Electrical Equipment

Effective Date Jun 15, 2015

All electrical equipment must be UL-listed and properly maintained. All power strips must have surge protection.   Extension cords cannot be placed under carpet or on the ground across exit areas and must be plugged directly into the wall. Only one device may be plugged into an extension cord.

A refrigerator or micro-fridge is provided in each room/apartment and is the only refrigeration unit permitted inside the residence halls. The refrigerator or micro-fridge may not be removed from the room or altered at any time. To report issues regarding your refrigeration unit, contact the Campus Services Office at extension 8076.

All illegal appliances and equipment will be confiscated and held for a maximum of two weeks after which point the items will be donated/disposed.

Depending on where you live the following appliances are allowed:

Southgate, Columbia Village, Harris, Mary Star of the Sea, Panther Bay

  • Any appliance listed in the “Quad and Roberts” section below
  • Electric George Foreman Grills
  • Toasters (not toaster ovens)
  • Crock-pots
  • Rice cookers
  • Hot-air popcorn poppers
  • Griddle
  • Panini press

Quad and Roberts

  • Coffee pots (must have auto shut-off feature)
  • Electric can openers
  • Iron (must have auto shut-off feature)
  • Blenders
  • Electric kettle
  • Fans

The following appliances are NOT allowed:

  • Additional refrigerators and freezers
  • Additional microwaves (exception Mary Star of the Sea and Southgate; must be plugged directly into the wall; not exceed 15 amps and 700 watts)
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Hookahs
  • Toaster ovens
  • Large electric water coolers
  • Space heaters
  • Hot plates
  • Ninja cooking system
  • Candles and wax melt systems
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pressure cookers
  • Lava lamps
  • Air conditioners
  • Fryers
  • Bed risers
  • Lighter fluid
  • Propane grills and tanks
  • Charcoal grills
  • Home brew kits
  • Strobe lights
  • Nuwave oven
  • Bread maker
  • SCUBA tanks (unless completely empty)
  • Power tools

If you have any questions regarding a device or appliance that is not listed here, please contact your Resident Assistant.