If you are in doubt about any item, please contact ResLife to find out more information.

Your Room

When you arrive at Drew, your room will have an extra-long twin bed, desk, desk chair, bureau or closet, mirror, dresser, and window shade and screen. Some CLA  ResHall areas may have additional furniture unique to that Complex.  You will assume responsibility for this furniture, and it will be yours for the year. You will be prompted to sign a Room Condition Report (RCR) when you pick up your keys. The RCR will list any damages found in the room prior to your moving in so that you do not get charged for these damages at the end of the year. Please take note that you have 48 hours to make any adjustments to the RCR. Afterwards, you will be responsible for any damages.

Take a look at our First-year Room Decorating Contest for videos of first year rooms http://youtu.be/5TceWyJVmcs

Below is a list of things you need to survive, things you might want to bring, some things to discuss with your roommate, and things that are restricted from bringing. Please take a look, print it out, and pack accordingly! Remember, this is just a start. If you have any questions  please give us a call first 973-408-3394. We are happy to answer any questions for you! Always remember; when in doubt, leave it out.

Personal Items

  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Debit and/or Credit Card
  • Checkbook
  • Identification (you will need one form of ID e.g. drivers’ license, state id card or passport)
  • Any medications you require

What you will need…

  • comforter or bedspread
  • extra long twin-size sheets (36″ x 76″)
  • clothes hangers
  • mattress pad

  • pillow and pillowcases
  • alarm clock
  • blankets or comforter
  • towels

Optional Room Items

  • throw pillows
  • egg crate-style pad
  • bedspread
  • beanbag chair(s)
  • area rug
  • floor lamp (no halogen lamps and no paper shades)

  • tissues
  • curtain + curtain rod
  • single-serving coffee makers
  • air purifier/fresheners
  • basic cleaning supplies (small vacuum, dustpan, windex, paper towels, etc.)

  • water purifier
  • floor length mirror
  • plates, mugs, cups, silverware, etc.
  • small sewing kit
  • shower caddy, basket, or buckets for health and beauty aids and toiletries.

Bath & Personal Needs

  • towels
  • washcloths
  • bathrobe
  • thongs, flip-flops, or shower shoes

  • shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • small first aid kit

  • hairbrush & comb
  • sunscreen & insect repellant
  • other toiletries
  • necessary prescriptions, medicines, and vitamins

  • extra glasses, contacts or contact solution
  • laundry basket
  • detergent
  • quarters for laundry room

Essential Clothing

  • shirts
  • sweaters
  • pants/shorts
  • skirts/dresses
  • lots of clean underwear and socks
  • shoes

  • cold weather clothing
  • warm winter coat
  • gloves/mittens
  • scarf
  • swimsuit
  • clothes hangers

  • watch
  • boots
  • raincoat
  • slippers
  • at least one dressy outfit

Essential School Supplies

  • pens, pencils, markers, highlighters
  • thesaurus
  • dictionary
  • notebooks and paper

  • paperclips, stapler, tape, safety pins
  • calculator
  • backpack
  • ink cartridges

  • fun books to read
  • research paper writing guides
  • printer
  • disks: CD-R/RW

  • surge protector (not multiple)
  • software
  • extra printer paper
  • ethernet cord

CLA Roommates may want to discuss these items in advance:

  • refrigerator (check limitations)
  • telephone (no cordless phones permitted)
  • rug/floor covering

  • ethernet cord (no personal wireless routers are permitted)
  • stereo/radio

  • television
  • dvd player/vcr/video game equipment

The following items are prohibited from
CLA Residence Halls because of fire hazard potential:

  • toaster ovens
  • electric blankets
  • hot plates
  • coffee makers (except for single-serving style coffee makers)
  • deep fat fyers
  • toasters
  • open flame appliances
  • non UL- listed appliances
  • open coil appliances
  • pets (only non-meat eating fish allowed)
  • weapons (firearms, guns, BB guns, knives, bows & arrows, and martial arts equipment)

  • explosives (fireworks, incense, candles, and flammable liquids)
  • volatile liquids and substances of any kind (i.e. fuels, lighter fluid, open cans of paint, paint thinner, matchlight charcoal, and turpentine.
  • motorcycles, mopeds, or motor bikes
  • unapproved lofts
  • paper lamps or lanterns
  • items attached to/hanging from fire-safety equipment
  • halogen lamps

  • micro-fridges unless Drew specified
  • microwaves
  • extension cords (only 1 surge protector)
  • outlet expanders
  • decorative lighting (holiday lights, neon lights, etc.)
  • illegal or non-prescribed drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • any appliance exceeding 500 watts (except hairdryers for bathroom purposes)
  • A/C, space heaters, ceiling fans, washing machines, dryers, freezers.

  • kegs, mini kegs, beer balls, and other alcohol beverages in bulk quantities. (Empty containers, funnels, or other paraphernalia used for binging purposes will be considered illegal also and owners/room occupants are subject to fines.)
  • waterbeds, pools
  • University, other university/college, local, state, federal, or private/non-profit industry signage.