To meet the changing needs of students, Housing & Dining provides as many comforts as possible so students can make their living environment their home. Following is a list of items we provide for students and suggestions for items that would be helpful for students to bring with them.
Electrical Equipment and Appliances
Typically acceptable appliances (UL approved): computers, TVs, videocassette recorders, DVD players, clock radios, CD players, stereos, razors, fans, and electric blankets may be used in student rooms. Some hairdryers/curling irons may require additional power and need to be used in the public area bathrooms rather than individual student rooms to avoid tripping circuit breakers.
Use surge protectors/power strips for all appliances, particularly computers, televisions, VCRs, stereo equipment, and clock radios. Lightweight extension cords and multiple outlet plugs without surge protectors create a safety hazard and are prohibited.
Electrical appliances with an enclosed heating element are permitted in the halls (i.e., popcorn makers and coffeepots) if used under continual supervision by the user. Open-ended heating elements and electrical appliances that may pose a fire hazard, such as hot plates, hot pots, electric or contact grills, and space heaters are prohibited.