To Bring and 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 instantly in touch 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, the campus dining hall 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
Halogen lamps
Hot plates
Refrigerator over three cubic feet
Microwaves over 700 watts
Wireless routers



**Graceland University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at