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​What To Bring

The following information should prove helpful to you in your preparation for taking up residence on the campus of Providence College. Please refer to the Providence College Student Handbook (found on the PC website) for further information related to non-permitted items and fire safety.


Furnishing of Your Room

Although you may share your room with one, two, or three roommates, each student is provided with his/her own furniture.  Your room is equipped with a bed, desk, chair, and either a dresser or under-the-bed-storage unit (except McVinney Hall). All furnishing requests must be e-mailed to The vinyl mattresses supplied in the residence halls require extra-long twin sheets (36” x 80”) (Note: Dore Hall and McVinney Hall residents may use standard twin sheets). All college-supplied furniture must remain in the rooms at all times or a charge will be assessed to each student of the room. You will need to provide all other items for furnishing your room according to your own needs and preferences. 

What to Bring (Personal Items)

Students surveyed recommend that you consider bringing the following personal items:
Comforter                                Cold Weather Clothing                        Iron/Ironing Board
Pillows                                     Alarm Clock                                          Laundry Detergent (HE)
Linens (XL Twin)                      Area Rug                                              Dryer Sheets
Towels                                     Laundry Bag                                        Cleaning Products
Blankets                                  Febreeze                                               Paper Towels
Mattress Pad/Topper               Clothes Hangers                                  Storage Bins/Crates
Bottled Water                          Computer/Printer                                 Shower Shoes
Calendar/Organizer                 Surge Protectors                                  Shower Caddy             
Desk Lamp                               Glasses/Flatware/Microwavable bowl  Bed Risers (no cinder blocks) 
Toiletries                                  Raincoat                                               School Supplies          
Umbrella                                  Prescriptions                                         Health/S.S. Cards
*Removable hooks and tape should only be used to hang items without damaging the walls (refer to for recommended products). We recommend leaving the hooks on the wall at the end of the year to prevent incurring any damage billing charges.

What to Bring (Common Use Items)

Since you will receive the name(s) of your roommate(s), you may wish to call or write them to decide on who will bring what for common use.  Some items you might want to consider:
Refrigerator (5.0 cubic feet in size or smaller)
Microwave Oven
Trash Can
Television (Cable TV service is provided by the College) *Students will need to provide coaxial cable
DVD Player
Dust Pan/Broom
Swiffer Wet Jet
*If more than one roommate is bringing a TV, a cable splitter is needed.  A vacuum cleaner is also useful if you bring area rugs. Extra furniture is not permitted (please refer to the prohibited furniture listing).

What Not to Bring for Use in Your Room

Providence College takes fire safety seriously; therefore, the use of the following items in traditional hall student rooms is not permitted: clothing irons, coffee makers with hot plates (Keurigs are acceptable), and heated styling tools.  These items can be used in common areas such as kitchens and bathroom.
The following prohibited items will be confiscated and disciplinary action will be taken if found in the residence halls:
Electric blankets
Popcorn poppers
Hot plates/pots, rice cookers, waffle irons, griddles, broiler ovens, toasters, toaster ovens
Grill, propane, flammable liquid, charcoal
Electric heaters/air conditioners (must be approved by Disabilities Coordinator)
Neon lights, paper lights, or Christmas/string lights
Candles (including for decoration), incense, and items carrying a live flame
Duct tape **Items posted with duct tape will result in damage billing fine
Pets (except fish in ten gallon tanks or less)
Weapons and projectile devices including dart boards, pellet guns, foam dart guns, etc.
Two-prong extension cords -- Note: students are encouraged to bring extenders with surge protection or 3-prong extension cords (these items are available in the PC Bookstore). All 3-prong multi-plugs must be surge protected.
Multi-plug extension cords without surge protection
Additional furniture (e.g. couches, recliners, small foam furniture, hammocks, tables > 2’x2’)
Real plants larger than 3 feet

When You Move In, Please Remember…

Hallways must remain clear of all items throughout the year, this includes welcome mats, clothing, shoes, athletic equipment, etc. Please be mindful of this on move-in day. Items left in the hallway are subject to confiscation and possible disciplinary action.
Furniture cannot be arranged in a manner which fully or partially blocks physical access into a room. There must be 4.5 feet of entry space into each room; one should not have to turn sideways or squeeze to enter a room. Nothing should impede the complete opening of an entrance door – there should be full clearance when entering or exiting a room.
Attachments are NOT permitted on the ceiling, beds, or sprinkler heads (including tape, string, stickers, privacy sheets, or curtains). Room entrance doors are to remain free of all unauthorized materials. This includes dry erase boards, decorations, and pictures. All rooms must have a fire exit chart provided by the College on the back of the room entrance door. The chart must not be covered.
Posters and wall hangings of any size are permitted one foot from the ceiling and must be anchored at all four corners with an approved adhesive (refer to “What to Bring” section for more information). Posters and hangings cannot cover windows.
The College does not assume responsibility for loss of or damage to the personal property of a student whether the College is in session or on holiday. Please review your homeowner’s policy and, if necessary, purchase renters insurance in the unfortunate event of loss of personal property due to theft, maintenance issues, and water damage.
Smoking is not permitted in any of the Providence College residence halls or buildings.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 401-865-2393 or email
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