What Should I Bring to College?

General Items

  • Alarm clock
  • Blankets
  • Computer/laptop
  • Dry erase board
  • Fan
  • First aid supplies
  • Flashlight
  • General cleaning supplies
  • Ice scraper for vehicles
  • Lamp/bed lamp/desk lamp (non-halogen)
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
  • Personal medication
  • Pillows/pillow cases
  • Plastic and re-usable plates/bowls/cups/mugs
  • Posters
  • Rain boots
  • Sheets (extra long twin)/bed spread
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes
  • Storage crates
  • Surge protector
  • Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, hair dryer, etc.)
  • Towels
  • Trash can/bags
  • Umbrella
  • Under the bed storage

Check With Your Roommate

  • Broom and small vacuum
  • Carpet/area rug
  • Coffee maker with no exposed heat source, such as Keurig
  • Curtains and tension rod
  • Iron with automatic shut-off
  • 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
  • Candles, incense, ceramic heaters, and any other device that produces flame or an open heat source
  • Command strips
  • Cooking or heating units with exposed heating elements (such as toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, mini-grills, air fryers, coffee makers with exposed hot plate, convection plates, etc.)
  • Dart boards
  • Draino
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric blankets
  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Homemade lofts/lofting materials
  • Refrigerators larger than 3.5 cubic feet, 1.5 amps–max
  • Strip LED lights
  • Unregistered pets (with the exception of one fish tack that is five gallons or less)
  • Wallpaper (including peel and stick removable wallpaper)
  • Wall hanging materials that are not blue painter's tape or tacks
  • Waterbeds
  • Other prohibited items as published in the Student Handbook
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 the Houses, Villages, and Apartments areas may be registered to have alcohol.

Common Rooms
Students share responsibility for the common areas in their residence halls, including hallways, lounges, bathrooms, breezeways, kitchens, and any other location shared by multiple students. 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.

Laundry Facilities
Students are able to do laundry in all locations via an application on their phone called "CSCPay Mobile." Card readers are also provided on all machines for convenience.

Lock Changes
If a room key is lost, the lock will be changed at the replacement cost of $100, 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 for a damaged or non-working item in their room, 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 without disruption. 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.

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

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