To make the move to Springfield College easier, the Office of Housing and Residence Life has worked with current students and staff to develop a list of items new students may wish to bring—and what they may want to leave at home.

Rooms are furnished with a dresser, desk, single bed, and closet, per student. All furniture provided at check-in must remain in the student’s room. The College also offers a microfridge rental service for students living in traditional style halls. 

What to Bring


  • Blankets or comforter
  • Foam egg crate padding
  • Mattress cover
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Twin sheets extra long (2 sets)


  • Clothing for every season
  • One dressy outfit
  • Winter wear, including boots, heavy socks, jacket, hat, gloves, and scarf

Desk Supplies

  • Calculator and batteries
  • Computer (Learn more about requirements here.)
  • Desk organizer
  • Desk lamp
  • Office supplies such as pens, pencils, stapler, hole punch, binders, notebooks, etc.

Fun Stuff

  • Board games
  • Cards
  • Frisbee
  • Hobby or craft supplies
  • Musical instruments
  • Outdoor gear
  • Video game systems

Laundry Supplies

  • Detergent
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Stain stick
  • Laundry basket or laundry bag


To request a microfridge, fill out the microfridge contract on PrideNet (instructions below). Students who have been approved for a microfridge unit will be notified via their Springfield College email addresses during the second week of July. If students wish to bring their own microfridge, it must meet the following requirements:

  • No larger than 4.0 cubic feet

  • Energy efficient

  • Both microwave and refrigerator must operate with one power cord

Please note that stand-alone microwaves are not allowed, however, mini refrigerators that meet our size requirement are permitted.

Accessing the Microfridge Application:

Step 1: Go to
Step 2: Log into PrideNet using your username and password in the top right corner of the page.
Step 3: Click on My Profile
Step 4: In the left-hand column, click on My Residence Life
Step 5: Log into Access My Housing using your PrideNet username and password
Step 6: Select the Applications tab at the top of your My Housing page
Step 7: Select and Complete the Microfridge Application

Other Items

  • Backpack or duffel bag
  • Personal toiletries
  • Blow dryer and/or curling iron
  • Chargers
  • Container to carry items to shower
  • Face cloths, hand towels, and large bath towel
  • First aid kit
  • Flip-flops for shower
  • Window fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Cable ready TV with RG6 cable, DVD player
  • Can opener
  • Small set of tools
  • Clothes hangers
  • Curtains with tension rods
  • Dust pan and brush, electric broom. or carpet sweeper
  • Fish tank with fish (10 gallons or less)
  • Food storage containers and chip clips
  • Glasses and cups
  • Hooks (the kind with sticky backs—you never know when you’ll need to hang something!)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic crates or storage containers
  • Posters and/or favorite photos
  • Reading light
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Rent a microfridge or three-cubic-foot fridge (standalone microwaves are not allowed)
  • Rug and/or area carpet
  • Small mirror
  • Surge protector
  • Extension cords
  • Thermos and/or water bottles
  • Waste paper basket
  • Whiteboard or bulletin board

Suite Style

  • Toilet paper 
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Pots and pans
  • Utensils
  • Food
  • Water filter 
  • Plates and cups
  • Spices and basic needs
  • Dish drying rack
  • Drying rack for clothes

What Not to Bring

What Not to Bring

  • Microwave
  • Pets (except for fish, which can live in a tank 10 gallons or less)
  • Hot plate
  • Cinder blocks
  • Halogen lamps or lava lamps
  • Air conditioners
  • Large coffee maker
  • Candles
  • Live Christmas tree
  • Live wreath
  • Fog machines
  • Tapestries or large flags
  • Candles, incense, candle warmer
  • Toaster oven
  • George Foreman grill
  • Space heaters
  • Spider lamps
  • Lofts (other than those provided by the College)
  • Hover boards
  • Alcohol (first-year buildings and students younger than 21)
  • Weapons
  • Illegal drugs/paraphernalia
  • Woks
  • Hot air poppers

For more information, check out the student handbook.