Residential Policies The following policies are those that pertain to residential students of Hamline University. Alcohol PolicyStudents 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 HallsThe 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 HallsCooking is allowed only in kitchen areas in each residence hall or in the kitchens of the apartments. Damages and Alterations to Residence HallsStudents must maintain the housing unit in a clean and orderly condition. Disorderly ConductDisorderly 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 ComplyStudents 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 InformationForgery, falsification, alteration, or misuse of identification cards or misrepresentation of any kind to a university office or official is prohibited. Fire and Building Evacuation PolicyAll 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 PolicyInterference with, tampering, or misuse of fire alarms, emergency telephones, elevators, or other safety or security equipment or programs is prohibited. Guests, Visitation, and Escort PolicyHamline University's residential life office has adopted the following policy for residential guests and visitors. Intolerant ActsResidential Life Acts that negatively target a group or individual because of their group identity or perceived group identity are prohibited. Keys: Residential StudentsResidential students Lost keys and access cards must be reported immediately. Keys may not be duplicated or loaned to other students. Law ViolationsViolations of any federal, state, or local law are prohibited. Missing StudentThe 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: StudentsThe 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 HallsNo 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/ThreatsPhysical 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 HallsQuiet 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 HallsAthletic 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 ProcessHamline University has adopted the following judicial process for residential students. Residential Students: Posted PoliciesEach student is responsible for all other posted or published residence hall policies. Room Capacity: Residence HallsNo 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 PolicyIt 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 HallsStudents 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 HallsTheft of or illegal possession of any personal or university property or services is prohibited. Trash: Residence HallsEach 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 HallsUnauthorized 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 HallsWillful 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 StudentsPossession 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.