Room, Suite, and Apartment Entry

The University is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment, as well as respecting and preserving students’ rights to privacy. The University, however, reserves the right to make periodic administrative inspections of residence hall rooms, suites, and apartments (whether or not the residents are present). Housing staff may enter a room/apartment/suite whenever:

  • There is a threat to the safety or well being of the occupants or other residents.
  • There is an issue with the physical plant requiring maintenance or repair.
  • There is reasonable suspicion to believe that the occupants are violating a University rule or regulation. This includes when a resident refuses to answer the phone or door in response to a University staff member attempting to carry out their responsibilities.
  • There is reason to believe that there is imminent hazard to the property.
  • Disruptive noise from sound equipment is violating an individual’s right to sleep, study, etc.

Rooms/apartments/suites may be entered (during the absence of the occupant) to turn off a loud stereo, alarm clock, or similar item; shut a window; or correct any problem that interferes with the rights of other students.

The University reserves the right to inspect any room, suite  or apartment, at any time, for reasons of health, safety, and welfare.

Every room and suite will be entered at the beginning of each vacation period when the halls are closed. This is to ensure that all windows are closed and locked, the curtains are closed, and general safety and security is maintained.

Room/Apartment/Suite Checks

Housing Staff are required to do checks on a periodic basis for the purpose of making sure no fire hazards, health and safety, or violations of University rules exist. Please cooperate with the Staff in their efforts to maintain a secure housing environment.

Room Entry – Student Locked Out Of Room

Housing Staff are not required to key residents into their living space. It is the students’ responsibility to carry their room key with them at all times.