Damage to student rooms and/or damage to or removal of furnishings or equipment, beyond ordinary wear and tear, will be charged to the last known student occupant(s) of that room. This will include, without limitation, material and labor costs for replacing missing furniture, screens, window stops, heater covers, draperies, other safety devices, stoves or any other equipment that is part of the room or mod. Damages to the public areas of a residence hall or mod will be charged to all residents of the smallest applicable area of the hall or mod, the total being divided equally. Group charges may include costs for replacing missing furniture and other furnishings that cannot be attributed to specific individuals. Assessments for damages are made as students move and at the end of the academic year. Disablement or removal of safety devices may result in personal liability for harm that may arise from such acts and may be subject to referral to the Formal Student Conduct Process.
Under no circumstances are students permitted to paint their rooms or common areas. Failure to abide by this rule will result in charges for paint and labor to restore the room or common area to its original condition.
Furnishings and Furniture
Room decorations are permitted, provided they do not exceed 40 percent of any wall and are not hung on ceilings, sprinkler pipes, over smoke detectors, or near any source of heat. Any method of affixing decorations that puts holes in or mars walls, woodwork, doors, or furnishings is prohibited.
No decorations are allowed in hallways or stairwells with the exception of existing student room bulletin boards.
Students bringing hotpots and/or microwave ovens should keep them unplugged when not in use.
All College furnishings and fixtures must remain in student rooms and common spaces at all times.
Items furnished by the College in public and common areas may not be moved from those spots. If such items are found in student rooms, it will be treated as theft of College property.
Students may supplement College-owned furniture in common spaces with their own additions. However, the College is not responsible for damage or theft of non-College furnishings. It is the student’s responsibility to remove all non-College furnishings upon departure and summer shutdown. Furniture that remains in rooms and common spaces at the end of the academic year may be disposed of by the College in accordance with the Abandoned Property Policy.
All screens must be left in place, attached to the windows. Students are billed for detached, missing or damaged screens. Students may face referral to the Formal Student Conduct Process if screens are removed and/or for causing security risks to card access and locked doors.
Vandalism of College-provided phones will result in all hall or apartment/mod residents bearing the cost of repairs or replacement.