Pictures, posters, and other items used to decorate a student’s room are encouraged as long as they do not create a health or fire hazard or damage the room. Residents may not nail or drill into the walls. Decorations must be limited to no more than 20% of your door and walls and should not be offensive in nature. All decorations are subject to the approval of roommates. All decorations visible through the window or on the door should be appropriate. Pictures and other materials that may be considered objectionable are not to be displayed in areas that may be visible outside the student’s room. Residents are not permitted to paint their rooms. Students may be charged for painting any portion of their room and/or charged the cost of repainting. Miniature holiday string lights or rope lights may be used for only 90 days total and only surrounding the holiday if: they are appropriately hung/attached to the wall, are UL/FM approved, and are plugged directly into the wall outlet or approved surge protector. Battery powered lights are allowed year round, but must still follow the previosly listed and below listed guidelines.

  • Holiday Decorations

If students decorate their rooms for the holidays, these guidelines must be followed:

  • Trees and other greenery must be artificial and must have proof of flame
  • Fire alarm pull stations, fire extinguisher cabinets, smoke detectors, sprinkler heads, and exit signs must not be covered, and exits must not be
  • Street/Road Signs

Street/Road signs are considered the property of the respective government agencies where located and any inappropriate removal or possession by unauthorized individuals may result in judicial or legal action. Individuals possessing street/road signs may be requested to provide proof of ownership.

  • Wallpaper and Border
  • Wallpaper and border are not permitted.