What To Bring

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All of the residence halls are fully furnished. Refer to the Residence Hall section and click on the hall assigned to you to see the layout, style, and amenities. Please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life for any questions or concerns you have.

MGA assumes no financial responsibility for the loss to, or damage to personal belongings, nor is the university liable for damages of an appliance, due to power failure or any other occurrence. It is strongly encouraged that parents extend their household insurance for the security of students' personal property. Loss by fire, theft, or damage is the responsibility of the student. For options in purchasing individual renter's insurance, please speak with the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

NOTE: we recommend that you contact your roommate before arriving to campus to prevent duplicating items.

The Essentials

Closet and Laundry

  • Clothes for the appropriate seasons
  • Hangers
  • Hamper
  • Landry and Cleaning Supplies
  • Landry basket
  • Detergent

Residence Hall room space

  • Cochran and Eastman residence halls have Twin XL sized beds (36”- 39" X 75” - 80"). Buy the longest single bed sheet you can find.
  • University Pointe in Macon has Full sized beds (54” X 75”)
  • Lakeview Pointe in Macon has Twin XL sized beds (36”- 39" X 75” - 80")
  • Sheets and pillowcases
  • Comforter/Blankets
  • Mattress cover/pad
  • Pillows
  • Personal decor
  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Printer and connecting cords
  • Notebooks, pens, pencils, and book bag
  • Energy efficient surge protector
  • Desk lamp and light bulbs
  • UL approved lights
  • TV and DVD player
  • Game Console
  • Ipod/stereo/radio
  • Mobile cell and charger
  • Swiffer and broom
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Small fan
  • Couches (no larger than a futon)
  • Refrigerator (max 2.7 cubic feet and 5 amps)
  • Microwave (maximum 1.0 cubic foot)
  • *Air fryer (under 1200 watts or 10 amps)

*Air fryers (under 1200 watts or 10 amps) are only allowed in the apartment-style buildings (Aviation Hall, Harris Hall, and University Pointe). The appliances must be approved by the RLC's in these buildings.


  • Rooms with a private bath need a shower curtain and bath mat.
  • Bathrobe and waterproof sandals
  • Towels, washcloths, and hand towel
  • Shower caddy
  • Soap and hair care products
  • Toiletries
  • Wastebasket
  • Plunger and toilet brush


  • Cookware will be needed for full kitchenettes. Arrange this with your roommates.
  • Plates, Bowls, and Utensils
  • Water bottle


  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Transportation
  • Bike and bike lock
  • Bike helmet
  • Bike lights and reflectors
  • Reusable bags for shopping
  • Snack foods
  • Dry erase/white board
  • Daily planner
  • Calendar
  • Umbrella/Rain gear
  • Business Attire
  • Dehumidifier or air purifier (if allergies are an issue)


  • Candles, incense
  • Extension cords
  • Anything with an open or exposed heating element (such as grills, George Foreman grills, table top grills, toasters, toaster ovens, etc.)
  • Heaters
  • Hoverboards
  • Fishnets
  • Parachutes
  • Flammable items
  • Offensive decor
  • Uncared for holiday decor
  • Poor housekeeping
  • Trash and empty glass bottles
  • Pets (students may have a non-flesh eating fish in a freshwater tank up to 5 gallons)
  • No guns, ammunition, or weapons: this includes but not limited to knives and swords
  • Paint guns, darts, and bb guns
  • Power tools
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Ethernet hubs
  • Animal skinning, gutting, or taxidermy work
  • Any appliance exceeding 1200 watts or 10 amps
  • Bongs, hookahs, pipes, and other drug paraphernalia
  • Cigarettes, lighters, electronic cigarettes, and tobacco or drug products
  • Door stoppers of any kind