Residence Life 101: What to bring and not bring to residence halls
Welcome to Montana State University-Northern! Below is a list of a few items to get you started in preparing for your move to MSU-N. None of these items are required by any means, but they are suggested as things that will help get you through your days in comfort.
What to bring
Quarters For Laundry
Hand/Dish Soap (With Plastic Soap Dish)
Bedspread/Blankets Sheets (Twin XL)
First Aid Items
Power Strips/Surge protectors
Category 5e Cable (For Computers/Game Consoles)
Desk lamp (No Halogen Lamps)
Residence Hall Room Sizes
Check with your roommate to see if you need any of the following items(Please limit the number of electronics you bring as each room has a limited amount of power.)
Video Game System
Microwave (Max. 700 Watts)
What NOT to bring
Sandwich Makers (Any Kind)
String Lights (Christmas and Rope)
Pets (Except Fish – 1-Gallon Tank Maximum)
George Forman Grills
Lava and/or halogen lamps
Anything with a Flame or Heating Element
Wireless Access Points and/or Routers
Internet Service: All residence hall rooms are equipped with both wired and wireless internet service. Wireless internet is more convenient; however wired connections are not subject to interference from devices such as microwave ovens, bluetooth devices or from other wireless devices both on and off campus. We recommend connecting game consoles to the wired network. If you wish to use the wired network, you need to bring a Category 5e or 6 (Cat5e, Cat6) cable. Cables will be available for purchase through the MSU-Northern Bookstore or at any store that sells electronics.
Telephone: When requested, rooms can be provided with telephone service which includes voicemail.