What to Bring

Check out our Packing Guide to assist you with what items to remember to bring with you. 

What Not to Bring

The following items are NOT permitted in the residence halls and apartments. Students who are found with these items will be subjected to confiscation and/or disciplinary action. Please note that this is not an all-encompassing list - additional items may apply, per policies/codes.

  • Microwave oven (unless a part of a Microfridge) - Microwaves are permitted within the apartments
  • Halogen lamps/Sun lamps 
  • Toaster/Toaster oven
  • Extension cords that are NOT surge protectors
  • Incense
  • Candles
  • Other cooking appliances, such as sandwich makers, hot plates, etc.
  • Grills
  • Weapons - Including firearms, knives, paint guns, etc.
  • Drugs/Paraphernalia
  • Fireworks/Explosives
  • Air Conditioners
  • Pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, bunnies, reptiles, etc.) - 10 gallon tanks are permitted for fish ONLY
  • Hoverboards
  • Personal Furniture

Also pack with this in mind:

Fire Hazards

All electrical appliances used for cooking food are prohibited in residence hall rooms. All other appliances such as irons, hair dryers, TVs, radios, etc. should be used with caution. In addition, all appliances, extension bar outlets and electrical hook-ups must have a UL approved label attached. The College makes periodic health and safety inspections of all rooms during the year and reserves the right to remove all items considered to be a fire hazard. New York State codes prohibit cooking in residence hall rooms, fastening any combustible material to any ceilings, or covering any fire alarm equipment in the residence hall rooms.

Rule of Thumb about Fire Safety and Appliances: If it has an exposed heating element (“George Foreman Grills,” toasters, hotplates, etc.), it is prohibited in the residence halls.


Pets (except for fish) are not allowed in the residence halls. 10 gallon tanks are the maximum.

Cleaning Supplies

You are responsible for cleaning everything behind your locked door. College staff cleans the common areas of the residence halls. Please bring cleaning supplies and a vacuum.


You can lease a MicroFridge to use in your residence hall room. This is the only microwave allowed for use in our residence halls, and parents and students won’t have to transport or store this large appliance between semesters, or sell one after graduation. Please visit the Refrigerator Leasing Company website at http://www.refrigeratorleasing.com