- Back Rest - For sitting on the bed or floor
- Broom or Small Vacuum
- Desk Lamp or Floor Lamp - Rooms have overhead lights provided.
- Fan - For the window or the floor.
- Hangers - For the clothes closet; hangers are not provided.
- Iron and Ironing Board - If you want to iron, bring your own.
- Laundry Supplies - Hamper or basket, detergent, softener
- Linens - Sheets, pillowcases, blankets, comforter, towels, etc.
- Posters, Pictures and Memorabilia - Use "fun tac," the squishy gum-like stuff, not tape, double-sided tape, tacks or nails
- Refrigerator and/or Microwave - Allowed but must bear the UL approved seal.
- Rug - An area rug for the room or a small rug for next to your bed.
- Surge Protectors - By fire safety regulation, grounded, 15-ampere rated surge protectors are the only type of extension cord allowed in the residence halls.
- Air Conditioner - Individual window or floor units
- Candles - All kinds, including birthday cake candles, are prohibited by Rhode Island fire safety regulations. $100 fine.
- Canopies, Tapestries, Large Wall Covering - Fire safety; see Residential Life info.
- Cooking Equipment - Toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates or burners, electric coils, immersion heaters, etc. See Residential Life info for items that may be used in the community kitchen.
- Extension Cords - Home-style electrical extension cords and plug expanders (e.g., octopus plugs and other splitters) are not allowed by fire code. Bring a "surge protector" instead (see column to the left).
- Halogen Torchière Lamps - Bring non-halogen lights insead.
- Knives - except those designed and used for food preparation; prohibited knives include but are not limited to hunting/fishing knives, martial arts devices, and ceremonial swords
- Pets - Stuffed animals only, please.
- Portable Space Heaters - Prohibited by fire safety regulations for college residence halls in Rhode Island.
- Weapons: Firearms, ammunition, explosives, knives or other weapons - Posession,use, or distribution is prohibited of: Firearms (defined as any projectile-firing device), including conventional guns or firearms (devices using gunpowder); Air rifles, guns using BBs, pellets or darts -- this includes paint ball and AirSoft; Fireworks of all kinds; Incendiary devices, explosives, flare guns, grenades; Any slingshot device.