Suggested Items to Bring

Curious what you should bring, or shouldn’t bring? For your reference, University Housing has developed a comprehensive Move-in Checklist.  Here are some items to bring in addition to housing's suggestions:

  • Shower chair;
  • Computer printer;
  • Copy paper;
  • Disposable Latex free Medical Gloves - for your PAs - bring enough to last the semester, not just 1 box;
  • Paper towels for your bedroom, and a paper towel holder (free standing);
  • Surgical masks (if you are concerned if you or your staff are ill);
  • Toolbox (Allen wrench, Duct Tape, zip ties, tools to repair your wheelchair, spare parts, bolts, screws that fit your wheelchair);
  • First Aid Kit (stocked with various sizes of band-aids, thermometer, pain reliever or other over-the counter meds, zip lock bags for ice);
  • Extra blankets (residents in bed have an option during a tornado warning to stay in bed. Staff would want to protect them with additional blankets in case of emergency);
  • Some type of pouch/bag where you plan to keep your wallet/I-Card attached to your wheelchair;
  • White garbage bag liners-to use for non-routine laundry, flushable wipes, or if you use an incontinence product;
  • Laundry soap, clothes softener for High Efficiency (HE) products; and
  • Air freshener.

Student Medical Supplies

Residents are responsible for setting up their own accounts with durable medical vendors for supplies and medications. These contacts are to be made prior to the start of the semester.

BECKWITH RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT SERVICES DOES NOT PROCURE MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MEDICATIONS. BILLING FOR SUCH ITEMS SHOULD BE ARRANGED BETWEEN THE RESIDENT AND THE VENDOR.

Beckwith staff will not store supplies for residents. Nugent Hall and BRSS are not responsible for lost or stolen supplies and/or medications. It is the responsibility of the resident to assure that medications and supplies are delivered and securely managed.

BECKWITH RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE DISPOSABLE MEDICAL GLOVES FOR USE BY THEIR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS. Beckwith Personal Assistants are required to use disposable gloves as a means of providing safe, efficacious care to the residents with disabilities. Gloves provide a barrier between infectious agents and the skin. Glove use is a basic precept of prevention of blood borne pathogen transmission. Breaks in the hand`s skin barrier are common. Gloves are used for the protection of the Personal Assistant and the Beckwith resident. PERSONAL ASSISTANTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO ASSIST RESIDENTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE DISPOSABLE GLOVES.