OSU bans hoverboards in campus housing

Posted at 2:50 PM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 15:55:40-05

Several safety related concerns prompted Oklahoma State University officials to implement a new policy.

The university sent a statement out regarding hoverboards saying they would not be allowed in campus housing. Officials say they made the decision after several reports surfaced of hoverboards catching fire while in use, as well as when being charged.


Those living on campus, or guests visiting someone living in the housing areas, were told to leave the hoverboards at home due to safety concerns.

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“Residents (including guests and dependents of residents) found in possession of a hoverboard in or around their living space, may face disciplinary action from Residential Life.”

If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact OSU Housing and Residential Life at (405) 744-5592 or at

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