Items to Leave at Home
Residence Life

Items to Leave at Home

  • Pets are not allowed (the exception being pet fish)
  • Hanging fishnets, posters, tapestries or any other related items from the ceiling are not allowed because of fire safety policies.
  • Hot plates, heating coils, electric frying pans, space heaters, broilers, griddles, toasters, toaster ovens, and other open-coil cooking appliances.
  • Incense and incense burners
  • Halogen lamps/Heat Lamps
  • Candles, and other open-flame items
  • Any kind of extension cords or multi tap outlets. (surge protectors are acceptable)
  • Firearms, fireworks, and dangerous weapons are also not permitted in the halls.
  • Cinder blocks are not allowed because they can damage the room floors.
  • Room air conditioners are not permitted in the residence halls.
  • Wifi routers and wifi printers cause problems with the College's wifi. 
  • String Lights (Christmas Lights) that are not battery operated
  • Fireworks or other explosives
  • Gasoline, kerosene, or other flammable liquids
  • Tapestries, curtains, jerseys, or any other fabric hung up on the walls without expressed approval from the Area Coordinator based on completion of registration of said item
  • Smoking paraphernalia including but not limited to hookahs, bongs, pipes, etc.
  • Additional Policies:
  • Nothing may be hung from the ceiling nor the fire equipment.
  • Residents may not hang their own curtains or other materials over windows. 
  • There must be nothing hung within 18 inches of the ceiling.
  • Nothing can impede the flow of the sprinklers should they need to activate (leave a 24inch space around all sprinklers).

When in doubt, contact the Office of Student Living and College Engagement regarding major changes/modifications to your room and to see if items are permitted on campus.

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Scott Nonemaker
Executive Director for Student Living and College Engagement
205 Strebel Student Center

(315) 792-3285
(315) 792-3126 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502