Students moving into Montclair State with all of their belongings.

What to Bring/What Not to Bring

What’s Included

Every room has one bed, closet, desk, chair and dresser per student.

What You Can Bring

We’ve compiled a list of approved items you may want to bring with you to your new room.

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Shower curtains and hooks
  • Bath Mat
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Plunger
  • Television
  • Bedding (Twin Extra-Long)
  • Fan
  • Laptop/PC/printer
  • Power Strip/Surge Protector
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Reading/Desk Lamp
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Garbage Cans and Bags
  • ATM/bank card (campus uses Bank of America)
  • Storage crates
  • Umbrella
  • (High) Efficiency Laundry detergent
  • Clothes hamper and hangers
  • School supplies
  • Paper towels, plates, utensils, cups
  • Snacks
  • Small Brita pitcher or water bottles
  • Seasonal clothing
  • Coffee maker with auto-shutoff
  • Blender
  • First Aid Kit

Special Notes

  • Microwaves and Refrigerators
    • One (1) refrigerator is permitted per room.
    • Refrigerators must be 3.5 cubic feet or under.
    • One (1) microwave is permitted per room or apartment.
    • Microwaves must be 700 watts or under.
  • Bohn Hall and Stone Hall Bathrooms
    • Community bathrooms are cleaned and maintained by our housekeeping staff on a daily basis.
    • Shower curtains and toilet paper are provided by our housekeeping staff and do not need to be purchased.
  • Freeman Hall 
    • Freeman Hall does not have overhead lighting provided in rooms. Floor/desk lamps must be purchased by residents.
  • Additional Supplies for Apartments (Hawk Crossings and the Village)
    • Small kitchen appliances (i.e. toaster oven, blender, George Foreman grill, etc.) – limit to one of each type of small appliance per apartment.
    • Pots, pans, and cooking utensils
    • Potholders
    • Village ONLY – dishwasher detergent
    • Village ONLY – bar stools

What You Can’t Bring

We’ve compiled a list of items that are prohibited in all of Montclair State University’s Residence Halls:

  • Air conditioners
  • Kitchen appliances – not permitted in traditional halls (hot plates, rice cookers, Crock Pots, toasters, toaster ovens, electric skillets, coffee makers without auto-shut offs, George Foreman grills, Instant Pots, popcorn makers, deep fryers, waffle makers)
    • Blenders and coffee makers with auto-shut offs are the only appliances permitted in traditional halls.
    • For apartments, 1 of each type of appliance per apartment is permitted – see special notes above.
  • Bed risers
  • Candles and Incense or any kind of related paraphernalia
    • Any items will be confiscated and disposed of
  • Candle/wax warmers
  • Canopies that hang over beds
  • Curtains
  • Any herbs with the intention to burn (e.g: Sage)
  • Non-approved power sources (extension cords, multi-plug adapters or anything without UL seal of approval)
  • Flammable liquids, charcoal or fireworks
  • Outside furniture (anything to replace furniture provided by the University and/or additional furniture added to a space; this includes but is not limited to bed frames, headboards, mattresses, desks, chairs, closets, dressers, futons, couches, bean bag chairs, bookshelves, butterfly chairs, ottomans, TV stands, tables, nightstands, etc.)
  • Gas, propane or grills
  • Gasoline-powered items (mopeds, generators, motorized scooters)
  • Hookahs
  • Hoverboards
  • Non-approved lighting (neon lights and signs, halogen lamps, lava lamps, torchiere lamps, plastic multi-headed octopus lamps)
  • LED rope/stripe lights
  • Live holiday decorations (trees, wreaths, corn stalks, hay)
  • Lock, chain or other locking devices to install on room or bathroom doors
  • Space heaters
  • Subwoofer speakers
  • Pets – only fish in aquariums 5 gallons or smaller permitted
  • Portable washer and/or dryer machines
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Electronic Bikes/Scooters*

*Review the full campus guidelines related to electronic bikes, scooters and other devices.

For more information on prohibited items, please visit Fire Safety’s Information for Residents web page.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact Residence life at 973-655-5188 or