Western Iowa Tech Community College

What to Bring

Please read carefully and/or print for future reference. This is a list of items suggested, allowed, and not allowed in on-campus housing. Unless otherwise specified, it is for all campus housing. If you have any questions or need clarification on any items, please feel free to contact us any time. We look forward to hearing from you!

What We Provide

Furnishings - Bur Oak Suites & Prairie Place

  • Individual bedrooms
  • Bed - twin extra long mattresses (loft kits available for rent)
  • Wardrobe
  • Desks & chairs
  • Living room furniture is not provided
  • Community kitchen is available for student use

Furnishings - Sun Ridge Court

  • Couch, chair, & end table (in some units)
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and oven.
  • Bunkable beds - twin extra long mattresses
  • Four drawer dresser per bedroom
  • Built in closet
  • Desk & desk chair per resident

Amenities (all housing options)

  • Community & study areas
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Computer lab with printer
  • Wireless internet
  • All utilities included
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Vending areas
  • Campus security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Community activities
  • Leadership opportunities

Suggested Items

Bedroom Items

  • Twin extra-long sheets
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Mattress pad
  • Alarm clock with battery backup
  • Personal electronics

Bathroom Items

  • Shower curtain and hooks
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Toilet paper
  • Plunger
  • Rugs
  • Hand soap and toiletries

Kitchen Items

  • Dishes and silverware
  • Pots and pans
  • Can opener
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Dish rags and towels

Electronics and Appliances

  • TV/DVD Player
  • Gaming systems and accessories
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Microwave
  • **Mini fridge
  • Power strips/surge protectors
  • Lamps
  • Fan

Laundry Items

  • Laundry basket
  • Hamper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Dryer sheets

Miscellaneous Items

  • Trash cans and garbage bags
  • 3M hooks and penny nails (hammer)
  • First aid and sewing kits
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Clothes hangers
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Broom, dustpan and mop
  • Vacuum (vacuums and brooms can be checked out at front desk)

**Mini fridges are ONLY allowed in Prairie Place or Bur Oak Suites and cannot exceed 5.5 cubic feet

Items Not Allowed

  • Deep freezers of any size
  • Personal outdoor grills
  • Mini laundry machines
  • Mini dishwashers
  • Open element hot plates
  • Halogen lights
  • Space heaters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Anything with an open heating elements or flame
  • Incense
  • Pets (except fish in a tank not exceeding 5 gallons)