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Room Condition and Upkeep


Proper Upkeep—Student Responsibilities
Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their own rooms and for their common spaces. In the residence halls, the common areas are the lounges and bathrooms, and in the apartments/mods they are kitchens (including the insides of stoves and refrigerators), living rooms, and bathrooms. Students may not store personal items in residence hall lounges and kitchens.

The cleanliness of all areas must meet the standards of fire and safety codes. Residence hall residents are responsible for bringing trash and recycling from rooms to the large bins in the lounges. Apartment/mod residents are responsible for bringing trash and recycling to the dumpsters. As recycling is the law in Amherst, all members of the community must comply. Recyclable materials must be clean before they are deposited in the recycling bins. Residents are responsible for bringing compost to public collection areas.

Students living in apartments/mods are responsible for providing their own cleaning materials and equipment. Residents in all areas may borrow vacuum cleaners from their area offices. residence life staff conduct full health and safety inspections of each student’s room and common areas at least one time during each semester. Violations are cited and students are required to correct them in a timely way. Failure to do so could result in sanctions, up to and including housing relocation and removal from campus housing.