Greetings incoming residents! We are excited about your upcoming arrival to UCI Student Housing, and we want to help make your transition to college as smooth and comfortable as possible. To help ensure that you have what you need in your residence hall, house or apartment, we have put together a short 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 and there are no extra storage areas. 

Items that we suggest you bring

  • Sheets, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, bedspreads or comforters. Our beds are extra long twins (80" long and 38" wide). Standard twin sheets may fit if stretched but you may wish to buy extra long twin sheets available at most local department stores
  • (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)
  • Wastebasket

Optional items that you may want to bring

  • Surge protector
  • Personal Computer and Ethernet Cable
  • Bicycle and U-Lock
  • Fan
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer 
  • Iron (automatic shut-off required)
  • Telephone / Cell Phone
  • Pots/pan/dishes/utensils/storage containers
  • Electrical cooking appliances (toasters, coffee pots, rice cookers, etc). Permitted only in kitchen areas, not in student rooms.
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Vacuum or broom 

Items NOT allowed

  • Personal routers. Undergraduate housing communities are equipped with wireless internet service.
  • Dry erase boards or cork boards (not allowed on interior or exterior doors)
  • Heaters, sun lamps
  • Pets
  • Drones
  • Weapons of any type
  • Drugs/drug paraphenalia
  • Candles/incense
  • Alcohol (for students under 21 years of age)
  • Hoverboards
  • 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., or through other microfridge companies found on the web. 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