WHAT NOT BRING - Here are some things you might not need to bring to Lawrence:
-Personal mini-fridge: You can save money and help save energy by instead using the communal fridges found in the kitchen of every building. (If you do decide to bring one, refrigerators larger than 4.5 cubic feet are prohibited)
-Extra linen: Every building has a laundry facility, so you can keep reusing the same linens instead of bringing extras
-Television: TV’s are bulky and hard to carry and store, and also take up a lot of space. If you want a bigger screen, you can connect your laptop to TV’s in the communal lounge areas of every building and maybe make a friend as well!
-Printer: All students are allocated a printing budget with printers in every major building
-Stapler/tape: CA desks are supplied with basic stationery needs like staplers, scotch tape, and masking tape. You just need to make sure to return them!
-Basic kitchenware: CA desks also are supplied with basic kitchen supplies like kettles, pots, and pans
Vacuum cleaner: All buildings are provided with a vacuum cleaner as well as a broom and dustpan for communal use
-Drying rack/iron/ironing board: All laundry facilities in buildings provide these items
-Desk lamp: All desks in dorms have a desk lamp built in! However, if you do decide to bring a desk lamp, we recommend lamps with LED bulbs
-Personal vehicle: There are a ton of different options to get around in Appleton, from the LU shopping shuttle to the Enterprise Car Share program. Save money and your carbon footprint by leaving your personal vehicle at home
-Tool kit: Campus facilities is there to help you fix anything that might break in your room or dorm
-Bathroom cleaning supplies: Unless you are moving into a room with a private bathroom, custodial staff will regularly clean all bathroom
The following items are against University policy:
-Hot plate, grill, toaster oven, toaster, space heaters (basically, anything with an open coil is prohibited under fire code and is too dangerous)
-Microwaves (they blow fuses), but microwaves are available in each residence hall
-Halogen lamps (too hot, and often dangerous)
-Candles or anything with an open flame (a big fire code no-no)
-Tapestries that hang from the wall or ceiling (another fire code no-no)
-Anything that would require you to remove your window screen (air conditioner, satellite dish, etc.)
-Pets (any type of pet, besides fish, needs to be approved by your floor before it can be brought to campus - see Student Handbook)
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