While each room comes furnished with a standard allotment of furniture, you are encouraged to personalize your room, within stated guidelines, so that you and your roommate(s) can make yourselves feel at home.

Students helping out freshman during move-in day


  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Extra long twin sheets (WPI beds are 36" by 80")
  • Mattress pad
  • Bedspread/Comforter
  • Towels
  • Wastebasket
  • Desk Lamp

Other Suggestions:

  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Surge protector, surge protected power strip, or surge protected extension cord
  • Radio or stereo
  • Flashlight
  • Small bucket or basket to carry items to and from the bathroom
  • Fan
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Refrigerator that is 4.3 cubic feet or less or uses no more than 120 volts (2 amps of electricity) - we encourage you coordinate with your roommate(s)
  • Posters/decorations
  • Plants
  • Television
  • Small personal Vacuum - we encourage you coordinate with your roommate(s)

What Not to Bring:

  • Pets (other than fish/10 gallon tank)
  • Candles
  • Torchiere lamps with halogen bulbs
  • Toaster oven
  • Hot plates or hot pots
  • Any appliance with an exposed heating element
  • Air conditioners
  • Weapons of any nature including paintball paraphernalia
  • Incense
  • George Foreman grills or any hot-plate
  • 3D Printer (unless it is brought to be moved to your academic lab space)

WPI does not have space to store any furniture assigned to a room when residents bring additional furniture to decorate their rooms. The furniture provided in floor and hall lounges is intended for the use of all students and is not to be moved without the permission of the staff.