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Packing Essentials


  • USB

  • Fordham ID

  • Parking Permit

  • Monthly Metro-North passes/Metro Card/LIRR passes/NJ Transit and/or Path passes

  • School Bag/Tote Bag

  • School Supplies

  • Lock for Locker (Reservation for locker space is available in the Office for Student Involvement)


  • Check with your roommate and/or suitemates to make sure you don't bring duplicate items (like stereos, TVs, computers, printers, etc.)

  • UL (Underwriters Laboratories) appliances only (hair dryers, coffee makers, popcorn poppers, etc.). Electric coffee makers are allowed, but they should have an automatic turn-off.

  • Any extension cords must be heavy-duty.

  • All power strips must have surge protectors/suppressors.

  • The university will not reimburse any losses due to damage, theft, etc.

  • Recycling is mandatory in the residence hall and only clear trash bags are allowed.

  • Lincoln Center students are not allowed to bring non-university furniture. Desk, tables, chairs, couch, refrigerator, etc. are provided.

Please Bring

  • First Aid Kit - band-aids, peroxide, vitamins, antibiotic cream, cold/allergy medicine, headache remedy, ace bandage, adhesive tape, aloe, thermometer, sunscreen, skin lotions

  • Sewing Kit - scissors, pins, needles, buttons, thread, lint brush, safety pins

  • Shower Flip Flops

  • Shower Caddy with soap, washcloth/puff, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, razor, shaving cream

  • Full Length Mirror

  • Toiletries - cotton balls/swabs, tissues, q-tips, cosmetics, deodorant, skin lotion, perfumes/colognes, hairbrush, blow dryer, eyeglass case, contact supplies, nail polish and remover

  • Jewelry Box

  • Small wastebaskets

  • Linen (mattresses are 36" x 80" ["Twin XL"] at Lincoln Center)

  • Cable-ready television and coaxial cable

  • Hangers/closet organizers

  • Storage boxes

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Desk lamp

  • Alarm clock

  • Flashlight

Please Do Not Bring

  • Candles

  • Incense

  • Hot plates

  • Open coils

  • Toaster ovens

  • Space heaters

  • Halogen lamps

  • Bed lofts

  • Pets (including fish)

  • Wireless access points

  • Dartboards

For more information, please visit Residential Life.