Common areas include but are not limited to: hallways, bathrooms, stairwells, lounges, parlors, study rooms, utility rooms, storage rooms, laundry rooms, TV rooms, kitchens, and patios. Furnishings in common areas are for use by all members of the community. Common areas are provided for the use and benefit of all residents, and should not be monopolized. Residents may not remove furniture from common areas. Students who move furniture from common areas are subject to a fine of $40 per item, per day.
Sleeping (overnight) in common areas is not permitted.
Spontaneous gatherings in common areas are allowed as long as members of the gathering do not outnumber the room capacity limit according to the Conway Fire Department and all College policies are being observed. The capacity differs from room to room, and can be located in each common area, posted on a red sign. All students must be mindful of their 87
noise levels and are responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Since common areas are in residential buildings, noise should be kept to a minimum. The area should be left better than it was found. Damage(s) to common areas will be charged to all residents of a particular wing, floor or living area unless it can be determined who is specifically responsible for the damage(s).
Use of common areas for group activities or social events must be approved by the Director of Residence Life 14 days prior to the event. Students in charge of the event are responsible for clean-up after the event.
No unapproved, loud, unruly and/or alcohol-related events are permitted in the residence halls. Events, allowed only in designated areas, must have 14-day prior written approval from the Office of Residence Life. Students will be required to close down any event that violates these policies. Students in charge of the event are responsible for clean-up after the event. As explained under the common area spontaneous gatherings in common areas are allowed as long as members of the gathering do not outnumber the room capacity limit according to the Conway Fire Department and all College policies are being observed.
These policies are not intended to define appropriate and inappropriate behaviors in exhaustive terms. In situations not covered by specific regulations, you are expected to use common sense and conduct yourself at all times as a mature, responsible adult.
Violation of Residence Life policies and community standards are grounds for conduct action. For more information, contact your building staff or the Residence Life Office.