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About Your Room

What will my room be like?

Your room will be furnished with a bed, desk with bookshelves, chair, chest of drawers and a closet/wardrobe for each of you.

Your room will also have:

Network/Internet Access: All rooms have internet access! Simply plug your laptop into the computer jacks or log into King’s Wi-Fi network and you can surf the web or log onto King’s Student Portal or Blackboard sites.

Phone Access: All rooms have local phone service, but you will need to bring your own phone. You might consider purchasing a cell phone or a personal long distance calling card. If you would like to use a land line telephone, please contact the Help Desk to submit a request to have your phone line activated.

What do I really need?

It’s never too early to start thinking about your room. You know the basic stuff to bring with you when you move into the residence hall- sheets, pillows, and toiletries. But, what about the stuff you need that you didn’t think of?

Here are a few suggestions to make your room feel like home:

  • An extra set of sheets
  • Mattress pad
  • Comforter and blanket
  • Wastebasket
  • Alarm clock
  • Rug or carpet
  • Shower shoes and caddy
  • Cell phone or calling card
  • Picture Frames with photos of your friends and family
  • Posters or other wall decorations
  • Snacks and plastic storage bags or boxes to store them
  • Entertainment (TV, VCR, DVD, Stereo)/Favorite DVDs/Movies
  • Study Lamp
  • Heavy duty 14 gauge extension cords/Power strips with surge protectors
  • Dry erase board for your door
  • Mini-refrigerator (stocked with food)
  • Microwave
  • Any chair or couch
  • Box fan

What not to bring:

  • Appliances with open coils
  • Halogen lamps
  • Animals
  • Christmas Lights
  • Anything with an open flame
  • Flimsy or low gauge extension cords
  • Power strips without surge protectors
  • Curtains
  • Anything that suspends from the ceiling