What to Bring

The following lists will give you some guidance as you prepare for residence hall living at Westmont. If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Office at x6036.


  • Telephone (rooms are not equipped with phone, but do have a line connection)
  • Student Handbook
  • Westmont catalog
  • Computer
  • Multiple outlet surge protector
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Blankets, pillows, and fitted sheets for extra-long twin mattresses (80″x36″)
  • Alarm clock
  • Study/reading light
  • Flashlight (for power outages)
  • Iron
  • Mug or glass
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Small basket for carrying personal bathroom supplies (these may not be left in bathrooms)
  • Headphones for your stereo, electric guitar, and/or keyboard


  • Bicycle with Kryptonite or similar lock
  • Beach chair
  • Sports equipment (Frisbee, tennis racket, racquetball racket, etc.)
  • Radio/stereo system (check with your roommate to see if he/she is bringing one)
  • Small refrigerator (up to five cubic feet–again, check with your roommate, and remember that there is a fee for the extra electricity it draws)
  • Hot air popcorn popper
  • Fluorescent torchiere floor lamp

What not bring

  • Hot plate
  • Microwave oven
  • Toaster/toaster oven
  • Halogen torchiere floor lamp
  • Regular extension cords
  • Candles/oil lamps
  • Incense
  • Pets (fish are okay)
  • Drums
  • Chairs, desks, or beds (rooms are furnished, and there is no space to store excess furnishings)
  • Answering machine (each room has voice mail service)

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