Keystone College Policies


Residence Hall Pet Policy

Students living in the residence halls are allowed to have pets such as: fish, frogs, turtles, hermit crabs and other aquatic pets. These pets are allowed in the residence halls in tanks but the tanks are not to exceed 10 gallons.

The following items are prohibited in the residence halls:

  • Any reptiles such as snakes or lizards (with the exception of turtles)
  • Any mammals including but not limited to: cats, dogs, rodents, etc.
  • Any kind of birds
  • Tarantulas

Exemptions are granted for animals which assist people with disabilities. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to ask any student to remove their pet from the residence halls if causes an inconvenience, safety or health concern to the student population. All pets should be taken home over semester breaks. All electrical items (including aquariums) are unplugged during breaks. The College will not be held responsible for the safety of the pets in the event of a power failure or an emergency.

Updated 8/28/2012

Contact Information

Office of Residence Life
Phone: 570-945-8271
Email: residencelife@keystone.edu

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