Where can signs be posted?
Signs or handbills that involve solicitation of any type will be considered a policy violation unless they are officially stamped and approved by the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development. When permission is granted, posting may take place in public areas with the permission of the Office of Residence Life. Excessive or damaging postings will result in charges and possibly disciplinary actions
Can I put an air conditioner in my window?
Window air conditioner units are not permitted during the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. Students requiring air conditioning are required to submit the proper documentation to the Office of Student Health and Counseling. Your request will be reviewed and forwarded to the Office of Residence Life. If your request is approved, accommodations will be made for you in one of the air conditioned buildings on campus (Brookville Hall or the South Residence Complex). Summer Session residents are permitted to have window conditioner units if they are approved by the Office of Residence Life and installed by the Facilities staff.
Can I bring additional furniture into my room?
Yes, if you have the permission of your roommate(s) or suitemate(s). If you bring any additional furniture, please do not remove the furniture already in the room. You are not permitted to remove University furniture to other areas of the building or off-campus.
Can I stay in my room during school vacation? Will I be charged?
Only those students residing in the Residence Halls which officially remain open during vacation periods, and who meet qualifications for year-round housing, will be allowed to maintain occupancy at those times. Because there are expenses related to keeping buildings open and staffed during vacation, an Intersession charge will be imposed; contact the Residence Life Office for details. Please be aware that any student who remains in his/her assigned room (or any other room) during a close-down period without having obtained the written authorization of the Residence Life Office is in violation of his/her Housing Contract, and is subject to disciplinary action. Be sure to read and follow all special institutional memos distributed pertaining to closing/re-opening dates and vacation housing. Contact the Office of Residence Life if you have any questions.
Is housing available during the summer?
On-campus housing is available to students registered for Summer Session classes. Applications for Summer Session 1 are generally available late April/early May. A separate application must be made for each Summer Session. Please note: Buildings used for each Summer Session vary, necessitating a move-over between sessions by continuing residents. The buildings used for Summer Sessions are not air-conditioned.
Are the rooms heated?
Each room on campus is centrally heated. It is important that the bottom and top vents of the radiators be kept clear of obstructions (beds, books, stereo speakers, etc.) in order for the heat to operate efficiently. Portable electric or fuel powered heaters are prohibited in the residence halls, and violators are subject to disciplinary actions. Window fans are permitted, but must be removed and windows secured when not in use, or when the room is unoccupied. If you encounter problems with your room heat, notify your RA, SRA, RHD, or the Office of Residence Life immediately.
What can I do to decorate my room and not receive a damage bill?
Be creative, however, please keep in mind that you must follow fire safety regulations (gang plugs, excessive wall hangings, etc. are prohibited) and you will be held responsible for the condition (cleanliness) of furnishings in your room, and for the damage or loss that may occur during occupancy. The use of paint, markers, tape, paste, glue, nails, tacks, and screws on walls, ceilings, furniture, woodwork, doors, and floors is prohibited. Please do not move built-in furniture or remove furniture from your room. Anything missing when you check out will be billed to you.
Where can I cook?
You may cook in the common kitchen area(s) of your hall. Cooking in your room is prohibited as it is a fire and health hazard. Please do not leave cooking food unattended. Each kitchen is supplied with a chemical or CO2 Fire Extinguisher.