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What to Bring

What furniture does every room have?

XL Twin Bed 
Desk & Chair 
Trash bin 
Recycle bin 

What should I bring?

We want students to make their room feel like home. So be CREATIVE! However, we also have some rules and regulations to keep in mind.

  1. All students must return the room to its original condition. This includes having all furniture, trash cans and recycle bins that were originally present during check in. If any of these items are missing upon check out, students will be charged for their replacement.

  2. Students living in Keith (C & D towers only), Canfield, Van Winkle, Pietz and McCollough may paint their room. However, students must first seek permission from their respective Area Director and only the approved colors may be used. A list of these approved colors is available on the Residence Life Life@Babson website.

  3. Students living in any other residence halls may not paint their rooms.

  4. If at any time it is discovered that a student has painted his or her room (including those who did not follow the guidelines for painting in Keith, Canfield, Van Winkle, Pietz or McCullough), a work order will be placed for Facility Services to repaint the room. Please be aware that students may not repaint the room themselves and will be charged for services rendered.

Some suggestions for decorating are: 

  • Residence Hall Linens Program:

  • Posters

  • Framed pictures


  • Stereo

  • Power strips

  • Compact refrigerators (up to 5.0 cubic feet) are permitted.

  • Popcorn popper 

  • Small microwave (0.8 cubic feet, 700 watts or less) are permitted

  • Plants

  • Pictures of friends and family

  • Flags

  • Mirrors

  • Peel-off wallpaper borders

  • Throw-pillows

  • Beaded curtains

  • Futon/inflatable furniture

  • Desk lamps

  • Additional shelving

  • Closet organizer

  • Paper cups, plates, utensils

  • Fans

  • Small coffee maker

What should I leave at home?

  • A/C unit
  • Space heaters
  • Candles
  • Halogen lamps
  • Electric blanket
  • Hot plates
  • Toaster/Toaster Oven
  • Grill
  • Rice cooker

If you are unsure if a specific item is permitted in your room, please consult the Student Handbook or contact the Office of Residence Life at 781-239-4438 or​. ​