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 or tack strip
  • Dishwasher (CPA, Highland, and Woodland only)
  • Free laundry
  • Microwave
  • Mini Fridge/Freezer  (full-size CPA & townhouses)
  • Oven/range (CPA & townhouses only)
  • Shower curtain
  • Toilet paper and trash bags
  • Vacuum cleaner (available from RA)
  • Wi-Fi & Gaming
  • Window treatments
What to Bring
  • Bathroom cleaning products (bleach-based)
  • Beauty & grooming products
  • Bedding items
  • Chargers for electronics
  • Coffee maker w/ auto shutoff/Keurig
  • Command Strips
  • Computer/laptop/tablet & cables
  • Debit card
  • Desk Lamp
  • Dish detergent
  • Dishes/silverware/water bottle
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Earbuds/headphones
  • 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)
  • Sheets (twin XL)
  • Snacks
  • Storage containers
  • Study Items (pens, paper, backpack, wall calendar, etc.)
  • Towels, wash cloths, and bath mat
  • Smart TV (students are responsible for their own streaming service)
  • Umbrella
What Not to Bring
  • Adhesive lighting (LED string lights)
  • Air conditioning units
  • Bed lofting systems
  • CO2 cartridges Candles and wax burners
  • Cooking appliances (incl. hot plates, griddles, toasters, non-basket-type air fryers, instant pots/rice cookers) with exposed heating elements
  • Dart boards
  • Drones
  • Explosives (including fireworks)
  • Fabric wall hangings or window treatments
  • Light-weight extension cords (12 gauge or less) or non-circuited/non-surge protected multi outlet
  • Flat panel TV mounts 
  • Gas grills
  • Guns (including paintball, BB, pellet, and “air” guns, ammunition of any kind)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heavy electrical appliances (washers, dryers, dehumidifiers, freezers, microwave ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs and related paraphernalia
  • Incense and incense burners
  • Items related to excessive alcohol consumption
  • Knives (other than pocketknives)
  • Large furniture (recliners, loveseats, upholstered chairs, headboards, couches, mattresses)
  • Lighter fluid, propane tanks, or flammable liquids
  • Martial arts devices
  • Personal, upholstered furniture
  • Pets (fish in a 10-gallon tank or less are the only exception to this policy)
  • Power tools
  • Propane tanks
  • Refrigerator (including small personal refrigerators)
  • Space heaters
  • Tattoo guns/needles and related paraphernalia
  • Wall paper or adhesive wall coverings  (including "removable" wall paper)
  • Weapons of any kind (including guns, bows and arrows, tasers, and knives with blades longer than 3 inches)
  • Weight and exercise equipment

Bringing any of these items to campus is a violation of housing policy.  Student found in possession of any of these items are subject to fines and judicial charges. 

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.