What to Bring

Don't forget to bring along your copy of "Over the Hump" that you'll receive in the mail. It's the indispensable guide to everything Connecticut College!

What you can buy locally, and what to leave at home


Televisions, microwaves, VCRs DVDs, stereos, CD players and radios are all fine to bring with you to campus. You may wish to check with your roommate(s) first so you won't have two of everything. Your room is equipped with cable service, so you'll need a cable-ready television. Please, do not bring space heaters of any kind! Look for low-wattage, fluorescent desk lamps and floor lamps, and purchase a power strip so you can plug them all in/turn them all off at once. And always look for Energy Star-rated appliances when making a purchase to help save energy. *

Carpet/Area rug

Since most residence hall rooms are not carpeted, you may want to purchase a room-size or area carpet. Wait until you get to campus, as you can buy them locally. Also, you may wish to share the cost with your roommate(s).


Computers may be used in your residence hall room. We have a state-of-the-art communications network providing sophisticated phone and data connectivity from every room on campus, and numerous wireless access points. The network enables you to access many academic resources such as the automated library system, the courseware server, the CamelWeb intranet, email, and the internet from your room if you own either an Apple Macintosh or a Windows-based computer with Ethernet capability. If you need to purchase a computer, Connecticut College has partnered with Dell, Apple and HP to offer excellent discounts on many models.


It's very convenient to have a small refrigerator (no larger than 3 cubic feet) in your room to keep drinks and snacks. Please consider the environment and rent one: there is a refrigerator rental service. If you do want to purchase one, many nearby stores sell them, so you may wish to wait until you arrive on campus and share the cost with your roommate(s). Again, look for Energy Star-rated appliances to help save energy.*

College Bookshop

The Connecticut College Bookshop also has many room furnishings you'll need, including official Camel-related and Connecticut College items!

What to bring - Here's the list:

First: Don't forget to bring along your copy of "Over the Hump" that you'll receive in the mail. It's the indispensable guide to everything Connecticut College!

Bed linens (twin extra long: 80" Long x 36" Wide x 7" Deep) Consider ordering in advance from On-Campus Marketing Linen Sales
Mattress pad
Blankets, including one for picnics or lying on the Green
Towels and washcloths
Shower slippers or flip-flops
Personal toiletries w/carrying caddy
Alarm clock
Clothes hangers
Computer, cables, cords, Ethernet cable
Power strip/surge protector
Extension cord
Low-wattage floor or desk lamp*
Desk fan
Lightbulbs, LED or CFL *
Laundry basket
Laundry detergent
Push pins, non-stick adhesive squares for hanging posters
Postage stamps, envelopes, etc.
School supplies: pens, pencils, etc.
Under-bed storage boxes
Bicycle with durable lock
Boots, rain boots
Dry erase board
Travel mug
Coffee/tea mug, dishes, plastic cutlery

* Connecticut College is an environmentally aware campus. Please bring only energy-efficient lighting and appliances. 

Please leave at home

Hot plates/skillets, (George Foreman grills)
Hibachis and grills
Toaster ovens
Space heaters
Candles and incense
Flammable fluids
Air conditioners
Ceiling fans/lights
Halogen lamps
Outside TV antennae or satellite dish
Wireless routers

Contact Information

Phone: 860-439-2834

Fax: 860-439-2875

Email: edna.miskell@conncoll.edu

The Office of Residential Education & Living (REAL)
Located in Warnshuis 
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196