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What To Bring

Remember, less is best. A good guideline is to put everything you want to bring with you in the middle of your room. Then, put half back and start weeding out half of what's left. Trust us -- on move-in day you'll be happy you did!

*Check with your roommate(s) to decide who will bring these items

(and before you run out to buy anything you might want to wait and try our Move-In Sale!

You should bring:

  • Bed sheets
    (mattresses are 80" long x 36" wide x 6.5" deep)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Laptop computer
  • Laundry supplies
    (HE detergent for our high efficiency washers, bleach, dryer sheets)
  • Mattress pad
  • Personal items
    (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, condoms, medicines, etc.)
  • Pillows
  • Soap and hand towels
    (KSC, like many colleges and universities, does not provide soap or paper towels in student bathrooms due to health, financial and sanitary reasons)
  • Toilet paper and bathroom cleaning suppies if you live in an area where you are responsible for cleaning your own bathroom (Holloway, One Butler Court, Pondside 3, Pondside 2, Pondside 1, Owls Nest apartments and suites, Bushnell and Tisdale)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Washable comforter and/or blanket
  • Waste basket
  • Wireless card (if your computer lacks wireless capability)

  • Note: If you have a medical condition that requires the use of syringes, please be sure to bring a Sharp's container

You may want to bring:

  • Area rug - we suggest nothing bigger than a 10 x 10  * 
    (Carle, Fiske, Huntress, Monadnock, Randall and Owls Nests [first floors] are not carpeted)
  • Backpack/book bag
  • Blow dryer
  • Clothes drying rack  * 
  • Cups, bowls, dishes, coffee mugs, and silverware  * 
  • Desk calendar
  • Desk supplies
    (pens, pencils, paper, paperclips, etc.)
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Dishwashing liquid and sponge
  • Flashlight and batteries  * 
  • Iron and portable ironing board  * 
  • Laundry basket or laundry bag
  • Memo/white board for outside of door
  • Plants  * 
  • Posters for walls
    (non-paint-damaging Plasti-Tak and UHU-Tac are available in the Bookstore)
  • iPod dock or small stereo
  • Refrigerator * 
    (max. 4 cubic feet, must be energy-star rated; one per double room, two for triples and quads)
  • Shower bucket (to carry soap, shampoo, etc., to and from bathroom) and shower shoes
  • Small desk lamp and extra bulbs
    (Carle, Huntress, Holloway and Monadnock have desk lamps)
  • Snack food
  • TV  * 
    (and coaxial extension cable; in first-year areas we recommend a TV no larger than 32 inches) Note: In order to work on our cable system your TV must have a QAM tuner!
  • UL listed coffee pot  * 
  • UL listed hot pot * 
  • UL listed surge protected "power strip"
    (Fiske and Monadnock have multiple outlet strips)
  • Under-bed storage boxes
  • DVD player  * 

DO NOT bring:

  • Pets other than FISH
  • Extension cords or multi-outlet plugs that are not surge protected
  • Extra furniture, including: futons & mattresses; inflatable, stuffed or upholstered furniture; foam couches; beanbag chairs
    (these items are prohibited due to their being fire safety hazards)
  • Large trunks or bulky luggage
    (there is no storage space available)
  • Cooking equipment
    (except those noted in the previous list)
  • Firearms, explosives, or other weapons
  • Halogen and octopus/rainbow lamps
  • Air conditioners
  • Candles or incense
  • Microwave ovens
  • Indoor or outdoor grills
  • Note: If you need to bring special furniture due to a medical condition or ADA accommodation please contact the Office of Disability Services. We will work with them to address your needs as well as those of the College.

Housing Requirement Information

First year and Sophomore students are required to live on campus unless granted an exception by the Associate Dean of Student Life.

Exceptions will be considered for students who live within 30 miles of the Keene State College campus and are living with a parent or guardian.
Proposed 2014-15 Housing Rates

Room Type per semester per year
Double\Multiple Rooms* $3,063 $6,126
Pondside 1, Holloway Triples, Owls Nests Suites $3,523 $7,046
Traditional** Singles $3,676 $7,352
One Butler Court & Pondside 3 $3,829 $7,658
One Butler Court, Pondside 3 & Monadnock Singles $3,982 $7,964
Bushnell & Tisdale $4,185 $8,370
Pondside 2 Apartments $4,288 $8,576

* Multiple Room Rates apply to regular double, triple, or quad rooms in Carle, Fiske, Huntress, Mini Houses, Monadnock, Randall and the Owl's Nests.

**Traditional singles include those located in Carle, Fiske, Holloway, Huntress and the Mini Houses, as well as all single rooms in the Owls Nests.



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