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What should incoming freshmans bring for their residence @ HU Posted on 06-14-2007
Jamaican Shawty

From current Howard students what would you guys say are ABSOLUTE neccesities for incoming students planning to reside at Howard?...and what simple things did you forget in your transition to HU that you would deeply encourage them to remember to bring??????
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theTRUTH replied on 06-15-2007 02:21AM [Reply]
You SHOULD Bring: -A fan -A broom and dustpan -Shower Shoes -Laundry Detergent -Air Freshener or Glade Plug-ins -A tunk or storage bins -A TV -A Radio -A Rug or Carpet (dont put your bare feet on that floor) -House Shoes or slippers -Towels and washcloths -Soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries -Linen and Bedding / sheets -Pillows -Lysol and other disinfectant spray and cleaning supplies -An iron and ironing board -Toilet Paper -Hand soap You SHOULD NOT Bring: -A Microwave -A refridgerator (unless it meets the size requirements) -A hot plate -Furniture from home (i.e. mattress, dresser, chest of draws) -Alcohol, drugs and other illegal substances -George Forman Grill -Pets (I think fish are acceptable, but I'm not sure) REMEMBER To Bring: -Lots of clothes because the weather is extremely versatile and unpredictable. It gets VERY hot and it gets VERY cold. -Bring a Positive Attitude!!!
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evy08 replied on 06-15-2007 03:08AM [Reply]
Let's say you find out in advance that your roomie is bringing his/her TV....is sharing that one TV a good idea or is it easier for each to have his/her own
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Blutifully Human replied on 06-15-2007 05:50AM [Reply]
Hmmm...I agree with Truth for the most part, I think i'll just make a few slight adjustments. I think what you bring is dependent upon where you will be living. I think it is also dependent on where you are coming from. If you are a driving distance away, you might be able to get away with bringing a lil more in a vehicle. However, for someone like me who had to fly across the country, a chunk of my stuff was shipped ahead of time. However, keep in mind that alot of things you can just purchase at a local Target when u get here (if you have access to a car). I think it's a good idea to get a feel for the room and your roomate(s) and see what works for u guys in your space. K...here are my lil adjustments... >If you will be in the Quad in either Wheatley, Frazier, or Baldwin, a fan or portable AC would certainly be recommended. However, since Truth, Crandall, and the Annex have AC, I think sumthin like that really isn't a necessity and may just be taking up space. >For ladies in the Quad, toilet paper and hand soap isn't really a necessity either. They have housekeeping who comes to the bathrooms and stocks it up with toilet paper and puts soap in the soap dispensers. However, if u wanna be on the safe side, it's ok to have your own back up. >Although it's on Truth's "do not bring" list, i'd recommend a mini fridge. I wasn't a big fan of the cafe, so snacks kinda got my thru freshman year. It isn't a total necessity, but I know i'm certainly someone who wakes up in the middle of the night and needs a lil sumthin to drink or nibble on. Paying to use the vending machines every night can add up. The only people that I wouldn't recommend a fridge for are the young ladies who will be staying in Truth or Crandall. You guys just don't have enough room, so every little bit of space counts. I honestly don't know where a fridge would fit in those rooms, but hey...some folks are good strategizers, maybe it could work. >I'd also add a computer to that list. My freshman year I did not have a computer, and if you're a procrastinator like me...not having one could really suck for you lol. There is a 24 hour computer lab on campus and I believe they have gotten a lil better about the hours on the one in the Quad, but I still think that having your own can definately be a needed convenience. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* K, with all of that said, let me go ahead it get this out of the way now lol. People, please...I BEG of you, do NOT bring your whole room (or house) to HU. I have helped with freshman move in every year, and each time, there is ALWAYS someone who has so much stuff that they don't even know what to do with it all. One girl brought a whole Uhaul. That is NOT necessary for a freshman. *Pack smart. Pack only what you need. I know you're thinking HU is a fashion school and you'll need to stunt, but do NOT bring every outfit or shoe that you own. Trust, there are only select pieces that you'll end up wearing over and over again. I notice it everytime i see pics of myself on facebook lol. *Keep in mind that you will only be living in that room for a few months. And trust me, you will hate yourself when it's time to pack all of that stuff up on your own. Each year, i've had to move from dorm to dorm, and I absolutely despise it. The longer you are here...the more things you accumulate. So if you start off with alot, imagine all of the junk you will have around you by the time you are a junior or senior. So with that said, I have some summer cleaning to do lol
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Blutifully Human replied on 06-15-2007 05:56AM [Reply]
evy08 wrote:
Let's say you find out in advance that your roomie is bringing his/her TV....is sharing that one TV a good idea or is it easier for each to have his/her own
Share the TV. Although I do know of people who did have their own, it's a lil difficult to enjoy what you're watching, if the chick next to you is blasting another channel lol
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Fe Baby replied on 06-17-2007 07:24AM [Reply]
Blutifully Human wrote:
The only people that I wouldn't recommend a fridge for are the young ladies who will be staying in Truth or Crandall. You guys just don't have enough room, so every little bit of space counts. I honestly don't know where a fridge would fit in those rooms, but hey...some folks are good strategizers, maybe it could work.
I thought there wouldn't b much room in the Crandall and Truth dorms. But Blutifully Human, can you put stuff under the bed? I asked cuz I noticed from pictures there are drawers under the dorm beds... can they be removed?
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Blutifully Human replied on 06-17-2007 09:16AM [Reply]
Fe Baby wrote:
I thought there wouldn't b much room in the Crandall and Truth dorms. But Blutifully Human, can you put stuff under the bed? I asked cuz I noticed from pictures there are drawers under the dorm beds... can they be removed?
Nope, those are built in drawers that are attached to the bed. As for the bunks, I don't think it's much room under those to fit a fridge either. It isn't totally impossible to think of a way to maneuver and change the furniture so that there is space for a fridge, you guys will just need to work together, or possibly do it when your families are there in the beginning. Now that I think about it, I did run across a pic where I saw a mini fridge in Truth or Crandall. So yeah, it can be done... http://www.howard.edu/Campustour/points/residence/tubman/Images/3.jpg
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hny05m@yahoo.com from Charleston, SC replied on 07-16-2007 02:52PM [Reply]

Jamaican Shawty wrote:
random ass quesstion butttttttttttttttttttttttttttt do yall have dressers with mirrors or do people goin need to get one of them hangin full body mirrors for there door or something?
Well it depends on where u stayin. Crandall and Truth have full length mirrors in their closets. The other dorms have mirrors on each side of the room, their pretty big, but their not full length, so u might wanna bring one of them.
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hny05m@yahoo.com from Charleston, SC replied on 07-16-2007 03:01PM [Reply]

Fe Baby wrote:
I thought there wouldn't b much room in the Crandall and Truth dorms. But Blutifully Human, can you put stuff under the bed? I asked cuz I noticed from pictures there are drawers under the dorm beds... can they be removed?
Actually if you're in Truth or Crandall, the drawers under the bunkbeds do come out and there's alot of room underneath them. That's where I stored all my trunks and suitcases during the year. For the other dorms, if u take the mattress of the bed the bottom opens up and there's some nice little storage space under there (big enough for a microwave & some otha contrabands *wink*)
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2ndGeneration replied on 07-19-2007 11:35AM [Reply]
Do freshman need to bring laptops?
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