player
  • Co-axial cable
  • Computer with networking capabilities
  • Iron
  • Coffee pot/Keurig machine
  • Flat Iron/curling iron
  • Hair dryer
  • 1 refrigerator per room

Laundry Items

  • Hamper/basket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Dryer sheets

Room Accessories

  • Alarm clock with Battery Backup
  • Lamp
  • Storage devices
  • Music Device/Speaker
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Decorations (posters, pictures, etc.)


  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes – flip flops, etc.
  • Robe
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Soap
  • Hair products
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste


  • Hangers
  • Lanyard/key ring
  • Camera
  • Stationery
  • Stamps
  • Paper products (napkins, towels, plates)
  • Plastic goods (forks, cups, bowls)
  • Food storage containers
  • Movies
  • Piece of Carpet or an area rug
  • School supplies
  • Surge Protector/Power strip

The following items are NOT permitted to ensure your safety while living in the residence halls:

  • Torchiere lamps (octopus lamps)
  • Hot plates
  • Toaster ovens
  • Pop-up toasters
  • Deep fryers
  • Electric frying pans
  • Sandwich makers
  • Grills (like the George Foreman Grill)
  • Fuel tanks (propane, kerosene, etc.)
  • Space heaters
  • Any other appliances with an exposed heating element
  • Candles/candle warmers/incense
  • Octopus plugs
  • Extension cords
  • Power strips that are not approved and do not have their own self-contained circuit breaker

For more information about Campus Housing rules and policies, please consult the Student Handbook.