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What should I bring?

  • Bedding, such as a comforter, mattress pad, pillow and sheets (standard twin)
  • Alarm clock
  • UL approved surge protected power strips with on/off switch
  • One refrigerator per room (maximum 4.5 cubic feet)
  • Single-serve coffee maker (one per room)
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Toiletries
  • HD Ready TV and cable cord
  • Small lamp
  • Curtains (optional)
  • Shower curtain (liners provided)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bath mat
  • Fun stuff, such as pictures and posters
  • Adhesives such as 3M Command Strips, blue painters tape, nails that are no larger than 1" long
  • rubber door stop (“big foot” recommended)

What should I leave at home?

  • All pets other than fish (maximum 10 gallon tank)
  • Ceiling fans
  • Anything that hangs from the ceiling
  • Any type of halogen light
  • Lava lamps
  • Candles ($50 fine per candle -- LEAVE THEM AT HOME)
  • Any type of tart warmer
  • Electric mini holiday lights or any kind of decorative string lights (with the exception of battery-operated lights)
  • Multi-plug extension cords
  • Electrical cooking appliances (coffee pots, deep fryers, blenders, toasters, toaster ovens, sandwich makers, indoor grills, etc.)
  • Microwave oven
  • Space heater
  • Sun lamps
  • Nails that are longer than 1" and all screws
  • Bricks

  • “It is so convenient to be close to everything! Living on campus has allowed me to become much more independent and to form intimate relationships with my classmates. My family is within commuting distance, but I know that I would not get the fullness of the experience that I have had at Meredith if I lived at home.”

    Jane Kelley, ’19
    Senior - lived on campus four years

  • “I enjoy living within a walking distance to all of my classes and the safe atmosphere it entails. Living on campus has made my experience the best because it allows me to be active in so many ways. I am always surrounded by friends and feel like I always know what’s going on around campus.”

    Colbie Normann Stephens, ’20
    Junior - lived on campus three years

  • “I love the excitement of living on campus - there is always something to do, whether it be a hall social or a tradition such as Cornhuskin’, and a smiling face to see. I always run into somebody I know even when I’m just walking down the hall to get tea, and I love it! Through living on campus, I became a part of a loving and tight-knit community here at Meredith.”

    Katie Thompson, ’21
    Sophomore - lived on campus 2 years

  • “I have lived on campus all four years. It helps a lot as an athlete. We have late nights when we come home at 1 or 2 in the morning. Luckily for me my "commute” home is really short and quick. I think living on campus has also given me an opportunity to get to know my class, as well as the younger classes, through the face-to-face interaction. It has allowed me to fall in love with the school more, especially walking back to the Oaks after Cornhuskin’. That's always fun because we all end up going back around the same time and it's like extra bonding.”

    Kat Pike, ’19
    Senior - lived on campus four years