Residential Education Policies & Procedures

In order to provide new and returning students with an overview of our policies, please take the time to review the information below. Should you have any questions, we are happy to assist!

  • Lamps are permitted in the residence halls that does not have a halogen bulb, and comes with a lamp shade that covers the bulb, is permitted.
    • Halogen lamps with exposed bulbs are prohibited because they bulbs reach high temperatures quickly and are usually uncovered by the lamp shade, increasing potential to catch fire.
  • “Spider lamps” are lamps with multiple, flexible heads that can be repositioned. Spider lamps are prohibited because the light bulbs are uncovered by the lamp shades, and their small bases are often unsteady and top-heavy, increasing potential for tipping over

Below is a list of some of the common items students need to be successful in Harborview. Keep in mind, this list is not inclusive, so feel free to bring items that show your own personality!
Student safety and security are of utmost importance in the Wagner College residence halls. In order to promote safety in the event of a fire, the Office of Residential Education only permits personal furnishings that meet fire retardant standards. The furniture provided by our Office meets all fire codes; therefore, Residential Education will provide fire retardant furniture in all common areas and suites. Wagner College only permits authorized, fire retardant furniture in the on-campus residence hall rooms and suites. Residential Education staff will check furniture during the move-in process to ensure that it meets the fire standards listed below.
-Furnishings that are permitted in the residence halls:
-Upholstered furniture that complies with California Technical Bulletin 117 fire code (furniture must have an attached tag with the fire code listed)
-Futons that comply with California Technical Bulletin 129 or BFD 1x-11, as evidenced by a tag attached to the futon mattress and indicating the fire code
-Small organizational systems
-Metal shelving unit
-Furnishings that are not permitted in the residence halls:
-Waterbeds
-Upholstered furniture and/or window treatments that do not comply with California Technical Bulletin
-117 fire code*
-Personal non-upholstered furniture made of bamboo or rattan
-Futons that do not comply with California Technical Bulletin 129**
-Halogen lamps
—Halogen lamps are prohibited because their bulbs reach high temperatures quickly and their small bases are often unsteady, increasing potential for tipping over.
—It is important not to leave bulbs bare – they must be covered with an appropriate lampshade to avoid fires. Lamps should never be placed on beds or lofts where the lamp or a frayed cord           could ignite the bedding.
—*California Technical Bulletin 117: A standard developed by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation stating the “Requirements, Test Procedures and Apparatus for Testing the Flame Retardancy of Resilient Filling Materials Used in of Upholstered Furniture”.
— **California Technical Bulletin 129: Also developed by the State of California, a flammability standard for mattresses used in public occupancies.

Below is a list of some of the common items students need to be successful in Harborview. Keep in mind, this list is not inclusive, so feel free to bring items that show your own personality!


-Twin XL Sheets, blankets, pillows
-A non-halogen lamp
-An area rug
-A Shower Caddy
-Toiletries, Makeup, etc.
-Towels
-Shower shoes
-Bed Risers
-Plastic storage containers
-Hangers
-Clothing and outerwear for all seasons
-School supplies (pens, notebooks, books, backpack, flashdrives etc.)
-Television
-Laptop and Ethernet cord
-Chargers for electronics
-Surge protectors (regular extension cords are prohibited)
-Clorox wipes for a quick clean
-Garbage can
-Laundry basket
-Pictures of friends and family from home
-Sticky Tack for wall hangings (do not leave holes in the walls from nails. Command Strips have historically ripped the paint off the walls, and are strongly discouraged)
-Any coffee maker without an exposed hot plate (a Keurig is approved)
-An oscillating fan (portable air conditioners, space heaters, or window fans are prohibited)
-Mattress cover/ Foam mattress topper
-Curtain rod and curtain for the closet door (closets measure 40 inches wide)
-Alarm clock
-Closet organizers
-Mirror
-Laundry detergent, dryer sheets and stain remover
-Quarters for laundry ($1 to wash/$1 to dry)
-A few dishes (a bowl, a plate, a cup/mug, utensils)
-A sponge, dish soap
-Re-usable water bottle and/or travel mug
-Tissues
-Paper towels
-Umbrella
-Flashlight/Extra batteries
-Medications
-First Aid Kit
-Refrigerator (under 3.4 cubic feet)
-Microwave (under 700 watts)
—You can rent refrigerators and microwaves from our friends at Collegiate Storage and Rental. Call for more info 718-267-6484

Two times each semester, the Residential Education staff will complete a health & safety inspection. This is meant to ensure that students are complying with all rules and regulations.  Students will be notified of the inspections, but inspections can occur without the student present.  Students who fail inspections will be referred to the student conduct system.

 

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