Residence Hall Regulations

Below are the residence hall regulations as referred to in Section 19.01 of the Student Code of Conduct.

  1. Room Furniture and Fixtures
    1. Furniture, fixtures, and equipment furnished by the University for use in a residence hall room may not be removed from that particular room for any reason.
    2. Removing closet doors and/or heater covers is prohibited.
    3. Students are responsible for maintaining an acceptable standard of cleanliness in their assigned rooms at all times.
    4. The University reserves the right to inspect any non-University issued furniture (including couches, futons, chairs, etc.) to determine safety and cleanliness. Students may be asked to remove items.
  2. Common Areas
    1. Furniture, fixtures, and equipment furnished by the University for use in common areas of the residence halls may not be removed from that particular area for any reason without the permission of the residence director.
    2. Sleeping and/or storing personal belongings in any common area of a residence hall is prohibited.
    3. The posted occupancy of all residence hall lounges and study rooms may not be exceeded.
  3. Windows
    1. Window screens are not to be removed from the windows.
    2. Throwing objects/materials out of windows is prohibited.
    3. Students are not permitted to play stereos with speakers pointed out the window.
    4. Students are prohibited from climbing out of any windows.
  4. Prohibited Items
    1. Non-University supplied lofts.
    2. Cinderblocks, bed risers or etc. used to loft or raise furniture.
    3. Water-filled furniture.
    4. Any rugs, carpets, curtains and furniture unless they are flame resistant and labeled as such.
    5. Electric or fuel heaters, air conditioning units and/or freezer units. 
    6. Microwaves over 700 watts.
    7. Refrigerators over 1.5 amps.
    8. Personal wireless routers, access points or other WiFi hot spot devices. Also refer to the Residence Hall Network Connection Policy.
    9. Adhesive backed tape/strip lights.
  5. Fire Hazards
  6. Solicitation and Postings
    1. Door-to-door solicitation for on- or off-campus services or groups is not permitted in the residence halls.
    2. All postings in the residence halls must be approved by and distributed through the Office of Residential Life. Posting requests may be submitted using the Residence Hall Posting Request Form.
    3. At no time may any part of any residence hall be use for commercial purposes.
  7. Pets
    1. All animals are prohibited inside any part of the residence hall at all times, with the exception of pet fish under the following conditions:
      • Fish tanks can be no larger than 10 gallons.
      • Fish that require electric life support systems must be taken home during breaks, as electrical appliances may not be left plugged in during these periods.
  8. Sports
    1. Sports activities (playing catch, rollerblading, golf, frisbee/KanJam, football, etc.) are prohibited inside the residence halls.
    2. Possession and/or use of metal and plastic tipped darts is prohibited.
  9. Room Occupancy
    Room occupancy is no more than double the occupancy of the room plus one in the living unit at one time (i.e., a double room may have no more than five people in the room at one time).
  10. Quiet Hours
    Quiet hours are observed from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and from 1 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
    1. During quiet hours, noise must not be heard beyond the limits of an individual's room/suite including personal noises (voices, electronic equipment, etc.).
    2. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day.
    3. Any sound-producing device or apparatus that disturbs anyone outside of a student's individual room is prohibited including amplified instruments and music, subwoofers, drums, etc.
    4. 24-hour quiet hours are in effect just prior to and during exam weeks during the fall and spring semesters as posted by the Office of Residential Life.
  11. Guests
    A guest is defined as anyone who has been invited, allowed, or accompanied into any residential space to which they are not assigned. A host is defined as the student who has invited, allowed, or accompanied a guest accompanied into any residential space to which they are not assigned. Hosts must accompany guests at all times.  Concerns with any guest, including disruptions, staying without a roommate's permission, and/or staying beyond the timeframe specified below may result in all residents of a room being restricted from hosting any future guests. (This restriction would be removed by the Office of Residential Life once the issue is settled within the parameters of this policy and in a mutually satisfactory agreement by all roommates.)
    1. Hosts may only have overnight guests with the permission of their roommate(s).
    2. Overnight guests must be 16 years of age or older. Enrolled Fisher students under the age of 16 are exempt from this restriction.
    3. Overnight guests may not stay more than two (2) consecutive nights and no more than  four (4) nights per month. Any guest staying beyond these restrictions will be expected to leave the residence hall.
  12. Alcohol
    Students are responsible for following the Code of Conduct (2.01) concerning alcohol use on campus. In addition, resident students are also responsible for the following:
    1. Alcohol may be consumed by persons of legal drinking age in private areas (living units) of the residence halls with the door closed. At no time may alcohol be consumed in public areas such as hallways, lounges, stairwells, lobbies, etc.
    2. Underage students who room with students of legal drinking age may be in the presence of alcohol in their assigned rooms only, provided only the assigned roommate(s) are present. In an instance of an underage person being present where alcohol is being consumed/present, the resident of the area and/or the persons of legal age will also be held responsible for an alcohol violation.
    3. Students under 21 may not possess and/or display empty alcohol containers in their rooms for any reason, including being filled with highlighter fluid, flowers, potpourri, etc.

Last updated: 5/26/2023

Residence Hall License

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