Policy STUA-RES-040

stua-res-040-quiet_hours.pdf

Responsible University Administrator:Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer:Director of Student Housing Administration
Origination Date:N/A
Current Revision Date:03/15/13
Next Review Date:03/15/17
End of Policy Date:N/A
Policy Number:STUA-RES-040
Status:Effective

 

STUDY/QUIET HOURS POLICY

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Policy Statement


Students living in the residence halls are expected to respect the quiet and courtesy hours.

 


Reason for Policy/Purpose


This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding study/quiet hours in the residence halls.

 


Who Needs to Know This Policy


All students of The University of Southern Mississippi community living on campus.

 


Website Address for this Policy


www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/policy-stua-res-040

 


Definitions


 

  
  
  

Policy/Procedures


All persons who are present in the residence halls between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. will be expected to observe quiet hours. Reasonable quiet is expected at all times and is strictly enforced. It is the right of students residing in the residence halls, as well as a responsibility, to let offenders know if their activities are in violation of quiet hours. Stereos, radios, TVs and all conversations must be kept at levels that will not interfere with the study or sleep of other students.

 

The playing of musical instruments is prohibited in the residence halls. Practice rooms for playing musical instruments are available in the PAC building.

 

The use of stereos, radios and other amplifiable equipment is a privilege. This privilege may be revoked when this equipment is used in such a way as to interfere with maintenance of quiet and courtesy hours. Individuals who repeatedly violate the quiet hour policy may be asked to leave the hall.

 

QUIET HOURS

11 p.m. to 8 a.m., seven days per week

 

COURTESY HOURS

24 hours a day, seven days per week

 

FINAL EXAM WEEK QUIET HOURS

24 hours a day, seven days per week

 

Students will be immediately evicted after second warning.


 


Review


The Director of Student Housing Administration is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).

 


Forms/Instructions


N/A 

 


Appendices


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Related Information


N/A 

 


History


Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

03/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.