New & Returning Students

Use these helpful lists and tips to help guide you in what to bring during move-in and what should be left at home.

This list includes tips for students living in Traditional Residential Halls, Small Houses, Language Houses, Apartments and Cottages – so whether you are a new or returning students, these lists and tips are for you!

And remember, less is more! Talk with your roommate ahead of time about larger items you can share like a TV or any other non-essential appliances.

To learn more about what equipment you can check out at our 3 front desks, please visit the **webpage currently under construction – direct link coming soon in the meantime please contact the Housing Office via email at housing@coloradocollege.edu** as it might help you decide what not to bring, at least initially.

Refer to the Pathfinder for a complete list of permissible items and campus living policies.

 

What To Bring

This list is a general list for all students to keep in mind when packing but more specifically for students assigned to rooms in Traditional Residential Halls, Small Houses and Language Houses. 

Click the following links familiarize yourself with what residential communities are considered Traditional Residential Halls & Small Houses & Language Houses and to learn more about what already comes standard in your space.

  • Twin XL Sheets
    • Mattress Measurements (roughly): 80” x 39” x 6”
    • Standard Sheets
  • Comforter
  • Throw Blanket
  • Pillows & Pillow Cases
  • Mattress Pad/Topper (optional)
  • Posters & Photos
  • Area Rug
  • Curtains (optional – all rooms have blinds but if you bring curtains they must be on a tension rod!)
  • Lamps
  • Extra Storage Bins/Shelves/Shoe Rack
  • Bulletin Boards & Tacks
  • Sticky Tack & Non-permanent Adhesive Wall Hooks)
  • Small Took Kit
  • Desk Lamp
  • Small Plants
  • Grounded 3-Prong Power Strips
  • Surge Protector
  • Computer and Accessories
  • Headphones
  • Chargers for Electronics
  • TV (optional)
  • Gaming Console (optional)
  • Coffee Pot/Keurig with Auto Shutoff
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Snacks
  • Plates and Bowls
  • Cups and Mugs
  • Utensils
  • Bag Clips
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Travel Mug
  • Reusable Water Bottle (essential - remember you will be in high altitude, hydration is everything)
  • Trash Bags
  • Air Freshener
  • Paper Towel
  • Sponges
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Microfiber cleaning cloths or cleaning rags
  • Laundry Detergent & Dryer Sheets
  • Flash Drive
  • Calculator
  • Backpack
  • Planner
  • Stapler, Staples and Paper Clips
  • Scissors
  • Notebooks/Binder with Paper
  • Pencils, Pens & Highlighters
  • Sticky Notes
  • Printing and printer paper are supplied to all CC students at no extra cost, but you can bring your own if that is your personal preference
  • Wash Cloth and Towels
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Personal Hygiene Items, etc.
  • Personal Medication
  • Toothbrush
  • Slippers and Shower Shoes
  • Hair Care Items
  • First Aid Kit
  • Thermometer 
  • Iron (optional but mush have automatic shutoff)
  • Hangers and Clothes
  • Laundry Basket
  • Broom & Dust Pan/Vacuum (optional)
  • Full-length Mirror
  • Masks (reusable/washable)
  • Gloves (single use latex or rubber gloves)
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Kleenex
  • Charging Bank
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Rain Jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Rain/Snow/All-weather Boots
  • Winter Coat
  • Any outdoor gear for your new adventures in the mountains!
  • Visit the following two offices to provide you with more insight on employment at CC and documents to bring
  • Alcohol/Illegal Drugs/Tobacco
  • Weapons (including facsimile weapons)
  • Candles, Incense, Melted Wax Products
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Open Heating Coil Appliances like Toasters, Waffle Irons, George Foreman Grills, Hot Plates, Pressure Cookers, etc.
  • Microwaves and Fridges
  • Space Heaters and AC Units
  • Wireless Internet Routers
  • Weight benches
  • Objects hanging from ceiling
  • Non-college issued furniture (chairs, mattresses, tables, desks, etc.)
  • Bed Risers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Space Heaters
  • Pets & Animals
    • Except fish in a 10-gallon or smaller tank.
    • Except service or emotional support animals registered with Accessibility Resources

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Apartments

Click the following links familiarize yourself with what residential communities are considered Apartments and to learn more about what already comes standard in your apartment.

Please review the ‘What To Bring’ section as it includes all basic necessities and items to consider as they are not mentioned below

  • Apartments on campus are furnished. You do not need to bring any additional furniture, but are welcome to if that helps make your apartment feel like home.
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen Supplies (plates, mugs, glasses, utensils, pots, pans, etc)
  • Open Heating Coil Appliances like Toasters, Waffle Irons, George Foreman Grills, Hot Plates, Pressure Cookers, etc. are allowed in Apartments
  • Shower Curtain & Rod
  • Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bathmat
  • Rugs and/or Carpets
  • TV (with Smart TV device if needed, ex. Roku) 
  • Gaming Console (optional)

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Cottages

Click the following links familiarize yourself with what residential communities are considered Cottages and to learn more about what already comes standard in your cottage.

Please review the ‘What To Bring’ section as it includes all basic necessities and items to consider!

  • Cottages are unfurnished. Please bring all furniture needed to for your space, including a bed, dresser, couch, coffee table, desks, etc.
  • Sheets for your specific bed
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen Supplies (plates, mugs, glasses, utensils, pots, pans, etc)
  • Open Heating Coil Appliances like Toasters, Waffle Irons, George Foreman Grills, Hot Plates, Pressure Cookers, etc. are allowed in Cottages
  • Shower Curtain & Rod
  • Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bathmat
  • Rugs and/or Carpets
  • TV (with Smart TV device if needed, ex. Roku) 
  • Gaming Console (optional)

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