Room Furnishings and Conditions
Residential Life provides window coverings, a cable/ data connection, and basic furniture in each room. You accept responsibility for loss or damage to furnishings, whether from carelessness, vandalism, or accident. You must keep the University-provided furniture in the room. Students must use the University provided mattress unless there is a medical condition that warrants use of a special mattress. This requires University Health Service approval, and the mattress must meet current fire safety code as defined by the University Fire Marshal.
New York State fire codes severely restrict cooking in student rooms. Students may bring small refrigerators (no more than 4.5 cu. ft.) and small microwaves but little else, currently. These items should be stored within each student’s room. Check the Residential Life website for prohibited appliances, and if you have questions, check with your area office about other appliances before you bring them to school.
You (and your roommate(s), if any) are responsible for leaving your space in the same condition in which it was found upon moving in (as stated on your Room Condition Form completed at check-in). Charges will be assessed for repainting and refinishing; repair or replacement of damaged or missing furnishings and equipment; special cleaning necessary due to misuse of facilities; removal of any extra furniture, abandoned property, or large quantities of trash; or other unusual conditions requiring correction. You are responsible for notifying your Residential Life Area Office immediately upon discovering any deteriorated or altered room condition. Appeals of charges must be submitted within 45 days of the posted charges.
You are responsible for the cleanliness of your living area. If your area must be cleaned for health or safety reasons by the University, you will be charged.
You are not permitted to modify your room/suite, walls (no painting), doors, electrical connections, lighting and wiring, furnishings, cable and data connections and equipment, or any other part of the building. Nor may you authorize anyone to do any of these things.
You are not permitted to move furniture from public areas into your living space, nor may you remove room furniture from your living space. Disciplinary charges and a service fee will be assessed for return of furniture.
PUBLIC AREA DAMAGES
Charges will be assessed for damages/vandalism to public areas in all Residential Life–administered buildings (residence halls and houses). If those responsible cannot be identified, all students whom the Residential Life Office determines had access to or used the affected public area (corridors, floor lounges, elevators, kitchens, etc.) will share the charges.
You are responsible for all assigned keys and key cards. If lost, there will be a charge to replace the key(s) or key card and change the lock(s). You must surrender your keys or key card to the Residential Life Area Office when you vacate your living space; if you don’t, you will be charged for a lock change. Unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of residence halls keys/access cards is subject to disciplinary action.