Items for Residence Life
  • Alarm clock (wind-up or battery back-up)
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Bed linens, mattress pad, blankets, pillow (each twin bed and mattress size is twin extra-long, 38x80)
  • Can opener
  • Clothes hangers/hamper
  • Daily appointment book, wall calendar
  • Desk lamp
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Fan
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Insurance Information
  • Laundry supplies
  • Medication
  • Mug, cups, etc.
  • Plastic-ware
  • OOK Picture Hangers and thumbtacks (for hanging items on sheetrock walls)
  • Quality surge protector(s) with reset switch
  • Robe, wash cloths, large bath towels
  • Shower curtain and hooks are mandatory, shower shoes/ slippers and caddy
  • Snap Hook (suction hanger, useable on metal and glass surfaces)
  • Soap dish and toothbrush holder
  • Storage bin
  • Toilet paper and brush
  • Vacuum (Optional) Stick or hand-held preferred
  • Waste Basket and Liners
  • Window blinds are provided in each room
  • 3M Command Adhesive (for hanging items on metal doors or wood furniture)
Optional Items
  • Address book /phonebook with important numbers
  • Backpack
  • Calculator (specific type/brand is needed for some majors)
  • Computer/laptop
  • First Aid Kit (Emergency medical service is available on-site)
  • Four in one screwdriver
  • Lap desk
  • Microwave (1100 watts max allowed) staff approval necessary
  • Mirror in the bathroom does not have a storage compartment
  • Over-door pocket organizer or shoe hanger
  • Plastic stacking storage boxes (9" high or less)
  • Pliers and/or vice grips
  • Refrigerator (no more than 3 cubic feet)
  • Small folding clothes rack
  • Small stereo/radio, wireless headphones
  • Television (32” maximum and a streaming device or smart tv highly recommended)
Items NOT provided by the College
  • Cleaning supplies (cleaning solutions/wipes, brooms, etc.)
  • Ethernet cords
  • Ironing boards and irons
  • Linens
  • Cable TV hookup and phone landline connection are not provided or available.
Prohibited items to leave at home

Please note this list may not be comprehensive of everything that is not permitted but includes the most commonly found prohibited items. Review Code of Conduct for more details.

  • Air Fryers
  • Appliances with heating coils or exposed flames
  • Bed risers with outlets
  • Candles with wicks
  • Colored hanging putty & tacs, nails, screws, and any sharp items to hang items on the wall
  • Extension cords
  • Electric Blankets
  • Flammable liquids (gasoline, oil, etc.)
  • George Foreman or any other-type grill
  • Hover boards
  • Heaters
  • Hot plates
  • Incense
  • Items with open flames
  • Masking tape
  • Multi-plug adapters
  • Over-door hangers/mirrors
  • Pets
  • Toasters
  • TV wall mount
  • Water Bed
  • Water Guns
  • Weapons
  • Window decals
Laundry
  • Pay (debit and credit cards acceptable) washers and dryers are available in the Residence Halls.
Television & E-mail/Internet Services
  • The residence has active wireless computer connections for the internet. Email accounts are automatically created for all students upon acceptance to Bluefield State. Students are encouraged to purchase a TV streaming device, such as ROKU. No Cable service is available or provided. IT helpdesk is available 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday. Call 304-327-4090 or email helpdesk@bluefieldstate.edu.
Provided by the College
  • Twin bed and mattress (size twin extra-long, 38x80)
  • Carpeted floor
  • Desk/Chair
  • Dresser
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Mirror
  • Vacuum Cleaner (check out with the floor RA)
  • Wardrobe
  • Window Blinds