• Policies

  • Residential Policies

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

    Click here to see an alphabetical list of all Hamline University policies.

    Alcohol Policy: Residential Students  
    In accordance with the University Alcohol Policy and state and federal laws around alcohol use, and to support an environment more conducive to the educational goals of the institution, students will be held responsible for the following tenets of the Alcohol Policy. 
    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 is allowed only in kitchen areas in each residence hall or in the kitchens of the apartments. 
    Students must maintain the housing unit in a clean and orderly condition. 
    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. 
    lllegal purchase, use, possession, or distribution of illegal or prescription drugs and paraphernalia is prohibited. 
    Students are required to comply with directions and/or identify themselves to university officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties. 
    Forgery, falsification, alteration, or misuse of identification cards or misrepresentation of any kind to a university office or official is prohibited. 
    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. 
    Interference with, tampering, or misuse of fire alarms, emergency telephones, elevators, or other safety or security equipment or programs is prohibited. 
    Hamline University's residential life office has adopted the following policy for residential guests and visitors. 
    Residential Life Acts that negatively target a group or individual because of their group identity or perceived group identity are prohibited. 
    Residential students Lost keys and access cards must be reported immediately. Keys may not be duplicated or loaned to other students. 
    Violations of any federal, state, or local law are prohibited 
    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. 
    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. 
    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, 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 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. 
    Athletic or recreational games or use of recreational equipment are not allowed in the common areas of the residence halls, apartments, and houses. 
    Hamline University has adopted the following judicial process for residential students. 
    Each student is responsible for all other posted or published residence hall policies. 
    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. 
    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 (or waterpipes) are not allowed in the Residence Halls. 
    Theft of or illegal possession of any personal or university property or services is prohibited. 
    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. 
    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. 
    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. 
    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.
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