Frequently Asked Questions

  • What size sheets should I bring?
    The purchase of extra long sheets is strongly recommended. The extra long fitted sheets with elastic around them will also work on the shorter mattresses.
  • Can I have some of the furniture in the room moved to allow more space?
    Unfortunately, no. All furniture must remain in the room for the entire academic year.
  • May I bring extension cords to allow for extra outlets?
    Extension cords and multi-plug outlets are a fire hazard. Power strips with a surge protector should be used if extra electrical outlets are needed.
  • Do I need to provide my own lamps?
    Yes. Desk lamps are strongly recommended. In the apartments, you should also bring lamps for the living room.
  • Can I bring my own refrigerator and microwave?
    Yes. Mini-fridges must measure 4.3 cubic feet or less, with no more than 4 amps of power. Microwaves must be 700 watts or less. Most standard mini-fridges and microwaves meet these requirements, but it's always good to double-check!
  • Are trash cans provided?
    Yes. Each unit has one trash and one recycling can.
  • Can I loft my bed?
    Expanded occupancy rooms in the residence halls will include a lofted bed.  In double bedrooms, beds may be bunked or un-bunked. Pegs are available from your RA if your beds are not currently bunked but you wish to do so.  Due to safety reasons, you may not loft your own bed in double occupancy rooms.
  • Does Xavier provide wireless internet service?
    Yes. Xavier's wireless Internet network is new and improved! Learn more. You will receive instructions about how to connect to the wireless network when you arrive on campus.