Residence Life and Housing

What to Bring to Campus

We recommend discussing with your roommate(s) what each of you will bring to your shared living space. If you choose to bring valuable items (jewelry, computers, etc.) be aware that you bring these items at your own risk; North Park University is not responsible for the possible damage, loss, or theft of these items.

Suggested Items to Bring

  • Alarm clock/clock radio
  • Mattress pad
  • Sheets (see below for information on sizes)
  • Pillow(s) and pillowcases
  • Bedspread/comforter
  • Blanket(s)
  • Laundry basket and detergent
  • Towels
  • Surge protectors/power strips
  • Flashlight (in case of power outage—candles are not permitted)
  • Toiletries
  • Shower caddy
  • Clothes hangers
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cups, bowls, plates
  • Wastebasket
  • Small box, floor, window, or table fan
  • Pictures/posters

Items You May Bring

  • Small refrigerator
  • Area rug or carpet
  • Additional lighting
  • Reading lamp
  • Coffee pot
  • TV, DVD player
  • Personal computer
  • Iron

Items You May Not Bring

  • Air conditioners
  • Hot plates and toasters (no open coils)
  • Microwaves
  • Space heaters
  • Animals/pets (only small fish allowed)
  • Candles/incense
  • Halogen lights
  • High-intensity light bulbs
  • Five-light floor lamp with colored shades

Residence Hall Linens

Anderson Hall, Burgh Hall, and on-campus apartments are equipped with extra-long twin mattresses. Ohlson House is furnished with standard twin beds. Visit Residence Hall Linens to view the selection available and purchase items you may need.


North Park does not provide storage space outside of your residence. Please bring only what will fit in your room during the year, and plan on taking your belongings home during the summer months (unless you will live in summer housing). Some students who do not drive home for the summer choose to rent storage units in Chicago during the summer break. This must be arranged on your own.