Campus Life

Things to Bring

We are excited to have you join the Central College community! If you are wondering what to bring (and what not to bring) with you to campus, the list below should help!

This list is intended to serve as a guideline of suggested items to bring to college. The overwhelming piece of advice from returning students is to discuss what you are bringing with your roommate to avoid duplication of the big items.

Download the Residence Hall Guide/What to Bring

The Basic Necessities

Common Household Items


Grooming Products

School Supplies

First Aid Supplies

Recreation and other supplies


Things Not To Bring

For the health, safety and well being of all, it is necessary that some items be restricted from possession or use in the Central College residence halls. Those items include: