What to Bring

What to Bring for Residence Halls & Apartments

Things You'll Need

The following items are things that every student will need while living on campus. Be sure to note some items are for specific areas.

  • Clothing
  • Personal Grooming Products
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Bedding (extra-long twin) and room decor
  • Towels
  • Hangers
  • Clock / Alarm Clock
  • Computer
  • Wastebasket
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Curtain 78" in Length (Oak Hall & Village Apartments Only)
  • Shower Shoes/Flip-Flops Recommended (For community showers)
  • Toilet Plunger (Oak Hall & Village Apartments)

Things You Might Want

The following items are things that aren't essential, but some people may prefer to have them to make their stay in the Residence Halls more comfortable.

  • Game Consoles (XBOX, PlayStation, Etc.)
  • Printer
  • Bicycle & Lock
  • Power Strip with Surge Protector (up to 12' in Length)
  • Small Bulletin or White Boards (Use care when mounting on walls)
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Study Light for Bed or Desk
  • Single Cup Coffee Brewers (Such as Keurig)
  • Fish & Fish tank (10 Gallon tank or less)

Things to Talk to Your Roommate About First

The following items are popular in our residence halls, and sometimes it makes sense to share one microwave, rather than bring two. Anything large (big-screen TVs, Couches, etc.) may take up a lot of space in your room. Make sure to talk to your roommate first and see who is bringing what.

  • TV 
  • Microwave (800 watts or less)
  • Personal Refrigerator (3.5 cu. ft. maximum capacity)
  • Any additional furniture, including couches or futons
  • Room Fresheners

Things to Leave Behind

The following items are not permitted in the residence halls. Any student with these items will face possible disciplinary actions. For the safety of you, and everyone around you, don't bring the following items on campus with you:

  • TV Wall Mount Brackets
  • Halogen lamps or bulbs
  • Lava Lamps & Salt Lamps
  • Full Size Refrigerators
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Double-sided tape, wall-anchors, screws
  • Candles or Incense
  • Air Conditioners or Space Heaters
  • Window or Ceiling fans
  • Internet Routers
  • Decorative/Holiday lights (LED Rope Lights are allowed)
  • Hoverboards
  • Griddles, Deep Fryers, or hot plates
  • Any kitchen appliance with a heating element. Village apartment residents are allowed to have these items in their kitchens, but North, Williams, and Oak Hall residents are not permitted to have any of the following:
    • Toasters/Toaster Ovens
    • Crock Pots/Slow Cookers
    • Rice Cookers
    • Any Grill-Press type device (George Foreman Grill, Waffle Makers, etc.)

Other Notes


All Apartments and Residence Halls have extra-long twin (80" long) beds. Make sure to bring sheets, bedspreads or blankets, and pillows.

Hanging Room Decor

We recommend that students use Blue Painter's Tape to hang light-weight items in their rooms. Student’s may use small nails and thumb tacks minimally to hang decor. Large nails and Screws cannot be used. TVs cannot be anchored to the wall. We ask students to use discretion and understand they are responsible for damage


Each residence hall room provides connection to the Internet via both an Ethernet and Wireless Internet connection. Any questions about the Internet, including setting up your computer for JU's Wireless Internet should be directed to the IT Help Desk. They can be reached at (904) 256-7200 or helpdesk@ju.edu.

Room Fresheners

We recognize that each person may have different preferences and tolerances for levels of smells in a room. As a result, please note that you should have approval from all roommates and/or suitemates before use. If there is not approval from all residents, they are not permitted. "Scentsy" and other type room fresheners are permitted, but candles, candle warmers (like Scentsy), and incense are not.

Village Apartment Kitchens

A full-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove, and oven are provided in all apartments. Students are also permitted to bring personal microwaves or mini-refrigerators for use in their individual rooms. Students may also bring toasters, toaster ovens, crock pots, rice cookers, and Grill-Press style devices, so long as they are stored and used only in the kitchen.