For most students, living at college is a great experience, and students flourish with the opportunities and challenges they find on campus. This really is the first time they are living on their own, with peers rather than with you at home. Most students are ready for just this kind of living, and they thrive on it. As the family of a student, you’ll hear not only about the roommate(s) but also about other friendships and activities that develop quickly.

Information Needed For Living On-Campus:

Students are encouraged to bring the following items to campus:

  • Masks
  • Thermometer
  • Hand Soap & Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Packed "Go Bag": To ensure that students are best prepared in the event that they need to enter isolation or quarantine while on campus, we ask that each resident prepare a "Go Bag" that can be easily transported yet robust enough to allow a resident to be in isolation or quarantine for 14 days. Suggested items for a student's go bag include:
      • Toiletry items: toothbrush, toothpaste & floss, face wash & moisturizer, deodorant, contact lenses, contact solution, shampoo & conditioner, body wash or soap, brush, ponytail holders, lotion, feminine products, etc.
      • Undergarments: underwear, socks, bras
      • Clothing: Pajamas, T-Shirts, shorts, leggings or sweatpants, hoodies
      • Flip Flops, slides, slip-on shoes
      • Pillow
      • Prescriptions and other daily medications
      • Identification, Medical Card, Credit Card
      • Phone charging cord and plug
      • All schoolwork, books, supplies, planner, calculator, etc.
      • Computer and Charger
      • Power Strip
      • Thermometer
      • Pulse Oximeter
      • Over the counter medications: Tylenol, Cough Medicine, Vitamins
      • Blanket
      • Bath towel
      • Set of sheets
      • Refillable water bottle
      • Tissues
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Disinfecting spray
      • Additional face masks
  • Bed sheets (X-Long Twin)
  • Blankets
  • Pillows & Pillow Cases
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Caddy
  • Towels
  • Desk Lamp (halogen lamps are not permitted)
  • Wastebasket
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Re-useable water bottle(s)
  • Re-useable plastic food storage containers
  • Re-useable utensils, plates, cups & coffee mug
  • Re-useable to-go coffee mug
  • Reuseable shopping bags
  • Iron (must have automatic shutoff)
  • Laundry Basket & High Efficiency Detergent
  • Refrigerator (approximately 4.5 cu. ft. or smaller)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Room Decorations
  • Coffee Maker (single serve - Keurig style are permitted).

The following items are prohibited by the College. Use/possession of these items may result in fines, a loss of merit points, or the loss of residency privileges:

  • Cooking Appliances (Hot Plates, Broiler/Toaster Ovens, Popcorn Poppers, multi-cup coffee makers)
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Air Conditioners
  • Candles/Incense
  • Spider Extension Cords (also called Octopus Extension Cords)
  • Bed Lofts (small risers other than concrete blocks are allowed)
  • Waterbeds
  • Firearms / Weapons
  • Electric Water Coolers
  • Any furniture not specifically labeled as compliant with Cal 117 fire safety regulations.
  • Large Posters (larger than 24" X 36")
  • Large Refrigerators (over 4.5 cubic feet)
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs (Alcohol is only allowed in designated upper class areas for students of legal drinking age)
  • Hookah, Juul, E-cigarettes, or any other smoking paraphernalia
  • Hair Straighteners or Curling Irons without an automatic shutoff device
  • Pets (other than fish)
Landlines are not activated in the individual rooms unless requested as most students tend to use their cell phones to make phone calls.
There are washers and dryers in all residence halls. Coins are not requested for service.
Small refrigerator (4.5 cubic feet or less) are the only type permitted in student rooms.
Mattresses are 6'6" x 3. Extra-long twin sheets are recommended.
We strongly recommend students do not bring items of great value with them and that they always lock their room door.
Please be aware that the College is not responsible for theft or damage to personal belongings. If students are not covered by parents’ home insurance, we recommend obtaining renters insurance.
The college provides outdoor bike racks and sheds. Bikes are not to be stored in lounges or hallways. Under no condition are motorcycles permitted in any residence area.
Smoking is prohibited in all residence halls and buildings on campus.
The college does not permit pets on campus other than fish.
All rooms are hard-wired for internet access and there is wireless access in all of our residence halls.

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The Office of Residence Life is dedicated to providing students a supportive and inclusive living environment that enhances their Stonehill experience. Students can select from a wide range of living options at Stonehill, ranging from traditional corridor style halls to suites and townhouses, to single-gender residence halls.