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