Housing and Residential Life

Living Guide —Quiet Hours

Student reading a text book.

In residence hall areas, quiet hours are in effect during the following times:

  • Sunday – Thursday 8pm – 7am.
  • Friday  Saturday: Midnight – 9am plus evenings preceding University holidays

During these times, audio systems must be kept at a low volume or turned off. Any resident responsible for noise that disrupts other members of the community is in violation of this policy. During times of rigorous academic requirements, such as final exams, quiet hours will be extended to twenty-two hours per day.

In addition, there are consideration hours which are provided to respect the rights of others to study and sleep twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Careful attention must be paid to control the noise of even normal activities due to the density of residence hall living. High noise levels of audio systems, voices, or activities are never acceptable in residence halls.

Due to the quiet and consideration hours, the playing of amplified musical instruments within residence hall rooms is not allowed. Non-amplified instruments are permitted only if the volume is respectful to quiet and consideration hours. However, each residence hall provides a music room in which instruments can be played. Keys for this room can be checked out from the reception desk.