"Freshman are especially vulnerable to purchasing every gidget and gadget colorfully arrayed in area home stores," says Jack Gentul, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) dean of student services. "Although all items are typically quite attractive, we have found that no one must spend a fortune to keep their personal space functional, attractive, and tidy." NJIT, New Jersey's third largest public university located in the University Heights section of Newark, offers on-campus residential hall housing to 1700 graduate and undergraduate students.
To help parents and their youngsters decipher between the must-haves and the must-nots, Gentul has prepared a top ten checklist for students of all ages, moving into a small, typically shared, space on campus.
"Keep in mind," he adds. "Less is always more."
Top Ten Checklist For a College Residence Hall
Clothing and hangers
Desk or reading lamp
Small Plastic Bucket
Books and Paper
Games and sport equipment
NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling
more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students
in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School
of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors
College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers
adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include
architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental
engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics,
multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet
Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.