Prohibited Items

Adjustable window screens may only be used if students place them on the inside of the room (not in the window itself), so that the screen will not fall out of the window. Please click on the photo below for a larger example.Example of window screen inside the room

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)