We can’t wait to welcome you to campus. Know the steps to get you here.
Housing & Meal Plan
Housing assignments will be sent to your campus email starting on June 12.
- Know the different housing and meal plan options.
- Complete the Housing & Meal Plan Agreement.
- Complete the Housing Survey.
- Complete the 3 steps on the health forms page.
If you are needing accommodations, make sure to review the academic, housing, meal plan, and emotional support animal requirements and verification documents.
What to Pack for the Residence Hall
As you are packing to head to campus, please review this list for items you are allowed to bring and items that need to be left behind. Check out the residential living policies for additional information. If you forget something – don’t worry! There are plenty of local shops and thrift stores in town. You can also visit our ReUse Room to look for household items, clothes, books, etc., all at no cost.
These are items we suggest for each resident.
- Bed linens: twin extra long (36 x 80) mattress pad/cover, sheets, blankets, comforter, pillows, etc.
- Bath linens: towels, hand towels, washcloths
- Shower supplies: bathrobe, shower caddy, shower shoes, etc.
- Health and hygiene items: deodorant, soap, shampoo, Kleenex, hair products, toiletries, Band-Aids and minor first aid supplies
- Medications: prescription and over-the-counter
- Laundry supplies: detergent, laundry basket/bag, iron, ironing board, and sewing kit
- Hangers for clothes
- Personal computer or laptop (PC with Windows 7 or higher or Mac with OS X 10.7 or higher)
- Class supplies: paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, flash drive, scissors, 3-ring binders, notebooks, stapler, backpack
- Decorative items: plants, rugs, posters, pictures, string lights, memo board for room door etc.
- Painters tape for hanging decorations
- Fan (window or standing)
- Floor lamp
- Inclement weather gear: raincoat/umbrella, snow boots, parka, hat, gloves, etc.
- Alarm clock
- Recreational equipment and games: frisbee, bike, playing cards, hammock, etc.
- Surge protector/power strip (should be UL rated and grounded)
These are items each room will probably want or you may want to bring. Talk to your roommate to determine who will bring some items to maximize living space in your room.
- Blu-Ray/DVD player
- Microwave (one per room, 800 watt or smaller)
- Refrigerator (one per room, 4.3 cubic feet in size or smaller)
- Coffee pot (with automatic shut off)
- Basic cleaning supplies (broom, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
- Cooking supplies: silverware, can opener, microwave-safe dishes, cups, dish towel, dish soap, etc.
- If you plan on cooking, you can bring some small pots, pans, and cooking utensils to use in the community kitchens.
The following items violate Northland College policy and are not allowed in your room.
- Candles and incense
- Full size refrigerators
- Double-sided foam tape
- Extension cords or multiple receptacle plugs
- Halogen and heat lamps
- Open-coil cooking devices (hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, popcorn poppers)
- Appliances that require grease and/or an open flame for cooking
- Pets (other than fish in aquariums of 10 gallons or less)
- Space heaters
- Window air conditioners
- Hover boards
These items depend on your preferences and needs. Look for more detailed information on our Safety, Emergency, & Parking page.
- Bike, registration will occur on the day you arrive
- Camp fuel, flammable liquids, explosive, etc. are not allowed in your living environment
- Hunting equipment, needs to be checked in with Campus Safety
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our residential life staff. You can email or call 715-682-1272.