Residence Hall/Apartment Checklist

What to Bring / What Not to Bring

boxHere is a list of items you'll want to bring to your residence hall or apartment. Also included are things you should leave at home. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 602-639-6244.

Take time to communicate with your roommates and discuss what you'll each bring! This helps speed up the move-in process and ensures there won't be unnecessary multiples in your suite (extra microwaves, TVs or approved furniture). Contact info for your roommate can be found on the "status" page of your application.

Type of Item Living Area
  Residence Halls Apartments
Renter's Insurance
Recommended - Click for information on Grad Guard Renters Insurance Yes Yes
Appliances with heating elements (crock pots, hot plates, cooktops, induction cookware, etc.) No No
Coffee maker without hot plate Yes Yes
Iron (with auto-off function) Yes Yes
Microwave** (not exceeding 1,000 watts) - Rental program available for a microwave-fridge combo Yes Yes
Refrigerator** (4.5 cubic foot) - Rental program available for a microwave-fridge combo Yes North Rim Only
Toasters No Yes
3M tabs and/or adhesive clay (no screws, nails, tacks, etc.) Yes Yes
Alarm clock Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
Desk lamp (no halogen lamps) Yes Yes
Fish tank (smaller than 10 gallons) Yes Yes
Obscene material No No
Open heating sources (candles, incense, space heaters, etc.) No No
Pictures/posters (in good taste) Yes Yes
Computer Yes Yes
Stereo Yes Yes
Television (public TV rooms with cable provided) Yes Yes
Wireless printers (they interfere with the wireless network) No No
Bean bag chairs Yes Yes
Bed risers or loft kits No No
Coffee table/side table/night stand Yes Yes
Couches No Yes
Futons No Yes
Kitchen tables No Yes
Loveseats No Yes
Personal beds/mattresses No No
Portable hall furniture (folding chair and/or inflatable furniture) Yes Yes
TV units/consoles No Yes
Bed sheets (extra-long twin) Yes Yes
Cleaning supplies Yes Yes
Cups/plates/bowls/flatware Yes Yes
Fan (small) Yes Yes
Laundry detergent Yes Yes
Multi-outlet wall units No No
Plunger Yes Yes
Power strip (UL approved) Yes Yes
Shower curtain No Yes
Toilet paper Yes Yes
Toiletries Yes Yes
Towels Yes Yes
Trash can (small) Yes Yes
Vacuum/dust buster Yes Yes
Alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia (GCU is a dry campus) No No
Amplified instruments No No
Bike and bike lock Yes Yes
Firearms or weapons (including knives and decorative items) No No
Fireworks (illegal on campus) No No
Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia (including hookah pipes, vape pipes, electronic devices and all other smoking devices) No No
Mercury contained items No No
Pets (fish and small turtles only) Yes Yes
Renter's insurance (see "Personal Property" in the Student Handbook)   Yes Yes

* For more information on the Bed Bug Policy see the Student Handbook
** To avoid overloading electrical circuits, only one refrigerator and one
    microwave is permitted per room in each suite. Three total refrigerators
    and microwaves allowed (the living room counts as a "room").

What to Bring When You Move Into the Dorms

Each residence hall has their own page that outlines what is included in the room. Make sure to take a look!

Acacia Hall Camelback Hall Canyon Hall
Chaparral Hall Ironwood Hall Juniper Hall
North Rim Apartments   Ocotillo Hall Papago Apartments
Prescott Hall Roosevelt Point Apartments Saguaro Hall
Sedona Hall Willow Hall