What To Bring

Move In Day Photo

All of the residence halls are fully furnished. Refer to the housing section and click on the hall assigned to you to see the layout and style. Please contact the Office of Residence Life for any questions or concerns you have.

MGA assumes no financial responsibility for the loss to, or damage to personal belongings. Nor is the university liable for damages of an appliance, due to power failure or any other occurrence. It is strongly encouraged that parents extend their household insurance for the security of students' personal property. Loss by fire, theft, or damage is the responsibility of the student. For options in purchasing individual renter's insurance, please speak with the Office of Residence Life.

To prevent duplicating items, we encourage you to contact your roommate before arriving on Move-In Day.

The Essentials

Closet and Laundry

  • Clothes for the appropriate seasons
  • Hangers
  • Hamper
  • Landry and Cleaning Supplies
  • Landry basket
  • Detergent

Dorm room space

  • Cochran and Eastman residence halls have single XL beds (36”- 39" X 75” - 80"). Buy the longest single bed sheet you can find.
  • Macon has full sized beds (54” X 75”)
  • Sheets and pillowcases
  • Comforter/Blankets
  • Mattress cover/pad
  • Pillows
  • Objective, personal décor
  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Printer and connecting cords
  • Notebooks, pens, pencils, and book bag
  • Ethernet cord
  • Energy efficient surge protector
  • Desk lamp and light bulbs
  • UL approved lights
  • TV and DVD player
  • Game Console
  • Ipod/stereo/radio
  • Mobile cell and charger
  • Swiffer and broom
  • Energy Efficient appliances:
  • Small fan
  • Refrigerator (max 2.7 cubic feet and 5 amps)
  • Microwave (maximum 1.0 cubic foot)

Bath

  • Rooms with a private bath need a shower curtain and bath mat.
  • Bathrobe and waterproof sandals
  • Towels, washcloths, and hand towel
  • Shower caddy
  • Soap and hair care products
  • Toiletries
  • Wastebasket
  • Plunger and toilet brush

Dishware

  • Cookware will be needed for full kitchenettes. Arrange this with your roommates.
  • Plate, Bowl, and utensils
  • Coffee cup and/or thermos (dining venues offer discounts when you use reusable mug or bottles)
  • Water bottle

Recommended

  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Transportation
  • Bike and bike lock
  • Bike helmet
  • Bike lights and reflectors.
  • Reusable bag for shopping
  • Snack foods
  • Erasable board
  • Daily planner
  • Calendar
  • Umbrella/Rain gear
  • Business Outfit

Prohibited

  • Candles, incense
  • Extension cords
  • Grills
  • Heaters
  • Hoverboards
  • Fishnets
  • Parachutes
  • Flammable items
  • Objective decor
  • Uncared for holiday decor
  • Poor housekeeping
  • Trash and empty glass bottles
  • Pets
  • No guns, ammunition, or weapons: this includes knives, and swords
  • Paint guns, darts, and bb guns
  • Power tools
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Ethernet hubs
  • Any appliance exceeding 1200 watts or 10 amps
  • Bongs, hookahs, pipes, and other drug paraphernalia
  • Cigarettes, lighters, and electronic cigarettes