Residence Life staff at Mississippi School of the Arts has determined what items are allowed in the residence rooms. For safety reasons, many items generally allowed at your home are not allowed in the residence room. Please review the list below prior to move-in day.

MSA reserves the right to prohibit items not on the ‘allowed list’ to enter the residence hall. Items not on either list may be subject to approval. For questions about any item, please contact Residence Life.

This is also a good time to review fire prevention safety guidelines.

Updated 6/26/2017

Items Allowed

  • Towels
  • Bed sheets (regular twin or XLT)
  • Pillow / Pillow cases
  • Mattress cover
  • Blankets (for room use only)
  • Waste basket
  • Hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Personal care items
  • School supplies
  • Cleaning supplies (for toilets, showers, counters, floors)
  • Power surge protectors
  • Laptop (preferred) / Desktop computer
  • Coffeemakers (one cup only with no hot plate)
  • Refrigerators (Allowed if they do not exceed 3.1 cubic feet. A $50.00 per year charge will be collected at the first day of the school year or when the student brings the refrigerator. Please be sure the size of the refrigerator before purchasing or bringing it to school. Refrigerators determined to be oversized by the school will be sent home).

Items Not Allowed

  • Television
  • Microwave oven
  • Popcorn popper
  • Hot plate
  • Space heater
  • Exercise weights
  • Weapons
  • Incense
  • Pets
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Toaster ovens
  • Open flame items (candles)
  • Darts and dartboards
  • Empty alcohol containers
  • Halogen lights
  • Ice chests
  • Highway, traffic, business, parking signs or like items.
  • Wood burner tools
  • Tea kettles
  • String lights
  • Wax warmers
  • Extension cords