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.
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.
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.
final exam week, 23 1/2-hour Quiet Hours will be enforced beginning at 11:59 pm
on the last day of classes. There will be a nightly “loud” break from 10:00 pm
to 10:30 pm. 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
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