The following are suggested items that you should consider bringing for residence life. In addition, in the case of a roommate, consider sharing the items you plan to bring, e.g., TV, microwave, refrigerator, etc., with the roommate so items are not duplicated and more space will be available in the room. For this reason, each roommate will be provided with the other’s email address and telephone number (when available).

Items for Residence Life

  • Alarm clock (wind-up or battery back-up)
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Bed linens, mattress pad, blankets, pillow
  • 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 the Residential Conduct Codes for more details.

  • 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
  • Weapons
  • Window decals

Residence Life Kitchens

The residence has a public kitchen that residents can use. The kitchen is equipped with microwave, fridge, and sink. As long as the space is used responsibly, the kitchen is available to all residents.


Pay (debit and credit cards acceptable) washers and dryers are available in the residence.

Provided Services

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

Provided by the College

  • Twin bed and mattress (size twin extra-long, 38x80)
  • Carpeted floor
  • Desk/Chair
  • Dresser
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Mirror
  • Vacuum (check out with the floor RA)
  • Wardrobe
  • Window Blinds