WHAT NOT BRING - -Toilet paper: Toilet paper is provided to students at no cost and is of good quality!
-Window treatments like shades, blinds, or curtains: All rooms are equipped with window treatments.
No additional treatments (shades, curtains) can be installed.
-Additional furniture:Mattresses, beds, desks, chairs, dressers, and the like are provided. No additional furniture is welcome in the rooms.
A number of items are not permitted to be brought to campus or in the residence halls in the interest of safety. Please see the below list to learn more about what is not permitted on campus and/or in the residence halls. Prohibited items that are found in the halls are subject to confiscation by Campus Safety. Possession of prohibited items can, in addition to confiscation, lead to documentation via the Student Conduct Office. If you have questions about an item being permitted or not, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org early so we can best assist you!
-Multi-bulb “medusa” style lamps
-Beanbag, recliner, or wicker-style furniture
-Only furniture that is fully collapsible, such as “butterfly” and “camp” style chairs are permitted.
-Futons, couches, or love seats
-Mattresses or bed frames not provided by the college
-Wardrobes, dressers, and other large furniture not provided by the college
-Dartboards and darts
-Wall tapestries, flags, or any type of fabric wall hanging
-Curtains or additional window treatments
-Window treatments are provided in every room
-Nails, screws, self-adhering cork or tile, and other types of fastener hardware
-Natural evergreen trees, boughs, and wreaths
-Synthetic, small “holiday” style trees are welcome provided they are under 2 feet tall
-Pets are not permitted in the residence halls unless the animal can live underwater 24/7 in 10 gallons or less
-Unapproved “emotional support animals” are not welcome in residence halls
-Unapproved animals in the residence halls are subject to removal and/or fines
-Fireworks, sparklers, and similar
-Candles, incense, wax melters, candle melters (including bulb style), and plug-in scent releasers
-Power strips are welcome, and should have a fuse within them
-Multi-plug or “cube” power adapters
-Air conditioner units of any kind
-Portable heaters of any kind
-Wireless internet and Ethernet ports are available to all students. Additional routers causes significant network disruption
-Amplified musical instruments (subwoofers, etc.)
-Binary exploding targets (example: Tannerite)
-Weapons, guns, knives or utility pocket knives over 3 inches, etc.
-Illicit drugs and paraphernalia
-Marijuana is not permitted on campus for any reason
-Prescriptions should be kept securely away and hold the individual’s prescription on the original container
-Items with exposed heating elements
-Toasters, toaster ovens
-George Foreman-style grills
-Crock pots (can be used in suite kitchens only)
-Microwaves over 700 watts
-Microwaves not equipped with a Safety Sensor
-Refrigerators over 4 cubic feet
-Culinary knives must be stored inside their original case
-Class-use axes must be in a case
--Class-use chainsaws must be unassembled and have the gasoline removed in a case
Vaporizer units (“vapes”) due to their risk of fire/explosion cannot be stored or brought into residence halls
-Propane, gasoline, and similar items may not be stored in the residence halls
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