What to Bring to Fisher

Have you talked with your roommate? You are encouraged to talk to your roommate(s) and plan what to bring together.

What To Bring

Moving In

  • Cart/dolly to transport items into your room
  • Crates, bins, or other storage containers

Bathroom and Personal Care

  • Thermometer
  • Facemasks
  • Hand soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • First aid kit, Band-Aids
  • Pain/fever reducing medication, cough drops,
  • Tissues
  • Shower caddy, shower shoes


  • Cleaning and disinfecting supplies for your room
    Students are responsible for cleaning their living space. Murphy Hall and Michaelhouse community bathrooms are cleaned by Facilities Services staff.
  • Paper towels
  • Recycle container
  • Trash container
  • Vacuum


  • Medical insurance card (more information about health insurance)
  • Property/rental insurance card (optional)*

Food Preparation and Storage

  • Can opener (handheld)
  • Coffee maker or Keurig (with auto shutoff)
  • Dish cloth and dish soap
  • Microwave (700 watt maximum)
  • Microwave-safe dishes (dishes, cups, mugs, bowls, utensils)
  • Refrigerator (1.5 amp maximum)

Linens and Laundry

  • Clothes hangers
  • Iron (with auto shutoff)
  • Laundry supplies (HE or regular liquid detergent, softener, basket)
    Washers and dryers are free and available in each residence hall.
  • Pillow
  • Sewing kit
  • Towels
  • Twin extra-long bedding (all beds are 80")

Set Up Your Room

  • Blue painter's tape or command strips for wall hangings
  • LED Lights
    Adhesive backed tape/strip lights are prohibited. LED Christmas lights and rope lights are a recommended alternative.
  • Memo/message board
  • Power strip (UL approved with on/off switch)
    Extension cords and multi-plug adapters are prohibited
  • Small fan

Technology & Academics

  • Book bag
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Roku, Apple TV or other streaming device
  • Ethernet cord (Wi-Fi is provided)
    Personal routers and switches are prohibited.

*Property/rental insurance: Fisher assumes no responsibility for any damage to, or loss of, your personal property. You should obtain appropriate insurance either through your families' homeowner policy or separate renter's insurance policy. You can find information about property insurance from your insurance provider or search online under "student property insurance."

What NOT TO Bring

  • Weapons of any kind or anything that can be mistaken for a weapon, including knives
  • Illegal drugs
  • Any fire hazard* including:
    • Extension cords and multi-plug adapters
    • Electronic Cigarettes & Vaporizers
    • Decorative Headboards
    • Tapestries and Flags
    • Incense and Candles
    • Fireworks
    • Cooking appliances (hot plates, grills, toasters, toaster ovens, electric frying pans)
    • Non LED Lighting (including, but not limited to incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, etc.)
      Overhead lighting is provided in all residence hall rooms with the exception of Founders Hall and Keough Hall.
    • Area rugs (all rooms are carpeted)
    • Electric or fuel heaters/space heaters
    • Personal/window air conditioners
  • Adhesive-backed tape/strip lights
    LED Christmas lights and rope lights are recommended alternatives
  • Amplified musical instruments, drums, or amplifiers
  • Toilet paper - provided in both community and private bathrooms
  • Shower curtains - provided in both community and private bathrooms
  • Pets other than fish - 10 gallon tank maximum
  • Bed risers/cinder blocks, furniture lofts
  • Wi-Fi or wired routers, switches

*Fire Hazards: All electrical appliances used for cooking food are prohibited in residence hall rooms. All other appliances such as irons, hair dryers, TVs, radios, etc. should be used with caution. In addition, all appliances, extension bar outlets, and electrical hook-ups must have a UL approved label attached. Fisher makes periodic fire/safety inspections of all rooms during the year and reserves the right to remove all items considered to be a fire hazard. New York State codes prohibit cooking in residence hall rooms, fastening any combustible material to any ceilings, or covering any fire alarm equipment in the residence hall rooms. Visit our complete list of fire hazards.