Returning Resident Information and Contract

Returning Housing Information & Contract

Make it a "Home Sweet Home"

We encourage you to bring the comforts of home to campus and personalize your room. Here’s a list of necessary and optional items you should bring to campus:

Essential Items:

  • Telephone
  • TV and cable cord
  • Surge protector/power cords
  • Computer
  • Non-halogen lamps
  • Extra-long twin bed sheets, pillows, comforter and blankets
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, medication etc.)
  • Laundry basket/bag and detergent
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hangers
  • School supplies

Optional Items:

  • Storage boxes that fit under a bed
  • Area rug/carpet
  • Microwave (no more than 700 watts)
  • Small refrigerator (up to 4 cubic feet)
  • Stereo and headphones
  • Alarm clock
  • DVD player or video games
  • Bathrobe and rubber flip-flops for the showers
  • Shower caddy
  • Cups and bowls for snacking in room
  • Pictures and home mementos
  • Posters (please use poster putty to stick to walls)

Please leave the following items at home: George Foreman grills, waterbeds, halogen lamps, cooking appliances, decorative lights, multiple outlet adapters, candles and air conditioners. These items are prohibited in the residence halls, due to fire and safety precautions.

We strongly encourage you to talk to your roommates before move-in day and decide what items you will bring and what items you can share.

George Williams College is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items brought into the residence halls. Please make sure to check whether your parents’ home insurance covers your personal items. If not, please purchase rental insurance before moving to campus.

Getting to Know your Roommate

  • The Room: Do you both feel a sense of ownership and comfort? Arrange the room together.
  • Stuff: Will you both have equal access to TV, stereo, refrigerator? Can I borrow __________?
  • Phone: How late can we talk on the phone?
  • Alarm Clock: Use the same one? When will it be set? Snooze button?
  • Guests: What to do if friends drop by while roommate is studying? What about overnight guests, weekends, or when roommate needs alone time?
  • Gossip: Only offers short-term “get if off your chest” feelings, but has long-term consequences. Avoid using social media to “vent.”
  • Confrontation/Conflict: Talk to roommate directly. Ask RA for help. Reference roommate agreement.