University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

What to Bring

The Office of Housing, Dining Services, and Residence Life wants you to be comfortable while you are part of our community. We suggest you look at the list below when trying to decide what you want to bring with you to campus. We also encourage you to contact your roommate(s) and decide between yourselves who will bring what items to avoid duplicating items. 

What's Included?
  • 2 bunkable beds (twin XL)
  • 2 desks & chairs
  • 2 dressers
  • Bulletin board
  • Dishwasher (CPA & townhouses only)
  • Free laundry
  • Microwave
  • Mini Fridge/Freezer  (full-size CPA & townhouses)
  • Oven/range (CPA & townhouses only)
  • Shower curtain
  • Streaming television (Philo Edu)
  • Wi-Fi & Gaming
  • Window treatments
What to Bring
  • Bathroom cleaning products (bleach-based)
  • Blanket
  • Cables
  • Chargers for electronics
  • Coffee maker w/ auto shutoff/Keurig
  • Computer/laptop/tablet
  • Desk Lamp
  • Dish detergent
  • Dishes/silverware/water bottle
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disposable gloves
  • Earbuds/headphones
  • Face mask (one will be provided)
  • Fan
  • Floor lamp
  • Grooming products/toiletries
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry products
  • Medical thermometer
  • Outlet strip w/ circuit breaker & surge protection
  • Paper towels
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Pillow(s)
  • School supplies (pens, paper, etc.)
  • Sheets (twin XL)
  • Snacks
  • Storage containers
  • Study Items
  • Towels, wash cloths, and bath mat
  • TV (w/ Roku capability)
  • Umbrella
 
What Not to Bring
  • Air conditioning units
  • Candles and wax burners
  • Cooking appliances (incl. hot plates, instant pots/rice cookers) with exposed heating elements
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Drones
  • Explosives (including fireworks)
  • Extension cords (12 gauge or less)
  • Guns (including paintball, BB, pellet, and “air” guns, ammunition of any kind)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Illegal drugs and related paraphernalia
  • Illegal drugs and related paraphernalia
  • Incense and incense burners
  • Items related to excessive alcohol consumption
  • Items related to excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Knives (other than pocketknives)
  • Lighter fluid & flammable liquids
  • Martial arts devices
  • Personal furniture
  • Power tools
  • Refrigerator (including small personal refrigerators)
  • Space heaters
  • Weapons of any kind (including guns, tasers, and knives with blades longer than 3 inches)
  • Weight and exercise equipment

Personal Property Insurance and Liability

Students who live on campus are responsible for the care and safety for their own personal property and assume the liability for damage to any personal items.  The University is not liable, either directly or indirectly, for loss of and/or damage to personal property of students and is not liable for the replacement or repair of personal items that are damaged while the student resides on campus.

We highly encourage every student to have insurance coverage for personal property while they live on campus.  Often the parent's homeowners or renters insurance will cover a student's belongings while at college.  However, individual insurance policies may differ.  Please check the coverage on your family's policy.  Renters and similar insurance products are available from most insurance companies.