What Should I Bring to College?

General Items

  • Alarm clock
  • Bath towels/washcloths
  • Blankets
  • Can opener
  • Computer/printer
  • Dry erase board
  • Fan
  • First aid supplies
  • Flashlight
  • General cleaning supplies
  • Lamp/bed lamp/desk lamp (non-halogen)
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
  • Pillows/pillow cases
  • Plastic plates/bowls/cups/mugs
  • Posters
  • Power strip with circuit breaker
  • Sheets (extra long twin)/bed spread
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes
  • Storage crates
  • Surge protector
  • Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, hair dryer, etc.)
  • Trash can/bags
  • Umbrella

Check With Your Roommate

  • Broom/mop/small vacuum
  • Carpet/area rug
  • Coffee maker that does not have an exposed heat source (example: Keurig brand or other brand one cup makers)
  • Crockpot
  • Curtains
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Microwave (800W/ 120V- max)
  • Refrigerator (3.5 cubic feet, 1.5 amps- max)
  • Stereo/VCR/DVD player
  • TV (capable of receiving a digital clear QAM signal)

Things NOT Permitted

  • Air conditioners
  • Animals–excluding fish (20 gallon tank max, unless you have been approved for a pet-friendly room)
  • Candles/incense/any other devices that produce flame
  • Ceramic heaters
  • Coffee makers that have an exposed heating surface
  • Drugs, narcotics, or other harmful materials
  • Electric grills or skillets
  • Electric heaters
  • Firearms, ammunition, any weapons, bows, guns, BB guns, paintball guns, airsoft guns, slingshots, and launching devices
  • Fireworks, powder or any other explosive pr potentially dangerous devices
  • Halogen lamps
  • Homemade lofts
  • Hot plates or any device with an exposed heating surface
  • Kerosene heaters
  • Nails/screws (only tacks and blue painter's tape allowed)
  • Toaster ovens
  • Toasters
  • Waterbeds

Common Policies/Regulations

Alcohol is not allowed in any residence hall room unless all individuals are of the legal drinking age of 21 and the room has been registered with the Assistant Dean of Students. Only rooms in the Houses, Villages, and Apartments may be registered to have alcohol.

Common Rooms
Students share responsibility for the common areas in their residence halls. If items in the common rooms are damaged or stolen and the individual(s) responsible are not identified, the replacement cost will be divided among all residents of the room, floor or building.

If a student stops attending classes, the housing contract will be considered null and void and he/she must move out of campus housing immediately. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for further information regarding withdrawals.

Lock Changes
If a room key is lost, the lock will be changed at the replacement cost of $70, which will be billed to the student's account. If a student fails to return his/her room key upon leaving the college, they will be charged this fee as well. Lees-McRae keys are not allowed to be duplicated by anyone other than the Lees-McRae locksmith.

Maintenance Requests
If a student needs to make a maintenance request, they may report the problem to the Residence Life Staff or submit a maintenance request here.

Quiet Hours
Lees-McRae College students have the right to study and sleep in their housing assignment. Quiet hours are in effect for all campus housing from 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights, and from 1:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Quiet hours will be in effect 24 hours a day during final exams beginning on the last day of classes for the semester.

For full policies and procedures, please view the student handbook here.