• Policies

  • Residential Policies

    The following policies are those that pertain to residential students of Hamline University.

    Alcohol Policy
    Students are expect ed to take responsibility for their own conduct and to comply with federal, state and local laws, as well as with Hamline University's policy, regarding alcohol and drugs use. Hamline University prohibits the purchase, use, possession, sale, transfer or distribution of illegal drugs, and being under the influence of illegal drugs, on university property or in university sponsored or affiliated activities.

    Appliance Policy: Residence Halls
    The list of equipment not allowed in the residence halls includes, but is not limited, to: air conditioners, halogen lamps, water beds, charcoal and gas grills, hot plates, motorbikes, motorcycles, candles, incense, toasters...

    Cooking in Residence Halls
    Cooking is allowed only in kitchen areas in each residence hall or in the kitchens of the apartments.

    Damages and Alterations to Residence Halls
    Students must maintain the housing unit in a clean and orderly condition.

    Disorderly Conduct
    Disorderly conduct is prohibited and includes, but is not limited to, public intoxication, property destruction, disrespectful or obscene behavior, libel, slander, gambling, and conduct, which threaten the mental health, physical health, or safety of anyone.

    Failure to Comply
    Students are required to comply with directions and/or identify themselves to university officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties.

    Falsification of Information
    Forgery, falsification, alteration, or misuse of identification cards or misrepresentation of any kind to a university office or official is prohibited.

    Fire and Building Evacuation Policy
    All residents and their guests are expected to respond appropriately and immediately whenever a fire alarm is sounded or whenever severe weather requires residents to relocate to a safer place in the building.

    Fire Safety Equipment Policy
    Interference with, tampering, or misuse of fire alarms, emergency telephones, elevators, or other safety or security equipment or programs is prohibited.

    Guests, Visitation, and Escort Policy
    Hamline University's residential life office has adopted the following policy for residential guests and visitors.

    Intolerant Acts
    Residential Life Acts that negatively target a group or individual because of their group identity or perceived group identity are prohibited.

    Keys: Residential Students
    Residential students Lost keys and access cards must be reported immediately. Keys may not be duplicated or loaned to other students.

    Law Violations
    Violations of any federal, state, or local law are prohibited.

    Missing Student
    The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the University's response to reports of a missing student, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

    Network Connection Policy: Students
    The following policy outlines the guidelines for student use of Hamline University's network and the support limitation provided to student for resolving network connection.

    Pets: Residence Halls
    No pets or animals of any kinds may reside in student housing except fish. Trained service animals for people with disabilities will be permitted upon written approval of the university.

    Physical Abuse/Threats
    Physical abuse, verbal or written threat, intimidation, harassment, coercion, sexual violence, or conduct which threatens the health, well-being, or safety of any person is prohibited.

    Quiet Hours: Residence Halls
    Quiet hours begin at 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Quiet hours end at 9 a.m. each day.

    Recreation: Residence Halls
    Athletic or recreational games or use of recreational equipment are not allowed in the common areas of the residence halls, apartments, and houses.

    Residential Life Conduct Process
    Hamline University has adopted the following judicial process for residential students.

    Residential Students: Posted Policies
    Each student is responsible for all other posted or published residence hall policies.

    Room Capacity: Residence Halls
    No more than four times the official capacity of a room may be in a room at any given time (example: 12 people in a triple or three bedroom apartment) for socializing purposes. For single rooms and studios, a maximum of eight people are allowed in the room at the same time.

    Service and Therapy Animals Policy
    It is the desire of Hamline University (Hamline) to meet the needs of the entire Hamline community in an atmosphere characterized by inclusion, open communication, and personal concern. Hamline recognizes the importance of Service Animals and Therapy Animals to individuals with disabilities.

    Smoking: Residence Halls
    Students are not allowed to smoke in the residence halls. Smoking is allowed outside the residence hall at least 25 feet away from the building. Hookahs, e-cigs or waterpipes are not allowed in the Residence Halls.

    Theft: Residence Halls
    Theft of or illegal possession of any personal or university property or services is prohibited.

    Trash: Residence Halls
    Each student is responsible for removing his/her trash from the residence hall to a designated dumpster inside (Osborn, Peterson, and Schilling) or outside the building (Drew, Manor, and Sorin). Students who violate this policy will be fined $20 for each occurrence.

    Trespassing: Residence Halls
    Unauthorized entry, use, or occupation of university facilities is prohibited. Students are not allowed on any university roof. There is a $100 fine for being present on a roof.

    Vandalism: Residence Halls
    Willful and/or malicious action that results in damage to property is prohibited. This includes damage to personal property, damage to university property or facilities and unreported accidental damages.

    Weapons Policy: Residential Students
    Possession or use of any firearm, explosive, weapon, chemical, or other dangerous item by university students and/or their guests on residential living property or at a Residential Life function is prohibited.

    See an alphabetical list of all Hamline University policies.