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 throughout the summer.
- Know the different housing and meal plan options.
- Complete the Housing Survey
- Complete the Housing and Meal Plan Agreement
- 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: cloth face covering, hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, deodorant, Kleenex, hair products, toiletries, Band-Aids, 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
- Basic cleaning supplies (broom, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
- Recreational equipment and games: frisbee, bike, playing cards, hammock, etc.
- Surge protector/power strip (should be UL rated and grounded)
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR STUDENT ECO-REPS*
The first step to a more sustainable campus life (and to helping the planet) starts with deciding what to buy and pack for college. Campus living does not need to be expensive or wasteful. Pack lightly and consider buying used. We have a secondhand store on campus where everything is FREE.
Things we recommend:
• Clothespins (we supply the clothesline)
• Sweater (for wearing indoors instead of turning up the heat)
• Favorite travel coffee mug (will also get you discounts on coffee around town)
• Water bottle (some students prefer quart-sized wide-mouth Mason jar)
• Wheels for transportation: (Bike, Long board, Scooter, Roller blades)
Things to avoid:
• Plastic (every piece of plastic ever created is still here)
• Appliances (we supply them)
• Bottled water & other one-time-use items (creates excessive waste and see above about plastic)
*Four students serve as eco-reps, positions created to motivate the campus community to engage in positive behavior, as the vehicle for change regarding all tiers of sustainability.
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)
- 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
Beds and Lofts Information
- All beds can be bunked (Fenenga, McMillan, Mead, Memorial, Townhouses), but only MELLC beds can be lofted
- Homemade or purchased lofts are not allowed
- Students can bring bed risers to raise their beds if desired
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.