A goal of the Office of Housing and Food Services and the Office of Residence Life is to provide students an atmosphere within University-housing that is conducive to sleep and rest. To achieve this goal, it is necessary for all students to understand that the right of students to study and sleep takes precedence over the right of students to make noise. Established courtesy hours and quiet hours are posted in all University housing facilities. It is expected that all students will maintain a proper study atmosphere during the established quiet hours. These hours may be extended if additional study conditions are required. Residence Life may extend the hours in consultation with the residence hall student government.
Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day. A student’s right to study and sleep will be respected at all times. Every student and their guests will lower their voices and/or the volume of their equipment (music, TV, computer, musical instruments, etc.) if asked to do so by another student or University staff.
|Sunday–Thursday||8:00 p.m.–8:00 a.m.|
|Friday–Saturday||1:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.|
During finals week, 24-hour quiet hours are maintained. Quiet hours are in effect beginning at 8:00 a.m. the day before finals begin, and continue until the end of the semester for all University Housing facilities. In Honors Housing, quiet hours are in effect beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the Friday preceding the first day of finals.
During quiet hours, students are expected to follow these guidelines:
- Electronic sound equipment (radios, stereos, TVs, electronic games, computers, tablets, etc.), musical equipment, and room activities will not be heard outside of the room. Such equipment should not be played so loud as to disrupt other students.
- Amplified sound is not to be directed out of windows by using speakers.
- Each student has the responsibility to take the initiative and discuss noise concerns with the offending student. If a student is bothered by someone else's noise, the student should ask him or her to reduce the volume level of the offending noise. The student has every right to expect the other student to reduce the volume. Likewise, if a student is requested to reduce the volume level, they should do so out of respect for a fellow student. Residence Life will deal with excessive noise. However, staff may not always be aware of every problem.
- Students and guests should keep their voice levels low while talking in hallways, bathrooms, study lounges, etc., to help maintain a quiet living environment for all students.
- Students will refrain from participating in sports-like activity within or immediately adjacent to University housing. The University has designated playing areas for these types of activities.
- If a student persists in creating excessive noise, the student may be referred to Residence Life and/or the Office of Student Conduct.