What To Bring

​​​​​​​​​​​​The following information should prove helpful to you in your preparation for taking up residence on the campus of Providence College.  Please refer to the Providence College Student Handbook for further information related to non-permitted items and fire safety.

Furnishing of Your Room

Although you may share your room with one, two, or three roommates, each student is provided with his/her own furniture.  Your room is equipped with a bed, desk, chair, and either a dresser or under-the-bed-storage unit (except McVinney Hall).  All furnishing requests must be e-mailed to fixit@providence.edu.  The vinyl mattresses supplied in the residence halls require extra-long twin sheets (36” x 80”) (Note: McVinney Hall residents may use standard twin sheets).  All college-supplied furniture must remain in the rooms at all times or a charge will be assessed to each student of the room.  You will need to provide all other items for furnishing your room according to your own needs and preferences.

When You Move In, Please Remember…​​

Hallways must remain clear of all items throughout the year, this includes welcome mats, clothing, shoes, athletic equipment, etc. Please be mindful of this on move-in day. Items left in the hallway are subject to confiscation and possible disciplinary action.

Furniture cannot be arranged in a manner which fully or partially blocks physical access into a room. There must be 4.5 feet of entry space into each room; one should not have to turn sideways or squeeze to enter a room. Nothing should impede the complete opening of an entrance door – there should be full clearance when entering or exiting a room.

Attachments are NOT permitted on the ceiling, beds, or sprinkler heads (including tape, string, stickers, privacy sheets, or curtains). Room entrance doors are to remain free of all unauthorized materials. This includes dry erase boards, decorations, and pictures. All rooms must have a fire exit chart provided by the College on the back of the room entrance door. The chart must not be covered.

Posters and wall hangings of any size are permitted one foot from the ceiling and must be anchored at all four corners with an approved adhesive (refer to “What to Bring” section for more information). Posters and hangings cannot cover windows.

The College does not assume responsibility for loss of or damage to the personal property of a student whether the College is in session or on holiday. Please review your homeowner’s policy and, if necessary, purchase renters insurance in the unfortunate event of loss of personal property due to theft, maintenance issues, and water damage.

Smoking is not permitted in any of the Providence College residence halls or buildings.

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