WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR RESIDENCE HALLS
Furnishings in our different types of accommodations may differ. Here is a list of appliances and furniture that you can expect:
WHAT TO BRING, AND WHAT NOT TO BRING
|Suggested items to bring||Prohibited items|
|Additional toiletries and personal items||Window air conditioners|
|Hair dryer||Sun lamps|
|Bedding, blankets & pillow||Space heaters|
|Alarm clock||Halogen lamps/bulbs|
|Toaster ovens*||Electric percolators (exposed coil heating elements)|
|Microwave ovens*||Electric frying pans/griddles|
| Towels||Hot plates|
|Coffee maker||Electric cooking equipment|
|Indoor/Outdoor decorative lights|
*The only exception is that apartment residents may have toaster ovens, coffee makers, and microwave ovens. Apartments are equipped with kitchens, and all cooking appliances must be confined to the kitchen. Use or possession of any type of outdoor grill, hibachi, or open-flame container is prohibited.
Alcohol & Drugs
In Massachusetts, an individual must be twenty-one years of age to possess and consume alcohol. The University expects that all of its program participants abide by this law and abide by University regulations concerning alcohol and drug use.
Possession and consumption of alcohol is limited to individuals of legal age in a private apartment or bedroom within a residence hall. All occupants of a private bedroom or apartment where alcohol is being consumed must be of legal age. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in all residence hall common areas.
Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day. Stereos, radios, televisions, musical instruments, and all conversations must be kept to levels that will not interfere with other participants’ ability to function or sleep. Participants who encounter a noise problem may contact an External Events and Conference Housing staff member who will assist in addressing the situation.
Trash should be removed from individual rooms frequently. Each residence hall has trash disposal locations. Please consult the signage in the lobby or hallways to find the disposal location nearest to you.
Possession or use of items that could be used to harm or threaten another individual is prohibited. Those items include, but are not limited to pepper spray or mace, switchblades, knives, fake guns, tazers, BB guns, fireworks, ammunition, nunchaka (karate sticks), explosive devices, or firearms.
Fireworks of all kinds are considered explosive agents by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They are illegal and their use is prohibited.