Residence Life Information for New Students

In a traditional residence hall room, you will find:

  • Bed Frame and Mattress (twin, extra-long)
  • Desk and Desk Chair
  • Dresser
  • Closets
  • Satellite Cable TV - free for all students (included in housing rate)
  • Internet access – all residence hall rooms have access to the University's high-speed wireless and Ethernet networks.  In order to utilize Arcadia's network,  you must complete on online registration process for each computer and handheld device.  

In a traditional residence hall, you will find:

  • Laundry Rooms – washers and dryers are free of charge (included in housing rate)
  • Housekeeping service for each common area, common bathroom and lounge area.
  • Flat screen TVs with DVD capability in the Kistler, Dilworth and Heinz main lounges
  • Kitchens in each Knight Hall lounge.

Bring with you to campus:

  • Sheets – twin, extra-long
  • Egg crates or mattress pads
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Shower Shoes or Flip Flops
  • Shower Caddy
  • Alarm Clock
  • TV 
  • Iron with an automatic shutoff and Ironing Board
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Air Fresheners
  • White Board for door
  • Power Strip/Surge Protector
  • Trash Can
  • Fan
  • Storage Crates
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Decorations
  • Poster putty or removable adhesive strips – students are responsible for damage to their walls and furniture at the end of the year!
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Thermometer
  • Face Masks (2-3)

Leave these items at home:

  • Alcohol - If you are under the age of 21.
  • Water beds or other beds
  • Air conditioners
  • Toaster ovens
  • Sun lamps
  • Space heaters
  • Extension Cords 
  • Pets - Other than fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons
  • Ceiling fans
  • Refrigerators larger than 3.2 cubic feet
  • Microwave ovens - Other than those leased or purchased through an authorized University vendor
  • Halogen lamps without approved covers
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Grills - George Foreman, charcoal, or gas burning
  • Coffee makers without automatic shut off
  • Bottled gas appliances
  • Any device that has an exposed heating element and does not have automatic shut-off
  • Wall & ceiling coverings