Power Outage

Power is coming back to much of campus, however, Internet and Outlook service is spotty.  Classes are being held at professors' discretion.    PPL and Millersville University are working on the problem. Dining services reports Upper Deck has Continental style meals and North Side Bistro and Cove have full service. Marauder Express has breakfast sandwiches outside Gordinier.

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You should bring... wear:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for class  
  • One or two dressy outfits and shoes for more formal affairs, include tie, if male
  • Dress shoes
  • Work-out clothes and shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Light jacket
  • Heavy coat, mittens, hat and scarf 
  • Rainwear - include hooded waterproof jacket
  • Slippers/Sandals
  • Hanging closet dividers for storing shoes/sweatshirts, etc

...for your room:

  • Bedding and Room
  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Pillow
  • Bed linens (first find out what size bed you'll have)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Coffee mug
  • Drinking cups, dishes and silverware for snacks
  • Poster putty for hanging up decorations
  • Plastic containers/tight lids for storing snacks, detergent....-(don't want to attract critters)
  • Salt and pepper shakers-disposable "picnic" type are fine
  • Headphones/ear buds (so your music doesn't bother your roommate or neighbors)
  • Digital music player/I-Pod & docking station with speakers or stereo system
  • Cell phone chargers
  • Land line phone (univ. knows what # is assigned to each room for emergency contact)
  • Power strip approved by the housing office
  • Extensions cords
  • Desk lamp or bedside lamp (floor or table type)
  • TV/DVD-Player
  • Cable cord
  • Fan
  • Alarm clock - don't want to be late for class!
  • Small refrigerator/microwave (check housing/facilities/gen. hall info for restrictions)
  • Crates or stacking containers
  • Paper towels, glass cleaner
  • Dust cloth; mop and/or small vacuum/sweeper
  • Sewing kit, scissors, safety pins
  • Message board for your door
  • Trash can

...for personal hygiene:

  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush and travel holder
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Personal items i.e. make-up, deodorant, brush, comb
  • Feminine hygiene products if female
  • Small waterproof bucket/basket for carrying shower things
  • Facial tissues
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dishwashing detergent and dish towel
  • Roll of quarters (for laundry)

...for your health:

  • Band-Aids
  • Cold medicine - night-time and day, non-drowsy for class
  • Aspirin/non-aspirin pain reliever
  • First-aid kit

...for class:

  • Computer/laptop
  • Flash drive for storage and taking to computer labs
  • Binders, folders
  • Paper
  • Writing implements
  • Eraser and white out
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Backpack for shorter trips off campus or taking to class
  • Computer Bag for some
  • Calculator
  • Day-planner

...for random purposes:

  • Access to money (i.e. bank/credit union account, bank card, credit card, etc.)
  • Umbrella
  • Key ring/Photo ID holder
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • Sports/recreation equipment
  • Pre-paid calling cards or family/friends cell phone plan
  • Snacks for your room-like microwave popcorn, water pitcher
  • Duct Tape - good for emergency repairs of many items


  • Decorative lights for around room
  • Deep fryers
  • Grills
  • Toaster
  • Pets

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