Keystone College Policies
Residence Halls Noise and Public Disturbances
An atmosphere conducive to normal living and study must be maintained 24 hours a day/seven days a week in the residence halls. The individual student’s conduct in the residence hall has a direct effect on other residents. Therefore, respect for the rights and freedoms of other residents should be the basic guideline for your behavior. For this reason, the college insists that all students exercise responsibility, thoughtfulness and restraint in the production of noise of any kind: vocal, musical, recorded, or mechanical.
The Residence Life Office will establish minimum guidelines. Students residing in each hall, wing and suite may further restrict quiet hours for their area and must take responsibility for enforcing these hours.
Quiet hours are those hours during which noise is not loud enough to disrupt the study or sleep environment of students. They are as follows:
- Sunday - Thursday 11:00 PM to 11:00 AM
- Friday - Saturday 11:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day in ALL residence halls. Courtesy hours are those hours during which the noise level is not above what would be expected in a typical household residence. Courtesy hours also means showing courtesy for fellow residents by acknowledging requests made for sleep or study.
The College understands that different students have different conceptions of what constitutes noise in excess of what is allowed by the above guidelines. Therefore, the
Resident Assistants, in consultation with the Senior Resident Assistants and Area Coordinators, will make the determination of acceptable noise levels.
Office of Residence Life