As a liberal arts campus with a four-year residential living requirement, we encourage all students and staff to actively work to foster a sense of community in the residence halls and across campus. We practice learning and growth in the residence halls and use the Social Change Model as the basis for our residence hall curriculum. Through work in Consciousness of Self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility, and Citizenship, we strive to create change on the individual, group, and societal levels for all students. The Office of Residence Life is committed to the Statement on Ethical Living and to the creation of an ethos of shared community.
Residence Life provides an environment that supports the institution’s mission. More than residential facilities, the residential environment cultivates academic integration, personal discovery, social identity awareness, and leadership in action for all residents. The residential program asks students to consider individual rights and their responsibility to community, ethical decision making, and the standards by which all agree to live and respond to others. Developing civility, learning about individual differences, and caring for self, the facility and others in the community are some of the foundational goals of residential living at the University.
Housing Based on Class Year
First year students live together in one of these residence halls: Smith Hall, Reed Hall, Hassinger Hall, and part of Aikens Hall. The second-year experience is focused in North Hall, Seibert Hall, West Hall, the other part of Aikens Hall and GO House. Juniors typically occupy a variety of residences including houses on the Avenue, Sassafras Complex, Liberty Alley, and some West Village suites in more independent living communities. Seniors typically live on 18 th Street, Liberty Alley, and West Village.
Residence Life assigns residents to first-year housing. Housing for the second through fourth years is selected by residents based on their class year and a random lottery number within their class year. Residents are also able to propose and live in Student Created Communities (SCCs).
The varied types of facilities have different goals to encourage the needs of the residents. Learning and living together with increasing amounts of self-governance better prepare students to enter the global community upon graduation.
It is the policy of Susquehanna University to offer full, equal and non-discriminatory assistance to all students without regard to their race, color, religion, nationality, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation in both placement in university residential facilities and in the furnishing of facilities.
All full-time undergraduate students are required to live in University housing except those who are: a) commuting from and residing full-time in the primary residence of their parents or guardians which is within 45 minutes driving distance of campus; or b) married or civilly unified and residing with spouse; or c) serving as a legal guardian of a child(ren) and residing with said child(ren), or d) over 23 years of age at the start of the academic year. Housing is provided to undergraduate students for four years. Housing for undergraduate students after four years, as well as for graduate students, is not guaranteed and is dependent on available space, which can vary significantly from year to year.
In rare instances, students may be granted an exception from the Director of Residence Life to reside off campus. Students are required to complete a housing exemption form before the first semester they plan to live off-campus. If the exemption is granted, it is valid for their entire time at Susquehanna. If at any point a student needs on-campus housing, they should be contact the Office of Residence Life. Appeals of the Director’s decision should go to the Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students.
All campus housing includes both a room and a dining plan (a full meal plan) with the exception of Liberty Alley and 18th Street Commons units. Liberty Alley and 18th Street Commons residents are not automatically given a dining plan but may purchase one by indicating their choice of meal plan during the room selection process.
The university reserves the right to enforce any restrictions or regulations necessary for the general welfare of residents and/or the maintenance of its property.
Students participating in fall GO trips do not select housing in the spring prior to these trips; however, they are guaranteed to be placed into on-campus housing for the following spring, with placement preferences being accommodated on a space-available basis. Many students are able to find complementary swaps for students going on their GO trips, with one student living on campus for the fall and taking their GO semester for the spring and the second student taking a fall semester GO trip and returning to campus housing in the space of the outgoing student.
Gender Inclusive Housing
Susquehanna University strives to create a comfortable living environment for students of all gender identities. We recognize that sex-segregated housing may not be the best option for some students. Each student’s needs are different and therefore are reviewed on an individual basis depending on class year.
First Year Students:
Students can indicate gender identity on their first-year housing application. Students who indicate they are non-binary, transgender, or indicate they are comfortable living in a mixed gender room will have conversations with professional staff in the Office of Residence Life to determine a roommate match. Once the semester begins, students can request roommates of a different gender through our room change process, space permitting.
Students can pick the roommates of their choosing, regardless of gender, when selecting suites or doubles. We do not have designated gender-inclusive floors, suites, or buildings. All multi-stall bathrooms in regular corridors are designated by gender. There are also single-user bathrooms in suites, apartments, and in several residence halls.
- We will not ask relationship status of roommates in the housing selection process. Some things to consider before living with a partner, just like with any roommate, are: communication styles, room cleanliness, guest policies, and privacy needs.
- First-year students are only assigned to gender-inclusive spaces when requested. For upper-class students assigned after the selection process, we communicate with the students of the suite and the student moving in to make sure everyone is comfortable with the situation before assigning someone to a mixed gender suite. We do not assign students to mixed gender doubles.
Early Arrival/Move-In Student housing agreements are as follows:
- First Year students move in the Thursday before classes begin for the fall semester.
- Transfer students are invited to move into their fall assignments the Wednesday evening before classes begin for the fall semester. They may choose to move in on the Thursday with first-year students.
- Returning students move into the residence halls on the Sunday before classes begin for the fall semester.
- All students move in for spring semester the Sunday before classes begin in January.
Any arrival before these established dates is considered an Early Arrival and must be approved by the Director of Residence Life. Fall Sports are considered Early Arrivals. Residence Life and Athletics work collaboratively to establish the specific fall sport arrival time and location. Students who arrive on campus without approval may be asked to leave campus until their approved return date.
The residence halls close for Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks as well as for the summer. Break housing information can be found on the Residence Life mySU site. Students are expected to vacate the halls by the appointed closing time and return no earlier than the official reopening.
Susquehanna realizes that students may have extenuating situations regarding housing, therefore students may request an exception to remain in the residence halls over a break period. Request deadlines are generally a week to ten (10) days prior to the break period. Exceptions may be granted and students will receive notification via their SU email account. During break housing periods, additional policies are in place so students staying over breaks are encouraged to read the application for exception as well as the approval email. It is important to understand that limited or no campus services are available during break periods, i.e., dining services, counseling center, health center, library, sports complex.
At the end of each semester, students are expected to leave within twenty-four (24) hours of their last final exam unless their last exam occurs on the last day of finals. In this case, students may request through the break housing process/ late stay process to remain until the following morning at 10am. Extensions on assignments given by professors do not imply that a student may continue to live on campus during a break. The student is still responsible for making a formal request according to the application policies and deadlines located on mySU.
For health and safety purposes, before vacating the residence hall room for breaks, students must complete all tasks on the break checkout form including, but not limited to, emptying trash, closing all doors and windows, unplugging all electronics, and taking home all valuables. Students are responsible for acquiring this form from their Resident Assistant or Professional Staff member and posting it on the outside of their residence hall room door upon departure. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to issue a $50.00 improper check out fee for items not completed on the checkout form.
The university reserves the right to close all residence halls during stated vacation periods. Personal belongings may remain in student rooms during the academic year break periods. The university, however, cannot be held liable directly or indirectly for loss of, or damage to, the personal property of individuals. All personal items must be removed from university premises at the end of a student’s occupancy of a room. Any personal items found on university property after 44 the conclusion of spring semester or a student’s occupancy will be discarded and the owner will be charged for the cost of removal. The university does not provide storage for personal belongings during the academic year. Storage is available on a first come, first serve basis for summer at a minimal cost. It is good practice to leave a copy of the serial numbers of all expensive equipment at home and to purchase Student Personal Property insurance if a family homeowner’s policy does not extend to belongings on campus.
Room and Dining Agreement
Enrollment at Susquehanna University implies a binding room and dining agreement.
Termination of the room and/or dining agreement may be permitted for the following reasons: change of residence status to commuter or married student; absence from campus because of a semester long internship or student teaching; semester-long study away program; a leave of absence; withdrawal from the university; or completion of a degree program.
Termination of the agreement as stated above will cancel charges for the remaining semesters. No refund will be granted for partial semester occupancy.
The university reserves the right to void a room and dining agreement in the event a student’s course load falls below the full-time credit requirement.
Any student is subject to dismissal from the university and/or the residence halls for prohibited conduct or violation of university regulations. The university reserves the right to terminate the housing agreement whenever the violation of regulations warrants such termination or whenever the room is vacated or the connection of the student with the university is terminated. Where the termination of the agreement results from disciplinary action no refund is allowed. The university also reserves the right to reassign the occupants or terminate an agreement when in the university’s judgment it is in the best interest of the residential community.
A student departure from campus without notification to Residence Life or not participating in the meal plan does not remove the Residential Requirement for full-time students.
Part time Students
Students who take below 12 credit hours per semester are considered part-time and need permission from the Director of Residence Life to live in on-campus housing.
Residence Life Staff
The Director, Associate Director, Community Standards Officer and Area Coordinators lead and manage the residence life program at Susquehanna University.
In addition to the professional staff, Resident Assistants are undergraduate student staff members responsible for establishing community that is conducive to learning. They are available to assist students with their social, personal or academic concerns. They are responsible for setting standards, reinforcing expectations and reporting alleged violations of Code of Student Conduct and University policy.
Senior Community Assistants are upper-class students who served successfully as Resident Assistants and are charged with building unity and spirit in a residential community. They engage residential communities in service, leadership, and educational programming based on student needs, and co-advise community councils. They are also responsible for setting standards, reinforcing expectations and reporting alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct and University policy.
Community Assistants work in upper class living units and assist residents with neighborhood and community conflicts, provide resource referral, and facilitate independent living skill-based programming. They are responsible for reinforcing expectations and reporting alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct and other University policies.
Room Assignments and Changes
Students residing in university residencies are not permitted to move to an off-campus location, move to another room, change to another building or within the same building without prior permission from Residence Life.
No room or room changes are granted if concerned students have not addressed their concerns directly with their roommate(s). Successful roommate pairings do not always involve students who consider their roommate a best friend, but often describe a relationship and room environment that is restful, friendly and respectful. Learning to live with a roommate takes time and work and the Residence Life staff is committed to helping roommates learn skills that will enable them to have a good living experience. The following steps are required in almost all situations before a room change is considered:
- An initial discussion with roommates to determine problem identification and with compromises with or without the RA.
- The RA and residents will re-examine the roommate(s) agreement for additions, deletions or the drafting a new roommate agreement. Students are asked to honestly implement the revised/new agreement during the following fourteen (14) days.
- If issues remain unresolved, residents will talk with their Professional Staff member and Resident Assistant about a mediation to resolve any issues of tension or conflict.
- If roommate issues are not resolved, after the mediation, roommates should contact their Professional Staff member about other methods of resolving the conflict.
After all these measures have been tried and a resident still finds their living arrangements unacceptable, a resident may request a room change. No requests are granted for roommate changes until the third week of the academic semester unless deemed necessary by the Professional Staff member.
If the Professional Staff member finds a room change necessary, the resident making the complaint will be the one to move out. In a case where both students initiated a complaint, both students will be given the opportunity to move to different spaces. The Professional Staff member and Resident/ Community Assistant stay neutral in roommate disagreements and conflicts and try their best to work with students’ living situations. The Professional Staff member keeps waiting lists for all units and will contact students as space becomes available for approved moves.
The University reserves the right to assign another student to a partial vacancy or to require a student to move from a partial vacancy to another room. In order to accommodate all students applying for space, it may be necessary to assign students to temporary accommodations. Withdrawals and cancellations will permit these students to be transferred to permanent rooms. When vacancies in permanent rooms occur, temporary spaces must be vacated, upon request of the Office of Residence Life. Space may not be sold, loaned to another student for free or compensation.
Room Check-In and Check-Out
At the beginning of each academic year, both the Facilities Management staff and the Resident/Community Assistants complete an inventory of each residence hall room. This is to ensure that each room is clean, that all items in the room are functioning properly, and that all necessary furniture is present. Residents are then responsible for verifying the good condition of their room upon arrival at check-in. If an item is missing or not in good condition, the resident must file a work order with Facilities Management so that the condition can be rectified.
Whenever a resident moves into another room or unit during the academic year they should fill out a new room condition inventory. It is the student’s responsibility to record any pre-existing damage. Any damage beyond what was recorded at check-in will be assessed as damage and charged back to residents at or after checkout. At check-in, students are given a room key and outside door key in some instances. Most of the facilities have proximal technology and require entrance with a student ID card. When any student moves out of a room, suite or unit for any reason, a formal checkout with the RA/CA staff must occur to avoid improper checkout penalties. At checkout time the resident and a staff member will go review the room inventory and record any damages. Any resident failing to check out properly will be assessed an improper check out fee of $25 as well as costs for key(s) replacement, lock change and new unit keys.
The Office of Facilities Management with the Office of Residence Life will make a closing room check at the end of the academic year. Any missing items or damage to walls, woodwork, furniture, floors, window treatments, windows and screens, etc., not reported at the time of original occupancy will be corrected and the cost will be charged to resident(s) of the room. Rooms are to be left in their original condition, with trash disposed of and floors swept.
Graduating Seniors will be subject to a Pre-Inspection Process prior to Graduation Day. The Pre-Inspection is completed to assist all students in identifying any billable damage, cleaning concerns, or missing/damaged furniture.
Damage billing occurs on a monthly basis throughout the year. Students will receive an email notification when damage billing has been added to their student account.
Individual Damage Charges:
Individual students receive these damages. These are damages in their direct bedroom. These charges can be appealed.
Community Damage Charges:
These are charges in a common area in a building, suite, townhouse, or house. This can include damages to the exterior of buildings. These charges are not able to be appealed. These charges are divided among all who live in that space. Should the responsible party or parties be known it is up to those with this knowledge to report this to The Office of Residence Life. This is in keeping with the philosophy that residents are members of a community and therefore should make an effort to hold each other accountable within that area. If a resident witnesses another student damaging university property, it is the resident’s responsibility to report the incident so the responsible party bears the cost of the damage rather than the community members. Community damages are communicated during the monthly damage billing process.
If a student would like to appeal the individual damage charges that have been applied, the student must contact Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org directly by the specified date. In the email include the rational for the appeal. If a student has not contacted our office by the specific date, the charges will stand.
Each student is given a key(s) to their space upon move-in. Failure to pick up keys may result in referral to the conduct process. Each student must complete a key card before receiving their key(s). Students are responsible for their key(s) and will be held accountable if the key is lost, damaged, and/or if the key is being used in a way that violates University policy (e.g., given to others not assigned to that space). Students are expected to return their key to the Office of Residence Life when they vacate the space. Failure to do so will result in billing for a lock change.
If a key is lost:
- Students must come to the Office of Residence Life to request a “temporary key.” The student will then have three (3) business days to locate their missing key.
- If the key is found, the student must return the “temporary key” to the Office of Residence Life within those three (3) businesses days. Failure to return the “temporary key” will result in the lock change process moving forward.
- If the key is not found, the Office of Residence Life will request a lock change to be completed. The student will be notified via email that the lock change has been requested. Once the lock change is completed, the residents of that space will be notified via email. All residents affected by the lock change will be directed to the Office of Residence Life to pick up their new keys and return and old or temporary keys. Failure to pick up new keys may result in referral to the conduct process.
Keys issued by the university may not be duplicated in any fashion. Students may not loan a key assigned to them to any other person. Students may not be in possession of a key that is not assigned to them. Students are always responsible for the key(s) they are assigned.
Dining Services / Evert Dining Room
All students residing in university-owned living facilities (with the exception of Liberty Alley Apartments and 18th Street Commons) are required to have a Board Plan. The university ID card, properly validated, is the meal ticket intended for the student’s use only. Students on a meal plan who fail to bring their ID for entrance to any dining facility may obtain a temporary ID card from the Dining Services office for a one-dollar fee. Individuals cannot remove food from the Evert Dining room. Good conduct, good manners, proper dress and footwear are required of students, faculty and staff in all dining venues. Persons who behave in an inappropriate manner in on-campus dining facilities are subject to disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct. Non-board plan students wishing to charge meals may do so with prior approval from the Director of Dining Services.
Maintenance and Work Orders
The Office of Facilities Management is responsible for completing maintenance in all university residential facilities. Students should place a work order on mySU and/or the Facilities app to report maintenance needs or concerns.
Residents are expected to also participate in the maintenance of the residence halls. Broken or malfunctioning items within student rooms should be reported immediately so they can be repaired or replaced. In the event that a report is made but the condition persists, residents are expected to notify the Office of Facilities Management until the situation is rectified or information is received indicating that the problem cannot be fixed. Students should not attempt to make repairs themselves. Improper repairs will be charged as Damage Billing.
- University officials may enter a room or unit if there is a possible safety hazard, life and safety concern, or other emergency. For any other reason, university officials will request the occupant of the space (resident or not) to allow access to address individuals in the room. If occupants of the space fail to comply or deny entry, university officials will contact the Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students or their designee for permission to enter the space. Residents are expected to comply with the reasonable directions of university officials who are addressing or investigating possible policy violations including requests to open the door to speak with university officials.
- Routine Community Rounds: University officials, including paraprofessional staff, make daily, routine rounds of the residence halls for the purposes of community development and being a consistent, accessible presence. They reserve the right to enter common area spaces in suites, apartments, townhouses, and houses to address safety and security concerns as well as suspected university policy violations.
- Inspections and Maintenance Visits: The university makes periodic inspections of, and maintenance visits to, university residence hall rooms and living areas for reasons of health and wellness, safety, and maintenance. The university reserves the right to enter rooms at any time for the purpose of making these inspections and maintenance visits. Students who request work orders in their space will have the ability to schedule when Facilities will enter their room to complete requested work.
- Searches and Seizure: A room may be searched and items seized if there is reasonable cause to believe that students are using their room for a purpose of violating university regulations, or violating federal, state or local law, or if a university official believes there is a safety and security violations or concerns within the room. Students who are on disciplinary probation as a result of being found “responsible” for violating the university alcohol or drug policies are subject to policy compliance checks, regardless of the “cause” while they are on disciplinary probation. The Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students or designee must authorize all room searches, except those conducted by law enforcement officers. University officials shall give the students involved the opportunity to be present during the search unless the students are unavailable. The students involved will be informed of the purpose of the search and whether any material is found to be in violation of federal, state or local laws and/or university regulation, or both.
- Emergencies: Rooms may be entered without authorization in the event of an emergency, e.g., a situation in which a person’s health or well-being is threatened and/or personal or university property is thought to be in immediate danger.
Animals / Pets
Animals (with the exception of small fish in a 20-gallon or less tank or pre-approved service or emotional support animals) are not permitted to be in the residence halls with the exception of live-in staff pets as outlined by the Pet Agreement. Any animal on university premises must be leashed, under control at all times, and may not enter any campus building, including residence halls. Note: See the Service and Assistance Animals Policy in this Student Handbook.
Any pest concerns should be reported through Facilities app. Flea Bombs or other means to control pests on your own are not permitted to be used. All concerns should be reported to Facilities Management who will work to resolve the concern.
Bicycles are plentiful at SU and a healthy way to get around campus. Storage of bicycles is not permitted inside a residence hall except in sanctioned bicycle storage areas located in some buildings. Please see the Office of Residence Life to obtain a list of storage rooms and a key to access the storage room closest to your residence hall. A limited number of bicycles are available from Campus Recreation in the Office of Leadership and Engagement for rent and use.
Students must remove bicycles from campus at the end of academic terms in which they are enrolled as a student. When returning a room key, the storage room key must also be returned to the Office of Residence Life. The University reserves the right to remove any bicycle in violation of this policy and will bill and/or fine the owner for the cost of the labor involved.
Cleanliness of Units and Grounds
Residential spaces must be kept in a clean and orderly condition at all times. Custodial service is provided for all common areas only. Cleaning of student rooms is the responsibility of the individual residents. Cleaning supplies and tools must be supplied by the student. Custodial services may determine a common area to be unclean; they have the right to remove and discard of personal items left in common areas at any time. This includes personal items that are left in bathrooms; and common areas such as kitchens/ kitchenettes and living rooms; personal items should be stored in a resident’s personal residence hall room at all times. Note that an administrative charge may be assessed to each individual who assumes responsibility for the common area due to the location of individual residence hall rooms to pay for additional time needed for excessive cleaning or disposal of personal items by housekeeping staff. Because of communal living, if it comes to the attention of a university official that a residence hall room poses a health or safety risk, the resident(s) of the room may be asked to rectify the situation as instructed.
Failure to maintain a student or student organization’s facilities or property or surrounding grounds so as to prevent danger to health and safety of members of the University community is prohibited.
Students may personalize their residence hall room but may not make structural changes to common or personal areas. Residents may hang items on interior walls using poster putty, removable hooks (3M or Command M) or thumb tacks. Personal items are not permitted on windows and exterior-facing doors. The use of nails is prohibited. Repairs to walls will be charged back to the residents of the room. Restrictions include:
- No part of the room, suite or house may be painted. Borders and/or wallpaper are also prohibited.
- Standing any kind of object or container on outside windows, ledges, porches or roofs is prohibited. No alcohol containers or related items may be displayed in/on windowsills.
- Empty alcohol bottles/cans and paraphernalia are not permitted in rooms where an occupant is under 21. (e.g., empty alcohol bottles as vases, filled with fluorescent fluid)
- No alcohol boxes are to be hung up on walls, regardless of age of occupant.
- Dartboards and free-standing bars are not permitted in residence hall rooms, suite common rooms or university-owned houses or apartments.
- If students provide their own window curtains, they must do so without damaging or altering the room. University’s in-window shades or pull blinds must remain in the window and be shut during breaks.
- Outside decorations may be displayed if they are a part of a university-sponsored event. Facilities Management and Residence Life reserve the right to restrict or prohibit outdoor decorations.
- Nothing should be hung from ceilings or over doorways at any time, including, but not limited to, tapestries, lights, and posters.That would cover lights, and/or fire safety equipment like smoke detectors or sprinkler heads.
Pools and Slip and Slides are not permitted to be used on campus. This creates a safety concern. Any water features deemed a safety concern are not permitted.
Reflecting fire safety and electrical concerns, residents are limited in the use of electrical appliances and cooking devices they may store in personal residence hall rooms. One coffee pot (12-cup maximum), Keurig® or similar machine is permitted in each personal residence hall room. It must have a two-hour maximum automatic shut-off feature. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, personal or propane grills, electric blankets, air-conditioners, portable heating units of any kind, dehumidifiers (unless provided by Facilities Management), microwaves over 700 watts, and refrigerators over 5 cubic feet. Residents are not permitted more than two large appliances in their personal residence hall rooms — one microwave and one refrigerator, 2 refrigerators, or 2 microwaves.
Students can rent a microfridge from mymicrofridge.com. Microfridges include a 2.13 cubic foot refrigerator, a.74 cubic foot freezer, and a 700-watt microwave. Microfridges are delivered prior to move-in day, are maintained by Microfridge, and include a sensor in the microwave that will turn off the microwave if it detects smoke.
Kitchen appliances, particularly those with an exposed heating unit, are prohibited in personal residence hall rooms. This includes, but is not limited to, hot plates, toasters, electric frying pans, broilers and griddles. They may be stored and used in kitchens / kitchenette areas within the common areas of residence halls at the owner’s own risk. Appliances stored in common areas must be unplugged and restored immediately after use. Kitchen appliances can be stored in your personal room, but not used in the residence hall room.
University officials reserve the right to request the removal of any appliance on university premises that may pose a safety or security risk.
The University may provide a range, microwave, or mini-fridge in common areas of the residence halls. Community appliances may never be left unattended while in use and must be cleaned after use. Damage or excessive clean-up charges unable to be attributed to an individual(s) will be charged back to the residents of the living unit.
Extension cords must be suitably sized for the appliance or device they are supplying. Common household extension cords are generally not suitable for powering appliances or devices that use a lot of electricity. Overloading extension cords causes them to heat to a point that could melt their covering and cause a fire. Another frequently found related issue is running extension cords under rugs, carpets or furniture, which allows them to heat up to unsafe levels. Generally speaking, an extension cord that is used to power an appliance must be replaced by a suitable hardwired outlet within reach of an appliance’s factory installed cord. Household electrical extension cords may not be used on campus. These cords are only two prong cords and do not have a grounding safety prong on them. Unless 3-prong outlets are not available in a room on campus, only three-prong extension cords, power strips or surge protectors may be used for all appliances or electronics.
Fire Safety and Restrictions
Fire safety is critical in community living. Fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems and other fire prevention and protection equipment are provided in university buildings as a safeguard for lives and property. Attaching items to smoke detectors or sprinklers, tampering with fire bells or alarms, pull stations, extinguishers, hoses, exit signs, instruction signs, sprinkler systems and the rendering of a false alarm are all prohibited and subject to the Code of Student Conduct. The Office of Campus Safety conducts regular fire drills in the residence halls. Students receive instructions for their specific living unit at the beginning of the academic year. Individuals are required to vacate a building when a fire alarm sounds or when asked to do so by a university official. The following are not permitted unless stated:
- Fire pits, unless provided by the university, are not permitted on university premises.
- No fabric may be hung from ceilings or draped over doorways.
- Miniature decoration lights (e.g., Christmas lights, novelty lights) cannot be attached to room fixtures using metal fasteners (white adhesive putty is recommended) or used in any other manner contrary to manufacturers’ recommendations.
- Halogen lamps, live trees or wreaths, all candles (new or burnt wick), open flames (including tiki torches), objects that emit vapor or smoke including fog machines or e-cigarettes or similar objects, kerosene or gas powered tools, and the burning of incense are prohibited and will result in the confiscation and/or disposal of the item in question.
- The possession or use of fireworks on university premises is prohibited. Fireworks are defined as any substance prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion or detonation.
- For religious exemptions to this policy, please contact the Director of Residence Life who will confer with the Chaplain to the University about appropriate accommodations.
Each residence hall room and common area, including those in group-housing living areas, have an occupancy limit due to fire codes. Exceeding the limit of individuals in a room or common area is prohibited.
Student rooms contain a set of furnishings for each resident of a room (bed, mattress, desk, chair, and dresser) In addition, traditional rooms also have screens on the windows and may or may not have closet doors. Common area furniture varies in the type of unit. Room and common area furniture may not be removed from the room or dismantled or altered in any way. Having lounge/common area furniture in personal residence rooms is also prohibited. Beds may be raised no more than 12 inches off the ground. Cinder blocks (lying horizontally) or store-bought risers are permitted; however, if at any time a university official deems a riser unsafe, the student must remove it. Beds placed on desks, radiators, windowsills, etc., constitute a safety violation. Self-constructed lofts are prohibited. Certain rooms in North, Hassinger, and Seibert Hall have been designated as “automatic loft” rooms and will come with at least one bed lofted at move-in. Multiples in first year buildings have furniture specific to those rooms. The furniture in these rooms cannot be removed regardless of occupancy.
Within the residence halls at Susquehanna University, a “guest” is defined as any individual who is found in a residence hall or residence hall room who is not officially assigned to live there by the Office of Residence Life.
A roommate must be consulted and give consent prior to inviting a guest to stay overnight in the residence hall room. The rights of a student to privacy, quiet, etc. are paramount and take precedence over the desire of a roommate to have guests in the room or suite/apartment. An individual may be an overnight guest in a residence hall for a maximum of two nights in any given two-week period. A person may not be an overnight guest of more than one resident per two-week period. In addition, a host may not have more than one overnight guest in a two-week period. Any individual staying as a guest who is not a Susquehanna University student must obtain a guest pass from Campus Safety and keep it on their person during their entire time they remain a guest on campus.
Guest Passes must be obtained in the Campus Safety Office (open 24 hours a day: (570) 372-4444, or ext: 4444 from any campus phone). A pass must be obtained upon arriving to campus. Guests must provide the following information:
- A cell phone number
- The name of the Susquehanna University student host and their cell phone number
- The building and room number of the host’s on-campus residence
- A name of an emergency contact and their number (e.g., parent or legal guardian)
- The reason for the visit (this should include the particular department who invited the guest to campus if relevant — e.g., field hockey recruit, prospective student from Admissions, Music Department recruit)
- The name of the Coordinating Administrator and their contact number (if the guest is a prospective student)
- The date(s) of the visit
Students may serve as hosts to guests through athletic teams and departments.
Guests may be asked to provide this information to the administrator responsible for coordinating their visit. If a Guest Pass is given to a guest by a Coordinating Administrator, the guest does not need to go to Campus Safety to obtain another pass. Guests are obligated to spend the night in their host’s residence hall room unless previously instructed by an administrator or coach.
Hosts (Susquehanna University students) are responsible for the conduct of their guests on university premises and at functions sponsored by the university or any student organization. Hosts may be held responsible for their guest’s behavior. All guests are subject to university regulations.
Should a guest be found without their Guest Pass or violating university policy, they may be arrested by the Selinsgrove Borough Police for trespassing and/or asked to leave campus.
Guests who are registered sex offenders in any state, hold a felony conviction, or have an active warrant or are otherwise wanted by law enforcement may be asked to leave campus under certain circumstances. Hosts who knowingly permit these persons on campus can be held responsible for hosting under university conduct.
Laundry units consisting of a washer/dryer set are available to students based on the number of occupants in a residence hall/residential area. Damage to washer/dryer will be charged to the residents of the residence hall or residential area should the responsible party or parties be unknown. Students are expected to remove clothing from machines at the completion of a laundry cycle and use the machines for the purpose of which they were intended.
With the understanding that noise travels from community to community within the residence halls (“up and down” and “side to side”), students are expected to respect the right of others to live, study and sleep in a quiet environment at all times. Therefore, residents are expected to use discretion where noise is concerned and refrain from activities that have the potential to create excessive noise or a disruptive environment for others. As a guideline, noise should not negatively impact others in the residential unit or living area.
Excessive Noise: Any noise deemed disruptive to the ability to sleep and by other residential students. Excessive noise is prohibited at all times. Sound should be kept on a low volume at all times. This includes but is not limited to talking voices, electronic devices and instruments. Residents reserve the right and are encouraged to politely enforce courtesy hours with one another in an entire residence hall.
Speakers, of any sort, may not be placed on windowsills and/or directed outside or used at levels which negatively impact individuals or the community with noise or vibration.
For all residence halls, noise should not be heard outside of one’s personal residence hall room with the door closed. For apartments, townhouses or houses, noise should not be heard outside of the unit or between units. Please note that Quiet Hours are extended during midterm and final exams and any other time as determined by a university official.
Quiet hours occur from:
10 p.m.–8 a.m., Sunday through Thursday
Midnight–10 a.m., Friday and Saturday
Students are responsible for the care and safety of their own personal property. The university cannot be held liable directly or indirectly for loss of, or damage to, the personal property of individuals. Students are urged to confirm whether their personal property is covered under their parents’ or guardians’ homeowners’ insurance policy and to make arrangements for additional insurance coverage if necessary. It is suggested that students keep serial numbers of expensive equipment with a family member. Students must take all belongings out of their personal residence hall room after they vacate the space. Any items left behind will be disposed of appropriately and students will be charged excessive cleaning fees.
Students should use caution leaving personal items in public areas such as common rooms, kitchen/kitchenettes, and bathrooms. Items that interfere with the cleaning of these spaces may be disposed of. Students living in suites or townhouses should be aware that cleaning staff will move items in order to clean effectively. Residents who leave personal items in living rooms and common spaces take on the liability of leaving items in those spaces.
All campus buildings (including residence halls) are completely smoke-free which includes smoking tobacco products or any devices that emit smoke or vapor (including e-cigarettes and other devices). Those who smoke outside of campus buildings are required to stay more than 25 feet from an entrance or window and are asked to use the ashtrays that are located outside building entrances for the disposal of cigarettes and cigars.
The solicitation of sales, services, memberships, or gifts on campus, including residence halls, without the permission of the Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students or a designee is prohibited. No fundraising activity may involve the solicitation/completion of a credit card application.
Student- owned businesses must comply with local laws regarding permits and procedures. Students may not set up goods in common rooms or other public areas without explicit permission from the Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students.
In accordance with the University’s policy on partisan political activity, no political fundraising may take place on campus, including the solicitation of campaign contributions and the sale of campaign materials. While campus individuals and organizations are free to collaborate on event funding or to request funds from bodies constituted for the purpose of providing funding for campus events (Student Government Association), individuals and organizations are not permitted to issue blanket and/or anonymous appeals on campus for contributions to events. Non-University-related individuals, groups, or organizations may not solicit for funds or sell goods or services in residence halls.
Sports in the Hall
For reasons of safety and maintaining courtesy hours within the residence halls, sports and other related activities are not permitted to be played anywhere within any residence hall (this includes personal residence hall rooms). This includes but is not limited to hockey, skateboarding, soccer, Frisbee throwing, water fights, snowball fights, bouncing balls, running, weightlifting and the use of other exercise equipment.
Students are required to carry their Susquehanna identification card and upon request of authorized university personnel, including Residence Life staff, library staff, dining hall staff, and Campus Safety staff, students must present their identification cards. Students may not forge, alter or loan their identification card to others. Students may not loan their student identification card to another person and students may not be in possession of an identification card that belongs to another person. There is a $20 replacement cost for second or subsequent Student Identification cards.
Summer Session Living on Campus
During the time between the end of spring semester and the start of fall semester, also known as summer session or summer term, students are still bound by the policies outlined in the Student Handbook and Code of Student Conduct. This is applicable to any individual (regardless of the academic institution they are permanently enrolled in) who is working, researching, interning, volunteering, taking classes or involved in any other activity at Susquehanna.
Summer Session may also employ additional policies in conjunction with standard Student Handbook regulations that are unique to the activities a student may be participating in. Students should inquire directly with the department or supervisor overseeing them to familiarize themselves with any such policies.
During the summer there are limited to no services on campus, i.e., dining services, health services, counseling center. It is important for students to understand these limited options when choosing on campus accommodations.
Unauthorized Entry or Use of Facilities
No student, group of students or student organization (including Greek chapters) shall make or attempt to make unauthorized use of any university building, office, property or other facility. Upon appropriate notice by university officials, authorization for the use of university facilities and premises may be withdrawn or otherwise restricted.
Examples of prohibited conduct include, but are not limited to:
- accessing storage areas, attics, basements, second-floor porches (unless approved by Facilities), balconies, or roofs of buildings (including Greek houses and residence halls). Any items, personal or organizational, found to have been illegally stored in restricted areas will be discarded immediately and without notice at the organization or residents’ expense.
- tampering with locks or other security devices.
- sleeping in common areas of residence halls
- having more than one individual in a shower stall at a time
- defacing University property (e.g., spray painting, using sidewalk chalk)
- throwing anything from windows, balconies or doorways of university facilities
- being in a residence hall unaccompanied by a host who is a resident assigned to live in that building
For further information see Facility Usage Responsibilities under “Policies for Campus Events and Advertising.”
Group housing includes housing that is designed to house three or more individuals in a suite, apartment, townhouse, or house. This includes Avenue houses, 18 th Street apartments and townhouses, Liberty Alley townhouses, Sassafras townhouses, West Village suites, and Seibert suites.
Policies outlined for group housing are in addition to those found in the Code of Student Conduct and any other policy document relating to student housing on campus including the University Avenue Housing Manual. Any violation of the standards will result in any applicable notice being directed to the organization and/or individuals that inhabit the space in question. This may include, but is not limited to, documentation for violation of university policy, assessment of fines or cleaning/disposal fees and loss of the privilege of living in the space.
Notice of violations may come from the Office of Residence Life (including Resident Assistants), Greek Life, the Office of Facilities Management (including housekeeping staff) or the Office of Campus Safety.
Greek Avenue houses will be filled by the House Manager in collaboration with the Office of Residence Life. House managers will meet with the Director of Residence Life to review the housing process and timeline. When a vacancy occurs over a break period or during the semester, it is the house manager’s responsibility to communicate with the Office of Residence Life who will be filling the space. In the event a chapter cannot fill a vacancy, the university holds the right to fill vacancies with non-affiliated students if the need arises. The university reserves the right to consolidate members of the house. If a percentage of the house is not filled with members, the university reserves the right to suspend chapter activities in the house.
The existing campus policy for common area bathrooms will be enforced in group housing units. No storage of personal items/toiletries is allowed in the bathrooms, unless there is an existing cabinet or shelf provided.
Items left in other locations, especially those impeding proper cleaning, will be discarded without notice. Other areas include, but are not limited to, the tops/counters of vanities, in showers/tubs, added hooks/racks, etc. For weekly cleaning, all countertops, vanities, showers/tubs, etc. must be clear.
Bedroom damages will be billed to the individual resident(s) of that room. Common area damages or excessive clean-up charges unable to be attributed to an individual(s) will be billed to all building residents.
It is the responsibility of the group housing residents to reconcile damages that were caused by other members of their organization. Prior to the end of the semester billing cycle, non-residents may come forward and report responsibility to the Office of Residence Life in order to have the charges removed from the accounts of the residents.
Bedroom furniture will be provided by the university. The university does not provide electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, DVD players, etc. for the common areas of houses, apartments, or townhouses. Existing equipment will not be maintained or replaced by the university.
Common area furniture will be provided by the University
Additional furniture (two chairs or one couch) can be self-provided as long as it meets fire and safety inspection standards. At any time, university staff may deem the amount of furniture excessive and officially request that items be removed by the residents of the housing area. Furniture in common areas will be limited to 3-4 upholstered pieces, per room, depending on the size of the furniture and room.
All personal items, including excess furniture, must be removed from the house at the end of the spring semester. Failure to comply with this directive will result in the removal of the items at the organization or residents’ expense.
It is expected that all areas of group housing common areas, both interior and exterior, will be maintained in a clean, orderly fashion. If, at any time, a house is found to be deficient of this standard, the residents may receive an official request to rectify the situation.
The university also reserves the right to rectify areas of concern without notifying the residents beforehand if they present a distinct life safety or property concern and levying appropriate sanctions as this document serves as a first, official warning against the creation of disorderly or unattractive conditions.
Residents may not purchase or bring gas grills of any kind for individual or unit use onto university premises.
Outside grills located at the 18th Street Commons community building may not be left unattended while in use and must be cleaned after use.
Residents are permitted to use charcoal grills from August 30 until November 1 and from April 1 until May 15. They must be removed when not in use and outside of these dates. Summer residents are encouraged to use the gas grills in the 18th Street Commons area. Lighter fluid and self-starter charcoal may not be stored in residential units.
Each living area may only have one grill. The only exception to this policy is for events that have officially been registered with the Assistant Director of Student Activities. Multiple grills can be used during an officially sanctioned event but must be removed at the end of the event.
Grills must be in good condition and have no greater than 830 square inches of cooking surface.
Grills may only be used a minimum of 15 feet from any structure, including but not limited to houses, garages and trees.
Charcoal briquettes must be disposed of properly after they’ve cooled (not thrown on the ground).
Flames from grills may not exceed the height of the cook surface. Group living units can be asked at any time to remove grills or desist in using them.
Failure to adhere to university policy and general safety standards in the use of grills may result in a house losing the privilege of having a grill.
Grills will not be stored on campus over the summer and any grills left behind will be removed and discarded at the organization or residents’ expense.
Exterior of Houses, Apartments, and Townhouses
Nothing that is conspicuous, violation of any other policy, or in bad taste will be permitted on the visible exterior of the house at any time. This includes, but is not limited to, porches, yards, driveways and windows. Patio furniture is permitted from August 30 until November 1 and from April 1 until May 15. It must be pre-approved by the Assistant Director of Leadership and Engagement before being placed outside. Interior furniture will not be approved. Any interior furniture found on exterior porches or patios will be discarded at the expense of residents. This includes, but is not limited to, couches, coffee tables, kitchen tables or kitchen chairs. Residents of group housing can be asked at any time to remove approved or unapproved patio furniture. Magnetic screen coverings are not permitted on exterior doors.
Porches and yards of Avenue houses, 18 th Street apartments and townhouses, Liberty Alley townhouses, and Sassafras townhouses must remain free and clear of all furniture, trash, recycling, equipment and any other miscellaneous items. Any item found on the porch/yard areas for an extended time will be discarded upon inspection at the cost of the residents. Pop-up tents are not permitted over patios on 18 th Street, or to be used in the yards on University Ave, 18 th Street, and Sassafras townhouses.
Holiday lights will be permitted ten (10) days prior to the holiday and must be taken down forty-eight (48) hours after the holiday has occurred.
Organizations wishing to have identifying letters visible from the outside of their house must provide their own letters. Letters must be submitted to the Office of Facilities Management for approval and installation.
A refrigerator, range, microwave and sink or some combination of these may be provided by the university in group living units.
Any other small appliances must be provided by the residents and removed at the end of the academic year. The university may choose to limit the number of self-provided appliances at any time.
Pouring grease down drains and potato peels in garbage disposals is prohibited because these are likely sources of damage to pipes and disposals.
Weekly cleaning will occur in kitchens/kitchenettes. Countertops, sinks, and stoves must be clear of all items in order to be properly cleaned.
At the end of the spring semester, before the last resident leaves a group housing unit, the following items must be completed: All food must be disposed of and cupboards and refrigerators cleaned.
All cooking/eating implements must be clean and stored in cupboards if the same group will reside in the property during the next academic year. Anything dirty or not properly stored will be discarded.
Storage of Personal Items
The Office of Residence Life and Office of Facilities Management works closely with students who require personal storage over summer break. Limited storage is available for international students and students with special circumstances.
Organizational items for those living on the Avenue may be stored in closets or the shed behind 310 University Avenue (Greek letter organizations). Personal items cannot be stored in organizational spaces or the shed behind 310 University Ave. Access to this shed can be obtained from the Director of Leadership & Engagement or designee.
Personal items found on campus grounds at the conclusion of the academic year will be discarded at the organization or residents’ expense.
Local storage units are available in the Selinsgrove area for the storage of personal belongings that a residential student does not want to take home for the summer.
Unauthorized Entry: Attics, Basements, Second Floor Porches, Balconies, and Roofs
All attics, basements, second floor porches, balconies, and roofs are considered “off limits” to all residents. Any items found to be stored without approval in these areas will be discarded at the expense of the residents. Items found on second floor porches will be discarded at the expense of the residents (Student Handbook, p. 76).
Chapters that have approval to use the attic space as chapter storage do not have regular access to the space. Arrangements must be made with the Assistant Director of Leadership & Engagement to access their attic. At the time of access, the members will have minimal time to get items from storage before the attic is locked once again. These spaces should remain orderly and organized. Chapters should clean these spaces at the end of every academic year. Misuse of attic storage space, including storing personal items, will result in loss of the privilege to store items in that space.
This document and those referred to within it constitutes Susquehanna University’s Campus Housing Agreement, hereafter referred to as the Agreement. The services described in the Agreement are offered exclusively under the terms and conditions stated.
Time Period of Agreement
This agreement is binding for one academic year beginning the day the resident is scheduled to check-in for fall semester and ending the day SU campus housing closes at the end of spring semester. If the resident enters into a contract after the academic year has begun, the contract is binding from that date onward. Students must register during break periods to remain on campus when SU is closed.
Residents are responsible for their room and common areas until both the resident and their belongings vacate the premises, checkout properly and end the agreement per its conditions.
Termination of the Agreement
The University reserves the right to cancel the resident’s agreement and administratively remove and/or relocate the resident without refund for any violation of contract terms or other University policies.
All full-time students are required to reside in campus-owned or operated housing for the academic year unless they are:
- 23 years of age or older at the start of the academic year
- Living with a parent/guardian at their primary residence, which is within 45 minutes driving distance from campus
- Married and living with their spouse
- The parent/guardian of a child with whom they are living
- Have completed 8 semesters in residence at Susquehanna
Students that fall into any of the categories above may request a formal exemption from campus housing from the Office of Residence Life. Exemption requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester for which the exemption would apply.
It is the policy of Susquehanna University to offer full, equal and non-discriminatory housing to all students without regard to their race, color, religion, nationality, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.
To enter into a campus-housing agreement, residents must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester at Susquehanna University. If the resident loses their status as an enrolled student at any time during the period of this contract or if the resident fails to carry at least 12 credit hours in the semester, the resident may be required to vacate their campus housing within forty-eight (48) hours of that loss of status.
SU reserves the right to deny campus housing or terminate an existing housing assignment to individuals whose conduct and/or criminal record indicates a perceived or actual threat or danger to the University community, including students, faculty, staff or guests.
Susquehanna University agrees to provide clean, habitable premises and to keep them in good repair.
Residents agree to become familiar with and observe all rules and policies outlined in the Student Handbook and all other departmental regulations found on individual mySU sites, the University website and in printed departmental materials. Additionally, residents agree to conduct themselves in a manner, which is in the best interest of the health and general welfare of the SU facilities, residents and themselves.
This agreement may not be transferred to another person in any manner. Residents may not change rooms without official permission from the Office of Residence Life.
The University reserves the right to make reassignments and temporary assignments as deemed necessary. Partial vacancies in rooms may be assigned at any time.
Room fees are set each year by the Susquehanna University Board of Trustees. Fall semester room fees are included in July billing. Spring semester room fees are included in a December billing. Failure to pay room fees by the specified due date may result in loss of campus housing assignment. Additionally, residents whose accounts are not in good standing may be restricted from accessing campus housing or participating in the spring housing selection process.
Failure to Complete Agreement/Refunds
This agreement is binding for the entire academic year. After the start date of each semester, failure to complete the agreement for any reason, including disciplinary removal from campus housing, will not result in a refund of the room fee.
Use of Campus Housing
It is understood that campus housing and the adjacent grounds are for the use of student residents and University guests only. All residents are responsible for what occurs in their assigned room and adjacent common areas in apartments, houses and townhouses.
Residents are prohibited from using campus housing for commercial enterprises. Accessing unauthorized storage areas, attics, basements, second-floor porches, roofs, and balconies is also prohibited.
Residents are required to carry their SU ID at all times as they provide access into approved buildings and must be presented when requested by University staff. Residents are issued key(s) to their room and house/townhouse/apartment (where applicable). Loss of keys during residency or failure to return keys at the time of checkout will result in charges being assessed to the student for the costs related to a lock change. Residents may not duplicate any University key or give a key that has been assigned to them to anyone else.
All campus housing comes with a full, student meal plan. Only residents of the 18 th Street Commons and Liberty Alley may opt out of the full meal plan.
Liability for Personal Possessions
The University is not liable for the loss of, theft of or damage to student personal possessions housed in University facilities. Residents are encouraged to carry private insurance on personal possessions.
Abandonment – Personal Property
If a student leaves any personal property on campus following the termination of this agreement, such property will be disposed.
Right of Entry
Susquehanna University, its officers, employees and agents shall have the right to enter residents’ campus housing at reasonable times for the purpose of inspection and repair, preservation of health, safety and recovery of University-owned property or to investigate possible violation of University policy.
University Furnishings/Damage Liability
University property, including furnishings and fixtures, may not be moved from the assigned area within the hall. Residents are liable for all damage, beyond wear and tear, within their assigned room, in common areas within their housing unit, and to the exterior of their buildings. In the case of damage to common and exterior areas in which the responsible party is unknown, the cost of repair will be divided amongst all residents of the housing unit. Billing occurs monthly.
A guest is anyone found in a campus housing location to which they are not officially assigned. Students hosting a guest must obtain advance permission from roommates, suitemates and housemates. Hosts are responsible at all times for a guest’s behavior and all guests must comply with University policies. All guests are required to register, upon arrival to campus, with Campus Safety and may stay on campus no more than two (2) nights in a two-week period.
Students are not permitted to have animals (with the exception of small fish in a 20 gallon or less tank or pre-approved service or assistance animals) in campus housing.
The University follows all federal, state and local laws regarding the possession and use of alcohol and controlled substances on campus. Please refer to the “Alcohol and Other Drug Policies” section of the Student Handbook for detailed regulations.
Smoking – Including E-Cigs/Vapor
Smoking is prohibited in all campus housing, including smoking tobacco products using any device that emits smoke or vapor. Those who smoke outside must do so 25 feet from any entrance or window and must dispose of materials in designated ashtrays.
Residents may not possess or store on campus any object or substance that is designed to inflict a wound or cause injury. See Weapons definition in the Student Handbook.
Residents of campus housing must follow all fire safety policies outlined in the Student Handbook. This includes, but is not limited to, small appliances/electric devices, fireworks, occupancy limits, fire safety equipment, fire drills and fire/safety checks.
Check-In and Check-Out
Information regarding check-in and checkout dates and procedures can be found in memos distributed by Residence Life staff. Residents may not check-in to their campus housing prior to the published date of move-in for each semester. Students must receive keys from Residence Life prior to moving in. Residents checking out of campus housing must complete all required procedures. These include cleaning of room and any related common areas, removal of all personal items from campus, returning keys, completing a room checkout form and scheduling a room inventory with a member of the Residence Life staff. Failure to checkout properly could result in conduct proceedings.
Campus housing closes for breaks during the academic year for Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. Residence halls are also closed for the summer except on a limited basis. Students who require housing during breaks must register with the Office of Residence Life to ensure their safety.
All students not registered for break housing are required to vacate campus for the entirety of each break and checkout of their rooms according to the closing procedures laid out by the Office of Residence Life. For breaks during the year, this includes, but is not limited to, securing windows and doors, taking home animals, unplugging appliances, and removing perishable items/trash. For Summer Break, students are expected to check out completely from their campus housing.
Students who need to be on campus for University commitments will be communicated with by their host and the Office of Residence Life prior to the break period. Students who need to request to stay over the break period must fill out the Break Housing form before the deadline in order to receive permission to stay.
Students found in campus housing over break periods without permission will be asked to leave campus immediately and will be documented in the Student Conduct system.