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Coffeemaker in Dorms?

erinnoelerinnoel Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
Does anyone know if a coffeemaker is allowed? I drink so much coffee and would love it if I could bring my own....
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Replies to: Coffeemaker in Dorms?

  • zman5zman5 Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
    I don't know if it is allowed but I had one in my dorm
  • ginab591ginab591 Registered User Posts: 1,068 Senior Member
    If it doesn't have a hot plate it's allowed. However, I don't know a single RA that would actually take the time to write up a coffee maker.
    And if you were found out and they did care, even with a toaster, microwave etc., the RA 99% of the time will tell you to just disconnect it and bring it home with you the next time you go.
  • orchdork7810orchdork7810 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    I second this. Just make sure that anything that you have that's officially banned, like a coffee maker, is put in a box under the bed or something during breaks just in case. RAs have to come in an to a quick inspection of the room. They can only report obvious stuff from what I'm told, but can't really go around digging. Just a pop in to see if you have loads of booze or something I guess?
  • erinnoelerinnoel Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I'm suddenly so much more excited for next year...thanks!
  • ginab591ginab591 Registered User Posts: 1,068 Senior Member
    I mean my RA point blank said she would not write up a coffee maker during inspections because she didn't want to waste the time. You'll get a good idea if this is your RA or not. For example, my RA this year came up the stairs to our floor about four times each semester.
  • MDdad2012MDdad2012 Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    Why not just get a coffee maker without a hot plate? There are many available that use a carafe. That way you don't have to worry about getting written up.
  • cyborg939cyborg939 Registered User Posts: 244 Junior Member
    Hold the phone. Why not just give up the coffee? I mean, if you give it up, think about the health benefits you would reap! You wouldn't be dehydrated as much, you won't have to go to the restroom as much (caffeine is a diuretic), you won't be adding chemical stress to your academic and social stress, and the best part is, you won't be depending on anything.

    I know I went off topic, but I felt it was worth mentioning, especially because I know people personally who gave up coffee and had much better health because of it.
  • MDdad2012MDdad2012 Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    ^^^ Because we love it!!! And for every medical journal article you list against coffee, I have one that shows its benefits. :)
  • cyborg939cyborg939 Registered User Posts: 244 Junior Member
    MDdad2012: Haha I know. Coffee is good (tasting)--a point I will agree upon wholeheartedly. Personally, I never grew up drinking coffee as a way to stay awake, just as a drink that tasted good (even then I only drank it once in a month or so). My parents always emphasized doing work on time and then going to sleep on time, so I never really needed coffee. I'm not bashing coffee or its drinkers, I'm just sharing my personal choice.

    As for health benefits/detriments: I would prefer to have my bladder working properly when I'm sitting in a 90-minute lecture.
  • docchix3docchix3 Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    I know you think you really need it, and maybe you do, but last year I brought a hot water maker to make tea (which I drink ALL the time at home) and used it once because it's just a pain to do certain things in a dorm room that aren't annoying at home. Just a thought.
  • cyborg939cyborg939 Registered User Posts: 244 Junior Member
    Just wondering (a bit off topic): seeing as we are allowed to have a mini fridge in our rooms, what do people typically keep in there? I'm thinking I'll keep some big jugs of fruit juice, some fresh fruit, and maybe some yogurt. Is there anything else that I could keep in their that would be convenient?
  • orchdork7810orchdork7810 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    Milk for cereal in the mornings if you don't want to go to the diner, and frozen meals for lazy days or late night study sessions. Idk, to be honest, I realized I didn't use my fridge nearly as often as I expected it, but meh, that might just be me.
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