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Do You Know What Is Allowed In Our Residence Halls?

August Move-In will be here before you know it! Do you know what items are prohibited in our residence halls? For each question, choose the one item you can bring to the residence halls.

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  1. Climate Control: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Air Conditioner
    Ceiling Fan
    Space Heater
    Small Desk Fan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You can bring a fan that is small enough to sit on a desk or tabletop. Make sure the fan has a safety cover so that the blades aren't exposed. All halls are air conditioned.

  2. Beds: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Beds From Home
    Bed Lofts
    Water Beds
    Mattress Toppers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Remember beds are provided for each student. Do not bring any type of bed into the residence hall.

  3. Bedding Accessories: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

    Which one of these items can you bring into our Residence Halls?
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    Which one of these items can you bring into our Residence Halls?

    Plastic Mattress Covers
    Electric Blankets
    Bed Risers
    Electric Mattress Pad Covers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    While you may want to bring a plastic mattress cover to put over your mattress before you put on the sheets, you do need to leave the electric blanket/pads at home. Also, no beds can be lofted or raised in any way in our residence halls.

  4. Alcohol & Drugs: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

    Which one of these items can you bring into our Residence Halls?
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    Which one of these items can you bring into our Residence Halls?

    Alcohol
    Empty Alcohol Containers
    Drug Paraphernalia
    Illegal Drugs
    Recreational Marijuana
    None of the Above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Even if you are 21 years old, you are not allowed to bring alcohol and it's containers into the residence halls. Illegal and recreational drugs are not permitted in our residence halls.

  5. Open Heating Coil Items: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

    Which one of these items can you bring into our Residence Halls?
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    Which one of these items can you bring into our Residence Halls?

    Candles or Incense
    Oil Burners
    Automatic Hair Straighteners
    Electronic Cigarettes
    Hookah
    Smoking Pipes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Even if you don't plan to use these items in the residence hall, you still cannot bring them inside the building. You can use hair straighteners and/or curling irons only if they have automatic shut-off.

  6. Weapons: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Ammunition
    Martial Arts Tools
    Stun Guns
    Weapon Replicas
    Air or Gas Pistols
    No Weapons Of Any Kind
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    No weapons of any kind! This includes replicas or non-functioning/decorative weapons.

  7. Cooking: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Deep Fat Fryers
    Cooking appliances w/ heating elements
    Grills (any size or type)
    Microwave-safe bowls, cups, and plates
    Hot Oil Popcorn Poppers
    Toaster Ovens or Toasters
    Crock Pots
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Students are not allowed to bring cooking appliances that heat up into the residence halls.

  8. Kitchen Supplies: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Coffee Mug Warmers
    Kitchen knives
    Coffee Machines
    Hotplates
    Keurig Brewers
    Pocket Knives or Swiss Army Knives
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yay! Keurig Brewers are approved for use in residence halls! You may want to consider bringing the refillable K-cups for an eco-friendly alternative to the disposable K-cups.

  9. Room Decor: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Photograph Collages
    Glow-in-the-Dark Stars/Stickers
    Street Signs (University, city, county or state)
    Natural-Cut Trees, Branches, or Greens
    Track Lights
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    When decorating your room, avoid anything that could be a fire hazard. If your space has any exposed pipe don't hang anything on them and be sure to leave more than 50% of your walls uncovered.

  10. More Room Decor: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Halogen Lamps
    Wall Posters
    Paint
    3M Hooks
    Contact Paper or Wallpaper
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    When decorating your room, avoid anything that is permanent, requires drilling holes into the walls, or causes any other type of damage upon removal. Additionally, halogen lamps are a fire safety issue.

  11. Entertainment: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Dartboards
    Paint Ball Guns
    Gaming Equipment (Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation)
    Explosives or Fireworks
    Fog/Smoke Machines
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    When deciding what entertainment to bring to the residence halls keep in mind it cannot be a weapon, or flammable, or disruptive to other residents.

  12. Technology & Tools: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    TV Brackets for Mounting
    Streaming Devices (Apple TV, Amazon Fire)
    Wireless Routers/Access
    Satellite Dishes
    Power Tools
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    We provide internet and cable in the residence – no need for those added components. When setting up your technology, don't use anything that will damage residence hall walls or furniture.

  13. Valuables: Which one can you bring into our Residence Halls?

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    Expensive Jewelry
    Pets
    Family Heirlooms
    Leave it at Home!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    While we do offer the option to rent/purchase a safe to secure your belongings, we recommend that you leave valuables at home.

Do You Know What Is Allowed In Our Residence Halls?

Uh oh... Time to read up on our policies

Looks like there's quite a few policies you missed. It's probably a good idea for you to become more familiar with our Res Hal policies or talk to one of our staff members.

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At least you tried

It's a good idea for you to over that student handbook once or twice more - looks like there's a few areas you're a little unclear on. Our staff is here to answer any questions about what to bring or not bring into our residence halls.

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You mostly know what's going on

This isn't too bad... but maybe check with our staff if you have any questions.

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Future Resident Assistant

Look at you, knowing all these policies and what not. We couldn't be prouder. (P.S. RA applications open in November. Just sayin.)

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