code of community responsibility

Occupancy/Trespassing

Students are expected to occupy only the rooms to which they have been assigned and during the time period in which they have been assigned. Students are also prohibited from entering or accessing rooms or areas to which they have not been assigned or invited.

Residence Hall Closing

During normal college vacations, the residence halls are closed and, unless special permission is received, students are expected to vacate their rooms 24 hours after their last class or exam, or 7 p.m. on the last exam day, whichever comes first. Traditional vacation periods include Thanksgiving recess, recess between semesters, and spring recess. Students are expected to formally check out with a member of the Residential Education staff and vacate their rooms 24 hours after their last class or final exam of the academic year. Graduating students may remain in their rooms through Commencement.

Vacation Housing

Students given special permission to stay on campus must adhere to our Code of Community Responsibility. Due to our limited staff during vacations, students with special permission to stay on campus may not host guests or have alcohol on campus until the college officially opens. The same is true for the period immediately preceding the opening of college for the academic year. Students are not to move into their rooms prior to the opening of school or reopening from vacation periods unless special permission is received.

Students are also prohibited from entering, occupying, or attempting to enter non-residential rooms or areas of the college without prior permission. (See also Theft of Services)


Policy revised July 2013 by the associate dean of students and director of citizenship education.

Rationale
  • Students are expected to occupy only the rooms to which they have been assigned and during the time period in which they have been assigned.
Values
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship