WHAT NOT BRING - The following items are banned within the residence halls (this list is not all-inclusive):
Air conditioners, ceiling fans, washing machines, freezers, or other high voltage equipment
Alcoholic beverage containers, including shot glasses
Any appliance exceeding 1200 watts or 10 amps including single serve coffee makers
Appliances with exposed heating elements including hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, deep fat fryers, George Foreman grills, electric grills, combustibles, coffee pots, or candle/wax warmers
BB guns (including airsoft guns), stun guns, air rifles and pistols (including paint guns), knives of any kind, slingshots, leaded canes, blackjacks, metallic knuckles, razors and razor blades (except solely for personal shaving), fireworks, or any sharp-pointed or edged instruments (except instructional supplies, unaltered nail files and clips and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction, and maintenance) (See N.C.G.S. §14-269.2)
Bed risers taller than 8 inches on any bed, and risers cannot be used on bunked or 60" adjustable loft beds
Bongs, hookahs, pipes, and other drug paraphernalia
Candles/Incense, even for decorative purposes
Combustible decorations including cotton batting, dry/cut vegetation, moss, straw, hay, vines, leaves, and twigs
Electronic cigarettes or vapes (may not be USED in residence halls)
Extension cords and multi-plug adapters
Flammable items including fireworks, heaters, fuel, lighter fluid, Bunsen burners, hazardous chemicals, etc.
Guns, rifles, pistols, other firearms of any kind, dynamite cartridges, bombs, grenades, mines or powerful explosives (it is a felony to possess a weapon on campus) [N.C.G.S. §14-269.2(b) and (b1)]
Kegs, beer balls, funnels, or other rapid consumption containers
Kerosene heaters or electric heaters, open flame self-igniting or explosive apparatus
Lofts (unless provided by the University)
Bicycles may not be stored or placed in stairwells, hallways, fire exits, or chained/locked to outside stair railings, lamp posts or shrubbery. Bicycles should be properly secured to bicycle racks provided outside of residence halls. Motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds and scooters are not allowed inside residence halls. The operation and charging of hoverboards is banned on all University owned and controlled property.
Nails, screws, or other devices that are inserted into the walls
Slow cookers and pressure cookers
Pets, with the exception of animals biologically classified as Osteichthyes that are maintained in a fish tank of ten gallons or less
Power tools (i.e., drills, saws, sanders, etc.)
Realistic replicas of weapons
Salt lamps, halogen lamps, lava lamps, and multi-bulb lamps with plastic shades
Three-dimensional (3-D) printers of any type
Water balloon launchers
Waterbeds, electric blankets, heated mattress pads, personal mattresses
Weapons including machetes, knives, fencing foils, nunchaku, bow and arrows, etc.
Non-combustible, non-flammable, or flame-retardant materials should be utilized when decorating rooms if possible. If combustible materials are used, the number of decorations must not exceed 50% of any individual wall or area. Paper, plastic, cloth, or other combustible materials in excess of the 50% allowance may not be used to cover/drape any area. Please note that the following decorative materials will not be permitted:
Straw or hay
Vines, twigs, and leaves
Other similar materials
Decorative light sets should not be anchored/taped or allowed to touch metal items such as window or door frames. Cords may not be run through doorways, under doors, or across hallways. Decorative light sets or other electrical items should be unplugged whenever the area is unattended. Holiday decorations must comply with guidelines issued by the University's Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management.
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