Residential Life

college housing in Connecticut

Below is a list of items residents will typically bring and a list of prohibited items. Please note that the list of suggested items to bring is not all-inclusive and no item on the list is required.

What to bring to campus

Bedroom

  • Bathroom shower mat
  • Bathroom wastebasket
  • Bedding: beds are Twin XL
  • Cleaning supplies: dish and hand soap
  • Decorations
  • Foam mattress pad
  • Pillows
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper

Laundry

  • Coat hangers
  • Fabric softener
  • Laundry hamper
  • Laundry detergent

Kitchen

  • Broom and dustpan
  • Cleaning supplies, dish and hand soap
  • Countertop cleaner
  • Dish drying rack
  • Dishes, plates, cups, bowls
  • Microwave: one per apartment to be kept in the kitchen
  • Paper towels, dish towels
  • Place mats
  • Silverware
  • Swiffer, mop
  • Tablecloths
  • Toaster: must have auto shut-off and be UL approved
  • Toilet paper
  • Wastebaskets: must be made of metal or plastic (no wicker wastebaskets)

Other items

  • Air fresheners: must be UL approved
  • Area rugs/ carpet: must have padding if covering hardwood floors
  • Batteries
  • Bicycle: must not block egress (door or window of room)
  • Computer or laptop
  • Fish bowl: for fish only, tank not to exceed 2 gallons
  • Hair dryer/curling iron: hand-held only, must be UL approved
  • Indoor/outdoor decorative lights: must be UL approved
  • Iron: must have auto shut-off and be be UL Approved
  • Ironing board
  • Lamps desk and/or floor lamp: must be UL approved
  • Pictures of family and friends
  • Plug strip/surge protector: must have built-in circuit and be UL approved
  • Posters/wall coverings: must not exceed 50% of wall and cannot use duct tape or nails; tacks only.
  • School supplies
  • Stereo: only one per apartment
  • Television

Prohibited items in student housing

  • Air conditioners
  • Amplifiers
  • BB guns
  • Candles (with or without wicks, including decorative candles)
  • Cardboard drawer units
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee pots or makers (Keurig's are allowed to be kept in the kitchen)
  • Decorations that have adhesive
  • Drum sets
  • Duct tape
  • Electric appliances
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric guitars
  • Extension cords (non-UL approved)
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Fishnets and other ceiling decorations
  • Flammable liquids
  • Full-size sofas/couches
  • Gasoline
  • Gasoline-powered equipment
  • Halogen (pole) lamps
  • Halogen desk lamps with tubular bulbs
  • Heating elements (immersion type)
  • Heating units
  • Hookahs
  • Hot plates (including George Foreman Grill)
  • Hot pots
  • Instant Cooker
  • Crock-Pot / Slow Cooker
  • Hover boards
  • Immersion cup heaters
  • Incense
  • Indoor/outdoor decorative lights (non-UL approved)
  • Kerosene
  • Knives (other than kitchen knives)
  • Lamps (kerosene, oil types)
  • Loft units
  • Mattress from home
  • Multi-outlet adapters
  • Musical instruments that amplify
  • Non-UL approved items
  • Paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Paneling
  • Pets (except fish)
  • Plug in air fresheners
  • Potpourri burners
  • Table model ranges
  • Space heaters
  • Sterno warming cans
  • Sun lamps
  • Toasters (non-UL approved without auto shutoff)
  • Vaporizers: (non-UL approved)
  • Waterbeds
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Wicker waste paper baskets
  • Wicker furniture
  • All other burning/heating equipment or any other potential fire hazards