Your Room & What to Bring

Wondering what to pack? What NOT to pack? We can help you with that.

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Room size & features:

  • One telephone jack (the telephone is shared - it's a good idea have a phone in your room which either you or your roommate should bring)
  • One overhead light
  • One cable television hookup (you need to bring your own cable)
    • Cable service is included at no extra charge
  • All residence hall rooms have wall-to-wall carpets
  • Standard double room sizes range from 10’ x 17’ to 11’ x 17’ (Davis, Edward Durell Stone Hall, Middle Hall, Frost Hall)
  • Each room has one window with blinds
  • Window sizes range from 36” (w) x 73½” (h) to 41” (w) x 71” (h)
  • Ethernet (wired) hookups, each student has their own jack (you need to bring your own ethernet cable)
    • Note: while our residence halls have wireless access, you may get better performance at peak times through a wired hookup
  • Slideshow tour of the Residence Halls

Furniture already provided:

  • A bed & twin mattress (extra long, 80 inch-size)
  • Chest of drawers
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Desk, and desk chair

What to bring:

  • Laptop computer - Please read about the College's Computer Package and the requirements for all incoming students (including transfer students).
  • Alarm Clock (pick a good one!)*
  • Cell phone
  • Pillows, sheets, mattress cover (for 80-inch, extra-long twin mattresses), blanket and/or comforter*
  • Towels & toiletries (shampoo, soap, razors, deodorant, etc.)*
  • Fan*
  • Mirror*
  • Wastebasket*
  • Clothes hangers*
  • Telephone (one phone jack per room)*
  • Ethernet cable
  • TV cable (if you're bringing a TV)

*Item may be available at the College Bookstore

You might want to bring:

  • Shower shoes and shower tote*
  • A USB flash drive*
  • TV set/DVD player (one cable hookup per room)
  • Study lamp or table lamp (since rooms have only a ceiling light fixture, a study lamp and/or table lamp are extremely useful)*
  • Surge protector power strip (extension cords or power strips without a surge protector are not permitted)*
  • Small microwave**
  • Mini refrigerator**

*Item may be available at the College Bookstore
**Item may be available for rental from the College Bookstore - email to check availability

Cell Phones & Long Distance Phone Service

A majority of students choose to use a personal cell phone on campus rather than setting up long distance service through the College. You still might want to consider having a cord telephone plugged into your room for on-campus use (all rooms on campus have one phone jack with a phone extension assigned to them), or to receive calls.

The College campus has cell phone service from most national carriers; however, Putney is a somewhat mountainous and rural area. Many students do well with Verizon, US Cellular, AT&T or Sprint (although other services may also perform fine).

For those students who do not have a cell phone (or those who are interested in another option) the College offers long distance phone service for $0.15/minute. To set up a long distance account, please download an Application for Phone Service [pdf] and submit to Business Office (information on form). You will receive an access pin to use when you dial out.

Bicycles, Skis and Snowboards

There are no storage facilities for large items such as skis, bicycles, etc.; these items are allowed on campus but they must be kept in your room - there are also outdoor bike racks available. While it's preferred to keep bikes locked on outdoor bike racks, if you don't plan to use your bike during winter one option is to take wheels off and store under your bed. Limited on-campus storage for small items may be available, see Storage, Packing & Shipping for details and restrictions.

Cars on Campus

Landmark College allows students to bring a car to campus. You must register your car with Campus Security and abide by Landmark College parking regulations as well as the policies outlined in the Student Handbook.

Registering your vehicle:

All vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles on Landmark College property must be registered with Campus Security within 24 hours of the vehicle's arrival on campus. Security will have a table at New Student Registration where you can complete this step (otherwise just stop by the Security Office on the ground floor of Davis or contact them at 802.387.6899 (from an off-campus phone) or 6899 (from a campus phone) to set up a time. You will need:

  • Valid registration
  • Valid license
  • Proof of insurance
  • Vehicle registration form that will be provided to you by Security.

After submitting all of the above with a car registration form, you will recieve a parking permit to put on your windshield that tells you where you're allowed to park.

What NOT to Bring:

Items on this list are not allowed in the Residence Halls due to concern for the health and safety of our community.

  • Open flames or heating coils. This includes candles, incense, camp stoves, hurricane lamps and lanterns.
  • Electrical appliances including but not limited to halogen lamps, hot plates, toasters, immersion coils, “George Foreman” type grills, toaster ovens, electric blankets, space heaters, sun lamps, and power tools.
  • Alcohol, alcohol containers, illicit drugs, or drug-use paraphernalia.
  • Explosives, firearms, firecrackers, weapons, volatile liquids and fuel.
  • Decorations that hang from the ceiling of your residence hall room (posters, pictures, and other combustible wall decorations which are not placed flat against the wall or block or hinder entryways are not permitted). Combustible materials may not cover more than 20% of each wall.
  • Extension cords and multi-plug outlets (unless they have manufactured surge protection devices).
  • Pets (except fish).
  • Wooden constructions (lofts) or over-stuffed furniture that has not been pre-approved by the College.

The College reserves the right to have a student remove an item, not on the list, that is deemed a fire safety concern. If you are unsure about an item,email the Student Affairs office at CampusLife@landmark.edu BEFORE you pack it.

When you're packing, keep in mind that all of your belongings should be able to fit on your side of the room. Also, the College cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen items, so use your discretion when you decide what to bring. If you are bringing valuables on campus, make sure they are covered under your parents’ homeowner’s policy, or you may want to purchase renter’s insurance or personal property insurance.

Questions?

Office of Student Affairs
Strauch Family Student Center - second floor
CampusLife@landmark.edu
802.387.6714