Residential Learning Guide

Welcome to Walnut Hill College! Please review our Residential Learning Guide below to learn more about move-in day and what to bring and not to bring.

We look forward to having you move in and start the next chapter of your life with us!

Each Residential Learning student receives a detailed packet in the mail over the summer that tells them the name of their dorm building, room number, and name(s) of their roommate(s). The packet also includes information on their move-in date and assigned arrival time.

Arriving On Time: Not Late, but Not Too Early!

We understand that you are excited to start a new adventure in your life–and we are just as excited as you are! Each student will receive a specified move-in time. Please adhere to this time, as doing so makes everything run smoothly.

What to Bring and NOT to Bring

We will supply a standard twin-size bed, one clothing unit such as a dresser, armoire, or storage closet, and a desk and chair. We will also assign you an in-building mailbox and kitchen and bathroom lockers and provide you with combinations for these items on Welcome Home Day. All rooms are equipped with a television, DVD player, free cable access, and free wireless Internet. Please see the below list of what to bring and not to bring on move-in day.

For Your Desk

  • Bookends
  • Desk organizer
  • Thesaurus and dictionary
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Stationery
  • Stamps
  • Envelopes
  • Notepads
  • Index cards
  • Markers
  • Paper clips
  • Tape
  • Stapler and staples
  • Highlighters
  • Pencils and pens
  • Desktop computer or laptop
  • Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Ruler

Bedroom and bathroom supplies

  • Sheets to fit a twin-size bed
  • Pillows
  • Bed spread/blanket
  • Underbed storage containers
  • Multilevel hangers
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower caddy and toiletries


  • Study lamp
  • Plants
  • Small speakers and headphones
  • Trunk or another type of storage container
  • Jewelry box
  • Batteries
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Small tool set
  • Alarm clock
  • Umbrella
  • Photo albums
  • Drawer liner paper
  • Vanity mirror
  • Backpack
  • Overnight bag

Laundry and Cleaning Needs

  • Laundry detergent
  • Stain remover
  • Bleach
  • Fabric softener
  • Laundry bag and/or basket

Do Not Bring

  • Firearms
  • Pellet guns
  • Stun guns
  • Drones
  • Space heaters
  • Hunting equipment, including hunting/recreation knives
  • Swords, even for decorative purposes
  • Fireworks
  • Outside antennas or satellite dishes
  • Incense, oil lamps, and candles, even for decorative purposes
  • Extension cords (only UL-approved surge protectors are allowed)
  • Music amplifiers and large speakers
  • Darts and dartboards
  • Cooking equipment of any kind, including open coil burners, hot plates, toaster ovens, toasters, and microwaves

Questions? Contact Our Residential Learning Coordinators!
Any other questions regarding parking on move-in day, where you need to be and when, and more can be directed to our Residential Learning Department.

Housing Office

(215) 783-0709

Residential Learning Coordinators

Charles Carter