In order to develop a pleasant atmosphere, students must exercise noise control at all hours of
the day and night. When music, singing, or an extreme level of noise is heard outside a
student’s room, other residents are being denied the right of privacy. Therefore, the following
guidelines will be enforced in regulating noise control:
• Room doors and windows must be closed when music is being played.
Repeated violation of this guideline may result in loss of privilege of
having the device in one’s room or removal from campus housing (if
student is of age to live off-campus).
• Stereos, radios and televisions must be turned off when a student is absent from
• A moderate level of volume must be used when operating stereos and
televisions. This applies to both the lobby and residence hall rooms.
• Lights, stereos, televisions, etc., must not be left on, or unattended, for an
extended period of time.
• Quiet/study time will be from 11 p.m. - 8 a.m. All talking, music, etc., must be
at a reasonable volume and confined to individual dorm rooms.
• The common areas should be a place where students can congregate to talk, etc.,
without being overly concerned with noise level. Pillow fights, wrestling,
rowdiness, excessive noise, etc. are not allowed in the commons areas. All
hours other than those designated as quiet/study time are considered to be
courtesy hours. Any student who confronts other residents regarding
bothersome noise or activity should do so in a respectful manner and expect the
cooperation from the student(s) in resolving the issue. During finals week,
specific quiet hours will begin on dead day and end on the last day of finals.
Policy Revised: Fall 2014