Items Permitted in the Residence Halls

  • Hairdryers
  • Bean bags with tag stating they're fire retardant
  • Candles with wick removed
  • Coffee makers, clothing irons and or curling iron with automatic shut-off
  • Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers
  • Kitchen knives with blades less than 6 inches
  • One Refrigerator per room/unit not exceeding 5 cubic ft (Length x Height x Depth)
  • Small area/throw rugs with tag stating they're fire retardant
  • Waste Baskets must be flame retardant
  • Aquariums equal to or smaller than 20 gallons

The following items are only permitted in Village Housing, and are not permitted in TraditionalProgram, or Co-op housing .

  • Wooden structures including lofts and room dividers (not permitted in Firelands)
  • Water coolers (Any damage the residence sustains from water coolers is solely the responsibility of the house/apartment residents.)
  • Cooking appliances (popcorn poppers, hot plates, water heaters, toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves, rice cookers, etc.)
  • Curtains
  • Grills: George Foreman

Items Not Permitted in the Residence Halls

  • Air conditioners (please see the Accommodations Document if you medically need one)
  • Amplifiers
  • Appliances without automatic shut-off (included but not limited to: coffeemakers, clothing irons, hair curling irons)
  • Cooking appliances (including but not limited to: immersion heaters, popcorn poppers, hot plates or burners, water heaters, toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves, rice cookers)
  • Electric, kerosene or other portable heaters
  • Flammable wastebaskets
  • Grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Lights not UL-approved
  • Lights of higher wattage than the specified rating of the fixture
  • More than 1 refrigerator per unit/space  - (3 allowed in a quad)
  • Any refrigerator exceeding 5 cubic feet (Length x Height x Depth)
  • Ungrounded extension cords (must have 3 prongs)
  • Water coolers

  • Alcohol in underage student possession
  • Common source containers of alcohol (included but not limited to: kegs, beer balls)
  • Drugs or illegal substances
  • Drug paraphernalia (including but not limited to: pipes, bongs, hookahs)
  • Items used for quick or mass consumption of alcohol (included but not limited to: beer bongs)

  • Any items affixed to or hanging from the ceiling
  • Curtains, blinds and or window treatments other than what the college provides
  • Electric blankets or electric mattress pad covers
  • Fabrics taking up more than 20% of a wall
  • Fabrics affixed to or hanging from the ceiling
  • Water-filled furniture
  • Wooden structures, including lofts and room dividers

  • Ammunition (included but not limited to: gunpowder, mace, pepper spray)
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Lock-picking devices
  • Staffs or foils (must be kept in locker by classroom)
  • Weapons (included but not limited to: rifles, shotguns, pistols, air pistols, spring powered weapons, kitchen knives, switchblade knives)

  • Animals of any kind (fish and aquatic-only turtles allowed)
  • Aquariums larger than 20 gallons
  • Bicycles blocking egress
  • Combustible fluids (gasoline, kerosene, paint thinners, etc.)
  • Candles with a burned wick (includes holiday decorations)
  • Incense
  • Live or artificial trees over 4 ft tall (includes holiday trees)
  • Motorcycles or other motorized machinery
  • Poisonous, hazardous or unstable chemicals