Students moving into Montclair State with all of their belongings.

What to Bring/What Not to Bring

What is Included

Every room has one bed, closet, desk and chair 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/hooks
  • Bath mat
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Television
  • Bedding (Twin Extra Long)
  • Fan
  • Laptop/PC/printer
  • Power strip/surge protector
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock/radio
  • Reading/desk lamp
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Garbage cans and bags
  • ATM/bank card (campus uses Bank of America)
  • Storage crates
  • Umbrella
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hamper/hangers
  • School supplies
  • Paper towels/plates/cups
  • Snacks
  • Small Brita pitcher/water bottles
  • Snow gear/clothing (seasonal)

Please note: Freeman residents must bring a floor lamp for their rooms as there is not overhead lighting in Freeman Hall.

Note: Only one mini-fridge (under 3.5 cubic feet) and one microwave (under 700 watts) are allowed per room. Only one mini-fridge per bedroom is permitted in Hawk Crossings or Village Apartments. Finally, only one crockpot is permitted in Hawk Crossings or Village Apartments.

What You Can’t Bring

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

  • Lava lamps
  • Extension cords
  • Curtains
  • Bed risers
  • Hot plates
  • Candles/incense
  • Subwoofer speakers
  • Air conditioners
  • Hoverboards
  • Additional furniture
  • Couches/bean bags
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Live holiday trees/wreaths
  • Firearms/ammunition
  • Pets (only small fish in a tank no larger than one gallon are permitted)

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