WHAT NOT BRING - Remember you will have limited amount of space in which to live, so think carefully about what you will and will not need! The following is an extensive, but not all inclusive, list of items not permitted in the residence halls. If you have specific questions about an item, please contact Housing and Residence Life.
Alcohol paraphernalia (funnels, beer pong, etc.)
Drug paraphernalia (pipes, hookahs, bongs, etc.)
Items capable of producing an open flame (candles, torches, incense, sterno, refill containers of cigarette lighter fluid, etc.)
Weapons (firearms, fireworks, nunchakus or karate sticks, switchblades, knives, pistols, mace, pepper spray, guns, ammunition, firecrackers, tear gas, etc.)
Realistic replicas of dangerous weapons and prop weapons
Heating elements that gave an exposed hot surface (Sunlamps, heating coils, space heaters, etc.)
Kitchen appliances that have an exposed hot surface (electric frying pans, hot pots, coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens, popcorn poppers, rice cookers, crock pots, etc.)
Dart boards utilizing metal or sharp tips
Bed Risers taller than 6 inches
Non-College-issued upholstered furniture or window treatments: In accordance with the City of Boston fire code regulations, upholstered furniture and window treatments (such as curtains) are not permitted in College residence halls. (Area rugs not exceeding 20 square feet are permitted on non-carpeted floors)
Highly combustible items (gasoline, refill containers of cigarette lighter fluid, propane gas, etc.)
Light strings without a label indicating the product has undergone independent testing by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
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