NYU Outside Furniture Policy

NYU Residential Life & Housing Services maintains a strict outside furniture policy to ensure fire safety and protect the cleanliness of the rooms. Additionally, outside furniture can contribute to pest problems. All rooms are furnished appropriately for its occupants with a desk, dresser, and bed.

Outside furniture is prohibited in the residence halls except for the following items:

  • Desk chairs that do not have any fabric or upholstery
  • Lamps (only nonhalogen bulbs)
  • Media stand, book case, or night stand in which the total dimensions of each piece do not exceed 80 inches. Total inches can be calculated by adding the longest width, the longestheight, and the longest depth together when fully extended (such as legs or sides).

Please keep in mind the following:

Do not bring in items noted above, which are dirty or that has been discarded (such as furniture left on the street). Such dirty or dilapidated items may have pests such as bedbugs and will not be allowed in the residence hall even if it meets guidelines.

No upholstered furniture or furniture that requires cushions are allowed for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to dish/butterfly chairs, couches, futons, etc. Please consult with your roommate in making any decisions to bring in outside furniture. Also, it is recommended that you wait until you have stayed in your room for several nights before deciding to bring items.

Residents are responsible to remove outside furniture from their room when they move out of the building or they will be charged for its removal. Residents will be charged for any outside furniture that causes pest problems.The Office of Residential Life and Housing Services may amend these guidelines at any time and reserves the right to require the immediate removal of any outside furniture for any reason.