Packing List for Residence Halls

What to Bring

Updated on March 6th, 2024

The following items are things every student living on campus should bring: 

  • Bedding (sheets, pillow, pillow case, blanket) for an extra-long twin bed (36 inches by 80 inches)
  • A towel
  • Toiletries 

You may also consider bringing the following:

  • A fan (only 150 and 160 Massachusetts Avenue have air conditioning)
  • A plastic bin to store snacks or food
  • An alarm clock
  • Laundry detergent and quarters
  • Clothes hangers
  • Prescription/first-aid needs
  • A small refrigerator
  • An umbrella
  • Extra spending money for snacks, drinks, or transportation

The following items are not allowed in a student’s residence hall room:

  • Candles/incense
  • Weapons
  • Cooking appliances (including microwaves, hot pots, toaster ovens, grills, popcorn makers, or anything with a visible heating element)
  • Air conditioners
  • Bicycles
  • Futons, chairs, couches, or any other non-Berklee-issued furniture
  • Wall hangings
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Halogen lamps and holiday lights

These items are available upon request from the resident advisor's office:

  • Vacuums
  • Toilet paper (for private bathrooms)
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Games
  • Movies