RESIDENCE HALL POLICIES
Violation of the following policies may result in judicial action
ACCESS BY STUDENTS TO RESIDENCE HALLS - Access to residence halls is restricted to those students assigned to that hall and their guests. All exterior doors are to remain locked at all times. Each hall may only be accessed by the front door in traditional, corridor-style halls, Special Interest Houses and Ford Street Apartments, and by either access door in the Pine Hill Suites. In traditional, corridor-style halls, doors other than the designated “front” or main access door are alarmed to prevent unrestricted entrance/exit. Activation of any alarm, except in the case of emergency (i.e., fire) is a violation of residence hall policy. Violators will be subject to judicial action and possible fine.
APPLIANCES - No electrical appliances drawing more than 800 watts or incorporating unshielded heating elements (including but not limited to hotplates, heating coils, toaster ovens) may be used in student rooms. "George Foreman" type grills that comply with this wattage restriction may be used only in designated kitchen areas of each residence hall facility.
BICYCLES, MOTORBIKES, MOTORCYCLES - Bicycles are not permitted to be stored in any residence hall hallway, passage or common area. Outside parking racks are provided throughout the campus.
Motorbikes, motorcycles, and motor scooters are not permitted anywhere inside any residence hall.
COMMON AREAS - Lounges are provided for the use of all residents and their visitors in a given residence hall facility. The furniture and contents of the lounge facilities may not be removed from the lounges under any circumstances without the authorization of a professional residence life staff member. Lounges and common areas are not intended to be used as studio or lab space, and may not be used to store personal belongings. Furniture and/or equipment from other University facilities, including the dining halls, may not be relocated to the residence halls. Judicial action will be taken against students who violate this policy. Refer also to the Housing and Dining Contract.
FIRE ALARMS & DRILLS - All students and their guests are expected to leave any building immediately when its fire alarm sounds. Violators will face University student judicial action and/or civil prosecution.
FIRE HAZARDS - Creating a fire hazard in a residence hall is prohibited. This applies but is not limited to: candles, cut natural trees, halogen lights, incense, certain appliances including, but not limited to those drawing more than 800 watts, those with an open coil (e.g. toaster ovens, etc.), bottled glasses, decorative hangings (paper or fabric) affixed less than 6 inches from the ceiling or floorand extension cords. Behaviors include: smoking, unattended cooking, use of candles, halogen lights, incense or the storage of bottled gases.
FURNITURE - The use of waterbeds and personally owned beds is prohibited in all University housing facilities. To construct a loft, a Loft Construction Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Office of Residence Life. All University owned mattresses must be kept up off the floor on a bed frame. Cinder blocks are not permitted.
Large personal furniture may be permitted with the approval of the resident director. Due to fire and safety concerns, exits of rooms cannot be blocked. No University furniture can be removed from student rooms.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY - Maximum permitted occupancy is six (6) people per student room, not to exceed twelve (12) people within a total suite or apartment area.
PAINTING OF STUDENT ROOMS - Students may not paint any residence hall room.
QUIET/COURTESY HOURS - “Quiet” may be defined as being unable to hear any noise from a room, apartment or suite with a closed door. The following minimal guidelines exist for quiet hours within each residence hall: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 PM - 8:00 AM; Friday - Saturday: 12:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Openhym Hall is designated Quiet Study and students choose and apply to live there. Twenty-four hour quiet hours are always in effect in Openhym Hall.
Courtesy hours exist at all other times, which means that noise should not be a disturbance to others. It is expected that residents comply with any reasonable request from fellow community members, residence life or public safety staff regarding courtesy hours. During exam periods, continuous 24 hour quiet hours will be in effect.
SCREENS - Residence hall window screens are the property of the University and for life/safety reasons can only be removed during an emergency situation. Missing screens are considered Common Area Damage/Theft, and a fee to replace screens will be assessed to the residents of the room or community as per the Housing & Dining Contract.
SMOKING IN OR NEAR RESIDENCE HALLS - In recognition of the NYS Clean Indoor Air Act of 1989 (which prohibits or severely restricts smoking in all indoor areas generally accessible to the public) and Alfred University's commitment to a philosophy of endeavoring to provide a healthy and safe workplace, all campus buildings have been designated as smoke-free. In accordance with the State law, there is NO SMOKING in the residence halls. Further, smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of any residence hall entrance.
STORAGE - In compliance with State and local fire code regulations, storage is not available in the residence halls. This includes storage between academic sessions, e.g. semester, summer session, or otherwise; even for one week or a “few days.” Students must contract with local storage facilities to accommodate their storage needs.
VENDING MACHINE REFUNDS - Students requesting refunds from soda and snack vending machines located in the residence halls may do so at the Cyber Fresh Cafe, Powell Campus Center.
WASHING MACHINE/DRYER MALFUNCTIONS - Malfunctions should be reported directly to MAC-GRAY, Inc., 1-800-577-8041, and to the residence hall staff.