WHAT NOT BRING - Due to safety, security, or Residence Life policy provisions; fire safety regulations; other related concerns; or all of the above, the following items are strictly prohibited in the on-campus INTERIOR residential environment:
Flushable wipes (toilet) that aren’t really flushable as they clog sanitary waste systems
Halogen lamps or items containing halogen light bulbs
Personal space heaters or other portable heat producing units
Candles (even decorative ones or gifts)
Wax Warmers (Scentsy pots, etc)
NuWave ovens or cooktops
Incense burners, and incense
Hookahs (including e-hookahs)
Hot plates, toaster ovens, and any other similar item with an exposed-coil burner or exposed flat burner (drip coffee makers).
Highly combustible items, flammable liquids, toxic chemicals or anything gasoline-powered
Firearms or ammunition (including air-soft guns, or toy guns that resemble real weapons, Nerf guns)
Knives (fixed blade or with blades over 3 inches, except kitchen knives)
Weapons of any kind
Surround sound systems, subwoofers, or other amplified audio equipment/musical instruments.
Road Signs, traffic cones, and emergency lights are not permitted in rooms or apartments
Antennas, satellite dishes, short-wave radio transmitting equipment, splitter cables and wireless routers.
No alcohol (including empty alcohol beverage containers, can or bottle collections, kegs, shot chillers, etc)
Illicit drugs & other controlled substances (including paraphernalia)
Waterbeds and water-filled furniture
Oversized items, such as sofas, couches, game tables, drum sets, large entertainment systems, etc
Dartboards, metal-tipped darts, etc
Nails, duct tape, double stick tape (will cause damage to the drywall and paint on the walls)
Pets are not permitted in any campus residence (except fish in maximum 10-gallon tank in the residence halls and 20-gallon tank in the apartments)
Additional Items of Note:
Residents are individually responsible for sharing general cleaning within their room or apartment, all furniture & other contents, and common areas contiguous to their living units (bathrooms, etc). This includes cleaning the bathroom that you share with your suitemates on a schedule determined by the residents of the suite.
The University retains the right to restrict or prohibit a resident’s use of weight-lifting equipment, musical instruments, radios, stereos, and other items on University premises.
Room re-painting or other alterations are not allowed (even if your guardians are professional painters, contractors, interior decorators, etc.)
Road signs and emergency lights or signage are subject to confiscation as stolen property, unless you have a bill of sale or ownership can be otherwise proven.
Charges can be assessed for vandalism, malicious destruction, avoidable damages, extra cleaning, full-value replacements, labor &/or materials costs associated with repairs, or other appropriate costs or additional assessments above definitions of “normal wear-and-tear.”
BOTTOM LINE: Make sure you are detailed when completing your inventory and turning it in within the 72 hour period. Note any discrepancies found during check-out will be considered for damage charges, therefore, being as thorough as possible upon checking in is extremely important.
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