Facilities Management

 

Room Care
Your room should be kept in a condition that does not create a health or safety hazard. This means that paper, clothing, food, and trash are not to be strewn throughout your room. This will help avoid the creation of a fire hazard, growing mildew, and/or the attraction of bugs. Periodically, residence hall staff makes room checks and document any hazards.

You and your roommate are responsible for making sure your room is a clean and safe living environment. The custodial staff maintains common areas. All residents, however, are expected to do their part in keeping these areas uncluttered, safe, and clean. Trash should not be left in the halls or bathrooms for someone else to clean up. You can help by picking up after yourself and by promptly reporting any damages or maintenance requests to your main desk.

Health and Safety Room Inspections
The Housing staff makes periodic, unannounced room checks and fire safety & evacuation tests. A residence hall staff member who is responsible for identifying health, safety, and maintenance problems performs the inspections. As a member of the hall community, you share the responsibility to maintain a healthy and safe living environment by adhering to the established standards. With your cooperation, we can ensure that your home for the next nine months is a safe and pleasant place in which to live.

Permitted Items
Items which you are permitted to have include the following.

  • Coffee pots/coffee makers with lighted on/off indicators
  • Hot air popcorn poppers (UL approved)
  • Mini-refrigerators (120 volts, 2 amps/2.0 cubic feet or smaller)
  • Electric blankets
  • Stereo, radio, VCR, TV
  • Computers
  • Fans
  • UL listed power strips with surge protectors are the only acceptable form of multi-receptacle outlets.

Items not permitted
For health and safety reasons the following items are not permitted in student rooms. Non-compliance with these measures will result in confiscation of items (to be returned when you go home) and will be considered a student conduct/disciplinary matter:

  • Toasters
  • Electric ovens
  • Waffle irons
  • Sandwich makers
  • Crock pots
  • Waterbeds
  • Portable heaters
  • Electric grills
  • Any appliance with an open flame heating element
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Empty alcohol containers
  • Microwave ovens (unless rented from a College-approved vendor)
  • Electric and kerosene heaters
  • Air conditioners
  • Extension cords or multi-receptacle outlets (UL listed power strips with surge protectors are permitted)
  • Charcoal grills
  • Motor bikes
  • Weapons (see Community Standards of Conduct)
  • Pets of any kind (except for guide dogs and one ten-gallon tank with fish)
  • No free weight equipment over 20 pounds
  • Gasoline, lighter fluid, or any combustible or flammable liquid
  • Paintball or any projectile guns
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Subwoofers
  • Drums and amplified equipment such as electric guitars

This list is not comprehensive. Residence Life and Housing reserves the right to ask students to remove items that are considered unsafe.

Damage Billing System
Your residence hall is your home away from home. While you make our halls home, we expect you to cooperate with housekeeping and maintenance personnel by keeping your residence hall clean and well-maintained. When the halls are damaged or the furnishings stolen, your home is also damaged. When this occurs, we make every effort to determine who is responsible for the damage and/or theft. Damage to College property may result in a student conduct meeting.

Guidelines for Damage Billing
These are the charges to repair any damages to your room and the furniture in your room if it was damaged while in your care. Student Conduct fines are independent of these charges. These charges are subject to change.

Bed

$270.00

Bunk bed pins

$ 5.00

Chest of drawers

$250.00

Data/cable connection

$ 60.00

Desk

$250.00

Desk chair-padded

$100.00

Desk lamp

$ 30.00

Lock Change (Key replacement)

$ 50.00

Mattress (36x96)

$ 90.00

Mirror

$ 60.00

Phone jack

$ 25.00

Removing public area furniture (per piece)

$ 25.00

Smoke detector

$ 50.00

Screen (replace frame and screen)

$ 100.00

Security viewer (peep hole)

$ 15.00

Window

$ 100.00

Window curtain (pair)

$ 70.00


Labor costs

Painting, plastering, wallpapering

$ 25.00 per hour/supplies included

Clean-up/custodial

$ 15.00 per hour/supplies included

Miscellaneous

$ 15.00 per hour/plus supplies


Guidelines for Personalizing Your Room
Since your residence hall room is intended to serve not only you and your roommate, but future residents as well, certain guidelines for personalizing rooms have been developed as follows:

  • Furniture can be rearranged (but not stacked). Please do not arrange furniture in a manner that blocks heating vents, impairs quick exit from your room, or violates safety and health rules.
  • Furnishings (carpets, chairs, stereos, etc.) may be added to your room to suit your personal needs and taste, but do not remove furnishings from residence hall lounges or the lobby areas. A fee to return the furniture will be assessed to you each time the furniture is moved.
  • Materials should be placed on the walls in a manner that will not damage the surface. Do not use tacks, nails, or adhesive tapes and coverings such as contact or wallpaper. It is suggested that all posters be attached to your walls with poster putty.
  • Water-filled furniture and lofts are not permitted in the residence halls due to potential structural damage and local fire safety regulations.