WHAT NOT BRING - Because of the fire and life-safety risks associated with these items in a community setting, possession or use of the following items is strictly prohibited in the residence halls:
-Candles, unless electronic (non-burning), or if the candle’s wick is unburned/in-tact or removed;
-Incense and potpourri burners;
-Extension cords of the non-power strip variety;
-Weapons, including all life-like and replica weapons, as well as all Airsoft type pistols/rifles, which are considered weapons for the purposes of this regulation;
-Waterbeds, hot tubs, pools, and other basins used to store water in quantities larger than ten gallons;
-Ceiling fans or other added electrical fixtures of any kind;
-Knives, except kitchen knives or ordinary pocket knives having a blade of three or fewer inches;
-Hazardous chemicals and flammable or combustible materials, including but not limited to: gasoline, charcoal fluid, lighter fluid, and propane gas tanks;
-Fireworks, including but not limited to sparklers, firecrackers, and smoke bombs, or other incendiary devices ofany kind (see University’s Fire and Life Safety policies);
-Animals: no animals are permitted within University facilities except for fish in an aquarium of a maximum size of ten gallons, or service or Emotional Support Animals with advance written approval from the Academic Resource Center after completing the application process the semester prior. Violations of the ESA policy can result in revocation of privileges;
-Air conditioner units: neither window-installed or free-standing units are permitted unless an advance health exemption is granted through the Whisler Center, and approved units must be installed by University Physical Plant staff, with the student assuming the costs of installation and removal;
-Lofts: use of lofts or platforms in the residence halls is prohibited. Upon request, the University provides appropriate equipment to students who wish to elevate their beds in select halls. Due to furniture type and/or ceiling height or other building restrictions, the lofting of beds in Pratt, Good, Brown, Myers, and Schaff halls is prohibited;
-Kitchen appliances, as designated below.
Kitchens and Cooking Appliances
Students may not use appliances with an open heating coil, including microwave ovens, hot plates, electric skillets, electric grilling machines (e.g. George Foreman-style grills), toasters, toaster ovens, and rice or pressure cookers in residence hall rooms without a designated kitchen area. Students who reside in areas with community kitchens may use appliances in the community kitchen and may store personal kitchen items in their rooms when not in use. All students may possess and use electric coffee makers that include an automatic shut-off feature; coffee makers without this feature are not permitted. University personnel may grant or prohibit access to community spaces, including community kitchens, at any time.
For more information, visit the page: https://denison.edu/forms/student-housing-policy
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