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
  • Mini Fish Tank ( <10 gal)
  • 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/Nook/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)
              What to Leave Behind: 
              • 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)
              • 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.

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