University of Delaware

2012-2013 Move-In Guide


For a full list of Residence Hall Policies, visit the Residence Life website.

The following actions and items concern Electrical and Fire Safety:

  • Halogen lamps are prohibited.
  • Plain extension cords are prohibited. Only multi-plug power strips with internal circuit breakers are approved. Computers must be plugged into appropriately rated surge protectors
  • Possessing and/or using prohibited electrical appliances such as toaster ovens, immersion heaters, hot plates (including candle warmers), indoor grills, space heaters, personal window air conditioning units or more than one refrigerator per room is prohibited.
  • Possession of candles and/or incense is prohibited.
  • Blocking stairways or hallways with items is prohibited.
  • Hanging items on ceilings is prohibited.
  • Parking motorcycles, mopeds, or motor scooters within l0 feet of the building is prohibited.
  • Smoking in any residence hall room or public area is prohibited.
  • Blocking smoke detectors and/or sprinkler heads is prohibited.


The following actions and items concern Furnishings and Room Usage:

  • Moving University furniture from assigned areas to other areas of the building is prohibited.
  • The disassembling of any room furnishing component is prohibited.
  • The use of nails, screws, hooks, etc. to hang any pictures, poster, or any fixture that would damage walls is prohibited.
  • Damaging walls or ceilings by attaching shelves and/or curtain rods is prohibited and may result in damage billing
  • Using inverted beds (turning beds upside down), waterbeds, mattresses on the floor, or non-University mattresses is prohibited.
  • Throwing items out of windows is prohibited.
  • Loitering in fire towers is prohibited.
  • Refusing to allow University personnel into a room for the purpose of a health, fire, safety, housekeeping, or maintenance inspection or to perform maintenance or other job duties is prohibited. This may also be referred to the Office of Student Conduct under the Failure to Comply Policy.
  • Participating in any activity in violation of health, fire, safety or maintenance codes is prohibited.

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