An atmosphere conducive to normal living and studying must be maintained 24 hours a day in all living areas. As a courtesy, loud televisions, stereos and radios, as well as boisterous and excessively noisy activities such as of amplified musical instruments and drums are expressly forbidden at all times.
Hall Council members will conduct a quiet hours vote during the first week of fall opening with the minimum requirement of 70 hours per week. During quiet hours, radios, televisions, stereos, and the like will be turned to a low volume. Singing, loud talking, and other noisy activity will be expected to cease.
Prior to each building’s elections, each residence facility will observe Quiet Hours from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. on days preceding classes and from 1 a.m. until 8 a.m. on days not preceding classes. All residents must refrain from causing any noise or disruptions that could infringe on other students’ rights to study or sleep during these times. The general guideline is that noise from one’s room or apartment should neither be audible outside the door nor in adjacent rooms. At other times, all residents and guests must be sensitive to their neighbors, who may need quiet during times other than Quiet Hours.
During final exam week, 23 1/2-hour Quiet Hours will be enforced beginning at 8:00 PM on the last day of classes. Programs taking place in the residential buildings may only be scheduled during this break as long as the 23.5 Hours of Quiet policy is in effect. Any conduct at any time that is disruptive to normal order and disturbing to other residents is cause for conduct action. The first responsibility for enforcement/observation lies with individual residents. Residence Life staff will assist in the observance of regulations. Violators will be subject to the denial of certain privileges that may include the confiscation of certain equipment (stereos, etc.) and/or dismissal from the residence hall.
Quiet Hours during academic holidays are the same as above. The building staff will post quiet hours during breaks. Students attending College functions in facilities adjacent to housing facilities are expected to be courteous at all times.