Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in ALL Barnard owned and operated residence halls.  Items will be confiscated and not returned to students if found. 

  • Air conditioners (both window and portable units)
  • Yellow / Blue "sticky stuff" or double-sided tape for hanging posters (you may only use blue painter's tape)
  • "Removable" wallpaper or wall decals (they do not remove as easy as promised and damage the paint on the wall)
  • Pets (only fish, in a 5 gallon or less tank, and approved service/support animals are allowed)
  • Candles
  • Extra furniture
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plate, induction cooktop (ex. NuWave), open coil heaters, toaster, or toaster oven
  • Deep fryers
  • Space heaters
  • Extension cords (only surge protectors are allowed, example)
  • Water beds
  • Hookahs
  • Illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia
  • Weapons (including decorative swords, knives, etc)
  • Empty alcohol bottles (even for decoration)
  • Shot glasses, flasks, and/or other alcohol containers (even when empty), if under 21

The following items are only allowed in Suite style kitchens and may not be used in bedrooms or in the Quad kitchenettes:

  • George Forman-style grills or panini makers
  • Microwaves
  • Crockpots & rice cookers (only if they have auto-shutoff)

IMPORTANT NOTE: we have received a report that the lighting appliance pictured and described HERE is prone to melting. We strongly recommend against the use of this product on our campus.