What to Bring (and not bring)

You may want to bring (or buy after arrival):

  • Alarm Clock (unless you use your phone as one)
  • Bathroom Towels (and a mat if you like)
  • Bedding and Pillow (twin extra long sheets recommended, mattress is 78" long)
  • Carpet (if you prefer carpet to flooring)
  • Computer (recommended)
  • Dishware (a cup, bowl, & plate and a fork, knife, & spoon)
  • Fan (can be helpful)
  • Laundry Detergent ("high efficiency" liquid detergent only)
  • Phone (cell is recommended, though there is a land line jack in room)
  • Surge Protector Multiple Electrical Outlet Device (only those power bars/strips, multiple socket plugs, or extension cords with built in surge protectors are allowed)

What can/can't I bring in regards to:

  • Pets
    • Pets and other animals are not allowed inside any campus facility, with the exception of fish, hermit crabs, and aquatic turtles. All pets must be kept in an aquarium at all times. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after and caring for their pets, and will have to remove them from the halls immediately if there are offensive odors or allergy concerns. Aquariums may not be larger than 15 gallons.
  • Weight Lifting Equipment
    • Barbells, weight lifting equipment, and dumbbells weighing over 5 lbs. each are not allowed in the residence halls. There is a wide assortment of equipment available in the Centenary Fitness Center.
  • Candles and Incense
    • The burning of any substance (other than cigarettes in approved outdoor smoking areas) is not allowed in or around the residence halls.
    • Candles and incense may not be burned.
    • Partially burned candles and/or incense are not allowed in the residence halls.
  • Appliances
    • Appliances with exposed heating elements or hot surfaces (including but not limited to toaster ovens, electric skillets, fryers, open electric grills, halogen lights, crock pots and space heaters) are not allowed in the residence halls.
    • Students may have one microwave (no more than 900 watts) and one refrigerator under 1.8 amps per room.
    • Clothes irons, coffee pots, and candle warmers are allowed but may not be left plugged in or unattended.
    • Crock pots/slow cookers and closed electric grills (eg: the kind commonly associated with George Foreman) may be used in the kitchen areas only.
  • Multiple socket plugs / surge protectors
    • Multiple socket plugs are only allowed if they include a surge protector and even then should not have several high drain appliances in use simultaneously.
    • Students in areas where circuit breakers need to be reset may be required to reduce their number of outlets or appliances in use to conform to the capacity of the electrical system.
  • More information is available in the online Student Handbook.

Can I bring a car to campus?

  • Yes. Most of our students bring cars with them. However, Centenary is small enough that students can conveniently walk anywhere on campus.
  • All faculty, staff and students must register their vehicles prior to the beginning of the fall semester each year. Vehicles are registered on line through the Department of Public Safety's website and the parking decals are delivered through campus mail. In order to register a motor vehicle, you will need a valid driver's license and the license plate number of your vehicle. Register your vehicle at the Department of Public Safety's website under Vehicle Registration. Your parking permit will be delivered to you through campus mail.
  • Complete information on parking and vehicle registration through the DPS website.
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