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.

You should bring these basics:

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

You will find these items in your room when you arrive: 
twin bed, extra long
twin mattress, extra long (39” x 80”)
bureau and closet
desk and chair
bookshelves
wastebasket

These items are prohibited by MIT and NOT allowed in student rooms:
microwaves
hot plates
toaster/toaster oven
any cooking devices
candles or incense
open heating elements
halogen lamps
weapons of any kind, including guns and knives