What to Bring

Printable "What To Bring" List (PDF)

Personal Care // Hygiene

  • Toilet Paper*
  • Towels (bath, hand, washcloth)
  • Bath Robe
  • Shower Caddy
  • Flip-Flops
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Skin Care Products (lotions, sun block, aloe, acne ointment, antibacterial)
  • Deodorant
  • Earplugs/Cotton Balls
  • Tissues
  • Contact Lens Supplies
  • Glasses/Sunglasses
  • Extra Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Dental Floss
  • Curling/Flat Irons
  • Hair Dryer


  • XL Twin Sheets (39 x 80)
  • Comforter/Blankets/Pillows
  • Mattress Topper
  • Laundry Basket
  • H.E. Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener
  • Cleaning Supplies (air fresheners, small vacuum, broom/dustpan, bathroom cleaners)*
  • Mirror (small and full length)
  • Trash Can
  • Small Trash Bags
  • Room Lamp/Desk Lamp (non-halogen)
  • Hangers/Shoe Rack
  • Plastic Storage Containers


  • Posters
  • Pictures/Picture Frames
  • Rug/Curtains/Small Plant
  • Easy-Peel Wall Decals
  • "Painters" Masking Tape/Thumbtacks/ Pushpins


  • Playing Cards
  • Board Games
  • Bike/Bike Lock/Helmet
  • Recreation Equipment


  • iPod (or other mp3 device)
  • Headphones (other accessories)
  • Television/TV Stand (wheels are ideal, not wall mounted)
  • Radio
  • DVD player (DVDs)
  • Kindle/iPad
  • Gaming System
  • Fan
  • Alarm Clock
  • Surge Protector(s)
  • Extension Cords (three-prong, grounded cords permitted; two-prong, zip strips not permitted)


  • Bowls/Plates/Silverware
  • Plastic Storage Containers
  • Snacks/Food
  • Glasses/Cups
  • Can Opener
  • Filter Water Bottle
  • Organizational rack for above items


  • Blender
  • Electrical Can Opener
  • Microwave (must be UL Listed)
  • The following items must be UL Listed, have a double insulated, three prong cord, and have an Automatic shut-off:
  • Clothes Iron
  • Coffee Maker (1-cup or carafe)
  • Hot Pot (must have insulated carafe)
  • Rice Cooker or Crock Pot (can be stored in room, must be used in Community Kitchen)
  • Mini Fridge (5 feet cubic or less. We recommend 1 fridge per suite.)


School Supplies

  • Backpack/Commuter Bag
  • Computer (laptop recommended)
  • Computer Accessories
  • Laptop Lock
  • Printer
  • Printer Paper
  • Jump Drive/Thumb Drive
  • Desk Organizers
  • Stapler/Staples
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Paper/Notebooks/Binders
  • Dry Erase Board/Markers
  • Cork Board
  • Monthly Planner
  • Desk/Wall Calendar

Personal & Emergency Preparedness

  • Photo ID
  • Driver's License
  • Social Security Card (or a copy)
  • Birth Certificate (or a copy)
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Prescription Medication
  • Checkbook/Bank Card
  • First Aid Kit
  • Small Toolkit
  • Batteries


First Aid // Medicine Kit

  • Band-Aids/Neosporin
  • Anti-Itch Cream
  • Aspirin (or other such medicine)
  • Cough Syrup/Cold Medicine
  • Ice Pack/Hot Pack
  • Thermometer (digital or electronic only)


  • Earplugs/ Cotton Balls
  • Postage Stamps
  • Step Ladder
  • Dish Detergent
  • Ironing Board
  • Umbrella
  • Winter Coat/Gloves/Boots
  • Clothing Suited for Central Oregon Climate (see below)


Prohibited Items

  • Alcoholic Beverages/Alcohol Paraphernalia/Alcohol Memorabilia or Advertisements
  • Illegal Drugs/Drug-Related Paraphernalia/ Drug-Related Memorabilia or Advertisements
  • Any Weapons (i.e. firearms, bows, BB guns, airsoft guns, slingshots, any other type of projectile launching devices)
  • Fireworks/Powder/Other Explosives
  • Any Combustible Substances (i.e. gasoline, propane, butane, white gas)
  • Pets (fish are allowed, up to 5 gal. tank)
  • Open-Coiled Appliances (i.e. toasters, toaster ovens, space heaters)
  • Open Hot-plate Appliances (electric fry pan, electric griddle, electric waffle iron)
  • Sticky Tack/Packing, Scotch or Duct Tape/Nails/Screws (not permitted to hang decorations)
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Candles/Incense


If you're overwhelmed, check out some of our fun organizational and decorating tips.


*Students are responsible for the shared bathroom with their suite, so we recommend bringing toilet paper and cleaning supplies to ensure its effectively stocked.


Room Details

COCC's residence hall features suite-style living in the heart of campus in close proximity to the Barber Library, Coats Campus Center and Mazama Gymnasium. The design provides every four students with a suite containing a living/common area, a shared bathroom, and either two double bedrooms or four single bedrooms. Each resident will be provided a a Twin XL mattress (39"x80"), desk (42"x24"x30") and chair, bed frame (84"x39"x37") and wardrobe (36"x24"x74"). You may want to also consider furnishings for your common area such as a couch or futon, footstools/ottomans and storage options. Coordinating with suitemates in advance is a smart idea. For room configuration see room plans.


Bend Climate

Bend's climate is typical of the high desert with cool nights and sunny days. Annual precipitation averages between 10-13 inches, which is part of the average snowfall of 34 inches. A typical Central Oregon summer is marked with daily temperatures around 80-90 F during the day, and around 40-50 F during the night. Autumn usually brings warm, dry days and cooler nights. The winter season in Bend provides typical daytime temperatures between 30-50 F. Average nighttime temperatures range anywhere from 22-51 F.