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
  • 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, bed frames, headboards, mattresses, desks, chairs, closets, futons, couches, bean bag chairs, bookshelves, butterfly chairs, ottomans, TV stands)
  • 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

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