Policy STUA-RES-047

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-047
Status:Effective

 

ROOM DECORATING POLICY

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Policy Statement


The Department of Residence Life wants students to feel at home in their rooms and encourages them to decorate the rooms. In order to help maintain the condition of the rooms, certain rules must be observed when decorating.

 


Reason for Policy/Purpose


This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding room decorating 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-047

 


Definitions


 

  
  
    

Policy/Procedures


Students are reminded that the use of nails, staples or glue on walls is prohibited. 3M poster and/or picture hanging strips should be used to attach posters and pictures to the walls (when vacating the room, remove the poster/picture and leave the strip on the wall for maintenance to remove to avoid possible damage).

 

Permanent adhesives (double-sided masking tape, contact paper, etc.) are not to be used. Wall borders of any type are not permitted.

 

  1. You may bring carpet from home.
  2. All items brought into the facilities during the year must be removed from the building at checkout.
  3. All upholstered furniture brought into the student’s room must meet commercial fire code.
  4. All residence hall furniture must remain in the room at all times.

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Items must fit in each room properly without being stacked, being a nuisance to the roommate, or creating an environment that becomes a health, safety or fire concern.

 


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


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Appendices


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Related Information


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History


Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

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