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What You Need to Move-In


  • Extra-Long Twin Linens/Blankets (36” x 80”)
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Clothing hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Power Strip with surge protector
  • Ethernet Cord
  • Heavy gauge, UL-approved extension cord
  • Co-axial cable for cable TV
  • Laundry supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Desk lamp
  • School supplies i.e. pens, pencils, paper, etc.
  • Small wastebasket
  • Wall saver removable poster putty or strips/blue painter’s tape
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hand-held or mini-vacuum
  • Flashlight
  • Emergency Supplies (Visit: or The UMBC Campus Book Store also sells personal emergency supply kits


  • Hot pots/plates
  • Outdoor grills
  • Landline phones or answering machines (will not work)
  • Weights
  • Skateboards
  • Pets
  • Microwave ovens*
  • Toasters/toaster ovens**
  • George Foreman counter-top grills**
  • Rice-cookers **
  • Coffeepots without auto-shutoff feature
  • Immersion heaters
  • Candles/incense/oil lamps
  • Heat lamps/sun lamps
  • Halogen lamps or bulbs
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric heaters
  • Kerosene heaters
  • Picture hangers/nails/double backed stick ups
  • Air guns, toy guns, BB/pellet guns, paint guns or water pistols
  • Weapons including any knife that is not designed and typically used for kitchen applications.
  • Drums
  • Amplifier or amplified musical devices without headphones
  • Refrigerators more than 4.3 cubic ft. (not permitted in apartments)
    • Microwaves are only allowed in apartment kitchens, not residence halls or apartment bedrooms unless part of a MicroFridge unit. (one per apartment ONLY) Information on renting MicroFridge units and other resources can be found on our website,
      ** Toaster ovens, George Foreman grills and rice-cookers are only allowed in apartment kitchens.