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Office of Residence Life

Deborah L. Pawlikowski
Director

O'Connor Hall

Phone: (973) 290-4035
residencelife@steu.edu

Hours of Operation:
M-F: 9:30am-7:00pm

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About Your Room

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Each room in the SEU residence halls has a private sink. That means you don't have to leave to brush your teeth at night! Both Founders and O'Connor Hall beds are regular length.

The average room and window sizes are below for your reference:

Hall
Room Dimensions
Window

Founders Hall

15 ft. x 12 ft.

All floors: 62 in. (L) x 50 in. (W)

O'Connor Hall

13'9" x 8'5"

1st floor: 89 in. (L) x 51 in. (W)
2nd-4th: 75 in. (L) x 51 in. (W)

Every student room has a MicroFridge unit in it. The MicroFridge is 18-5/8" W x 19-1/2" D x 43-1/2" H and weighs 88 lbs. The freezer is 0.7 cubic feet. The refrigerator is 2.1 cubic feet and the microwave is 0.6 cubic feet.

Items to Bring

Supplies Needed Due to COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Face mask - each student will be provided with one, but additional (washable if possible) will be needed
  • Hand sanitizer, individual sized to carry at all times
  • Hand soap - each student room has a sink
  • Clorox/cleaning wipes and paper towels
  • Thermometer
  • Tylenol/Advil (OTC fever reducer)

For Move-In Day

  • Camera
  • Cold drinks
  • Handcart
  • Toolbox to assemble miscellaneous items
    (The use of nails, screws, hooks, etc. to hang any pictures, posters or any fixture that would damage walls is prohibited.)

For Your Room

  • Extra-long twin sheet set (36" x 80")
  • Blanket/comforter
  • Pillow(s)
  • Mattress pad/egg crate
  • Desk lamp
  • Storage bins
  • Shoe organizer
  • Laundry hamper
  • Clothes hangers
  • Area rug
  • Alarm clock
  • White poster putty (this is the only approved hanging materials for the residence halls)
  • Cleaning supplies (Clorox wipes or paper towels)

Personal Care

  • Towels/washcloths
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower supplies
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/floss
  • Contacts/glasses
  • Tissues
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • Shower caddy (for your shower toiletries)
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets (washing machines and dryers are free)

For Class

  • Personal laptop/laptop lock or desktop computer
  • Backpack/messenger bag
  • Printer and paper
  • Notebooks and binders
  • Magnetic dry erase board
  • Pens/pencils/highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Flash drive(s)

Entertainment

  • UL-rated surge protectors
    (Consider a smart power strip, winner of the BHLP Success in Leadership and Innovation Award)
  • Phone charger
  • Cards or games
  • Sports equipment (e.g. basketball, baseball glove, tennis racket, football, frisbee)

Health/Weather

  • Cold/cough medicine
  • Prescription medicine
  • Umbrella/rain boots
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries

Snack Attack

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Small kitchen items (plates, cups, utensils, can opener, chip clips, Tupperware)
    No kitchen appliances are permitted to be used in your room. You may bring appliances to store and use in our floor kitchens.

Go Green!

  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or LED bulbs (if you bring a desk lamp)
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Energy Star certified electronics
  • Smart power strip
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Drying rack

What Not to Bring

As you prepare to live in the residence halls at SEU, here are some items you should remember to leave at home:

  • Candles & incense
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Extension cords/outdoor utility cords and multi-socket outlet adapters (the adapters that you would plug directly into the wall to give you additional outlets)
  • Stringed lights or Christmas lights
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heaters
  • Bed Risers

Every year, thousands of fires result from surge protectors, power strips and electrical cords. Listed below are some suggestions to help prevent a possible fire from igniting.

  • Use only surge protectors or power strips that have an internal circuit breaker.
    These units will trip the breaker if the power strip is overloaded or shorted to prevent overheating, damaging personal property plugged in and fires. All surge protectors or power strips need to be UL approved.
  • Be sure that the product is listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor.
    This means that it meets the criteria for UL 1449, UL's minimum performance standard for surge suppressors. There are a lot of power strips listed by UL that have no surge protection components at all. They are listed only for their performance as extension cords. On a UL listed surge protector, you will find a couple of ratings. When buying this equipment, look for a surge protector with an indicator light that tells you if the protection components are functioning.
  • The Electro-Man outlets sold at Bed Bath & Beyond are not up to our fire policy standards.

*Please note that if you decided to bring other kitchen appliances, such as rice cookers, George Foreman Grills, blenders, toaster, coffee makers, tea kettles, etc., it must be stored and used only in the community kitchen and not in rooms.