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FAQsQuestions About Your Room

Medical Emergencies

If there is an emergency, please call 911 from an off-campus phone, or (9-911) from a campus phone. (Off-campus calls from an on-campus phone require you to dial a 9 first.)

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Important/Helpful Phone Numbers

When can I move into my residence hall?

New student move-in day is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

Returning student move-in day is Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

What supplies should I bring for my room?  

Pillows Personal items (i.e., soap, hair dryer, etc.)
Blankets Sheets, pillow cases (80" mattress)
Clock Life’s necessities
Laundry soap Desk lamp
Towels, washcloths Ethernet cord (for devices that are not wireless capable)

For larger items such as TVs, stereos and mini refrigerator, we suggest you contact your future roommate(s) and work out who will bring these items.

What is supplied by the Housing Office? 

Beds Mattress pads (80" mattress)
Desks Closet/dresser space
Desk chairs Smoke detector
Window coverings Local & 800 number phone access
Ethernet Port Wireless internet
Cable TV (Expanded basic package)

What supplies are available in the residence halls?

Cleaning (i.e., brooms, mops, dustpans, toilet bowl brush, etc.)*
Toilet paper *
Garbage bags
Vacuums (usually held by RAs)

*These materials are not supplied to Brady or Osborn residents because custodians are employed for the upkeep of the bathrooms and common areas.

What are the mattress sizes?  

Residence hall mattresses are twin extra long (80”). Housing has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide our students with a convenient, affordable way to purchase extra-long sheets and bedding items, as well as other campus-living necessities.  Proceeds from this program are used for programming in the residence halls. Please visit the RHL website http://www.rhl.org/lss.

What else can I bring to my room? 

Mini fridges (up to 5.0 cubic feet & up to 37" high)
Small microwave ovens
Crates or other storage material
Posters or pictures (please use 3M Command Strips or similar item to hang these items; this saves on wall damage)
TV, radios, stereos, CD players, etc. (outside antennas are NOT allowed, so make sure these items do not require one.)
Study lamps
Carpeting (Brady rooms are carpeted)
Plants
Computers
Personal items
Electrical outlet strip with surge protector

What can't I bring in my room?

Hot plates
Waterbeds
Lofts
Pets
Electric frying pans
Deep fryers
Multiple outlet adapters
Air conditioners
Toasters & toaster ovens
Combustibles (propane, pressurized cylinders, etc)
Space heaters
Halogen lamps
Dart boards
Lamps with plastic shades
Sun lamps
Duct tape (damages walls)
Candles, oil lamps, burning incense
BBQ Grills
George Foreman grills or similar
Full size refrigerator or freezer
Plastic light/bulb covers (type where plastic touches bulb)
Firearms, weapons, ammunition, and airsoft pistols or similar toys. Those students (for example, hunters) who bring such items to campus are required to store their weapons, firearms, ammunition at Public Safety.

What is a Resident Advisor? 

A Resident Advisor (RA) is a student that has experience living on campus at Lake Superior State. Each RA was chosen for their leadership qualities, and is placed in freshman or sophomore living area to be the first contact for residents having concerns or problems on campus or in the residence halls. The RA staff members are here to help younger students with the challenges of college and living with others in the residence halls. They have gone through extensive training and are knowledgeable about campus.  The RAs can help direct students to campus services and support.  RAs also promote events and programs in their residence halls designed to be fun and informative.  Lastly, the RAs are present to uphold community policy. Do not hesitate to see your RA if you have any questions regarding the residence halls or the university. 

What is a Community Advisor?

Similar to a Resident Advisor, a Community Advisor (CA) is a student staff member that resides in and is responsible for housing including the apartments, townhouses, or row houses.

What is an Area Coordinator?

Area coordinators oversee the day-today operations and staff in all on campus living areas. The Coordinators are professional staff members of the university with extensive experience working in residence halls. They reside on campus in order to be available to residents at any time. Coordinators are present to help students with questions, comments, and concerns that arise.

Automobiles and Parking

All campus residents are allowed to have one vehicle on campus. Below are a few rules and regulations that must be adhered to when having a vehicle on campus.

  • You must register your vehicle online at my.lssu.edu under the “Anchor Access ” channel. Your student account will be billed.
  • Parking is only permitted in the parking area assigned.
  • If you leave your vehicle on campus during breaks it must be left in Lot H located by the Pianosi Maintenance Center off Meridian Drive.
  • Vehicle washing or any other vehicle maintenance is not permitted on University property.
  • Complete parking regulations are available at the Student Service Center in the Fletcher Center and at the Public Safety Office. Noncompliance with the parking regulations can result in having a vehicle towed away at the owner’s expense.

Parking Committee - The parking committee meets on a regular basis. The committee consists of faculty, staff and students. This committee allows students an opportunity to dispute parking citations received on campus. Further information can be obtained from the campus Public Safety Office at ext. 2100.

Bicycles and Bicycle Storage

You are welcome to bring your bike to campus, and outside racks are provided for you to use. We recommend that you use a lock when your bike is in the rack. You can also register your bike with Public Safety, at no charge, in case of loss. During the winter months, bicycle racks are moved to allow for snow plowing. We recommend that you take your bike home at Thanksgiving. Winter bicycle storage will be available this coming year. Information will be made available in October to on campus residents about storing their bikes on campus for the winter. For safety reasons bicycles cannot be stored in the common areas (e.g., corridors, lounges, stairwells, etc.) of the residence halls. Public Safety will remove any bike found in a common area.

Cable TV

The Expanded Basic Cable TV Package is included in room and board. The cable is digital and only TVs with a digital tuner in them will be able to receive a signal. A digital tuner allows your TV to receive the digital or HD cable channels that Charter uses. If a TV does not have a digital tuner, an error message will appear and you will not be able to connect to cable services. Satellite dishes are not permitted in any residence hall.

Closures (Holidays & Breaks)

Thanksgiving Break: University housing will be open during Thanksgiving break and you are welcome to stay in your room. Most of the offices on campus will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday through Sunday). Food Service meals will not be served during Thanksgiving break.

Semester and Spring Breaks: All housing units are closed Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. for Semester break and will reopen Friday, January 10, 2014, at noon. The halls will close again for spring break on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. and reopen Friday, March 7, 2014 at noon. During these times, take any personal items you’ll want during break with you when you leave as residents are not permitted in residence halls for any reason.

All on campus housing will be closed during the semester break. No exceptions will be made. Only essential and required personnel will be allowed on campus during the break.

Combustibles/Open Flames

Fire safety is of great concern to the University. Fire regulations in the residence halls are designed for everyone’s safety. Halogen lamps, propane, air gas cylinders, candles, oil lamps, burning incense, charcoal lighting fluid or any other open flame devices or combustible materials are not allowed in the on University housing. Paper materials must be kept to a minimum. Real Christmas trees are not allowed. The use or possession of fireworks, other explosives and potentially harmful chemicals is also prohibited in the residence halls and in their immediate vicinity. Please refer to the Fire Enforcement Policy handbook located online at www.lssu.edu/housing.  Individuals who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary and /or legal action, which may result in dismissal from Lake Superior State University.

Candles and incense are not allowed in any of our on-campus housing units. Such items can cause severe damage to resident rooms, as well as to the buildings, and are therefore prohibited. If found, these items will be confiscated and disposed of. Students found in violation will be referred to the Campus Life officer for disciplinary action. Please refer to the Fire Enforcement Policy handbook located online at www.lssu.edu/housing.

Damage Control Policy

It is everyone’s responsibility to keep all areas of the residence halls in the best condition possible. In order to be fair to everyone, anyone responsible for damage to a room and / or apartment or a common area should make financial restitution. Damage Responsibility forms are available at the Campus Life Office.

Every attempt is made to be fair in the assessment of damages and in discovering the person(s) responsible. The initial condition of the rooms is noted when students move in. All rooms and / or apartments will be inspected periodically by the Campus Life staff. All residents are responsible for maintaining their rooms and / or apartments in a clean and orderly manner. If you are leaving the residence hall system, charges for damages are deducted from the damage deposit that you paid prior to checking into the living units. If you will be returning to the residence halls for the next academic year, you will be billed for the damages and the deposit will be retained as a guarantee against future breakage or damage. The damage deposit less any money owed to the University will be refunded when you leave the residence halls permanently. Refunds will be processed after inspection of the units.

Charges will be made to all occupants of a room, apartment, and / or building for damages, unless those responsible are identified and take responsibility for specified damages. Damages, which have not been accounted for during the year, will be assessed equally to the remaining occupants at the end of the year.

Maintenance and housekeeping deficiencies, charges for broken fixtures, and damages to rooms and apartments are noted during inspections and fines may be levied. Charges for common area damages, such as vandalism or theft of hall fixtures, will be equally assessed to all residents of the living unit unless the person or persons responsible are identified and assume full responsibility. If you know who is responsible for residence hall damages tell your Resident Advisor, Community Advisor, or the Campus Life Office. We would rather charge only the individual(s) responsible for the damage, and we need your information in order to do so. In order to charge an individual for specific damage: 1) the student must admit responsibility for the damage, or 2) the Campus Life Office determines by some other means that an individual is responsible for the damage. If none of these criteria are met, the cost is divided among all occupants.

Students who are guilty of deliberate damage are subject to disciplinary action. Noncompliance with cleaning guidelines can lead to fine assessments and /or disciplinary action. The following list provides a general idea of costs for damages or misuse of University property and are subject to change without notice:

Painting of a room $300 - $400
Window (regular and/or thermo pane) $40 - $500
Room/Apartment doors $150 - $700
Room/Apartment door locks $50 - $200
Fire extinguishers to replace $50 - $150
Fire extinguishers to recharge $30 - $50
Light globes $30 - $50
Window screens $35 - $80
Chairs $30 - $300
Repairing holes in walls $15 - $300
Telephone Jacks/Computer Ports $20 - $300

A more complete list of damage costs is available in the Housing Office.

All undetermined public area damage will be charged back to the residents of the living areas in which the damage occurred. This policy is designed to encourage residents to take pride and ownership in their living areas and to reduce the amount of unreported public area damage. Public area damage includes damage to study rooms, lobbies, and laundry rooms.

Decorating

We encourage you to add personal touches to your room, but we do ask that you keep in mind good taste, safety, and the rights and sensibilities of other residents. Each student is responsible for the condition of the furniture, walls, windows and floors in the assigned room. Nails, hooks, tacks and tape can all mar or damage walls or furniture; therefore, none of these are allowed. However, blue painters tape is an alternative to scotch or duct tape as it will not damage walls or doors. We also ask that you use common sense in hanging pictures in order to avoid wall damage. You can be charged for any damage that you cause in your room.

The use of water furniture such as waterbeds and fish tanks over 30 gallons is not allowed due to the damage potential involved. Barn wood, paneling, live Christmas trees, halogen lamps and other inflammable materials are not permitted because they are fire hazards. Alcohol bottles and cans cannot be used as a form of decoration in University housing and will be confiscated if found in the rooms. A more complete list is located under Electrical Appliances or by contacting the Campus Life Office.

Mini indoor holiday lights (UL approved for indoor use) can be put up for the holidays two weeks prior to the end of the fall semester and must be taken down before the end of the fall semester.

Painting any room or University property is not allowed.

Signs, Road Cones and Parking Meters
It is now very difficult to tell the difference between illegal roadway, street and/ or exit signs and parking meters from those that are legally purchased. With that in mind, any type of roadway, street and/or exit signs, road cones and parking meters are not allowed in any on-campus housing.

Electrical Appliances

The electrical system is not designed to carry heavy loads of electrical equipment. The following electrical appliances are not permitted in LSSU housing:

  • Hot plates
  • George Foreman grills
  • Electric frying pans
  • Deep fryers
  • Air conditioners
  • Sun lamps
  • Halogen lamps
  • Lamps with plastic shades
  • Major appliances
  • Mini fridge’s over 5.0 cubic feet, up to 37 inches high and draw over 3 amps of power
  • Toasters and space heaters cannot be used in residence halls for electrical and safety reasons. All lights and appliances must be UL approved for indoor use.
  • Any appliance with exposed heating elements
  • Multiple outlet adapters (see NOTE below)

You can direct any questions you have about whether an appliance is appropriate to Campus Life.

NOTE: A safe strip with surge protection is recommended if additional plug-ins are needed. Extension cords and multiple outlet adapters can be dangerous and cannot be used in the residence halls. A surge protector is recommended if you will have a computer in your room.

Grills/BBQs

No types of personal outside type of grills are allowed in any on campus living area, inside or out. Please seek an Campus Life staff member for alternatives if you wish to do any outdoor grilling.

Guests

Twenty-four hour visitation hours are in effect for all residence halls. Twenty-four hour visitation means that residents may receive visitors at any time.

All residents are expected to respect the rights and privacy of their roommates, and visitors of the opposite sex may not be entertained without the expressed permission of the roommate(s). (See “Roommate Bill of Rights” in this section.) Guests must be escorted between the public areas of the hall and the resident’s room after the posted time.

Guests are required to carry picture ID, remain with their host and use only appropriate bathrooms. Residents are responsible for their guests and must ensure that they follow all rules and regulations while in the residence halls. Residents will be charged for any damages done by their guests.

Guests are allowed to stay a maximum of three consecutive days with roommate(s)’ permission. The Director of Campus Life must approve longer visits. Although your roommate(s) may consent to visitors, please remember to respect their space and limit inconveniences.

Roommate(s) must agree to have any overnight guests in the room. Overnight guests may stay in campus housing for up to three consecutive nights without charge. If, due to special circumstances, you would like to have a guest stay longer, you can apply to the Director of Campus Life. See “Visitation Policy” for more detail. Residents are responsible for ensuring that their guest comply with all established rules, regulations and ordinances of the University.

If this privilege is abused and/or the Residence Hall policies are violated by guests, privileges will be taken away.

Housekeeping

You are responsible for the general orderliness and cleanliness of your room or apartment. Routine custodial service is provided for common areas of all residential housing on campus. The following are cleaning guidelines designed to ensure that the residence halls are safe and healthy for everyone:

  1. Remove all papers (including newspapers), magazines and garbage from all areas (bedrooms, bathrooms and living room areas).
  2. Remove all empty beverage containers.
  3. Sweep and/or vacuum floors and carpets. Remove all black marks and/or scuff marks.
  4. Wash dirty dishes and cooking appliances on a regular basis.
  5. Thoroughly clean in and around toilets, sinks, shower areas and mirrors.
  6. Clean the outside as well as the inside area of the stove/oven and refrigerator. Defrost freezers when necessary. Be very careful when defrosting these units as any damage resulting from carelessness or negligence will be charged to the residents of the apartment. The University accepts no responsibility for lost food should refrigerators or freezers get unplugged.

Safety and cleanliness in the residence halls are further ensured by regular room and apartment inspections. During these inspections all maintenance and housekeeping deficiencies will be noted and charges will be assessed. A more thorough list is available at Campus Life. Read more about University Housing Health & Safety.

Internet Access

Internet connection is available in all residential rooms and connected via Ethernet. Ethernet connectivity requires an Ethernet card for you computer. Please visit the IT website or the Help Desk in the Administration Building for more information or assistance. Residence Hall wireless internet is available in campus housing.

Keys

When you check in, you will be issued a room key and an entrance door key/mailbox, if necessary. The key(s) for residents of Brady and Osborn Halls will open main lobby entrances, hallway entrances, mailboxes and your assigned room. You are urged to be extremely careful in safeguarding your key and to carry it at all times. Your key is for your protection; it should not be given to anyone who is not assigned to the room and it is a violation of University regulations to duplicate a room or apartment key. You should always keep your door locked when you are away from your room and when retiring in the evening.

Lost keys should be reported to Campus Life. When a key is lost, the lock will be changed on the door and mailbox and new keys will be issued. If you lose a key, $80 minimum per key core will be charged to cover the cost of replacing the lock core and keys. If you are locked out of your unit/building for any reason, you may not have immediate access to your housing unit. An RA, CA or Public Safety can be contacted to unlock your door for you with appropriate identification.

What do I do if I'm locked out of my room?
If you lock yourself out of your room, contact an RA/CA from your floor or building. If you cannot find an RA, please contact the Public Safety Department for assistance. If you’ve lost your key please report it to housing for your safety.  

Laundry Facilities

Washers and dryers are operated coin-free, paid for with your environmental fee. Laundry rooms are located in specific areas for each residence hall and are for the exclusive use of students on room and board. Please do not attempt to wash large items such as sleeping bags and comforters or overload the washers and/or dryers. Shoes, items containing rubber and/or plastic, or combustibles of any kind should not be cleaned in University washers or dryers. The University is not responsible for damage to your personal belongings in the use of the laundry equipment or when it is left unattended in the laundry facilities. Students may be charged fines if damage is done to the equipment. Please report any problems with the laundry equipment or in the laundry room to the Campus Life Office at extension 2411.

Lofts

Due to safety, fire, and liability concerns, lofts are not allowed.

Mail Service & Addresses

The Housing Office delivers mail shortly after noon Monday through Saturday, except for holidays, to Brady, Osborn, the Student Village and Row Houses. The post office delivers to the rest of the buildings. Brady mailboxes are in the basement at the west end of Brady Hall. Osborn mailboxes are in Osborn Hall’s main lobby and Student Village mailboxes are in the basement of “A” Tower (Youngs House). Room keys open students’ mailboxes. Packages can be picked up in the Housing Office. Although the post office delivers mail to the Townhouses’ locking mailboxes, the Housing Office delivers mail to the boxes located on the outside wall by the main entrance door.

Campus Life will forward U.S. mail for students who are no longer in residence for up to one year. Leave a forwarding address card at Campus Life when you move out. First class mail will be forwarded for a period of one year. Newspapers will only be forwarded for a short period of time, so if you want to continue to receive them, change your address with the publisher at least four weeks before leaving the halls.

Brady Hall
Brady Hall #_____
680 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Osborn Hall
Osborn Hall # _____
680 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Moloney Hall
1002 Shouldice Drive
Apt. # ____
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Neveu Hall
1004 Shouldice Drive
Apt. # ____
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Student Village
Student Village ____
680 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Townhouses
______ ( insert townhouse # here) Sheridan Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Rowhouses
______________________ ( insert room # and bulding here)
680 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Maintenance

If you experience or observe a maintenance problem (i.e., something broken, heating problems, water leak, etc.), please report the problem to Housing at x2411 If it is an emergency (an example of an emergency includes no heat, water pipe leak, locked out) and Campus Life is closed, call Public Safety at x2100. For non-emergency repairs, you can use our online Fix it Form.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles, mini bikes, motor bikes, etc. pose a safety hazard in the residence halls. Therefore, they cannot be stored or repaired in a student room or apartment or in the common areas of the residence halls at anytime. Public Safety personnel will remove any that are found in the halls and the owner will be responsible for any fines and labor to remove such item.

Payments

Room and board is payable by semester. All payments are handled by the Student Service Center in the Fletcher Center. If you need a different payment schedule, please contact the Business Office at x2276. The first room and board payment, due by June 1, should still be sent directly to the University to ensure early room assignment.

Charge Periods: Residence hall weeks begin on Sunday; anyone entering or leaving the residence hall during the week is charged for the full week. The 2012-2013 academic year (September-May) is divided into 31 weeks of service. Charge weeks in each semester are equal in cost regardless of days of room and board provided in any individual week.

Board Plan Changes: Campus Life requests that if you wish to change your board contract you do it before the beginning of the semester. However, board changes are allowed once per semester. You can change your board contract by filling out a Contract Change Form at the ID office.

Board Credits: If you are on the 19 meal plan and anticipate missing meals for any full charge week because you will be away from the University, except for official University vacation periods, you may apply to Campus Life to have your food privileges temporarily stopped and the board portion credited to your account. You must do this before you miss the meals and it must be for at least one full charge week (Sunday-Saturday).

Contract Changes: All contract changes must be made in writing to the Campus Life Office. Forms are available in Campus Life. Meal Plan Change Request Forms are available in the ID Office, located in the Cisler Center.

Delinquent Accounts: If room and board charges or fees are not paid by the date scheduled, all meal privileges will be suspended on the seventh (7th) day of the delinquency. There will be no refund for any meals missed because of such a suspension. If on the tenth (10th) day after the scheduled date of payment, payment continues to be delinquent, the room and board contract will be considered cancelled, and the student will be evicted from his or her residence hall. Any court costs or attorney fees assessed in the process of collecting delinquent accounts or eviction, will be charged to the student. If you have special circumstances that affect your ability to meet contractual and lease obligations, you need to make arrangements prior to the payment date.

Pet Policy

No pets are allowed in on campus housing except non-aggressive fish in a tank no larger than 30 gallons.

Posting Policy

The University encourages the promotion of activities and opportunities. This policy is designed to encourage posting consistency throughout campus while alleviating damage and inappropriate promotion. All postings must first be approved by the Campus Life Office, located in the Cisler Center. Postings must bear the stamp of approval. Postings can only be placed on designated public posting boards. Legitimate posting areas will be indicated as such. Postings cannot be attached to walls, doors, ceilings, windows or University staff boards; nor are they to be slid under doors or placed on vehicles without the prior written permission of the Campus Life Office. Postings deemed offensive, sexist, vulgar, discriminatory or suggestive will not be approved. Failure to comply with this policy will result in the removal and disposal of the postings in addition to possible future posting denial and/or disciplinary sanctioning of the individual(s) involved. Please contact Campus Life Office at x2236 with any questions.

Public Safety

The Public Safety Office provides 24-hour service for the convenience of students. The office is located at the west end of the Administration Building. Staff may be reached any time on campus by dialing x2100. Public Safety staff can also be reached by phone from off campus any time by dialing 906-635-2100. In case of an extreme emergency, dial 9-911.

Read more about University Housing Health & Safety

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are intended to promote a pleasant learning environment in the halls in which students can sleep or study when they want. During quiet hours all residents are requested to refrain from noisy activities and are subject to disciplinary actions for violation of the policy.

Quiet hours are in effect as listed:

  • Brady and Osborn Halls
    • 9pm until 10am, Sunday through Thursday
    • 10pm until 10am, Friday and Saturday
    • 24-hour quiet hours during the final exam period each semester
  • Moloney, Neveu Halls, Student Village (A and B Tower), Osborn Hall and Brady Hall (certain areas)
    • 24-hour quiet hours
  • All other residences
    • 10pm until 10am, Sunday through Thursday
    • Midnight until 10am, Friday and Saturday
    • 24-hour quiet hours during the final exam period each semester

Refrigerators

You are welcome to have a small refrigerator in your room. Please remember that it must not exceed 5.0 cubic feet in size, draw over three amps of power or exceed 37 inches in height. All cords and appliances must have Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approval. All refrigerators must be removed from rooms and / or apartments at the end of the academic year.

Please defrost and unplug any refrigerators and dispose of all refrigerated food before leaving for breaks. The University assumes no responsibility for small refrigerators and/or their contents during breaks. If a resident has something in their refrigerator that needs to be refrigerated over break, please contact Campus Life. Any types of freezers, regardless of size, are not allowed in any University housing.

Rollerblading, Skateboarding and Scooters

Rollerblading, skateboarding, and scooters are not permitted in any University building or on any sidewalks.

Room Cleaning

In a community-living situation, each resident impacts the health, safety and enjoyment of others in their living space. Therefore, you are responsible for keeping your room reasonably clean. Cleaning equipment and supplies are limited, you may wish to purchase your own. To ensure a reasonable level of health and safety, all rooms and apartments are inspected periodically by the Campus Life staff.

Room Furnishings

All residence hall student rooms are one- to four-person rooms. Rooms are furnished with a bed, mattress pad, desk, closet and dresser space. Each room also has some type of window covering. You are responsible for your furnishings while you occupy your room, and will be held accountable for anything that is missing or damaged (beyond normal wear and tear) when you move out.

You are responsible for your own bedding, including pillows and blankets. Most of the beds in the living units are extra-long singles (80”).

The following are not allowed: wood structures, for reasons of fire safety; alterations to University furniture and equipment; stacking beds three high; and outside radio & television antennas.

Room Security

One of the best ways to prevent theft is to keep your doors locked when you are out of the room. Theft, no matter how trivial, should be reported immediately to the Public Safety Office if you think your room has been entered at any time by unauthorized people. Public Safety recommends that you record the serial numbers and take pictures of any equipment and other belongings to make it easier to identify and for insurance purposes.

To further promote building safety, the propping of any locked entrance and/or exit doors is prohibited at all times. Residents are encouraged, for their own safety and security, to lock their room doors. Please report any problems with doors or closures immediately to Campus Life (x2411) or Public Safety (x2100).

Read more about University Housing Health & Safety

Roommate Bill of Rights

Your enjoyment of life in a residence hall will depend, to a large extent, on the thoughtful consideration that you have for your roommate.
Basic rights of a roommate include:

  1. The right to read and study free from undue interference in your room. Unreasonable noise and other distractions can keep you from enjoying this right.
  2. The right to sleep without undue disturbance from noise, guests of your roommate, etc.
  3. The right to expect that a roommate will respect your personal belongings.
  4. The right to a clean environment in which to live.
  5. The right to free access to your room and facilities without pressure from a roommate.
  6. The right to personal privacy.
  7. The right to host guests, with the expectation that guests are to respect the rights of your roommate and other hall residents.
  8. The right for redress of grievances. Residence hall staff are available for assistance in settling conflicts.
  9. The right to be free from fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm.
  10. The right to expect reasonable cooperation in the use of the room telephone and a commitment to honor agreed payment procedures.

Remember: To be a mature adult is to accept responsibility for the welfare of others. Only you can assure that your roommate enjoys these rights.

All residents will be required to complete and sign a roommate agreement form with their roommates stating that they will abide by the Roommate Bill of Rights.

Satellite Dishes

Are not allowed in any University housing.

Smoke-Free / Tobacco-Free Environment

All areas of the residence halls are smoke free. Smoking is permitted outside the buildings at least 20 feet from doors and windows. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action in the form of a warning or up to a $50 fine.

The use of tobacco products is not allowed within any housing facility at any time. This ban includes chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, etc. and storage of smoking paraphernalia including lighters, pipes, hookahs, etc. The use of these products is only allowed twenty (20) or more feet away from the outside of any university building. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, which can include warnings and fines up to $50.

Solicitation Policy

No one may solicit or engage in any kind of business venture in the residence hall. This applies to both residents and non-residents. Please report any such solicitation to a Campus Life staff member or Public Safety (x2100) immediately.

Student ID Cards

If you lose your student identification card, please be sure to check with Public Safety and Campus Life to see if it has been turned in. If not, please report it to the Cisler Center ID Office (x2552). There is a $10 charge for a replacement card.

Telephone Service

Local calls: dial 9 and then the number you are calling. Long Distance: Use a calling card or call collect. Dialing and phone mail instructions will be distributed by Campus Life at move-in. For phone line problems, please call x6677. Residents are responsible for bringing their own phone and answering machine. Any analog phone will work with the phone system except a 2.4 GHz cordless phone. Built-in answering machines will not work properly — please contact the Help Desk at x6677 to avoid potential phone line problems.

Window Screens

For the safety of residents, screens should not be removed from the windows. There is a $25 fine for removing your screen. If you have a maintenance problem with your screen please call for Maintenance at x2411.

 

 

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