Residence Hall Regulations are those policies and procedures that assist in maintaining a safe and secure environment in residence halls. The following regulations are in addition to the UD Code of Conduct and the UD Housing Agreement.
Possession of empty alcohol containers or possession of any apparatus used for drinking games or rapid consumption of alcohol (such as funnels, pong tables, etc.) by residents under the age 21 of is prohibited.
Possession of unlit candles and/or incense is prohibited. The burning of candles and/or incense is considered a university policy violation and will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Electric candle warmers are also prohibited.
Common bathrooms are designated for use by a specific gender. A resident should only use the bathroom designated for his/her gender. Residents should direct their guests to the rest room facilities designated for the guest's gender or to a guest bathroom (where applicable).
Excessive housekeeping is defined as any situation requiring cleaning that is not part of the custodian's normal daily routine. This includes cleaning items such as fire extinguisher powder; clumps of mud; foodstuffs; bodily fluids in public areas, rooms, or apartments; and trash that has not been disposed of in the designated receptacles (i.e., dumpsters, toters or trash chutes). Excessive Housekeeping Fines are imposed in an effort to correct the behavior of individuals residing in a specific room/floor/building. These fines do not always reflect the time and material necessary to complete cleaning tasks, but act as a deterrent against future excessive housekeeping problems. Excessive housekeeping occurrences and fines are determined by Custodial Managers. These fines are imposed on rooms/floors/buildings on an escalating basis. For more information, see Excessive Housekeeping.
Quiet hours are designated to support an environment that is conducive to learning. While quiet hours are in effect, no one should hear your noise in another room or study area.
Minimum Quiet Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 8:00pm-8:00am; Friday and Saturday, Midnight-8:00am
Courtesy hours are always in effect when quiet hours are not. During courtesy hours, your music, voices or noise should not be disruptive to your community. During courtesy hours, residents must comply with the requests of others to lessen or eliminate noise.
During final exam periods, including Reading Day, 24-hour quiet hours are in effect. Violation of quiet or courtesy hours may result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct for violation of the disruptive conduct policy.
Residence hall facilities cannot be used for commercial enterprise or personal gain. No door-to-door solicitation or distribution of materials/information is permitted with the exception of those items distributed by Community Council or members of the Facilities and Residence Life staffs within the parameters of their official duties. Solicitation of information (examples include, but are not limited to, surveys, polls, etc.) are not permitted except by the Community Council or members of the Office of Residence Life in the performance of their duties.
All University buildings, including residence hall rooms, apartments and public areas are smoke-free. Smoking is permitted at designated areas outside of the residence halls. These designated areas must be at least 10 feet from any entrance or window of the building.
The destruction, damage, misuse, defacing or littering of any University building, property or private property on the campus is prohibited. Individuals responsible for vandalism may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Damage Billing Fines may be assessed to individuals or communities in response to vandalism.
Possessing and/or using prohibited appliances such as halogen lamps, extension cords, toaster ovens, immersion heaters, hot plates, grills (of any type) inside or outside of the residence halls, space heaters, personal air conditioning or dehumidifying units, large microwaves (greater than 700 watts) or more than one refrigerator per room is prohibited. See the full list of prohibited items and actions and appliance use guidelines.
The room key and building access card/fob a resident receives at check-in is for his/her own use exclusively. This is also true of any "spare key/access card/fob" that a resident signs out temporarily. Giving or loaning your key and/or access card and/or fob to others is prohibited. Duplication of any University keys, including room keys, is also prohibited. Repetitive use of spare keys or cards is an unsafe practice. Any student who checks out more than four spares a semester may face referral to Office of Student Conduct. See Residence Hall Access for information about checking out and returning spare keys cards, fobs and associated costs.
Participating in any activity in violation of health, fire, safety or maintenance codes; or endangering people or University property is prohibited. Examples include, but are not limited to: hanging cloth or other items on ceilings; parking motorcycles, mopeds, or motor scooters within l0 feet of the building; blocking sprinkler heads; throwing items out of windows; adapting bunk/loft beds to an unsafe height; using non-University provided/approved loft/bunk beds; or loitering in fire towers. For more information, see Safety in the Residence Halls.
Your presence in a location where a violation of the Code of Conduct is occurring indicates acceptance of this behavior and is, therefore, prohibited. Failure to remove yourself from the situation or make a reasonable effort to stop the behavior encourages its persistence.