What to Bring

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Dorm Room Checklist

What to Bring / What Not to Bring

Here is a list of items you'll want to bring to your dorm or apartment. Also included are things you should leave at home. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at ResidenceLife@gcu.edu 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.

YES :-) 

You can bring:

  • Extra-long twin bed sheets
  • Towels
  • Computer
  • Alarm clock
  • 4.5 cubic foot refrigerator*
    (rental program available for a microwave-fridge combo)
  • Microwave (Not exceeding 1,000 watts)
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry detergent
  • Iron (with auto-off function)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Plunger
  • Toilet paper
  • Power strip (UL approved)
  • Stereo
  • Television (every hall has public TV rooms with cable)
  • Small fan
  • Small trash can
  • Pictures/posters (in good taste)
  • 3M tabs and/or adhesive clay (no screws, nails, tacks, etc.)
  • Cups, plates, bowls, flatware
  • Coffee maker without hot plate
  • Vacuum/dust buster
  • Calendar
  • Shower curtain (apartments only)
  • Desk lamp (no halogen lamps)
  • Portable dorm furniture/bean bag (no love seats/couches/beds)
  • Bike and bike lock
  • Renter's insurance


Please do not bring:

  • Fireworks (illegal on campus)
  • Firearms or weapons (this includes knives and decorative items)
  • Personal beds
  • Personal furniture (except apartments)
  • Obscene material
  • Any open heating sources (candles, incense, toasters, space heaters, etc.)
  • Multi-outlet wall units
  • Wireless printers (they interfere with the wireless network)
  • Amplified instruments
  • Bed risers or loft kits
  • Pets (fish and small turtles are allowed)
  • Fish tank larger than 10 gallons
  • Alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia (GCU is a dry campus)
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, including hooka pipes
  • Halogen lamps
  • Items containing mercury

         Dorm Checklist at Grand Canyon University

* To avoid What to Bring When You Move Into the Dormsoverloading 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").

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

Camelback Hall  |  Canyon Hall  |  Chaparral Hall  |  Hegel Hall
North Rim Apartments  |  Prescott Hall  |  Saguaro Hall  |  Sedona Hall

Dormroom Do's and Don'ts

Moving on campus next year? Not sure what to bring? Not sure what to leave at home? Well worry no more! Check out this video to learn some of the "do's and don'ts" of the dorms.