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What to Bring - Columbus State University

Residence Life

What to Bring

While CSU housing is fully furnished, there are certain things that will help to make your apartment a home away from home.

We recommend that you communicate with your roommate to decide who will bring shared items such as televisions, mini-refrigerators, shower curtains, etc. If you have not seen your exact space prior to move-in, we would suggest checking in first and then make a run to the nearest Walmart, Target or other stores for any additional items such as rugs, curtains, storage containers, etc.

Here are some places that our residents have found great things to make their space feel like home:

Target: (located at 1591 Bradley Park Dr, Columbus, GA 31904)
Walmart: (5 locations in Columbus)
Dirt Cheap: (2 locations in Columbus)
At Home: (located in the Peachtree Mall)

On Campus Marketing:


What is included

  Clearview Hall RiverPark The Courtyard Maryland Circle
Microwaves In Community Kitchens Only Yes No Yes
Refrigerators No Yes Yes Yes
Traditional Cable Yes No Yes No
ResLife Cinema Movie Streaming Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bedrails Upon Request Upon Request, pre-installed on lofted beds in Oglethorpe and OAP Upon Request Upon Request
Bed Size Twin XL Twin XL, except Fontaine Twin XL Full Size
Window Blinds Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Internet Yes Yes, except Fontaine Yes Yes

Suggested Items

This is a list of items that on-campus residents often find helpful. This is NOT a list of required items, nor does it represent everything you might want or need:

  • Television (Note: cable services are only provided in Courtyard and Clearview Hall. All residence halls have access to online streaming through an app on mobile devices or through a website. Students may choose to bring a casting device to play these movies/shows on their television. We recommend the following devices for our network: Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku, Slingbox, Tivo)
  • Headphones
  • Laptop computer or tablet
  • Power strip/surge protector
  • Reading light
  • Pens, scissors, tape, etc.
  • Laundry bag and detergent
  • Bedding, sheets, pillows, blankets (see sizes above)
  • Iron and small ironing board (ONLY with automatic shut-off feature)
  • Bath towels, soaps, robe, etc.
  • Shower curtain (coordinate with roommate if sharing a bathroom)
  • Hair products, hair dryer
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Trash can
  • Thumb tacks or small nails ONLY (must not leave a hole bigger than a thumbtack hole) are permitted to hang posters, pictures and other decorations in your room
  • Command Strips (If used, please leave on the wall at check out. If not removed properly it will result in damage charges. Res Life staff will remove them at no charge.)
  • Mini refrigerator (maximum 5 cubic feet), one per bedroom
  • Microwave (may be included, see above)
  • Eating utensils, plates, bowls, cups, can opener
  • Coffee maker
  • Small electric grills (not exceeding 760 watt maximum power)
  • Deep fryers may be used if they have a lock down lid and an automatic shut off when overturned.
  • First aid kit
  • Bike and bike lock
  • Umbrella
  • Small toolbox
  • Wifi router (Fontaine Building Residents Only)
  • Personal thermometer

For more information on your housing area, including pictures, videos and floor plans:

Virtual Advisor