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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m. The University is now closed as of 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled through tomorrow. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries will be closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities through tomorrow are canceled.

current as of 3:05 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015

What to Bring

One of our most frequently asked question from our residents is "what should I bring with me to college?"  Below is a list of suggested items:

Personal Items/Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb/brush
  • Hair care products
  • Hair dryer
  • Deodorant
  • Shower basket
  • Contact lens materials
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Bathrobe
  • Clothing (Bring only what you will be wearing until your next planned visit home. This may be your home away from home, but space is limited.)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Sneakers, shoes, boots, slippers
  • Rain/snow gear (hats, gloves, scarves, umbrellas, rain boots, etc.)
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Sheets, blankets, and other bed coverings for an extra long (80") mattress
  • Laundry basket, detergent (laundry facilities are located in each building at no additional cost)
  • Iron and ironing board

First Aid/Health Care

  • Aspirin/Tylenol
  • Prescription medicines
  • Bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Allergy/cold medicine
  • Emergency contact information

Study Materials/Miscellaneous

  • Desk lamp (not halogen)
  • Pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, stapler, staples, scissors, glue, etc.
  • Alarm clock
  • Surge protector (no extension cords)
  • Posters, family pictures
  • Trash can
  • Small toolkit with a screwdriver, hammer, wrench, pliers
  • A personal computer is not a necessity in most majors, but it is a suggestion. All rooms are equipped with jacks for direct connection to the Internet. In order to utilize this capability, your computer will have to be equipped with an Ethernet cord. Wireless access is also available.

Other items you may wish to bring are best negotiated with your assigned roommate whenever possible. You will be receiving your assignment in August. Your assignment email will have the name, address, and phone number of your roommate(s).

Some potential items for discussion follow:

  • Television
  • Stereo (Headphones are a good idea!)
  • DVD player
  • Small refrigerator no larger than 3.6 cubic feet or less
  • Small microwave
  • A phone (our telecommunications department does offer a voicemail service)

We want you to be able to personalize your space as much as possible, within certain guidelines and limitations—most having to do with safety. We have found that it is best to bring basic essentials at first, and then accentuate your room after you have moved in and become comfortable. There are a number of authorized and unauthorized items that students may or may not bring. Please become familiar with this list, as possession of unauthorized items may result in judicial referrals.

Off to college!

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Bring the essentials. This is your home away from home, but space is limited.  

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