Nyack College is committed to creating a residential community that is accepting, diverse, safe, and supportive. Under Additional Information please check out more information about the Residence Hall in Jersey City.

Card-operated washing and drying machines are available on each floor in the Jersey City Residence. Students will be given a laundry card during Freshman orientation. Students can fill their cards using their debit/credit cards or cash located in each laundry room.

  • Study lounge with computers available
  • Wireless access throughout the building
  • Private bathrooms
  • Kitchenettes equipped with refrigerator and microwave
  • Student furniture for each person–Bed, desk, chair, dresser, and wardrobe
  • Laundry room on each floor
  • Fitness Center
  • Vending machines
  • The Eatery – A new food court-style dining experience
  • Bedding (blanket, pillow, XL twin sheets)
  • Towels
  • Hangers
  • Power strip/surge protector (extension cords without surge protection are not allowed)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry bag
  • Toiletries
  • Desk Lamp
  • School supplies (i.e. pens, paper, calendar, etc.)
  • Eating Utensils: flatware, mug, bowl, plates
  • Wastebasket
  • Weather appropriate clothing and outerwear
  • Hairdryer
  • Prescriptions/Medications
  • TV/DVD player
  • Headphones
  • Printer

You will want to coordinate items such as cleaning supplies, irons, ironing boards, televisions, stereos, room decorations, shower curtains, bath mats, paper towels, and toilet paper with your roommates.

Optional items

  • Iron and small ironing board
  • Posters
  • Poster tape (anything that will not remove paint from wall)
  • Message board
  • Flip flops/slippers
  • Foot locker
  • Plants
  • Coffee Maker with auto shut-off only
  • Television
  • Small Stereo

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Things to leave at home

  • Weights
  • Hot plates/pots and grills (no open heat source)
  • Microwave (these are provided by the College in every room)
  • Toaster
  • String lights (e.g. Christmas lights)
  • Candles, oil lamps, lava lamps, incense (anything that burns)
  • Refrigerators (these are provided by the College in every room)
  • Electric blankets
  • Plug-In Air fresheners
  • Compact electric grills (i.e., George Foreman grill)
  • Bed risers
  • Aerosol Products
    • Use of aerosol cans may activate the fire alarm system and are prohibited in all residences. This includes hair or body sprays, cleaning products, etc.
  • Ammunition/Gun Powder/Black Powder/Primers
  • Animals
    • Pets – no pets of any kind (including fish or reptiles).
  • Cooking Appliances
    • Coffee makers without auto shut-off
    • Crockpots
    • Countertop grills (George Foreman‐style grills and/or panini makers)
    • Deep fryers
    • Electric kettles
    • Grills and barbecues
    • Hot plates
    • Microwaves (in addition to the College provided microwaves)
    • Mug warmers
    • Refrigerators (in addition to the College provided refrigerators or micro fridges)
    • Rice cookers
    • Skillets
    • Toasters and toaster ovens
    • Other Appliances with exposed heating elements. A general test of this rule is if the element or metal surface that produces the heat is exposed and is hot to the touch, the appliance is prohibited. Exceptions: Irons, Curling Irons.
  • Banners (see Decorations)
  • Blocking Egress
    • Failure to maintain a minimum 36” clearance in the path of egress
    • Obstructing and/or blocking EXIT doors
    • Propping open fire and smoke doors with wedges and other objects
    • Taping over door latches to prevent doors from locking
  • Candles
    • Candle warmers
    • Candles that produce flames are prohibited
    • Incense/Potpourri burners
    • Flameless battery operated imitation candles are permitted.
  • Curtains and Draperies (see Decorations)
  • Decorations
    • Hanging anything on or from a fire sprinkler head, fire sprinkler pipe, smoke detector, or alarm device.
    • Hanging of anything from the ceiling or windows is prohibited.
    • Signs, posters, lights, or decorations on the exterior of buildings or attached to window panes is prohibited.
    • Items should not project into the hallway but may be within the inset distance of the door. Items hung on fire doors cannot cover more than 5% of the doors surface area.
  • Tacks, tape, and nails cannot be used on the walls. Only sticky tack is permitted. https://www.scotchbrand.com/3M/en_US/scotch-brand/products/catalog/~/Scotch-Mounting-Putty-Removable-2-oz-White/?N=4335+3294529207+3294602205&rt=rud
  • Fireworks/Explosives/Incendiary Devices
    • Fireworks are defined as “Any device…intended to produce visible and/or audible effects, by combustion, deflagration, or detonation.”
    • While the following items are now authorized in New Jersey for sale, possession, and use, by persons 16 years of age or older, they are prohibited in the Residence Hall
      • Sparklers
      • Snakes and glow worms
      • Smoke devices
    • Any type of firework that shoots into the air and/or explodes such as firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets, sky rockets, M‐80’s or other such items are still illegal in New Jersey and are subjected to fines and penalties under NJ Statutes.
  • Extension Cords and MultiPlug Adapters
    • Extension cords and any devices that has the potential to overload electrical receptacles.
    • You are required to use power strips or surge protectors with circuit breakers that automatically shut off when overloaded.
    • Power strips and surge protectors may not be “piggy‐backed” or used with one plugged into another. Power strips must be plugged directly into an electrical outlet.
    • Surge protectors are acceptable but must meet ALL of the following regulations:
      • Must be corded with a maximum cord length of 6 feet
      • Be UL 1449 compliant
      • Have a maximum of six outlets
      • Have an independent on/off circuit breaker/switch
    • Fog Machines
      • Any products including dry ice that produce mist, fog, smoke or simulated smoke conditions.
    • Furniture
  • Any outside furniture including couches, lazy boys, lounge furniture, bookshelves etc. are not permitted in any residence on campus.
  • Hammocks
    • Inside or outside of residence halls
  • Hoverboards
    • Use and/or storage (including charging) on campus is prohibited.
  • Humidifiers/Essential Oils Diffusers
  • Lighting
    • Dimmers, ceiling fans, or any devices that replaces, adds to, or interferes with College fixtures.
    • Halogen lamps and sun lamps
    • Holiday, string, or rope lights, including those using LED bulbs, are prohibited. Battery operated lights are permitted.
    • Oil Lamps
      Floor and table lamps using incandescent, fluorescent, or LED light bulbs are permitted.
  • Lofts
    • Bed risers, cinderblocks, and lofted furniture of any kind
  • Musical Instruments & Amplifiers
    • Musical instruments and amplifiers, which cause excessive noise or distraction, are not permitted in the residence halls. Examples include: guitars or keyboards with amplifiers, stereos/televisions connected to amplifiers with high wattage. Drum sets are prohibited in College Housing
  • Room partitions or dividers
  • Space Heaters
    • Unless provided by Facilities
  • Thermometers containing mercury
  • Vegetation (decorative)
    • All natural and artificial trees, wreaths, etc. are prohibited. Small tabletop living plants and flowers are permitted in containers of 1 gallon or less. Plants shall be checked regularly for dryness.
  • Weapons
    • Knives, rifles, handguns, paintball guns, etc. real or imitation.
    • Other weapons of any kind, even if they are presumed to be solely decorative or collectible.