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Living at New Mexico Tech

Top 10 items to bring to NMT Residence Halls & Apartments

  1. Linens
    1. Comforter
    2. Twin, extra-long sheets
    3. Mattress pad
    4. Pillows/Blankets
    5. Towels
  2. Personal Cell Phone
  3. Alarm clock
  4. Desk lamp or floor lamp
  5. Personal Computer & ethernet cord
  6. Toiletries
  7. 8’ by 10’ or smaller area rug, if desired
  8. UL rated power strip cord with over-current protection
  9. Compact refrigerator (small fridges and microwaves of 700 watts or below are allowed)
  10. For Apartments: Toilet Paper, cleaning supplies, cutlery, dishes, pots & pans, etc.

Top 10 items NOT to bring to Tech

  1. Illegal drugs (including paraphernalia)
  2. Alcohol (if you’re under 21-years of age)
  3. Extension Cords, candles, incense, or potpourri pots
  4. Fire arms/weapons
  5. Halogen lamps and Spider Lamps
  6. Pets
  7. Air conditioners
  8. Portable heaters
  9. Old Furniture (some home furniture is allowed, however it must be relatively new and present no fire hazard.)
  10. Nails or tacks (3M Command Strips are generally acceptable for hanging/posting items.)

Getting Your Mailing Address to Family & Friends:

You can reserve a post office box at the US Post Office right here on campus.
If you’d like to give out your address ahead of time, you may call the USPS here at:
(575) 835‐5119 and they will reserve a box number for you.

Once you arrive, Photo ID will be necessary to complete your application and receive
access to your mail which should be addressed as follows:

Full Name (no nicknames)
Socorro, NM 87801