Extension Cords

Extension Cord Policy

Fire prevention requires the efforts and cooperation of all Wellesley College community members. There are many things students can do to prevent fires, one of them is to ensure that electrical power strips and extension cords are used correctly.  

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this information as well as the information provided to you on fire safety and evacuation procedures. With your help we can work together to create a safe environment in the residence halls of Wellesley College.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Extension Cords Fact Sheet

United States Fire Administration: A Fact Sheet for Colleges and Universities

Extension Cords and Power Strips – Fast Facts

If you have any further questions on the safe use of extension cords or fire safety in the residence halls, please contact Campus Police at x 2121.