Packing List

all rooms are furnished with

  • Two loftable, extra-long twin beds (80" x 36")
  • Two closets or wardrobes
  • Two desks with chairs
  • Two dressers
  • Two wastebaskets
  • Computer connection
  • One analog telephone line – Request only. Fee applies.
  • Most rooms are carpeted
  • Window blinds
  • BGTV Connection

What to pack

On Move-In Day, you will find a space waiting for your personal touch! For your convenience, we have put together the following packing suggestions for you. 

  • Drivers License
  • ATM/Credit/Insurance Cards
  • Passport/Visa
  • Lock Box
  • Backpack
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • Headphones
  • Sports Equipment/Games · Playing Cards
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat · Gloves · Scarf · Warm Coat
  • Umbrella
  • Iron · Ironing Board
  • Microwave-safe Dishes and Mugs
  • Plastic Food Storage Containers
  • Sewing Kit
  • Shower Curtain*
  • Small Safe – Useful when bringing medications
  • Storage Organizer/Trunk
  • Kitchen Trash Can – University Apartments only.
  • Toilet Paper*
  • 3M Adhesives – No Nails
  • Wall/Room Decor

*Only for residence living in Centennial Hall, Falcon Heights, Founders Hall and the University Apartments.

  • Laundry Bag
  • HE Detergent
  • Hangers
  • Dishwashing Soap
  • Drying Rack
  • Stain Remover
  • Cleaning Supplies · Paper Towels
  • Air Freshener
  • Bathroom Cleaning Supplies*

*Only for residence living in Centennial Hall, Falcon Heights, Founders Hall and the University Apartments.

  • First Aid Kit
  • Thermometer
  • Health Insurance Card · Medications
  • Flashlight
  • List of Allergies and Family Medical History
  • List of Emergency Contacts

Helpful tip: Write down your medical information and emergency contacts. Having them saved on your phone or computer is helpful but if they fail, it is good to have a backup copy stored in a safe place.

  • Bedspread
  • Bed Sheets (Twin Extra-long)
  • Mattress Pad
  • Futon – 78" wide or less.
  • Hairstyling Products · Hair Dryer · Styling Tools
  • Nail Care Supplies · Hand Lotion · Hair Brush
  • Pillow/Pillow Cases
  • Shower Shoes (Flip Flops)/Caddy
  • Soaps/Shampoo
  • Toothbrush · Toothpaste · Mouth Wash · Floss · Cotton Balls · Tissues
  • Towels · Washcloth
  • Calculator
  • Highlighters · Post-Its
  • Notebooks · Folders · Binders
  • Message Board (Dry Erase)
  • Paper · Pens · Pencils
  • Paper Clips · Rubber Bands
  • Planner · Organizer
  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape · Glue
  • Stapler · Staples · Holepunch
  • USB Drives

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  • Alarm Clock
  • Backup Phone Charger
  • Co-axial Cable for TV
  • Computer
  • Computer Charger and Locking Cable
  • Desk/Floor Lamp – With UL label. Use a fluorescent or incandescent bulb.
  • Ethernet Cord – BGSU compliant cable available at Falcon Outfitters.
  • Fan – With UL Label
  • Gaming System
  • Microwave – NOT to exceed 900 watts.
  • Power Strip/Batteries
  • Compact Refrigerator – Less than 5 cubic feet and 36" high, not to exceed 1.5 amps.
  • Can Opener
  • Reusable Water Bottle/Water Filters
  • Keurig/Small Coffee Maker – Auto shut off only.
  • Stereo or Speakers that Connect to your Smart Device
  • TV with a QAM Tuner
  • Download the Apogee Stream2 App to access BGTV!

These lists are recommendations made by BGSU students but not required. Some items you may feel are essential and others you may choose to leave off your list. 


Bringing your own furniture is completely optional. If you are considering purchasing or bringing furniture from home, please review our furniture requirements prior to Move-In Day.

Upholstered Furniture must be fire retardant. Look for one or more of these fire retardant standards on identification tags:

  • NFPA 701
  • Class 1 of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Commercial Standard 191-53
  • California Flammability Bulletin 117
  • ASTM-E 84
  • Upholstered Furniture Action Council (UFAC) Gold Tag)

Wood Furniture must either be constructed with pretreated lumber or must be coated with fire retardant. Pretreated lumber will be stamped. Look for one or more of these identifiers:

  • Class A ASTM
  • Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., 17PO

Fire retardant paints and varnishes will list one or more of these standards: ASTM-E 84, NFPA 701, or UL 723. Be sure to get a paint or varnish that is fire retardant, not "heat resistant".

Inflatable Furniture and Bean Bag Chairs are NOT PERMITTED in students rooms due to the toxic, dense smoke that they release in a fire.


Leave at home

Due to potential fire hazards, the University Fire Safety Policy prohibits the following items:

  • Air-conditioners
  • Appliances with exposed heating elements including microwave/convection oven combination units
  • Candles, incense and oil lamps – Even if they are being used as decoration.
  • Extension cords
  • Floor lamps that have flexible arms – Some floor lamps of this style have melted their plastic shades and started fires. You may see them with colorful plastic lamp shades.
  • Hot plates · toasters · toaster ovens · hot pots · outdoor/indoor grill · waffle irons  · or any similar cooking items
  • Lights or lamps with halogen bulbs
  • Lofts – Only BGSU beds are permitted.
  • Pets – Only fish are permitted.
  • Portable heating devices; including portable heaters and electric blankets
  • Water beds
  • Weapons