To Bring or Not to Bring

Worried about making your new room into a home? Relax. At Graceland, our distinct housing system, which divides every residence hall into several “houses,” puts you in touch instantly with a circle of friends you'll know from day one to graduation (and beyond).

Residence life at Graceland is also unique because of our commitment to providing an alcohol-, tobacco-, and drug-free environment. We want you to be able to reach your full potential in an atmosphere that encourages you to grow in healthy ways.

Living in University housing also means you don't have to worry about food. It's all taken care of for you. Floyd McDowell Commons, our dining hall (which is managed by Sodexo and serves darn good food), is open seven days a week. With four different meal plans, you can choose the one that's right for you.

Be sure to complete the HOUSING REQUEST FORM.

Items to Bring

Shopping List - suggested list of items to bring to campus

Please note the beds in our residence halls are extra-long, and XL twin sheets will fit best.

Items NOT to Bring

Air conditioner
Cooking appliances
Electric skillets
Fireworks
Guns
Hallogen lamps
Hot plates
Pets
Refrigerator over 3 cubic feet
Waterbed
Microwaves over 700 watts