Move-In Day

Friday, August 16th, 2019

All of our residents will receive an email with their building assignment and time they should arrive to check in on Move-In Day. It is important that residents arrive at their designated arrival time in order to better assist each student with the move-in process. If you require a different move-in time then what is assigned please contact our office and our staff will assist you. During theĀ check-in process, residents will also pay their $10.00 RHA dues, get a bicycle tag (if applicable), and get the key to their new home. Residents will then be treated to a variety of welcome week events.


What to Pack:

Essential Items

  • Bed Linens (Twin Extra-Long; Full Size in Brady Complex)
  • Blanket & Pillows
  • Clothing
  • Towels, Wash Cloths, Robe, FlipFlops, & Laundry Basket
  • Surge protector (UL approved, 15 amp breaker, 3 wire grounded plug, 6 or fewer outlets, on/off switch)
  • Chargers for all electronic devices
  • Toilet Paper, Paper towels, & Tissues
  • Shower Curtain, Liner, & Hooks
  • Flashlight & Batteries
  • Basic Medication, Bandaids, Health Insurance Card & Social Security Card
  • Trash Can & Trash Bags
  • Cleaning Supplies: Laundry Detergent, Broom or Swiffer Sweeper, Wet Wipes, Mop, Toilet Brush, Toilet Cleaner, Air Freshener, All-purpose Cleaner (No Harsh Cleaners)
  • Clothing & Hangers (Be sure to pack for Louisiana Weather)

Luxury Items

  • Mini Fridge (5-7 cubic feet or smaller; Only 1 per room)
  • Microwave
  • Keurig or Coffee Maker (No open heating elements)
  • Posters, Pictures, or Decorative Items (must use 3m command strips to hang)
  • Curtains (Must use magnetic curtains or tension rods)
  • School Supplies, Textbooks, & Backpack (order textbooks online through the Nicholls Bookstore; see the website for details; they price match)
  • Mirror
  • Television
  • Rug
  • Nicholls Spirit Gear (check out the bookstore)
  • Basic Kitchen Utensils & Snacks
  • Storage Containers

Prohibited Items

To ensure the safety and security of all residents there are items that have been deemed as potential fire hazards, and therefore are not allowed in the residence halls at any time. The Office of Residential Living will conduct periodical residence hall room safety inspections to ensure the safety of all residents.

Here are some of the most common items/appliances that are prohibited:

  • Candles
  • Space Heaters
  • Incense
  • Hot Plates
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Extension cords that are not UL approved
  • Any multiple plugĀ adapters (with exception of power strips)
  • Pets, other than fish (10-gallon tank limit)
  • Firearms and/or Weapons
  • Drugs and/or Alcohol

If you have a question about any item you wish to keep in your room, please speak to your Hall Director immediately or you may receive a fine for having a violation of university policy in your room. If you would like to call ahead to ask about these items specifically, please don’t hesitate to ask or email us at We can’t wait to have you on campus!