Prohibited Items

Air Conditioners

For safety and electrical concerns, no student may install an air conditioner or water cooler in their room; this includes portable air conditioning systems. Fans are permitted.


Electrical appliances must be plugged directly into a wall outlet and are not permitted to be plugged into a power strip. Electrical appliances that are not allowed include, but are not limited to: camping stoves, ceiling fans, electric skillets or woks, griddles, “Insta-pot” or similar multi-cooker, deep fryers, convection cooker, “George Foreman” type grills, any halogen torchiere lamp or lamps that use halogen bulbs, potpourri pots, hot oil popcorn poppers, hot plates, oven broilers, power tools, any appliance with an open coil, space heaters, toasters or toaster ovens, or chest freezers. Only university issued refrigerators and microwaves are permitted. The hall staff will confiscate unauthorized or misused appliances and the individuals responsible will be subject to disciplinary action. It is the resident’s responsibility to seek approval for any appliance in question.

  • Buff Hall Only: residents are permitted to bring their own microwave as these are not
  • Allowed appliances include: coffee pots, rice cookers, blenders, and crock
Extension Cords

Extension cords of any type are not permitted in the halls. Only UL or FM rated surge protectors are permitted. The UL/FM sticker on the surge protector must note “surge protected device.” Those listed as “relocatable power taps” or otherwise are not permitted.


For safety and electrical concerns, no portable heating units may be used in a residence hall.


Waterbeds are not permitted in any student rooms due to safety and maintenance concerns.