Packing for College

What You Can Bring

  • Additional Lighting (Non Halogen Deck/Floor Lamp) Recommended for Village Rooms
  • Adhesive Hooks and Strips (that do not damage the wall; for example Command Strips)
  • Area Rug
  • Air Fresheners (Non Plug-In)
  • Batteries
  • Bath Tote/Bucket/Shower Caddy
  • Bedding (Mattress Pad, Foam Topper)
  • Bicycle w/ Bicycle Lock
  • Blender
  • Can Opender
  • Curtain Rods (For Closets)
  • Digital TV/Blue-Ray/DVD/Cable Wire
  • Dry Erase Board
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Ironing Board/Iron
  • Keurig (without a Hot Plate)
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Medication/Pain Relievers
  • Microwave (No more than 800 Watts)
  • Mini Garbage Can
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Power Strips
  • Refrigerator (4.5 Cubic Feet Max)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Underbed Storage
  • Wall Art (that does not damage the wall)

We’ve made packing for college easier through our partnership with Our Campus Market (OCM). Here you can find anything you need to personalize your room, including sheets for our Twin CL mattresses! In addition, don’t forget to contact your roommate prior to shopping and moving in to discuss who will bring what (ie. microwave, fridge, television, etc)

What You May Not Bring

Be sure to check the Student Handbook for additional details on prohibited items. 

  • Air Conditioners/Space Heaters
  • Alcohol Beverages (including Containers and Paraphernalia; for example, empty bottles and/or short glasses)
  • Amplified Instruments
  • Burners (of any type)
  • Candles or Incense
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Extension Cords (non-surge protected)
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable Liquids
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Hot Plates
  • Hover Boards
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Incense
  • Loft Beds
  • Multi-Plug Adapters
  • Hammer/Nails
  • Pets (besides fish)
  • Sofa/Couches
  • Toaster Oven/Toasters
  • Upholstered Furniture
  • Water/Gel Beds
  • Weapons of Any Kind (knives, guns, etc)

Room Specs: At a Glance

BuildingWindow SizeSpace Under Bed (Floor from Frame Bottom) *Max Area Rug SizeCloset Opening
Florence/Hamilton Twombly11' x 6"2'5" x 5"8" x 4"
Village Buildings3' x 4"3'6" x 6"8" x 4" **
Rutherford5' x 6"2'6" x 6"N/A ***
Park Avenue Apartments5' x 6"2'6" x 6"8" x 4"
* Beds are adjustable. Bed risers are permitted (concrete blocks are prohibited).

** Only Village Buildings 7, 8, and 9 have closets.

*** All beds are Twin XL.

Contact Information

Office of Campus Life: Housing Office

(973) 443-8586
FDU Florham Campus 285 Madison Avenue M-SCO-02 Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 443-8867