What to Bring and Leave Behind

Ensure a successful move into 2400 Nueces by reviewing the recommended, optional and prohibited items for living in the complex. Your packing list depends on whether your unit comes furnished or unfurnished. Tour our 3D layouts of different unit types to see what your apartment includes (or doesn’t). All units feature stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, oven, microwave and dishwasher), private full-size washer and dryers, faux hardwood flooring and spacious bedroom closets with plenty of storage.

The list below is not exhaustive. We encourage you to consult with your roommate during the summer to avoid duplication of large items and electronics. For comprehensive information on items allowed or prohibited in 2400 Nueces, please see the Residence Hall Manual or contact our housing team with specific questions.

Bedding and Bath

Bedrooms in furnished units include an extra-long twin bedframe and mattress, desk, desk chair, and dresser for each resident. The only exception is in studio units, where bedframes and mattresses are extra-long full-size rather than extra-long twin.

Bring (furnished units)
  • Extra-long twin sheets (extra-long full-size sheets if your unit is a studio)
  • Comforter, blankets and pillows
  • Towels (bath, hand, washcloth)
  • Toilet paper and hand soap
  • Shower curtain
Bring (unfurnished units)
  • Bedframe and mattress. We recommend bringing an extra-long twin bed to maximize your room’s space.
  • Dresser
  • Comforter, blankets and pillows
  • Towels (bath, hand, washcloth)
  • Toilet paper and hand soap
  • Shower curtain
Optional (all units)
  • Mattress pad
  • Shower mat
Leave behind (furnished units)
  • Your own bed or mattress. All provided furniture, including the provided mattress, must stay in your room.
  • Toilet seat or lid. You will need to use the toilet seat provided in your unit and are not allowed to bring and install your own.
Leave behind (unfurnished units)
  • Toilet seat or lid. You will need to use the toilet seat provided in your unit and are not allowed to bring and install your own.

Laundry and Cleaning

All units include full-size private washers, dryers and dishwashers. Residents are responsible for cleaning all areas inside their room/suite, including bathrooms.

Bring (all units)
  • Laundry basket or hamper
  • Low-sudsing laundry detergent designed for high efficiency front-loading washing machines and other laundry supplies (fabric softener, dryer sheets, etc.)
  • Clothes hangers
  • General cleaning supplies (disinfectant, glass cleaner, a duster or hand vacuum, broom, dustpan, etc.)
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies (gloves, shower and toilet cleaners, a toilet brush)
  • Dish soap and towel for cleaning dishware
Optional (all units)
  • Clothes iron or steamer (with auto shut-off features) and ironing board
  • Battery-operated air fresheners
Leave behind (all units)
  • Plug-in air fresheners
  • Personal laundry machines (washers or dryers)

Personal Supplies

Bring (all units)
  • UT ID card. You will need this at check-in to gain building access.
  • Personal hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrush/paste, tissues, etc.)
  • Health care products (first aid kit; allergy, headache and stomach medications; bandages; sunscreen; thermometer; etc.)
Optional (all units)
  • Curling iron, hair dryer, electric blanket, heating pad and other permitted personal care appliances (see Residence Hall Manual for list of permitted appliances in our housing spaces; appliances must be UL approved and/or labeled)
  • Bike, bike lock and helmet

Bedroom and Living Room Decor

All living rooms in furnished units come with a sofa, arm chair, coffee table, TV stand and bar stools. Whether your unit is furnished or unfurnished, however, we encourage residents to bring belongings to personalize their rooms and communal spaces. A portion of a living space’s walls can be covered with posters and other wall hangings but please note that any damage to the walls or the paint will result in damage charges when you move out. Additionally, a number of decor items are prohibited for energy and fire safety reasons (see ‘Leave behind’ below and the Residence Hall Manual).

Bring (furnished units)
  • Desk/study lamp. Residents are required to use compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL’s) or LED lights instead of incandescent bulbs for any lighting they bring to their living space.
  • Wall decor (bulletin boards, posters, wall hangings, etc.)
  • Removable adhesive. This is the only allowable material for hanging posters and pictures on walls. Tape, tacks or nails are not allowed.
Bring (unfurnished units)
  • Living room furniture (sofa, chairs, coffee table, TV stand, bar stools, etc.)
  • Desk and desk chair for bedroom
  • Wall decor (bulletin boards, posters, wall hangings, etc.)
  • Removable adhesive. This is the only allowable material for hanging posters and pictures on walls. Tape, tacks or nails are not allowed.
  • Patio furniture for units with balconies
Optional (all units)
  • Additional furniture (lamps, side tables, rugs, etc.)
  • Small plants and other decorative accents
  • Window covering(s) with spring-hanging tension rods. We recommend that residents measure the specific windows in their room/suite once moved in before purchasing or bringing any window coverings.
Leave behind (furnished units)
  • Furniture to replace anything that is provided in your unit (sofa, chairs, coffee table, etc.). All provided furniture must stay in your unit.
  • Decorative lighting and other electrical hazards. This includes black light bulbs, glow lights, halogen lamps, holiday lights, lanterns with bulbs, neon lights, paper lamp shades, rope/string/strip lights (including LED) and torchiere lamps.
  • Candles (with or without burned wicks) or incense. Open flames are prohibited in 2400 Nueces for fire safety reasons.
  • Flower beds
  • Natural, fresh-cut or live holiday or Christmas trees (artificial trees are permitted)
Leave behind (unfurnished units)
  • Decorative lighting and other electrical hazards. This includes black light bulbs, glow lights, halogen lamps, holiday lights, lanterns with bulbs, neon lights, paper lamp shades, rope/string/strip lights (including LED) and torchiere lamps.
  • Candles (with or without burned wicks) or incense. Open flames are prohibited in 2400 Nueces for fire safety reasons.
  • Flower beds
  • Natural, fresh-cut or live holiday or Christmas trees (artificial trees are permitted)

Kitchen and Cooking

All units include a full-size refrigerator, microwave, oven and stove, as well as abundant counter and cabinet space.

Bring (all units)
  • Pots, pans and cooking utensils
  • Dishware (bowls, plates, silverware, cups)
  • Food storage containers (Tupperware, mason jars, etc.)
Optional (all units)
  • Kitchen appliances (blender, coffee grinder and pot, water kettle, toaster/toaster oven, crock/Instant pot, air fryer, sandwich maker, etc.)
Leave behind (all units)
  • Propane, charcoal and wood-fired grills
  • Microwaves, refrigerators and dishwashers (University Housing and Dining provides these)

Study Supplies and Devices

Bring (all units)
  • Computer/laptop
  • Headphones
  • Extension cord or power strip. These must be UL-listed with a built-in circuit breaker and be designed for indoor use (see full approval criteria in the Residence Hall Manual).
  • Pens, pencils, paper and notebooks
Optional (all units)
  • A personal printer. Otherwise, residents can print documents on campus by using the UT Print system.
Leave behind (all units)
  • 3D printers
  • Wireless router. Units include a router (as well as an Ethernet port) to connect to the internet through the ResNet system.
  • Any multi-plug device
  • Any device that is not UL-listed
  • Voltage transformers that were manufactured outside the United States

Other Items

Optional (all units)
  • Small fan
  • Small step ladder or stool
  • Personal television. You will need to provide a high-quality cable jumper with screw on connections (size RG-6 or -59, 750 ohm rated) to connect your TV to the wall outlet.
Leave behind (all units)
  • Air conditioners, e.g., window units
  • Portable space heaters
  • Pets; however, fish in a five gallon or less aquarium are permitted.
  • Fireworks, explosives and weapons (see ‘License to Carry Handgun Policy for Residence Halls’ in the Residence Hall Manual)
  • Hazardous materials, such as toxic chemicals and flammable or combustible liquids, solids and gases