Residence Life

Residence Life


Moving in to the residence halls at Canisius is a lot like getting a place of your own.  There’s a lot you’ll need to make your new space feel like home-away-from home.   To help get you started, Canisius compiled a checklist of what to bring – and what not to bring. 


Alarm Clock Lamps (desk, reading, floor) Posters
Kleenex Plants Sewing Kit
Stereo or Radio Umbrella Sheets (extra long twin)
Pillows Computer with Ethernet cord Towels
Can opener Wash cloths Aspirin
Blankets Band-Aids Bed Spread
Toothpaste Laundry detergent Soap
Dryer sheets Bathrobe Laundry basket
Dish soap Hangers Fan
Stamps Personal toiletries envelopes
Shower supplies Stationery Backpack
Scissors Power strip Vacuum 
Cable cord Tape Books
Stapler Wastepaper basket Storage crates
Television Thumb tacks DVD player
Microwave Screwdriver Cooking utensils
Flip-Flops Pots and pans Hair dryer
Ironing board Small refrigerator 


  • Dart boards
  • Extension cords
  • Rope lights
  • Pets (small fish are permitted, 20 gal. tank maximum)
  • Candles/Incense
  • Beds, couches, futons, or chairs that are not provided by the College