Student Handbook – Residence Life
Rooms and furnishings
The college does not provide or launder linens. Bring your own sheets and pillowcases for an 80” (extra long) single bed. Also, bring your own pillow.
Students are responsible for the condition of rooms and furnishings. College furniture may not be removed from student rooms. Mini-blinds may not be removed. Students are also responsible for the common living areas of their floor or house. If damage occurs in the hallway, lounge or kitchen areas, each student on the floor will be charged if the involved parties do not assume responsibility.
Some cleaning equipment is provided on each residence hall floor. Custodians are available if you need assistance in finding equipment or supplies. Promptly requesting help in cleaning a spill or stain may help to avoid room damage charges later.
Small group houses and Senior apartments are responsible for cleaning their own units. All students in campus housing are responsible for removing their own trash. Please place trash in the nearest dumpster. Custodians are not responsible for personal student trash.
Nails and other objects are not to be used in the walls, ceiling, or door. Guidelines are posted on each floor with details about how to hang things on the wall. Charges will be assessed for any damages to the room finishes or furnishings.
Small refrigerators (three cubic feet/three amperes or less) are permitted in student rooms; small microwaves are permitted; George Forman type grills or appliances with coils are not permitted in student rooms.
Students must bring their own phones but voice mail is provided for each residence hall room. Students may establish an account to make direct-dialed long distance calls. Operator assisted calls can be made using a calling card or by reversing the charges, though no person-to-person calls can be charged to the extension. No collect calls are allowed to be received at residence hall room extensions. Other telephones for local and on-campus calls are located around campus. Student cell phone numbers are not published. Students are encouraged to regularly check voicemail as a primary mode of campus communication.
The college provides television sets with commercial cable service in some of the public lounges. Personal televisions are permitted in student rooms and can be connected to the college cable system, which provides local channels, foreign language channels and on-campus educational programming. No external antennae are permitted.
Screens must be kept on the windows at all times. A fine of $25 per incident will be charged to occupants of rooms where screens are not in place during the year. As noted on the “Room Condition Report,” a fee up to $55 will be charged for each screen that is missing or damaged at check out. Items may not be placed on the window ledge at any time.
The college assumes responsibility for painting student rooms, hallways and lounges. Students may not paint their own rooms.