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What to Bring

Storage space in student rooms is limited (usually just a small closet, dresser, and under bed space), so don't overdo, and coordinate bringing large items with your roommates where possible.

The following items may be needed, depending on personal preference, in all residence halls unless otherwise indicated in the information about your specific residence hall in the residence hall pages:

  • Bedding/linens
    You will need long (80 inch) twin bed size flat and fitted sheets, blankets, bedspreads, and pillows. You will also need to provide your own towels and washcloths. Information about mail ordering linens for delivery to your residence will also be mailed to new freshmen and transfers during the summer.
  • Personal items
    Clothing, toiletries, medicines, books, study materials, and whatever else is necessary for you to live and work comfortably.
  • Cooking equipment
    Residents in apartment-style buildings, which have stoves and refrigerators, provide their own cook ware, dishes, and supplies. Toasters, toaster ovens, and hot plates are prohibited in all residences for fire safety and electrical reasons.
  • Refrigerator and/or microwave
    Apartment-style residence halls all have refrigerators, and some identified on the residence hall web pages above have microwaves. Other residents may bring a small refrigerator (less than 5 cubic feet) and/or microwave, or arrange to rent them from information that will be mailed to new freshmen and transfers during the summer. Coordinate plans with roommates/suitemates to avoid duplication and space problems.
  • Room amenities
    Students may bring non-halogen desk or floor lamps, rugs (except in carpeted residence halls identified on the residence hall web pages above), posters, alarm clock, clothes hangers. All windows have blinds, so curtains are not needed. TVs and stereos should be compact and equipped with headphones to allow use without disturbing roommates. Coordinate plans with roommates/suitemates to avoid duplication and space problems.
  • Telephones
    Residents provide their own telephones (no wall phones, or portable phones which cause interference).
  • Computers
    Residents may bring their own computers, or purchase them through the special programs at the NYU Computer Store. For more information about computer connection specifications and purchase options see Resnet and associated links.

What Not to Bring:

  • Furniture (except small book shelves)
    Each room is furnished with a twin bed, desk, desk chair, and storage space for clothing for each student. Personal furniture may not be added. If a student requests or requires special furniture to accommodate a disability, a written request must be received by the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities in accordance with the Request for Special Accommodation process. Medical documentation is required to support the request.
  • Air conditioners
  • Candles or Incense
  • Drugs and other controlled substances without prescription
  • Electric heaters
  • Flammable decorations including natural or artificial Christmas trees
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, grills, or other open flame or heating coil devices
  • Pets or animals of any kind
  • Wall or cordless telephones
  • Weapons of any kind
    This includes firearms, fireworks, ammunition, knives, or explosives.


There is no storage space for students' use in public areas of the residence halls. Please do not bring more personal property than you can keep within your room. Students may not store belongings in the residence halls during the summer. Students who need or wish to store belongings during the summer are encouraged to use local commercial storage facilities. Information regarding commercial storage options will be made available in each residence hall prior to the end of the spring term.

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