Office of Residence Life (ORL)

Permissible Items in Residence Halls 

The following is the list of items that residents may bring to the JTS residence halls in compliance with the JTS Fire and Personal Safety Policy and Room Furniture Policy. All JTS residents, whether current or incoming, must comply with these policies. JTS policies are designed with the community's safety and comfort in mind, and we thank you for your cooperation.

In addition to the furniture provided in all residence halls (see Room Furniture Policy), rooms in Mathilde Schecter Residence Hall (MSRH) are equipped with mirrors, small ceiling lights, and sinks. Goldsmith and Brush rooms have ceiling lights as well. JTS recommends that residents supply their own additional lighting, particularly in MSRH. All rooms come equipped with voice mail; answering machines are not recommended, because students may miss important information distributed to them by JTS administration over the voice mail system.

Please note: All appliances and electrical equipment must be UL-listed.

Residents can get creative with many of the items on this list. We encourage you to personalize your space to help make your room, suite, or apartment your home away from home. Absolute necessities are listed in bold print.

Permissible Items

Address book
Alarm clock
Area rug
Art supplies/stationery
All bedding and linens (mattresses measure 36 x 76" in GH and Brush [twin], and 36 x 80" in MSRH [twin long])
Bookends
Bowls/plates/cups/glasses*
Calculator/calendar/PDA
Camera/film
Can/bottle opener
Cell phone
Cleaning supplies
Clothes drying rack
Coffee maker
Computer/printer
Cooking and eating utensils/pots and pans/Tupperware*
Dictionary/thesaurus
Extension cords
Power strip/surge protector
Febreeze/plug-in air freshener
Facial tissue
Fan (portable) 
First aid kit
Folders/notebooks
Fun Tack
Hair dryer
Iron/folding ironing board
Judaica/ritual supplies
Lamps (non-halogen floor or desk models)
Laundry bag or basket
Laundry detergent

Plastic crates
Posters/pictures/photos
Prescription drugs
Radio/small stereo
Rain gear/umbrella
Robe/slippers
Ruler/scissors/stapler/sewing kit
Shower shoes and caddy
Sponges/dish soap/dish towels

Toiletries
Tool kit
Towels (bath/hand)
Trash can/bags

Wall/window decals (removable only)

* You are encouraged to bring separate meat and dairy sets. Glassware is a convenient alternative to having two sets of dishes because it is pareve and can be used for meat or dairy meals.