Painting walls and constructing lofts in residence halls is prohibited. Students are permitted and encouraged to hang posters and pictures on walls, but only with non-marking masking tape, white hanging putty, pushpins, or thumbtacks.

Students are encouraged to personalize their rooms, but may not make structural changes to the rooms. Students are expected to keep their rooms in a clean and orderly condition at all times.

The following items are prohibited for use in college owned rooms:

  • Marking walls with chalk, crayon, or other materials.
  • Double-sided tape
  • Duct tape on walls and ceilings
  • Self-adhesive decals/stickers
  • Nails/bolts
  • Dartboards with metal-tipped darts
  • Hanging fabric (tapestries) from the ceiling, in front of doors or windows is prohibited

If students provide their own window coverings, such coverings must be made of non-flammable materials and the college-provided window shades or pull blinds must remain in the window and should be shut during breaks.

Room furnishing (i.e. beds, mattresses, springs, chairs, desks, etc) may not be moved from one room to another or placed in hallways/lounges. All room furnishings must remain in the room throughout the academic year. Moving lounge furniture into student rooms is prohibited. Furniture should not be dismantled or altered in any way.

Placement of beds on desks, dressers, windowsills, radiators, etc. beyond the design of the furniture is prohibited. Placement of beds, desks and/or dressers should not block easy exit from the room.

Furniture should not be placed any closer than 6” from heating units.