The following are items we recommend you bring with you to CCA. While the list is not intended to be exhaustive, it's a good start for preparing to live independently.

Coupled with what CCA does provide for residence hall living, you'll be quite comfortable.

  • academic supplies
  • alarm clock
  • art supplies
  • bath mat
  • bedding
  • carry-all shower tote
  • cleaning supplies
  • coffee maker / mug
  • cooking & eating utensils
  • fan
  • first-aid supplies
  • hair dryer
  • hangers
  • quarters for laundry
  • lamps (desk & standing)
  • laundry basket & detergent
  • pots/pans
  • plates/bowls
  • prescription medicine (if applicable)
  • shower curtain
  • slippers
  • sponge / dish soap
  • storage containers
  • surge-protected power strip
  • toiletries
  • toilet paper
  • towel/wash-cloth
  • trash bin

About Residence Hall Living

Below is a general list of what is provided in each living space according to building and community.

What you'll find . . .

  • Clifton and Irwin Halls - Oakland: These both offer rooms that are equipped with extra-long twin beds, dressers, chair, and desk. Residents in the Clifton and Irwin Halls share common kitchens (rooms are equipped with small refrigerator/freezer units).
  • Avenue Apartments - Oakland: Rooms in the Avenue Apartments are equipped with extra-long twin beds, dressers, and chairs. Students in the Avenue Apartments also have full kitchens and living room areas.
  • First Year Overflow Housing (Country Club Terrace) - Oakland: Country Club Terrace units are furnished with a regular twin bed, dresser, desk and chair for each student assigned. Similar to Avenue Apartments, Country Club Terrace units also have kitchens and living room areas.
  • Webster Hall - Oakland: Webster Hall offers rooms that are equipped with extra-long twin beds, dressers, chair, and desk. Residents in Webster hall share common kitchens (rooms are equipped with small refrigerator/freezer units). Because microwaves are not allowed in Webster Hall student rooms, several are provided in the community kitchens. Each room in Webster has a small mini-fridge.
  • Panoramic Residence - San Francisco: Rooms in Panoramic Residence are equipped with extra-long twin beds with under bed dressers (except for the doubles rooms in the suites), shared tables and chairs, a kitchenette in each room with a dishwasher, range and convection microwave.
  • 75 Arkansas Residence - San Francisco: Students who live at 75 Arkansas will have rooms are equipped with extra-long twin beds, dressers, and a desk and chair are located outside of the room for each resident. 75 Arkansas apartments also include a living room and full kitchen.

CCA is a safe and caring environment, but, like your home, it still requires forethought about protecting personal belongings.

As you are deciding what to bring, we also encourage you to talk to your insurance agent and consider some form of renter's insurance. CCA does not provide linens or kitchen supplies (pots, pans, and dishes). You may want to coordinate with your roommate on what to bring.