Greetings incoming residents! Here is a list of items that you may want to consider while packing for UCI. We encourage students to bring only what they need, as storage space in the rooms is limited. We also recommend that you bring a quarantine "Go-Bag" just in case you need to be temporarily relocated while being tested for the Coronavirus.

Items that we suggest you bring

  • Extra long twin sheets. (80" long and 38" wide).
  • (You may also purchase Residence Hall Linens and College Bedding through the University endorsed linens program.)
  • Towels, washcloths, and toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Study/desk Lamp (If you bring a halogen lamp, it must be UL approved and have a safety shield over the bulb.)
  • Emergency supplies for disaster preparedness (e.g. Personal Disaster Prep Kit)
  • Laundry Detergent

Health & Wellness  --  Covid Prevention

  • Face-coverings may be required in certain areas, if recommended by public health authorities. Bring an adequate supply!
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant cleaning supplies
  • Thermometer for temperature monitoring
  • Quarantine "Go Bag" containing essentials for temporary relocation in the event of a positive Covid test

Additional items for consideration

  • Folding chair for use at outdoor (physically-distanced) gatherings
  • Surge protector
  • Bicycle and U-Lock
  • Fan
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Television (rooms are equipped with cable hookups)
  • Iron (automatic shut-off required)
  • Kitchenware (Pots, pan, dishes, utensils, etc.)
  • Electrical cooking appliances (toasters, coffee pots, rice cookers, etc). Permitted only in kitchen areas, not in student rooms.
  • Cleaning supplies/vacuum and broom (*Only relevant to Arroyo Vista)

Items NOT allowed

  • Weapons of any type
  • Drugs/drug paraphernalia/non-prescription drugs
  • Alcohol (for students under 21 years of age)
  • Open heating elements or flames (candles, incense, butane burners, etc.)
  • Electric vehicles (electric skateboards, scooters, hoverboards, etc.)
  • Vaping Materials
  • Tobacco products (University of California is a Tobacco Free and Smoke Free campus)
  • Heaters, sun lamps
  • Pets (except fish, see Housing policy for details)
  • Drones
  • Personal routers. Undergraduate housing communities are equipped with wireless internet service.
  • Dry erase boards or cork boards (not allowed on interior or exterior doors)
  • Microwaves - The only microwaves allowed in student rooms are those included in the "micro-fridge" compact combination (refrigerator/freezer/microwave) units. These units may be rented or purchased through a UCI endorsed company, Collegiate Concepts, Inc. Information packets will be sent to residents by College Concepts Inc. in late August. You may also visit for more information and to order a micro-fridge. To ensure delivery prior to moving in we encourage you to sign up by mid-September. Orders may also be made up to and during move-in weekend. If both or all roommates order a micro-fridge, additional contracts will be canceled and the students will be notified.

Please note: Microwaves and refrigerators are available in the hall kitchens. Refrigerators in individual rooms are permitted if they are UL-approved and not larger than 4.3 cubic feet. Electrical cooking appliances are permitted only in kitchen areas. Information regarding renting a "Micro-Fridge" (combination microwave, refrigerator and freezer) for your room can be found at

Order books and all things UCI at The Hill!

We Price Match Textbooks!
The HIll logo