Frequently asked Questions

What to Bring

  • Laptop
  • Small Compact Printer with Cable, Ink and Paper  (West End Ave has printers)
  • USB cable
  • Ear/Head phones
  • Surge Protectors with Overload Protection (Flat plugs save space.)
  • Chargers for Electronics
  • Alarm clock
  • Flash drives
  • Mouse pad
  • Small screwdriver


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  • Hangers
  • Hanging Storage for closet.
  • Bedding, linens, pillows (only for 119th st, West End Ave, and Queens)
  • Towels, Wash Clothes
  • Desk or floor lamps
  • Area rugs
  • Posters
  • Dishes
  • Silverware
  • Pots and pans
  • Dish towels
  • Oven mitts
  • Under bed Storage containers
  • Dish soap, dishwasher detergent
  • Spices

*Residents will be held financially responsible for any damage done to walls upon checkout.


  • Glass/counter cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner, toilet brush
  • Mop / Broom and dustpan (only 77th Street and West End Ave. All other locations have cleaning services)


  • Hangers
  • Hanging Storage for closet
  • Storage Bins (Use collapsible or folding storage bins for under your bed)
  • Storage Caddies (Store school supplies, hair appliances, or makeup)
  • Storage Hooks for dorm room closet door (Holds purses, jackets, and towels)


  • First Aid Kit
  • Pain Relief Medicine
  • Flu / Cold Medicines / Cough Drops
  • Prescriptions
  • Emergency To Go Bag


  • Folding Clothing Dry Rack (Optional. Great for drying sweaters or fine washables.)
  • Laundry Hamper (i.e. Pop Up, Folding, or Bag to transport laundry
  • 3 Way Auto Shutoff Iron and Ironing Board
  • Sweater / Delicates Wash Bag Set and a Sewing Kit
  • Detergent and fabric softener (Central Park West and Union Square does not have laundry machines)


  • Furniture
  • Air conditioners, air coolers, and electric heaters
  • Candles or Incense
  • Drugs and other controlled substances without prescription
  • Flammable decorations including natural or artificial Christmas trees
  • Halogen lamps
  • Extension cords and multi-plug adapters (Exception: Power strips with built-in surge protectors are permitted)
  • Hot plates, pressure cookers, toasters, toaster ovens, grills, or other open flame or heating coil device
  • Pets or animals of any kind
  • Weapons of any kind:  This includes firearms, fireworks, ammunition, knives, swords, or explosives.


Student Housing Works is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. If you are not currently covered by your family’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, you may want to consider purchasing a policy.

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