Prohibited Items in Residence Halls

The following items will be confiscated if found in a residence hall room:

  • Portable/space heaters (unless supplied by GW Facilities)
  • Cooking appliances in non-cooking areas including: hot plates, crock pots, waffle irons, toasters, toaster ovens, George Foreman grills, sandwich makers and popcorn poppers
  • Microwaves or refrigerators (unless supplied by GW Facilities)

The following items will be confiscated if found in a residence hall room:

  • Candles, incense, and fragrance burners
  • Non-surge protected extension cords
  • Hoverboards (self-balancing scooters, battery-operated scooters, hands-free segways)
  • Unmanned aircraft system (UAS), commonly known as a drone
  • Halogen lamps (all desk and floor lamps)
  • Lanterns/oil lamps and flammable liquids
  • Liquid lighter fluid (Naphtha), no more than 4 ounces
  • Live holiday decorations (trees, garlands, etc.)
  • Weapons, including: pocket knives, knives in a sheath, spears, swords, souvenir weapons, firearms, ammunition, and BB, air, pellet or paintball guns, tasers, stun guns, expandable batons or impact weapons, 3D printers capable of producing any of the prohibited items.
  • Chemical mace or pepper spray (no more than .5 ounces)
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and/or drug manufacturing materials
  • Alcohol (if underage)
  • Hazardous materials (not including household cleaners)

This list is not exhaustive. Additional information regarding housing policies can be found at GW Housing.