What to Bring

Packing for BSU

Each room includes a bed, desk, chair, closet and dresser. Remember to pack light and only bring the essential items you need, initially. Storage will be your closet space and under your bed. We encourage you to coordinate with your roommate in advance of arriving to plan possible shared items.

  • Sheets (Twin XL)
  • Comforter, Blankets, Bedspread, Pillows, Pillowcases
  • Mattress Cover, Mattress Pad, Egg Crate
  • Desk/Floor Lamp 
  • Minifridge (no larger than 4 cubic feet)
  • Surge protector/power strip
  • 24’ TV, speaker, other electronics 
Other Items 
  • Face Coverings (three recommended)
  • Soap, Toiletries, Shower Caddy & Shower Shoes
  • Towels, Washcloths
  • Laundry Bag, Detergent & Clothes Hangers
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Bed Risers (must NOT have outlets)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flash Light, Batteries, Emergency Kit
  • School/Desk Supplies
  • Non-damaging wall fasteners for hanging items
  • Cleaning Supplies (Disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray, etc.)
  • Broom & Dustpan
  • Small Trash Can & Trash Bags
  • Photo ID/State ID 
  • Insurance cards
  • Health records and other important identifying documents you may need in the case of an emergency 
  • List of emergency contacts
Microfridge Rental

While microwaves are not permitted, students may purchase an energy star approved microfridge or rent one from:
My Fridge Rental Company

Renters' Insurance
Bowie State University is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. Please review your parents or guardians’ homeowners’ policy. You can also purchase insurance from College Student Insurance Agency, Inc. or National Student Services, Inc.

College Student Insurance Agency, Inc.
316 Maxwell Rd., Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30009

National Student Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2137 Stillwater, OK 74076