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Guide to Campus Living - Room Policies/Quiet Hours


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Health and Safety Room Inspection Policy

Under the University’s Room and Board License provisions, Residence Life staff will conduct periodic health and safety inspections of residence hall rooms, apartments and suites. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure the residence halls are as safe as possible. A physical check residential spaces in the halls is the only way to determine if, as examples, a window has been left open, there has been any tampering to the fire detection or suppression systems, or there are prohibited items in the rooms.

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Cleanliness

Students are responsible for cleaning their personal space.  Excessive messes as determined by staff may be determined to be a health and safety violation.  This may include but is not limited to excessive room trash and recyclables, odors that extend into the hallway, restricted pathway to exit or window, etc.  In the event Property Management staff must be utilized to assist in an excessive clean-up, the student will be billed an hourly rate.


Permitted Decorations Policy

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Noise

Our residence halls are first and foremost a place for students to sleep and study. Some noise is to be expected in a thriving community but, because it difficult to develop a shared definition of what is too loud, noise inevitably becomes an issue in the halls.  All members of our communities and their guests are expected to be attentive to their noise levels, and to be responsive to other students who ask them to be quieter.

Note: It is never appropriate to set-up speakers to point out of their residence hall windows.

Students who are being disturbed by noise are expected to respectfully confront those responsible for the noise and request that they quiet down.  Should noise issues continue, a student should then seek assistance from a Residence Life staff member.

The University’s policies on Quiet Hours, Courtesy Hours, and Finals Week Quiet Hours are designed to promote environments where student may sleep and study without disruption from noise.

Quiet Hours Policy

Quiet Hours during the normal academic year are as follows:

Sunday – Thursday: 10:00pm to 7:00am the following morning.

Friday & Saturday: 12:00 midnight to 7:00am the following morning.

During Quiet Hours:

Courtesy Hours Policy

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Update 10/22/2013

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Residence Life
311 Memorial Union
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-4801 | Fax: (207) 581-4255E-mail: gwendolyn.reed@umit.maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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