Residence Life - About Your Room
Each room in the CSE residence halls has a private sink. That means you don't have to leave to brush your teeth at night! Both Founders and O'Connor Hall beds are regular length.
The average room and window sizes are below for your reference:
15 ft. x 12 ft.
All floors: 62 in. (L) x 50 in. (W)
13'9" x 8'5"
1st floor: 89 in. (L) x 51 in. (W)
2nd-4th: 75 in. (L) x 51 in. (W)
What to Bring
- Alarm clock
- UL-approved power strip with surge protector and circuit breaker
- Personal items and toiletries
- Any prescriptions or medications
- Fan (window box fans work the best!)
- Telephone (cordless is not recommended)
- Small refrigerators
- Small kitchen items (plates, cups, utensils)
No kitchen appliances are permitted to be used in your room. You may bring appliances to store and use in our floor kitchens.
- Umbrella or rain gear
- Small desk lamp
- Clothes hangers
- Storage bins (if preferred)
- Light bulbs
- Shower caddy (for shower toiletries)
- Laundry bag and detergent (washing machines and dryers are free)
- Spending money
- Snacks and beverages that you may want to have in your room
- Decorations for your room (pictures, posters, rugs)
- 3M gel hooks to hang decorations (no screws or nails allowed)
- Academic supplies (dictionary, notebooks, tape, books, calculator, etc.)
What Not to Bring
As you prepare to live in the residence halls at CSE, here are some items you should remember to leave at home:
- Candles & incense
- Microwaves (as one is provided for the floor community in the kitchen)
- Extension cords/outdoor utility cords and multi-socket outlet adapters (the adapters that you would plug directly into the wall to give you additional outlets)
- Stringed lights or Christmas lights
- Halogen lamps
- Bed Risers
Every year, thousands of fires result from surge protectors, power strips and electrical cords. Listed below are some suggestions to help prevent a possible fire from igniting.
- Use only surge protectors or power strips that have an internal circuit breaker.
These units will trip the breaker if the power strip is overloaded or shorted to prevent overheating, damaging personal property plugged in and fires. All surge protectors or power strips need to be UL approved.
- Be sure that the product is listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor.
This means that it meets the criteria for UL 1449, UL's minimum performance standard for surge suppressors. There are a lot of power strips listed by UL that have no surge protection components at all. They are listed only for their performance as extension cords. On a UL listed surge protector, you will find a couple of ratings. When buying this equipment, look for a surge protector with an indicator light that tells you if the protection components are functioning.
- The Electro-Man outlets sold at Bed Bath & Beyond are not up to our fire policy standards.
*Please note that if you decided to bring other kitchen appliances, such as rice cookers, George Foreman Grills, blenders, toaster, coffee makers, tea kettles, etc., it must be stored and used only in the community kitchen and not in rooms.