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Prohibited Items

Prohibited in all residential areas:

  • Any appliance capable of heating grease or oil to a burning point (e.g. deep fryers, popcorn machines, etc.)
  • Aquariums with tanks over 10 gallons
  • Candles with wicks, incense, or other items that create an open flame
  • Cats, dogs, and other non-fish pets except for approved ESAs, Service Animals, and those in pet-friendly housing.
  • Ceiling tapestries
  • Additional door locks (e.g. chain or deadbolt)
  • Flammable items (charcoal, lighter fluid, “open flame” grills, butane torches, fireworks, etc.)
  • Halogen lamps/bulbs
  • Live trees (Christmas trees)
  • LED light strips with adhesive (example)
  • Loft beds
  • Multi-plug extension cords that do not have a fuse
  • Multi-plug wall outlets that do not have a fuse
  • Non-UL approved devices
  • Oil burning lamps
  • Antennas
  • Personal wireless internet routers
  • Space heaters
  • Weapons as defined by University Policy 702
  • Open coil burners/hot plates
  • Transportation devices with Lithium Ion Batteries (e.g. hoverboards, skateboards, scooters, etc.) unless the device is approved through The Office of Disability
  • 3D Printers/laminators

Prohibited With Exceptions:

Outside Apartment Kitchens (permitted ONLY in apartment kitchens):

  • Electric wok
  • Electric griddle/grill
  • Hot Air Cookers, including air fryers
  • Indoor grills (George Foreman-type)
  • Regular toaster
  • Stovetop tea kettles
  • Instant Pots/Pressure Cooker/Rice Cooker
  • Toaster oven

Bow & Arrows (permitted ONLY when all of the following criteria are met):

  • they have practice or blunt tips
  • are locked inside the student room
  • others may not access them

If the criteria are not met, bows and arrows that possess other types of tips or are unsecured, as determined by University officials, are prohibited and may be confiscated.

Pocket Knives (permitted ONLY when all of the following criteria are met):

  • measuring 3 inches from handle to tip
  • no switchblade (or similar) mechanism

If the criteria are not met, and/or if the pocket/utility knife is used in conflict with University or departmental policies or expectations, as determined by University officials, the pocket/utility knife is prohibited and may be confiscated. 

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You can also find a packing list here