Allowable appliances

Learn what appliances you are allowed to bring to residence.

Students are permitted to bring refrigerators with no separate freezer compartments and maximum size of five cubic feet to all residences. Housing Services reserves the right to inspect any permitted appliances for safety reasons and ask for them to be removed based on their age and/or condition.

Appliances are only allowed in townhouse style residences.


View a complete list of appliances that are allowed (with pictures) for student bedrooms in Traditional or Semi-Suite style buildings.


View a complete list of appliances that are allowed (with pictures) for students living in Village and Quarry View.

Traditional and Semi-Suite style residences

A history of problems, including fire alarms, associated with students cooking and using other appliances in residence bedrooms and lounges has resulted in restrictions on the appliances that residents of DeCew, Residence 8, Vallee, Earp and Lowenberger may bring with them. DeCew, Residence 8, Vallee, Earp and Lowenberger students are not permitted to bring their own cooking/food preparation appliances. This includes, but is not limited to, freezers, coffeemakers and blenders. Basic appliances, such as microwaves and kettles, are provided for student use in many common areas.

Townhouse style residences

Residents of Village and Quarry View must store and use cooking appliances only in kitchenettes/kitchens. Small freezers (maximum size of seven cubic feet) are permitted in townhouse residences only, and only in the kitchen, front vestibule or storage area on non-carpeted surfaces. In all cases, residents are advised to exercise care and good judgment in the use of permitted appliances, and should never leave any cooking appliance unattended while in use.

Space heaters are not permitted in any residence. This includes fans with a heater function unless provided by Housing Services due to maintenance issues. Non-Brock issued space heaters will be confiscated if found.