Keystone College Policies


Residence Hall Occupancy Policy

Students living in the residence halls must be registered, full time (12+ credits) students at Keystone College. Students who fall below full time status (less than 12 credits) will need approval and must submit a written request to the Office of Residence Life, located on the 2nd floor of Sickler Hall, to remain living in the residence halls for the duration of the semester. This request must clearly state the reason(s) why the student wishes to carry fewer than twelve (12) credit hours and still live in the residence hall. Approval must come from the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Coordinator of Housing. Students who fail to attend classes on a regular basis may be subject to expulsion from the residence halls.

Students may reside in the residence halls during the academic year when classes are in session. Students are not allowed to stay in the residence halls over breaks or when the residence halls are closed. Students are responsible to make arrangements to stay with family or friends over breaks or when the residence halls are closed.

Students may reside in the residence halls when the residence halls are closed only if the student is participating in an approved Keystone College sponsored activity (Athletics, Student Activities, Academic related project, etc.). To be eligible to reside in the residence halls over breaks or when the halls are closed, the following needs to be done:

  • Student must submit a written request or email to the Office of Residence Life detailing the reason for needing to stay in the residence halls.
  • Coaches or faculty/staff advisors should contact the Office of Residence Life to confirm a student’s request and need to stay in the residence halls.
  • All requests should be made at least two (2) weeks in advance.
  • Coaches or faculty/staff advisors will be responsible for the conduct of their students over breaks or when the residence halls are closed and there is no residence life staff available. Inappropriate conduct within the halls during this time period may result in loss of privilege, causing the student to not be eligible to remain in the residence halls during breaks or when the halls are closed.

All student requests will be reviewed by the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life will deliver the formal decision of the student request, in writing, after the request has been submitted.

Meningitis Vaccination
Since 2002, Pennsylvania Law has required all students living in college residence life housing to have a meningococcal vaccine.

First-year students
First-year students who live outside a 50-mile radius from Keystone College and who are under the age of 21 must live on campus if they are not residing with a parent or legal guardian. There are two residence halls (Moffat and Frear) designated for first-year students. The residence halls compliment what happens in the classroom through the First Year Experience Community (FYE). The FYE Community focuses programming on adjusting to college, life skills, personal growth and social development.

8/28/2012

Contact Information

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

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