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What to Bring to Campus

Room assignments are completed and mailed out to new incoming freshmen each summer. Once you receive your letter, you should contact your roommate and coordinate what each of you will bring. Please note that we do not provide student storage on campus.

Major Items to Coordinate with your roommate(s):

  • Futon or Other Soft-Sided Furniture - must be newly purchased
  • Mini-fridge
  • Television
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Stereo/Radio

Doane University Residence Hall Reminders

Residence halls with hard surface floors:

  • Sheldon Hall
  • Smith Hall
  • Frees Hall

Residence halls with carpet:

  • Hansen Hall

All rooms come with:

  • Basic Cable
  • Wireless Internet

All residence halls have:

  • Free laundry services
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen facilities and microwaves

What to Bring to Campus



  • Power Strip/Surge protector - no extension cords allowed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Basket, Detergent
  • Bedding
    • Pillows and Extra-Long Twin Sheets
  • Shower tote and Sandals
  • Personal Hygiene items
  • Message or Marker Board
  • 3M or another removable tape
  • School supplies
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Eating Utensils
    • Cups
    • Bowls
    • Forks
    • Spoons
Extra Stuff to Consider
  • Personal computer
  • Dehumidifier
  • Floor Rug
  • Lamp
  • Storage Containers
  • Drawer Organizer
  • Over the door hooks or hangers
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Water pitcher
  • Basic food such as Easy-Mac, Ramen, etc.
  • Chip clips
  • Can opener
  • Hand vacuum and Cleaning Wipes
  • Mirror
  • Plant(s)
  • Kleenex and napkins
  • Air Freshener
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Umbrella
  • Keurig of Coffee Pot with an automatic shutoff
Items that are ABSOLUTELY not allowed
  • Extension Cords
  • Microwaves
  • Hot Pots
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Any appliances that do not have an automatic shutoff
  • Pets - Only fish are allowed
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Sunlights
  • Lava lamps
  • Nails
  • Candles, Incense, anything with an open flame
  • Wax warmers
  • Lighters
  • Tide Pods
  • Weapons*
  • Alcohol Paraphernalia
    • Shot Glasses
    • Flasks
    • Posters promoting Alcohol
    • Decorative bottles. Etc

*Doane University prohibits permit holders from possessing or carrying a concealed handgun on the premises unless otherwise authorized by law. Violation of this prohibition is a criminal offense. Pursuant to the Nebraska revised statute, 69-2441.