What to Bring to Campus

What to Bring to Campus

What to Bring to Campus

Here is a recommended checklist for incoming students. Of course, every student may have different needs, but this gives you a good start.  Make sure to consult your roommate to avoid purchasing doubles of items like lamps or appliances!

Bed and Bath

  • Essentials 
    • Extra-Long Twin Sheets 
    • Comforter 
    • Mattress Pad 
    • Pillow(s) and Pillow Cases 
    • Blanket 
    • Towels and Washcloths 
    • Shower Shoes/Flip Flops 
  • Recommended
    • Shower Caddy
    • Area Rug
    • Desk Lamp & Bulbs (non-halogen)
    • Floor Lamp & Bulbs (non-halogen)
    • Hangers
    • Mirror-Full Length
    • Trash Can
    • Microwave (1100 watts or less; 1 per room)
    • Compact Refrigerator (max 4 cubic feet; 1 per room)


  • Pictures
  • Photo Albums and Scrapbooks
  • Yearbook

Laundry Supplies

  • HE Detergent (Liquid)
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Drying Rack
  • Fabric Softener
  • Iron (auto shut-off)
  • Ironing Board
  • Laundry Bag/Basket

Health Care Supplies

  • First Aid Kit
  • Electronic Thermometer
  • OTC Medications 
  • Prescribed Medication

Personal Hygiene/Toiletries 

  • Soap/Shampoo/Hair Products
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Makeup/Moisturizers
  • Shaving Accessories


  • ATM Card 
  • Credit Cards 
  • Driver's License 
  • Insurance Cards 
  • Passport/Visa
  • Social Security Card
  • Lock Box


  • Essentials
    • Cell Phone & Charger
    • Computer/Laptop – Don’t forget the laptop’s charger
      • Locking cable (recommended)
    • Power Strip w/Surge Protector (UL approved)
  • Recommended
    • Printer & Ink Cartridges
    • Computer Paper
    • Smart TV or Standard TV w/streaming device (w/remote and user manual)
    • Gaming Systems/Board Games/Card Game, etc. 


  • Backpack
  • School Supplies
    • Pens/Pencils
    • Scissors/Stapler
    • Tape/Post-its
    • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • 3M™ Command™ Adhesive Products
  • Calendar
  • Cold Weather Clothing
    • Winter Coat
    • Gloves
    • Hat
    • Boots
  • Message Board (Dry erase board)
  • Flashlight
  • Plastic Food Storage containers with sealing lids
  • Dishware/Silverware
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Paper Towels
  • Can Opener
  • Water Filter Pitcher
  • Umbrella/Raingear
  • Trunk (convenient storage and coffee table in one)
  • Sports Equipment (ex. bicycle, rackets, balls)
  • Sunglasses
  • Fan (large and/or clip)

What Not to Bring

We strongly advise students to not rely on "Back to College/School"  lists or sections found in many stores as they often contain many prohibited items.  Below is a list of common items that are prohibited in college residence halls and cannot be brought to campus.  Note that this is a partial list. If you have questions about whether an item is permitted, please contact the Office of Residence Life prior to arrival. 

  • Fire hazards
    • Halogen lamps, lamps with plastic shades
    • Candles, incense, burning sage and any other items that are burned
    • Plug-in air freshers
    • Space heaters
    • Cooking appliances including air fryers, insta-pots, slow cookers, rice cookers, shot plates, electric grills, toasters, and any items with exposed heating element(s)
    • Extension cords, multi-plug adapters, plug strips and extension cords lacking an on/off switch
    • Fireworks
    • Upholstered furniture
  • Air conditioning units (all types)
  • Personal weight equipment 
  • Weapons
    • This includes, but is not limited to, firearms, air pistols, paintball, BB guns, knives, swords and decorative weapons
  • Refrigerators over 4.5 cubic ft. or with more than 1.5 amp electrical draw
  • Amplified music and equipment designed to amplify or broadcast music
  • Skateboards
  • Alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia (this includes “decorative” alcohol bottles and drug-related items)
  • Any pet other than fish kept in a 10-gallon tank or smaller 
Residence Halls
Catskill HallCatskill Hall

Catskill Hall is an upper division Residence Hall available to continuing students, transfer students, and incoming international students. To be eligible to live in Catskill, you must have at least 15 earned academic credits and no significant judicial history.

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Gerry HallGerry Hall

Gerry Hall was the first residence hall built at SUNY Delhi. The building is named after Angelica L. Gerry of Lake Delaware, NY, an individual who had shown great generosity to SUNY Delhi for many years. Gerry is pronounced with a hard "g" sound, not a "j" sound.

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DuBois HallDubois Hall

DuBois Hall is named after the second President of SUNY Delhi, who served from 1917 to 1929, and it is pronounced "doo-boys." DuBois Hall houses 235 students in an L-shaped building. Student rooms are located along both sides of long corridor hallways. 

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Murphy HallMurphy Hall

Murphy Hall is the sister building to O'Connor Hall. It is a four-story residence hall with a large lounge in the center of the building. Student rooms are located along the corridors with four common bathrooms and shower facilities per floor.

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O'Connor HallO'Connor Hall

The name of the building is from a local family that has been very generous in their support of SUNY Delhi. The same family runs the "O'Connor Foundation," which is a philanthropic endowment that benefits the residents of Delaware County, NY.

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Russell HallRussell Hall

Russell Hall is the largest residence hall at SUNY Delhi, housing approximately twice as many students as any of the other halls. Despite its overall size, there are small, close-knit environments on each floor

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Riverview Townhouses"Riverview
Riverview Townhouses is an upper division community located next to Price Chopper (local grocery store). The community is close enough to campus but has the feel of off-campus living. Riverview residents are part of the general community of Delhi.Read More About Riverview Townhouses >