As we welcome you to Georgia Gwinnett College Housing, we want you to be prepared and know what you may and may not bring onto campus.

Print this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your first year at GGC. Each person's needs are different, so tailor this list to suit your requirements. As a general rule, when thinking about what to bring to campus, you need to bring what you need to feel at home, while at the same time remembering that another person will be doing the same thing. Consider getting in contact with your suitemates to decide on bathroom accessories.

Remember that each suite is fully furnished and comes with a flat-screen television, refrigerator and microwave. Each private bedroom has a spacious closet, and there is one bathroom for every two students. A desk, desk chair, dresser and night stand are also available in each bedroom.

We are looking forward to meeting each and every one of you!

Suggested items to bring

Room Needs

  • Comforter, pillow and mattress pad
  • Twin sheets (extra-long)
  • Bedside/desk lamp with bulbs
  • Alarm clock
  • Hangers
  • Surge protector
  • Trash can/bags
  • Laundry bag/crate
  • Computer/laptop printer
  • Milk crates or other sturdy storage cubes (a collapsible crate also comes in handy for carrying laundry or other things)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Rugs
  • Curtains – using only spring-mounted tension rods (approximate window measurements – width: 34.5 inches, height: 70 inches)
  • Stereo
  • Mini-refrigerators less than four cubic feet and Energy Star certified are permitted


  • Toiletries/towels/wash cloth
  • Shower shoes and cap
  • Toilet tissue
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Cotton balls/Q-Tips
  • Skin care products
  • First aid supplies/prescription medicine
  • Laundry detergent/bleach
  • Comb/brush, hair dryer
  • Nail clipper

Kitchen supplies

  • Cutlery
  • Dishes
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Dish soap
  • Snacks, beverages
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toaster
  • Sealed unit coffee maker
  • Popcorn maker
  • Blender

School supplies

  • Laptop/printer
  • Paper, notebooks, book bag
  • Pens/pencils and sharpener
  • Calculator
  • Ruler
  • Miscellaneous school supplies
  • Highlighters (multiple colors)
  • Markers
  • 3x5 cards
  • Post-it® notes
  • Paper clips, rubber bands, scissors
  • Pocket folders
  • Planner
  • Dictionary and thesaurus

Things that are not allowed

Alcohol, Tobacco and Weapons

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Except as permitted by law, possessing firearms, ammunition, explosives, other weapons or dangerous chemicals on College property is prohibited
  • Anything that could be confused as a weapon such as paintball guns, airsoft guns and squirt guns
  • Martial arts equipment

Kitchen Items

  • Toaster oven
  • Electrical frying pans
  • Deep fryers
  • Hot plates/Georga Foreman's grill/any appliance with an open heating element
  • Nuwave infrared oven (as seen on TV)

Other Items

  • Air conditioners/portable heaters
  • Electric blankets
  • Charcoal, electric and gas grills
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Candles/incense/incense burners
  • Halogen lamps
  • Fireworks
  • Electrical decorations (neon signs, etc.)
  • Any electrical item not in good condition
  • Dart boards
  • Nails, tacks, pushpins, staples and tape
  • Contact paper
  • External antennas

*Note: Damage to walls (including small holes), furniture, fixtures or equipment will require a monetary charge for restoration


View the Housing Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have more questions about what to bring and what to leave home, contact the Office of Housing at 678.407.5501.