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Noise and Quiet Hour Policy

A primary purpose of the residential system is to offer conditions that permit reasonable order for health and academic success.  It is difficult to set specific standards regarding levels of noise that will satisfy all residents, as individual levels of noise tolerance vary widely.  Given widely varying schedules and needs, students must be able to work and rest at all times without undue interference or disturbance.

Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  At no time may a resident create excessive noise which will disturb other residents.  Residents may not practice musical instruments in the residential system at any time. Arrangements for practice and the storage of musical instruments should be made in the Light Fine Arts Center.

As a minimum standard, quiet hours will begin at 11:00 PM on weekdays (Sunday- Thursday) and 1:00 AM on weekends (Friday and Saturday).  Noise and activity must be confined to student rooms during quiet hours.  Students who frequently disrupt others may face disciplinary action or be removed from campus housing.