Conduct in Residence
Compliance with University Staff
Disruptive Behavior
Email Communication to Residents
Noise
Privacy
Soliciting and Use of Space for Business
Vandalism

Compliance with University Staff

All Penn students and their guests are expected to adhere to requests made by any University staff member performing his/her duties (including House Deans and Faculty, RA, GA, desk staff, custodial or Facilities staff or Residential Services staff).

Residents are expected to provide honest and accurate information in their interactions with University staff members. Back to top

Disruptive Behavior

No resident should engage in behavior that interferes with or compromises the personal safety or well-being of another. Behavior unsuitable for residential living, including, but not limited to, any practice that limits residents’ rights of equal use and access to room/suite/hall facilities, is not permitted. Residents should also not engage in conduct that is disorderly. Back to top

Email Communication to Residents

Email is one of the main methods used by College Houses and Residential Services to communicate with residents.  Residents are expected to check their Penn email of record on a regular basis and, when prompted, respond to University officials by email in a timely manner. Back to top

Noise

All on-campus residences adhere to 24 Hour Courtesy hours.

Courtesy Hours serve as a reminder to all residents of the primary rights to sleep and study within residential communities. Residents are expected to exercise courtesy when playing music or participating in other activity that may disrupt other residents and/or interfere with the attempts of others to study.

Quiet hours are in effect at the following times:  11:00 p.m until 9:00a.m. on weekdays (Sundays through Thursday) and 1:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on weekends (Friday and Saturday).  Quiet hours are in effect at all times during reading days and finals. Back to top

Privacy

All residents are encouraged to communicate clearly their needs regarding privacy matters with roommates and floor mates.  All residents should respect personal privacy within their student rooms and bathroom facilities.  Students who violate an individual’s privacy by entering their room without permission or invade their privacy within bathroom facilities will face disciplinary action that may result in their removal from their residence. Back to top

Soliciting and Use of Space for Business

Residents, visitors, and guests may not conduct or solicit commercial business in the residential buildings.  This includes leafleting under room doors and unapproved marketing efforts. Back to top

Vandalism

Residents, Visitors, and Guests are responsible for all costs related to intentional or negligent damage of University property within residential buildings. Back to top