Quiet Policy

Courtesy Hours

Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day. Any noise your make is not to be excessive or disruptive to your community. If you are asked by anyone to quiet down, you are expected to comply immediately. Excessive noise is a violation of student rights and is unacceptable in University Residences. To minimize impact on others, students with amplified instruments, game systems, or audio equipment are advised to use headphones.

Quiet Hours

While the purpose of courtesy hours is to minimize disruptive or excessive noise, quiet hours are meant to maintain an atmosphere for studying and sleeping. The quiet hours below apply to all residential communities. Individual residence halls, by action of their hall councils, may choose to implement stricter policies. Again, whenever you are asked by anyone to quiet down, you are expected to comply immediately.

Quiet Hours:

  • 11 p.m. Sunday - Thursday nights
  • 1 a.m. Friday & Saturday nights

Quiet Hours end at:

  • 7 a.m. Monday-Friday mornings
  • 9 a.m. Saturday & Sunday mornings

Quiet Hours During Finals Preparation Week & Finals Week

Each hall council is responsible for designating extended quiet hours for the week before finals week. Every hall has 24-hour quiet hours throughout the week of finals, starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening and ending at noon on Friday.

Noise Violations

While it is each student's responsibility to control noise, it is also the responsibility of those impacted by noise to contact the community member and request that the noise be reduced. If this approach does not succeed, contact a residential staff member. When the efforts of residential staff are not sufficient, University Police may be called to resolve noise complaints.