Office of Residence Life

Furnishings in Student Rooms

Each student room is furnished with a bed, dresser, closet, desk, and desk chair for each resident. Furnishings are not to be removed from the rooms to which they were assigned. Students furnish their own linen, blankets, desk lamps, and wastebaskets. Residents may decorated and personalize their living areas as they wish (see Decorations). However, each room must be returned to its original condition before the residents vacate at the end of the school year. No permanent changes may be made to the room or its contents.

Items that require wiring into electrical systems are not allowed, nor are items that use large amounts of electricity (i.e., air conditioners).

Any style of torchiere lamps are not permitted in the residence halls and apartments, including those that have incandescent light bulbs. In addition, any style of halogen lamps are not permitted, including desk lamps or any other lamp that may require a halogen bulb. Fabric or paper that comes in contact with these high-intensity bulbs can ignite in seconds and has caused serious fires on some campuses.

Large quantities of radio or stereo equipment will be allowed only with the permission of the RA, Apartment Manager, or Residence Life Safety Committee. Any equipment must be removed immediately if it is distracting to study conditions or is judged by the Residence Life Safety Committee to be a hazard. Radio and television aerials or other articles are not to be strung outside the windows or attached to the building or balconies (this includes satellite dishes). Institute officials are authorized to confiscate such equipment found in rooms or public areas.

Last modified: Jan 14, 2012