move-in day

Move-in day!

Don’t forget to bring these items:

  • Alarm clock, radio
  • Area rug, trash can, cleaning supplies
  • Blankets, bedding, pillows
  • Can opener, pots/pans, utensils
  • Computer, TV, gaming systems
  • Curtains with tension rods
  • Dishes, cups, flatware
  • Multi-outlet extensions — must have UL listed surge protectors with a self-tripping breaker
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Iron, small ironing board, laundry supplies
  • Microwave, small refrigerator — also available for rent as one unit. Please click here for more info.
  • Poster putty, removable wall hooks; products that won’t damage the walls
  • Posters, family pictures
  • Plants, small fish tank
  • Shower caddie, toiletries, towels
  • Study lamp
  • Umbrella, rain boots


Belmont Abbey College is under the direction of the local fire marshal and the following are via their mandates.

Please keep these fire and safety regulations in mind

  • Microwave ovens cannot exceed 700 watts
  • Small refrigerators cannot exceed 2.5 amps
  • Microwaves and refrigerators must be plugged directly into the wall outlet
  • Microwaves and refrigerators must maintain reasonable standards of sanitation and cannot be placed in a closet or other enclosure
  • There must be 24 inch clearance between the ceiling and anything near it.
  • All surge protectors must be 18 inches off the floor.
  • Radios, stereos, computers, desk lamps, small televisions, and other small appliances must be kept in safe operating condition
  • All approved combustible materials (paint, paint thinner) must be stored in a metal box in a well ventilated area
  • Sprinkler pipes and heads can not have anything hanging from them and must have a 24 inch clearance.

Prohibited Items

  • NO extension cords
  • NO open element appliances (i.e., hot plates, broilers, space heaters, immersion heaters, ovens, toasters, “George Foreman”-type grills, or kerosene heaters)
  • NO power tools
  • NO sun lamps
  • NO outside antennae
  • NO tampering with electrical systems
  • NO placing cords under an item (like a rug) or taping them across the floor
  • NO candles
  • NO incense
  • NO halogen or touchier lamps
  • NO lava lamps
  • NO paper lamps
  • NO Christmas tree lights unless LED
  • NO cords across floors or under rugs
  • NO Kerosene lamps or any gas powered appliance
  • NO firearms and other dangerous (knives with a longer than 2 inch blade, dangerous weapons, slingshots, explosives, air guns, paintball guns, unapproved inflammable fluids and materials, kerosene heaters, dangerous chemical mixtures, fireworks or propelled missiles or any item which is used in a threatening manner)
  • NO painted walls or wallpaper
  • NO nails, screws, or hooks into woodwork, walls, or ceilings
  • NO contact paper, decals, and bumper stickers affixed to university property.
  • NO personal lofts, waterbeds, and/or wood paneling
  • NO items hanging from ceiling – including plants, netting, blankets, etc
  • Ceiling tiles can not be removed
  • Window screens can not be removed.  At least one window cannot be blocked.  There must be a clear space on the floor to get to the window without moving items out of the way.
  • NO drug paraphernalia (this can cause removal from campus housing)
  • NO alcohol, alcohol containers in Poellath, O’Connell, St. Scholastica, and St. Benedict
  • No personal handheld vaporizers (this is different from e-cigs)
  • NO alcohol or drug related décor or games
  • NO open flame or ember devices such as candles, incense, hookahs or oil lamps
  • NO trash or dirty clothes piled on the floor
  • NO pets or pet paraphernalia (except fish)

For full policies of the Residence Life office, please refer to this document: Residence Life Policies and Procedures

Each student is provided with a copy of these Residence Life Emergency Guidelines.  Emergency Residence Life Guidelines – Flipchart