WHAT NOT BRING - -Plants. If you think you can keep one alive, go for it. If not, don’t bother — there’s plenty of pretty flowers and trees on campus, and someone else takes care of watering those.
-Toasters, toaster ovens and hot plates. These are fire hazards, so stay away. Don’t worry, each dorm already comes with its own kitchen — and from what we’ve seen, the toaster line isn’t a very long wait.
-Electric grill. Remember what we said about fire hazards?
-Halogen lamps. Another thing that falls under the fire hazard category. According to our friends at Edison Tech Center: “The bulb is capable of blowing and sending hot glass shards outward.” No thanks.
-Candles. One last fire hazard. Luckily, there are safer options to keep your dorm room from being the smelly one.
-Lofts. There is a strict “no homemade loft” policy at Briar Cliff. However, you can always rent one of ours.
-Water beds. If we don’t let you bring your own loft, did you really think we’d let you bring a water bed? And let’s be honest, are they really that comfortable?
-Printer. No worries, nowadays most everything is digital. And if you happen to need a printer, you’ll have plenty of access at the library and computer labs around campus.
-Pets. They sound like a great idea. Until they go to the bathroom on your floor.
-Portable Air Conditioner. These require too much electricity to run in your dorm room. Bring a fan and tough it out like the rest of us!
Air soft or BB guns. We feel like this should go without saying. But we’re saying it anyway.
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