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:
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.
Residents provide their own telephones (no wall phones, or portable phones which cause interference).
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.