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
  • Lava lamps
  • Extension cords (only surge protectors are allowed, example)
  • Water beds
  • hover boards / smart boards / electric skateboards / self-balancing scooters
  • 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 Apartment-Style Suite style kitchens and may not be used in bedrooms or in the Quad / Elliott 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.