Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307

What to Bring

We are often asked about what residents should bring with them when they come to campus. So, we have created a list of suggested items—what to bring and to leave at home—to help you while you pack. Depending on your assignment, you will have one to three roommates; so you might want to consider bringing the minimum of kitchen and common area items (if applicable) until you have consulted with your new roommates. Given the limited closet, dresser and floor space, we strongly encourage students to refrain from bringing all winter clothes and large items, such as personal refrigerators, computer desk, bookshelves, etc., until you arrive and see how you want to make best use of your space. If you have any specific questions concerning what to bring to campus, please don’t hesitate to contact the Housing Office.

DO Bring:

  • Alarm clock
  • Broom or small vacuum
  • Calling card or phone
  • Can opener
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp/desk organizer
  • Dishes, pots, pans, food storage containers (apartments)
  • Drawer liner (not contact paper)
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • Flip flops
  • Lamp
  • Laundry basket, detergent, starch, iron
  • Personal items (pictures, posters, etc.)
  • Personal radio/stereo with headphones
  • Pillow, blanket/bedspread
  • Sewing kit
  • Sheets/pillowcases (extra long twin bed)
  • Small first aid kit (bandages, aspirin, cottonballs, etc.)
  • Small microwave
  • Small Refrigerator (Thornton & Eagle Hall)
  • Small TV and cable cord
  • Stamps and envelopes
  • Surge protector
  • Towels & toiletries
  • Umbrella & raincoat
  • Wastebasket
  • White putty (sticky tack) to hang items on wall

DON'T Bring:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Alcohol containers used as decoration
  • Appliances with exposed heating elements (hot plates, toaster ovens, etc.)
  • Bed from home
  • Candles or incense
  • Children (not even babysitting)
  • Double-sided tape to hang items on surfaces
  • Drugs (must have current prescription for any other than OTC)
  • Electric heaters
  • Firearms or any other weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Halogen lamps
  • Illegal drugs and, or paraphernalia
  • Large stereo systems
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Water balloons, water guns