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Get a jump-start on your packing.

Below is a list of items that many students use while in college. It’s not a complete list, nor is it necessary to have everything on the list. And don’t worry about bringing everything at once. Wait and see what you really need before purchasing items.

Every room in the residence hall is equipped with a bunkbed (extra-long twin), desk and chair, armoire/drawers for each student.

New students are provided a complimentary laundry card which functions like a debit card. Students add money to their card to pay for laundry on campus.

List of what you should bring to campus:

  • Personal décor to spice up your dorm
  • Loads of blankets and pillows — to keep you comfy
  • Bedsheets (Twin XL) and a mattress pad, to ensure a good night’s sleep
  • Winter clothes. Seriously, Minnesota gets chilly! So grab a parka and some boots
  • Alarm clock (or alarm clock app — really anything so you aren’t late for class)
  • Cleaning supplies — to keep your place neat and tidy
  • Clothes hangers — to keep you looking good
  • Wastebasket
  • Laundry detergents and baskets
  • Shower curtain
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Laptop. (If you don’t have a laptop, computers are available on campus during most business hours)

List of what you might consider bringing to campus:

  • Mini-Fridge (4.3 cu.ft. or less) — to keep the energy drinks cold. (Refrigerators are provided in Weldin, Tewinkel, and Faith Village)
  • Swimwear, to tour Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes
  • Power strip, to plug in all your gadgets
  • Desk/floor lamp — in case you want a bit more ambiance
  • Desk supplies (organizer, stapler, scissors, ruler, calculator, pens, etc.)
  • Board games and cards, for roommate bonding time
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella, in case of unexpected precipitation
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bike with a lock
  • Extra wastebasket
  • Shower caddy
  • Speakers
  • Fan – for those warm fall and spring evenings

List of things that you cannot bring to campus:

  • Candles, or pretty much anything that has an open flame (we prefer our buildings to not be on fire).
  • Halogen lamps (still don’t want our buildings on fire).
  • Appliances with open heating elements (toasters, hot plates, space heaters, etc. — still don’t want our buildings on fire).
  • Weapons of any kind, including airsoft and paintball gear.
  • Pets, unless it’s a fish (fish are friends, not food).
  • Fireworks of any kind (pretty much anything that explodes).
  • Microwaves (residence halls have microwaves provided in the community kitchens).


Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome week is jam-packed with events that are designed to get you connected with the community here at Crown. You won’t want to miss out.

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What do I do if…


Check out our Welcome Week FAQ page.

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Welcome Week Wisdom

Get involved!  Attend everything on the schedule.  These few days have been designed to introduce you to Crown, your academic experience, provide opportunities for you to develop new friendships, and help you understand the resources that Crown has to offer.

Yes, ATTEND everything. There are MANY opportunities to win prizes, but you MUST be present to win…Target gift cards, gas gift cards, Domino’s Gift cards, just to name a few…

Get to know your leaders. Your Welcome Week Small Group Leader, Student Revival Ambassadors, Student Chaplains, and other Welcome Week Student Leaders will all be excellent resources for you as you begin your academic career.

Meet different types of students.  New students include athletes, international students, commuter students, traditional residential students, transfer students, non-traditional and PSEO students.

Meet faculty and staff. Develop relationships early.  These individuals are here to equip, empower, and challenge you in your learning.


More questions? View our FAQ >

We had a great time last fall.

Welcome Week is always one of our favorite times of the year! This special week kicks off the community engagement you will experience throughout your time at Crown. Check out this video to get a taste of what your experience could be like.


I’m so excited that you chose Crown College to be your new home and place for your academic career. All of campus is anxious in anticipation as we prepare for your arrival this January. 

Our prayer is that over the next 2-4 years you will have a transformative college experience as you learn more about Jesus and who you are in Him. We believe, that at Crown, you will be challenged and encouraged. The staff and faculty at Crown are committed to fostering your growth and development into the person you are purposed to be – both spiritually and academically. 

I can’t wait to welcome you to Crown!

Olivia Hagstrom


Future On-Campus Student

Welcome Week 2024