Policies

Visitation Policy

Visitation policies have been established in each Housing Area in order to create a healthy, safe living environment for all residents.

Overnight guests of the same sex may not stay more than two consecutive nights or more than four nights in a month. Overnight guests of the same sex are allowed only with the approval of all roommates. Guests of the opposite sex are not allowed to stay past established visitation hours.

Residence College

  • All visitors must leave photo identification at the front desk when they sign in and must be escorted by a resident.
  • The resident is responsible for the behavior of his/her guest.
  • All visitor-occupied rooms must have room doors fully open.
  • All visitor-occupied rooms must have lights on.
  • Guests of the opposite sex are prohibited from showering in the residents’ bathrooms. Guest bathrooms are provided in the lobby of each Residence College.
  • Resident Assistants (RAs) will monitor visitation during rounds.

Visitation of the opposite sex – The Residence Colleges (FV & HRC) have established visiting hours for members of the opposite sex as follows:

Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Visitation of the same sex may take place in the Residence Colleges anytime they are open. The visitor must show his/her HBU ID or sign in with a resident and present an off-campus ID. Same-sex guests who stay after 12 a.m. will be considered overnight guests and must be registered with the RA on duty. Residents may contact the RA on call to register overnight guests.

No visitation during breaks – During the University breaks, there will be no one allowed into the building except with advance permission of the Resident Director.

Husky Village

Visitors of the opposite sex are permitted between the hours of 12 p.m. and 1 a.m. daily.

Facility Policies 

Antenna Hookups – Individual outdoor antenna or satellite hookups are not permitted.

Barbecue Grills – Fire codes prohibit the storage or use of barbecue grills on the sidewalks in front of each building and on the unit patios and balconies. Students should use the community grills provided. Please leave the equipment, grills, and area clean for the next person. Flammable liquids may not be stored in rooms or apartments.

Bicycles – Bicycles must be stored in the outdoor bike racks or in an individual’s room. Bicycles may not be stored in hallways or access areas. Do not chain bicycles to trees or fences. If a bicycle is kept on the property, it is at the individual’s sole risk of loss or damage. Abandoned bicycles will be thrown away at the end of the Spring term.

Cafeteria Dishes – All cafeteria dishes (plastic tumbler glasses, hot drink mugs, silverware, plates, bowls, utensils, etc.) must remain in the cafeteria.

Cleanliness – Residents must maintain their apartment/room in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition at all times. Unclean conditions may create an unhealthy environment for roommates and/or neighbors. All residents are responsible for the cleanliness of their respective common area(s). If the maintenance staff must clean an apartment to assure sanitary conditions, the responsible resident will be required to pay for the cleaning or repair.

Common Areas – Residents are expected to use common sense and consideration for others when using these facilities. Use of the common areas is a privilege that can be withdrawn for any reason. Do not make loud noise or play music in the courtyard, clubhouse, pool area, or other common areas. Residents and their guests are required to follow the posted rules and regulations.

Common Area Damage – Residents of a wing, hall, or building are jointly responsible for the care, cleanliness, and protection of common areas. Damages may be charged to students of that suite area, apartment, or residents of the entire building if assessment to specific individuals cannot be determined.

Common Area Furniture – Public or common area furnishings or equipment must remain in those areas.

Decorations – Personal decorations are not to be displayed publicly except on the Residence Hall room door. Aluminum foil may not be placed in windows as insulation or decoration. Decorations inside the room or apartment must comply with other stated guidelines and be consistent with the morally conservative environment of the University. All decorations should be temporary in nature so as to not permanently deface or cause damage. Posters and other wall decorations are only permitted to be hung with tape that will not damage painted wall surfaces. No wall papering or painting is permitted. Residence Life has the authority to take down all decorations.

Fire Hazards – Because of the potential for accidents or fires, the following regulations must be observed:

  • no open flames (candles, Sterno, liquid fuel, etc.)
  • no incense
  • no hot plates
  • no halogen lamps; only UL approved, or listed, electrical lights or extension cords may be used
  • lights are not to be placed around doors or windows with the power line passing through the doorway or window frame to an outlet
  • no multiple-outlet, “octopus” plugs in your room or apartment unless they have a self-contained circuit breaker; only artificial trees are permitted in students’ rooms; decorations may not obstruct an exit;
  • do not hang anything from sprinkler heads and
  • all decorations used on the inside of the University building must be flameproof or flame retardant.

Husky Village Patios and Balconies – Keep patios and balconies clean and uncluttered at all times. Only appropriate patio furnishings should be used. Do not dry clothing or linens or store personal items on patios or balconies at any time, including but not limited to boxes, tires, recyclables, and/or broken furniture. No HBU apartment furniture is allowed to be used outside the apartment.

Motorcycles – Motorcycles and all other motorized two or three-wheeled vehicles must be licensed for operation on public roadways and must be registered at the University Police Department. These types of vehicles may not be allowed on the property. However, if permitted, the vehicle must be parked in a parking space.

Parking Areas and Permits – All vehicles operated on the University property must be registered at the University Police Department. A resident may have one vehicle registered in his or her name or his or her parent’s name parked on-site at any time. Commercial vehicles, boats, campers, trailers or large recreational vehicles may not be stored on the property, even temporarily, without prior written permission. All vehicles that have not been properly registered may be towed at the owner’s expense. Vehicles may not be maintained, repaired, or washed on the property.

Pets – For health and sanitation reasons, students may not keep any pets. Mammals, reptiles, insects, and fish of any kind are prohibited.

Residence College Courtyards – The courtyards are for community use. Please do not leave personal property in the courtyard area or common walkways.

Room Furniture – University furniture in a given room must remain in that room. Resi­dents are responsible for all University property assigned to their rooms and will be billed at the end of the semester/academic year for missing or disassembled items.

Street Signs – Municipal signs (stop, yield, street, interstate, etc.) are not allowed in campus housing.

Thermostats  Each room/suite/apartment has a thermostat that controls the inside air temperature. The thermostat setting must be maintained at a reasonable temperature. Residents should not set the thermostat below 70 degrees for cooling or above 82 degrees for heating. Moderate temperature settings help to ensure constant function and help to save energy.

Trash – All trash must be deposited by residents in provided trash barrels and dumpsters. Failure to deposit trash in the appropriate place may result in fines.

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