undergraduate

What to bring

We’ve created this handy checklist to help you plan what to bring to campus and what to leave at home.

Bring these

You will need these basics:
sheets—twin extra long

pillow
pillowcases
blankets
cellular phone
alarm clock
small fan
umbrella
towels and wash cloths
soap, shampoo, and other toiletries
clothes (including bathrobe, heavy winter coat, and snow boots)
a good bicycle lock (if you bring a bike)
laundry basket and detergent
message board for your door
dishes, silverware, drinking cups
rug or other floor covering
radio or sound system
computer
surge protector
calendar
desk supplies (pens, paper, and desk lamp)
dictionary and thesaurus
small refrigerator
health records

Don’t bring these

These items are in your room already:
twin bed, extra long
twin mattress, extra long (39” x 80”)
bureau and closet for clothes
desk and chair
telephone (find out about telephone service)
bookshelves
wastebasket

And PLEASE don’t bring these

MIT policies prohibit the following:
microwave
hot plates
candles or incense
open heating elements
illegal drugs
weapons of any kind, including guns and knives