What to Bring to Fisher

Have you talked with your roommate? You are encouraged to talk to your roommate(s) and plan what to bring together. No room needs 3 TVs, 3 microwaves, and 3 refrigerators!

What TO Bring

Moving In

  • Cart/dolly to transport items into your room
    Orientation staff is available to assist with freshmen move-in
  • Crates, bins, or other storage containers

Bathroom and Personal Care

  • First aid kit, aspirin, Band-Aids, cough drops, tissues
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes

Cleaning

  • Cleaning supplies for your room
    Murphy Hall and Michaelhouse community bathrooms are cleaned by Facilities Services staff. Students are responsible for cleaning their living space.
  • Paper towels
  • Recycle container
  • Trash container
  • Vacuum

Documents

  • Medical insurance card (more information about health insurance)
  • Property/rental insurance card (optional)*

Food Preparation and Storage

  • Can opener (handheld)
  • Coffee maker or Keurig (with auto shutoff)
  • Dish cloth and dish soap
  • Microwave (700 watt maximum)
    Green Alternative: Energy Star rated models; public microwaves are also available on each floor
  • Microwave-safe dishes (dishes, cups, mugs, bowls, utensils)
  • Refrigerator (1.5 amp maximum)
    Green Alternative: Energy Star rated models

Linens and Laundry

  • Clothes hangers
  • Iron (with auto shutoff)
  • Laundry supplies (HE or regular liquid detergent, softener, basket)
  • Washers and dryers are free and available in each residence hall
  • Pillow
  • Sewing kit
  • Towels
  • Twin extra-long bedding (all beds are 80")

Organizing Your Room

  • Alarm clock
  • Blue painter's tape to hang posters
  • Desk light (non-halogen)
    Green Alternative: Look for CFL or LED light bulbs
  • Flashlight
  • Memo/message board
  • Pictures/posters
  • Power strip (UL approved with on/off switch)
  • Extension cords and multi-plug adapters are prohibited
  • Small fan

Technology & Academics

  • Book bag
  • Cable cord
  • Computer
  • DVD player
  • Ethernet cord (Wi-Fi is provided)
  • Personal routers and switches are prohibited
  • Printer
  • School Supplies
  • TV with a QAM tuner
    The College cable television system is digital. To use your TV in the residence halls, you will need a TV with a QAM tuner.

Printable Packing List [pdf]

*Property/rental insurance: The College assumes no responsibility for any damage to, or loss of, your personal property. You should obtain appropriate insurance either through your families' homeowner policy or separate renter's insurance policy. You can find information about property insurance from your insurance provider or search online under "student property insurance."

What NOT TO Bring

  • Weapons of any kind or anything that can be mistaken for a weapon, including KNIVES
  • Illegal drugs
  • Any fire hazard* including:
    • Extension cords and multi-plug adapters
    • Electronic Cigarettes & Vaporizers
    • Hoverboards
    • Tapestries and Flags
    • Incense and Candles
      Fireworks
    • Cooking appliances (hot plates, grills, toasters, toaster ovens, electric frying pans)
      Halogen lamps, medusa/multi-head lamps with plastic shades and neon signs (all rooms have overhead lights)
    • Area rugs (all rooms are carpeted)
    • Electric or fuel heaters/space heaters
    • Personal/window air conditioners
  • Amplified musical instruments, drums, or amplifiers
  • Toilet paper - provided in both community and private bathrooms
  • Shower curtains - provided in both community and private bathrooms
  • Pets other than fish - 10 gallon tank maximum
  • Bed risers/cinder blocks, furniture lofts
  • Wi-Fi or wired routers, switches
  • Your car if you are a first year student. Parking questions?

*Fire Hazards: All electrical appliances used for cooking food are prohibited in residence hall rooms. All other appliances such as irons, hair dryers, TVs, radios, etc. should be used with caution. In addition, all appliances, extension bar outlets and electrical hook-ups must have a UL approved label attached. The College makes periodic fire/safety inspections of all rooms during the year and reserves the right to remove all items considered to be a fire hazard. New York State codes prohibit cooking in residence hall rooms, fastening any combustible material to any ceilings, or covering any fire alarm equipment in the residence hall rooms. Visit our complete list of fire hazards.