Dos and Don’ts about living in Hostel

Dos and Don’ts about living in Hostel


While several outstation students plan to be a part of University/College hostels, seniors advise newcomers on the dos and don’ts.

After the admissions in Delhi University, what most outstation students as well as those residing in areas far from the campus are looking for is an accommodation in the hostels. While some of you would have already booked your stay in hostels for the ensuing academic years, others would still be in line to do so.


In order to make the move to a new place an easy process, here is some advice and checklist from the seniors in the hostels of Delhi University that newcomers should keep in mind while packing their luggage.




Laundry Service:


 You need to bring your own basic stuff like toothpaste, toothbrush, cream, shampoos, oil, etc. Once over, they can be bought from shops near the campus. You need to bring your own buckets and mugs though. 


Electric Appliances:

 Most college hostels do not allow usage of any electric appliances in the hostels. So, getting electric kettles, maggiecookers or boilers has to be avoided. 


Hunger Management:

 Students can bring a good stock of food items from home or outside, like biscuits, chips, namkeen, etc, and have whenever hungry. In the Miranda House hostel, every year, each fresher, for a week, is assigned a duty of selling eatables like maggie, sandwich, juices, chocolate, biscuits, which they buy and stock in their rooms. Whenever any student feels hungry at odd hours, they can go to the fresher and buy food from the individual. This service remains open from 10 pm to 1 am every day. 



 Girls should not forget to bring their own stationery too. 

 Timings and Night-outs:

 Wardens are generally very strict about timings. So, you should remember to enter the hostel on time. Nightouts are allowed with prior permission.


 Basic Needs:

 The hostels provide everything, except bed-sheets, pillows and blankets and the covers, which have to be yours. And of course, you have to get your own clothes. 

 Why Wash:

 The hostels provides laundry service too. So, boys should not overload themselves with washing powders or an iron. 

 Essential items:

 A toothbrush, comb and soap — that’s it. Your essentials are done. Rest of the stuff can be bought from shops outside. 


 Though hostels do not allow large electrical appliances, an electric kettle and laptops would pose no problem. 



Boys are free to get as much food from home as possible. What they should remember, though, is to always share it. If they hide it, they will lose friends. Apart from this, at St Stephen’s campus, there are two joints — college cafeteria and science dhaba, which remain open till 12 am. Boys can have food there whenever they are hungry. These places sell burgers, kebabs, maggie, egg dishes, chips, soft drinks and much more. 


 St Stephen’s hostel has a Junior Combination Room (JCR), which has two TVs, two table-tennis sets and two carrom boards open to boys 24/7, besides a basketball court and a football ground. 


 The timing for boys to enter the campus is generally 10 pm, but there are no timings inside the room.


Share home-food

Relax and socialise

Get bed-sheets, pillows with covers, blankets and quilts