A Guide for Living in the Apartments
Living within your building are three Resident Assistants, who are members of the Residence Life staff. These individuals are graduate or undergraduate students who will be available to assist you with check-in/check-out, maintenance and custodial concerns, personal issues and academic problems. In addition, RA's organize events to help foster a sense of community and hold periodic meetings to update you on important information.
Guidelines for Living Within Your Community
The following guidelines are established to ensure a safe and healthy living environment for West Campus residents. All policies and procedures found in the Blue Book, "Student Handbook" and the Residence Life Section, are also applicable to students living in the apartments.
Residents of the West Campus Apartments will be able to access the apartment building in which they live only, on a 24 hour basis. For security purposes the following applies:
- All Apartment Residents will be able to access all eight apartment buildings from 10 a.m. to Midnight on Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
- All Guests (students and non-students) will have to contact the person they are visiting to to gain access.
Alcohol Consumption and Social Gatherings
- Only students who are 21 years of age or older are permitted by the University to possess and consume moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages in residence halls and apartments. Please see the "Blue Book" - Student Handbook for more a more detailed explanation of the University Alcohol Policy.
- Apartment residents are responsible for all guests and any resulting problems from the behavior of guests.
- Residence Life staff members may access any apartment sponsoring a social gathering. Staff members have the authority to direct the occupants of an apartment to conclude a social gathering when sponsors and/or their guests do not adhere to University policy.
- Open containers and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in hallways, stairwells, lounges, common areas or on the grounds of the West Campus.
- Beer kegs in any condition, beer balls, any similar type of common source and their equivalents in volume of beer and/or alcohol content are prohibited.
Each residence hall and apartment maintains “Quiet Hours” from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekends. During those hours, residents are expected to refrain from any activity which is disruptive to the residential community. During exam periods residence hall “Quiet Hours” will be extended to include 24 hours of each reading and exam day.
When “Quiet Hours” are not in effect, consideration and respect for others should continue to guide a resident’s behavior and activities. Radios, stereos, musical instruments and other sound amplification equipment should be utilized at levels that do not disturb other residents. The placement of speakers in room or hallway windows for the purpose of directing music or noise into public areas is prohibited.These items may be banned or confiscated if they become cause for complaint or disruption.
All outdoor events must be approved by the Office for Residence Life and the Student Development Office. Outdoor activities involving microphones, speakers, sound systems or bands are prohibited. For reasons of fire safety, sanitation and grounds maintenance, the use of grills and/or hibachis are prohibited in and around the West Campus Apartments, except in a designated picnic area. In the absence of formal approval, gatherings in the designated picnic area are limited to no more than 8 individuals. To reserve the picnic area, please contact our office.
No pets are permitted in the apartments.
Students interested in making a room change should contact the Office for Residence Life, ext. 94155. Room changes are the exclusive responsibility of Residence Life. Changes made without approval may result in loss of apartment residency.
All residence halls and apartments are smoke free. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas (public areas and student rooms) of these buildings.
Under no condition should windows be blocked or window screens removed except in the case of an emergency. Displays such as banners, collections, decals and signs (electric or otherwise) are prohibited. Additionally, it is recommended that residents keep windows locked.