The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Housing and Residence Life

What to Bring?

  • Linens – pillow, blanket, quilt or comforter, mattress pad, towels, washcloths, sheets. Mattress size is full size (Single rooms) and extra-long twin (double rooms)
  • Personal toiletries including toilet paper
  • Surge protector (no extension cords)
  • Housekeeping supplies – spray cleaner, trash liners, small vacuum, air freshener
  • High-efficiency laundry detergent, clothes hamper, hangers and iron/ironing board with auto shut-off feature
  • Food/eating utensils
  • Television/DVD/stereo/headphones
  • Personal decor items – posters, photos, etc. (no nails, screws or staples), only use blue painters tape or 3M Command Strips
  • Desk lamp/desk organizers /no halogen bulbs
  • Closet organizers
  • Bicycle lock (if you bring a bicycle to campus)


 

Things to Remember: 

  • Renters insurance (highly recommended)
  • For Move-In day we encourage you to bring a dolly, bungee cords, plastic or tarp (in case of rain) to speed up the check-in process.

Do not bring:

  • Pets – Other than fish in a maximum 10-gallon tank
  • Open coil heating or cooking devices
  • Candles or incense
  • Fireworks, paintball markers, cross bows, bows and arrows, water guns or "look alike" gadgets allowed in residence halls. Only legal concealed handguns are allowed as per university policies. Visit www.utrgv.edu/campuscarry for details and policies.
  • Drugs/paraphernalia
  • Avoid large amounts of cash
  • Extension cords or multi-plug adapters without surge protectors
  • Wireless routers (routers and Ethernet switches are not allowed)
  • Hoverboards