Appliance Use and Storage

Approved by:  Department of Residence Life

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In St. Mary, Stanton, Crandall, Caecilian, and Carondelet Halls, cooking appliances must be limited to popcorn poppers, coffee pots, hot pots, and other non-exposed heating coil appliances. Toasters, hot plates, and microwave ovens are acceptable in the apartments and suites only.  Residents must use these items in their kitchen or kitchenettes on proper counter tops. Microwaves in the form of combination units rented from are allowed in all buildings.

Refrigerators less than 3.8 cubic feet are allowed in residence hall rooms. Only one refrigerator per room is allowed. Students who are interested in renting a refrigerator or microwave-refrigerator combination unit should visit for further details.

A limited number of vacuums are available for check-out from Resident Advisors or reception desks. Students are asked to empty the bag after each use and report any problems with the machine to a residence life staff member. Misuse or abuse of the vacuum may result in repair and replacement fees.

Other Appliances: Waterbeds, tanning beds, air conditioning units, and halogen lights are not allowed in any building.

All three-pronged appliances (excluding computers) MUST be plugged directly into the wall outlet. Surge protected power strips may be used for non-three pronged appliances but extension cords are not permitted.