What to Bring

While you may be assigned your living space, how you personalize it is up to you. This list of dorm do’s and don’ts will help you create the best possible home away from home.  Please click on the links provided below. This entire page is also available as a .pdf download.

Pack Light!
As COVID-19 continues to fluctuate and new policies and procedures change, we ask that you do your best to pack light when moving to campus this year. There is always the possibility that we have to close school and we ask that all students pack light so they can return home quickly and safely should they be required. 


Items to Consider

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Click to view items WE PROVIDE YOU WITH

    • A twin bed and mattress 
    • Four drawer dresser 
    • A desk with three drawers and a chair 
    • Curtains 
    • Lanyard and keys
  • Click to view item to bring for YOUR ROOM

    • a pillow, a bedspread, and a washable mattress protector
    • two sets of towels and twin-sized bed linens (one for washing, one for using)
    • a laundry bag or hamper
    • a desk lamp 
    • clothes hangers
    • Any decorative items you like that can be hung up with removable 3M strips
    • 3M strips
  • Click to view items to bring for YOU

    • A face mask and cleaning supplies - due to the ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic, West Virginia and Linsly's health and safety policies may fluctuate and change. You should be prepared to be masked at any point in time. Disposable masks will be provided when needed. 
    • Surge protector for computer and all of your chargers. Also be sure you pack any adapters needed for your items to work with a U.S. outlet. 
    • Mini refrigerator - only female dorms have kitchens but there is not a common fridge in either of them.
    • Clothes - West Virginia will experience all four seasons. We have heat in the summer, mild temperatures in the fall, snow in winter, and rain in the spring. This means everything from a bathing suit to a winter coat.
    • Desk organization items 
    • Laundry detergent and fabric softener 
    • Headphones 
    • Toiletries, towels, washcloths, shower caddy, and shower shoes 
    • Umbrella 
    • Prescription medication with doctors orders and parent authorization 
    • Snacks, water bottle, and non-perishable food items. 
    • All your school supplies and textbooks
    • Utensils and plates/bowls for food, reusable coffee mug and water bottle, etc. 
    • Alarm clock 
    • Fan for the summer months 
    • Hook to hang towels, raincoats, umbrella, etc. 
  • Click to view items to LEAVE AT HOME

    • bed, mattress, desk, and dressers (though they may not necessarily be your style, we’ve got these basics covered)
    • cooking appliances - You cannot have hot plates, crock pots, etc. Female dorms have stoves and ovens. All dorms have microwaves. 
    • television sets or DVD players - There are no cable hookups in the dorm rooms
    • pets of any kind! 
    • over the counter medication. Linsly has a stock supply that will be distributed from dorm parents or the school nurse. We also have a full stock of first aid supplies. See the Health Services Page
  • Click to view items available in our SCHOOL STORE

    • face masks
    • toothbrushes
    • toothpaste
    • hair brushes
    • men and women's deodorant
    • soap
    • shower gel
    • lotion
    • "AA" batteries
    • phone chargers
    • sewing kits
    • Chapstick
    • hair elastics
    • shampoo
    • conditioner
    • various other school supply items (notebooks, folder, etc.)
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