What to Pack

Standard bedroom in a residence with dresser, desk, and bed.


All residence halls are partially furnished with

  • Twin-xl size bed
  • Desk & chair
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Refrigerator and microwave
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities - credit card and coin operated during the summer

Items to Bring

Individuals should consider bringing the following items, as they are not provided by GW Housing:

  • Kitchen appliances and utensils. In-suite and community kitchen supplies are not furnished by the university
  • Residents are encouraged to bring a desk or floor lamp to supplement in-room lighting
  • Standard twin-xl sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, washcloth, and towels
  • Power outlet strip (surge-protected only)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Television
  • Cleaning supplies

What Not to Bring

We invite you to bring items that will make your stay enjoyable, but the following items are prohibit. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety maintains an exhaustive list of prohibited items

  • Additional furniture
  • Pets, unless approved as an assistance email
  • Non- surge protected extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Kitchen appliances in rooms without a kitchen
  • Candles and Incense
  • Flammable liquids
  • Explosives, including fireworks
  • Weapons, including switch-blade and butterfly knives, spears, swords souvenir weapons or chemicals
  • Firearms, including ammunition, tasers or pellet/BB/air/paintball guns
  • Alcohol, if underage
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia

To ensure you are healthy and safe during your stay, the Campus Living & Residential Education team will either lock or confiscate prohibited items found during inspections.