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Residential Life

RESIDENCE LIFE

The following information pertains to Manor College students who reside in the St. Josaphat Residence Hall.

Manor College is a private Catholic College founded by the religious Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, who follow the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Catholic values of respect and reverence for the unique dignity of the human person.  These values teach that human sexuality is a God-given gift which is not to be trivialized.  Therefore, the proper context for sexual union is an all-encompassing union of life within the sacred context of marriage.  All behavior in Manor College’s Residence Hall is to be governed by these core values.


Admittance – Students must have all financial obligations incurred for living in the Residence Hall met prior to moving in. The student has the full responsibility of communicating with the various departments such as Admissions, Financial Aid and the Bursar to provide what is needed to assure they are cleared financially.  This includes payments being made through a payment plan. The Residence Hall does NOT handle billing or financial aid matters.  To protect the student from financial complications (debt collection, negative reports to credit agencies, etc.) verification that financial obligations are met is strictly enforced.  In order to be admitted to the Residence Hall, students MUST submit a COMPLETED and official student medical form and immunization record.  An emergency contact person is required and must be a parent or legal guardian.  Students are required to update this information with the Residence Coordinator as changes occur.


Age Requirements Students age 24 years and older are not permitted to reside in the Manor College Resident Hall without special permission.


Alcohol and Drug Policy– The Alcohol and Drug Policy will be presented by the Dean of Students to all incoming students and parents during Freshman Orientation in September. In addition, Resident Assistants will review the Manor College Alcohol and Drug Policy with ALL resident students at floor meetings. 

There will be TWO MANDATORY educational programs on Drug and Alcohol Abuse per academic year.  Resident students not attending these sessions will receive a fine and a minor violation.


Babysitting – Babysitting is not permitted in the Residence Hall under any circumstances.  All children under the age of thirteen must be supervised by the visiting adult at all times and are not permitted to stay in the Residence Hall overnight under any circumstances.


Bag Checks – Security officers will conduct random bag checks throughout the year.  This policy applies to both students and visitors to the Residence Hall.  Items checked will include book bags, gym bags, luggage, laundry hampers, pocketbooks, boxes, grocery bags, and any containers brought in or out of the dorm when the contents cannot be clearly seen and identified.  All checks are recorded by the security officer with student or visitor name, time, and date. Refusal of bag checks will result in disrespect for authority violation.


Cable Television – Basic cable is provided to each room.  If, during the academic year, a resident discovers that he/she is having difficulties with his/her cable service, the resident must contact the Residence Hall Coordinator.  If a resident arranges for repair on his/her own, the service person will be sent away. 


Conservation – It is important, especially during the coldest periods of the year, that students use electrical energy wisely.  The following suggestions will assist in the conservation of heat:

Make certain nothing is blocking the heater.  Move all items 10-12 inches away from the heater. 

Keep all windows and curtains closed to keep out drafts.

Use lights and personal electrical appliances sparingly.

Make certain that the heat register is open by turning the knob to the left.


Disciplinary Policy Related to Suspension or Dismissal from the Residence Hall – Students suspended from the Residence Hall are responsible for providing their own housing during the suspension and any appeals process. No refunds are given for room or board for the remainder of the semester in which a student is dismissed.  Students dismissed from the Residence Hall may purchase their meals in the Dining Hall.  Students dismissed from the Residence Hall for disciplinary reasons will not be able to return to the Residence Hall for the remainder of their time at Manor College.  


The Dean of Students’ primary concern is the safety and welfare of all students attending Manor College. Therefore, if a disciplinary sanction results in a suspension or dismissal of a Residence Hall student from the Residence Hall or the College, at any time other than at the end of the semester, a phone call will be made to the parents/guardians or a certified/return receipt requested letter will be mailed to the parents/guardians notifying them of the action that was taken.  Resident students age 21 and over must have signed a disciplinary waiver in order for the Dean of Students to disclose to parents or guardians the full details for the suspension or dismissal. 

Violations of Residence Hall Policy that occur during a single semester will be reviewed by the Resident Coordinator before a Resident Student’s Contract will be renewed for the following semester.  Manor College reserves the right to not renew a Resident Student’s Room and Board Contract.


Resident Student’s whose Room and Board Contract is not renewed will be notified by the Resident Coordinator, and told to remove their belongings from the room in which they have resided, and to complete the necessary move-out process, including cleaning the room, returning their room key and ID card to Campus Security, and, if necessary, obtaining a new ID card that indicates their status change.


The Dean of Student reserves the right to immediately dismiss a student. The student can still appeal the infraction, but they cannot live in the Residence Hall during the interim.


Electrical Appliances – All appliances must be UL listed.  Cooking is not permitted in the Residence Hall rooms (with the exception of Micro-Fridge use).  All extension cords must be UL listed and surge protected with built-in circuit breakers. Overloaded extension cords and cords under rugs are not allowed.

Appliances permitted in resident rooms:  Small lamps, heating pads, small fans, TV/VCR/DVD, computers, radios, electrical power surge strips, grooming aids with auto shut-off, micro-fridges provided by the College.


Appliances NOT permitted in resident rooms: Heating and immersion coils, space heaters, electric cooking devices (i.e. hot plates, skillets, toasters, toaster ovens, popcorn poppers, Foreman grills), air conditioners, electric blankets (unless medically necessary - doctor’s note is required), free-standing halogen torchiere lamps, and electrical items with frayed wires.  Also NOT permitted in resident rooms are electrical grooming aids without auto shut-off (hair curlers, flat irons, etc.). Ironing should be done in the service room and not in resident rooms. 


Email - Students residing in the Residence Hall must establish their Manor College e-mail account within 24 hours of occupying their rooms, at the beginning of the semester.  (Instructions to achieve this are made available on the Manor Website, and in the Computer/Study Room 104, on the first floor of the Residence Hall.)   Failing to establish a Manor College e-mail account will not be considered an acceptable excuse for not knowing information issued by staff and/or faculty of the college.


Emergency Contact Information – Students are required to inform the Residence Coordinator, in writing, and, as soon as possible, about any changes to the parent/ legal guardian contact information.


Facilities

Lower Level

  • Vending Machines:  An assortment of snacks and beverages is available.


First, Second and Third floors each have a bathroom, kitchen, laundry, and a trash chute:  

Kitchens - Equipped with stove, microwave, refrigerator, and eating area.  Students are responsible for maintaining an orderly kitchen.

Laundry - Card-operated washers and dryers are available for student use. Each student supplies his/her own laundry products.

Trash Chute:  Students are responsible for emptying their personal trash. Bottles and large boxes may NOT be put in the trash chute since this causes blockage.  Large amounts of trash should be deposited directly into the trash dumpster located on the side of the Residence Hall.


First Floor

Student Rooms:  

Student Rooms:  101, 102, 105, 106

Residence Hall 24 hour Security Office:  Residence Hall Entrance

Security Services Office (Room 103):  Open daily 9:00am to 3:00pm

Health Services (Room 107):  Open 10am to 2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  Residence Hall Coordinator’s Office: Center for coordination of all activities regarding the Residence Hall. Office hours for the Residence Hall Coordinator are posted outside the office door.

Co-Ed Social Lounge:  Open 24 hours to all students. Commuters may use the lounge  for studying, completion of assignments and general computer research only during quiet hours. Equipped with vending machines, furniture, a TV and DVD for use by students and their guests.  No furniture or electronic equipment shall be removed from the lounges for private use. Any groups interested in using this lounge for programs must obtain permission from the Residence Hall Coordinator.

Computer Lab (Room 104):  Open 24 hours. Equipped with computers for use by residents and commuters. Commuters must provide a Manor ID. A printer is also available. Students should supply their own paper and may ask a resident assistant for help with loading. Quiet hour rules apply at all times in the Computer Lab. Use of the Residence Hall Computer Room is for studying, completion of assignments and general computer research only. No food or drink are allowed in the Residence Hall Computer Lab at any time Inappropriate computer use will result in loss of privileges.


Second Floor

Student Rooms:  201 – 222

•       Sun Porch:  Furnished with modern outdoor furniture where students can socialize and relax without leaving the Residence Hall.   Hours: Open daily from 10am – 10pm, weather permitting.  

Residence Hall Coordinator’s Apartment: Private living quarters for the Residence Hall Coordinator.

Third Floor

Student Rooms:  301 - 323.


Family Visitation – Families may visit resident students in their rooms.  The resident student must register his/her family members using the sign-in procedure at the Security Department Main Desk. Additionally, all family members age 13 and older MUST present a photo ID to enter the Residence Hall. If a family member does not have a picture ID card, they must still be signed in, but can visit only in the social lounge on the first floor.  Please see the Residence Hall Coordinator for arrangements for overnight housing.


Fees – The Bursar’s Office handles ALL BILLING. 


Fire Drills - Evacuation - Residence Hall – Resident students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the Fire and Emergency Evacuation Procedures, as well as all emergency procedures listed in the handbook. Lives depend on every member of the Manor community knowing how to respond in emergency situations.  

Fire drills are conducted on a regular basis in the Residence Hall and planned by the Assistant Director of Security according to State law. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for twice yearly fire safety training for residents. In addition to knowing and following the directives given under Emergency Procedures, the following information is specifically for resident students. 


When the Fire Alarm is sounded, you and any guests you may have MUST EXIT IMMEDIATELY – regardless of whether it’s food fire, fire drill, or fire. NEVER listen to anyone suggesting staying behind in the room when the alarm is sounded.  YOU MUST EXIT. ALL occupants of the building must immediately evacuate in a quick, calm, orderly manner via the nearest exit.

Please refer to the fire map located in each room. If exits are blocked, stay near a window and yell for help.


Once you exit, YOU MUST GO TO THE TENNIS COURT.  YOU MUST GET AWAY FROM THE RESIDENCE HALL BUILDING.  Do not stand in front of the building.  Do not go to your car.  Do not attempt to leave campus, either on foot or in a vehicle. 


Roll call will be taken at the tennis court to make certain everyone has exited the building. 


No student is permitted to re-enter the building until the Residence Hall Coordinator or a designee has given the “all clear” signal. 


Any student who does not exit the building in response to a fire alarm will receive a sanction and a fine.


Fire Safety - Please see Dangerous Materials and Tampering with Safety Equipment under Major Violations. 

All persons entering the Residence Hall must ALWAYS leave their ID cards with the Security Officer on duty at the Residence Hall 24 hour Security Office window.

No ID in the box could result in a SERIOUS TRAGEDY during a fire.  It indicates a student is not in the building, when the student might actually be in her/his room sleeping.  Avoidable tragedy could result.

Open Flame Devices including but not limited to candles, incense, potpourri pots, and oil burning lamps, are prohibited in the Residence Hall, even if only for decorative purposes.

Holiday Decorations Natural Christmas trees and wreaths, because they are highly combustible, are prohibited. All holiday lighting must be UL listed. Holiday decorations that are considered excessive and a potential fire hazard are prohibited. (See the Residence Hall Coordinator for approval of any questionable decorations.)


General Courtesy – Standards of common courtesy and respect for the rights of others are essential.  Student behavior that infringes on the rights of others is not acceptable. Each resident has the right and is encouraged to directly ask students who are engaging in disruptive or inappropriate behavior to stop.  If the problem is not corrected, the resident should contact a Residence Hall staff member. Violators will be held accountable.  See Minor Violations.


GPA Requirement - Any student who fails to achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA at midterm will be required to attend tutoring sessions in the Learning Center, based on analysis of academic weaknesses. The RC will work with the student’s advisor to determine what types of tutoring would best help the student. If the issues are non-academic, the counseling office will also be consulted. Intervention will begin at the first sign of trouble. If a student refuses tutoring/support, he/she will be placed on probation.


There is a minimum GPA requirement for all students who wish to live in the Residence Hall. Failure to achieve a minimum 1.5 semester GPA will place students on

probation. Failure to achieve a minimum 1.5 GPA for 2 sequential semesters will result in dismissal from the hall.


Guest Policy – The guest policy provides resident students with the opportunity for informal social interaction and interpersonal growth.  The College views any visitation within the Residence Hall as a privilege.  This privilege, however, may be revoked if safety, privacy or any other concerns warrant such action.  It is expected that each resident and her/his guests will conduct themselves with respect for the rights of others.  All guests must adhere to General Campus and Residence Hall Policies.  Resident students are responsible for the actions of their guests.  Resident hosts must remain with their visitors at all times while in the Residence Hall. The resident student must personally sign in his/her guests at the Residence Hall 24-hour Security Office Window. Students MUST personally escort their guests back to the Security Station at the end of their visit. 

All guests (friends and family members), when visiting the residents’ rooms, must leave a copy of their picture ID card with the Security Officer on duty at the Residence Hall 24-hour Security Office window. Visitors with no picture ID will only be permitted to be signed in to visit the lounge on the first floor. However, subject additionally to the Children on Campus policy, minors who are vouched-for and signed-in relatives of resident students, may be present in the residence hall, but only if accompanied at all times by the resident student and their parent(s) / guardian(s) in the residence hall.  All non-resident Manor students visiting the dorm must leave their Manor College student ID with Security Office upon entering.

Overnight Guests

• No overnight guests will be allowed in the Residence Hall during midterms and finals.

• No overnight guests under 18 years of age are permitted.

• Overnight guests are welcome in the Residence Hall Thursday through Saturday only.  

• All overnight guests must be signed in by 12 midnight. All overnight guests must leave by 12 noon.  Students must personally escort overnight guests back to the Security station, and/or they must be re-signed in as a day guest for four additional hours only.

*NO STUDENT MAY SUBLEASE OR RENT OUT THEIR ROOM AT ANYTIME. (Violations of this will result in immediate dismissal of the Residence Hall)


Permission from the roommate, a written request from the host student and authorization from the Resident Coordinator are all necessary.  Forms are available at the Resident Coordinator’s Office.  The authorization form and request form must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance.

An individual who does not reside in the Residence Hall may stay in the Residence Hall no more than two consecutive nights and a maximum total of eight (8) overnight stays are allowed per semester, regardless of whose guest they are.  For example, if an individual stayed one night with eight (8) separate resident students in one semester, that person would not be allowed to stay overnight in the Residence Hall for the rest of that semester.

Visitation
Each Residence Hall Student may sign in a maximum of two visitors at any one time.

Hours

• Sunday -Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

• Friday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. 

  1. Female guests are not permitted to use the male restrooms and male guests are not permitted to use the female restrooms.
  2. Male residents are permitted on the female resident floor(s) and female residents are permitted on the male resident floor only during visitation hours.
  3. Each room may have two guests per resident (of the room).  Example: A double room may have only four visitors at a time, but only if both roommates are available.
  4. In the event of a predicted snowstorm, non-residents will not be permitted to be signed in for visitation.
  5. Violations or misuse of policies will result in suspension of guest privileges.
  6. The Residence Hall Coordinator has the right to cancel visitation at any time.

Visitors are allowed in the residents’ room for the duration of the day when they sign in at the security desk. Guests must have a picture ID to be copied by security.  No visitors or overnight guests are permitted during midterms and finals with the exception of the Student Lounge or Computer Lab. Commuters using the Residence Hall Computer Lab and Student Lounge during these times should do so for the purposes of studying, completion of assignments and general computer research only.

 

Non-resident students must vacate the Residence Hall no later than 11:00 PM Sunday through Thursday, and 1:00 AM Friday and Saturday, unless utilizing the Student Lounge or Computer Lab for study purposes or as otherwise stated (i.e., during mid-term and final exams, hazardous conditions, etc.).


Hall Sports – For safety, playing of sports and bouncing or throwing balls in the Residence Hall is prohibited.


Hallways and Stairwells – All stairwells should be kept clear and allow for easy passage at all times. Resident students and their guests are not permitted to socialize in the stairwells due to fire safety regulations.  No personal property should be stored in the hallways at any time.  An item not removed after one warning will be confiscated.


Housekeeping Personnel – Housekeeping is responsible for maintaining the public areas in the Residence Hall: hallways, lounges, kitchens, bathrooms, and stairwells.  Housekeeping is not responsible for cleaning resident rooms or emptying waste baskets from resident rooms.


ID Cards-Resident – All Resident Students are required to possess a Manor College Student ID card. 

Resident Students are required to surrender their Manor College ID cards to the Security Officer on duty at the Residence Hall 24 hour Security Office window before entry to the Residence Hall is permitted. Resident students must retrieve their Manor College ID cards before exiting the building.


Lost ID Cards - In the event a resident student loses his/her ManorCard, a Temporary ID card will be issued, which will be valid until the following business day. The student must return the Temporary ID card to the Security Services Office, Room 103, by the due date indicated on the Temporary ID card, and either produce his/her Permanent ID card, or obtain a new one.  Resident Students who fail to return their Temporary ID card by the due date will be issued a new Permanent ID card, and the Temporary ID card will be taken and logged in as returned.  A fee of $10.00 is charged for lost Temporary ID cards. 

If you believe your ManorCard is lost or stolen and cannot be found, simply visit the Web Account Care Center at https://manor.campuscardcenter.com to deactivate your account, or call 215-885-2360 x274 to have it deactivated for the safe-keeping of your accounts.  

If you find your ManorCard after it has been reported lost, you may reactivate the Blue Jay Bucks account if (1) the re-activate request is received within two days of the card being suspended and (2) a new card has not yet been issued. You can reactivate your Blue Jay Bucks account at the Web Account Care Center by visiting https://manor.campuscardcenter.com


Illness and Absence – Students are required to report all illnesses and absences to the Residence Hall Coordinator or Resident Assistant as soon as possible.  If prolonged absence is necessary or planned, students must notify the Residence Hall Coordinator and the Dean of Academic Affairs. If a Resident Student becomes aware of the need for an extended absence from the Residence Hall (24 hours or more), you are asked to contact the Resident Coordinator as soon as possible to advise her of your absence.  This can be done via e-mail or by calling 215-885-2360  ext.  295, between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.  After 5:00pm and before 9:00am, you should contact the Campus Security Department directly, at 215-885-2360 ext. 292.


Inspection - Room inspections are conducted on an as-needed basis.  Resident Students whose room inspections fail will have 24 hours, or less, to correct the issues indicated, in order to avoid fines and/or sanctions. Resident Students who do not maintain a clean room free of garbage and debris will be subject to possible fines and/or sanctions.


Keys – Upon entering the Residence Hall, all residents are issued a room key.  If the resident should lose his/her key, he/she must notify the Residence Hall Coordinator.   If a key is broken off in the key core, the resident will be responsible for the cost of a new key core and key, plus any other costs involved.  Total charge will be determined by the locksmith at time of service.  A fee of $25 will be charged for lost keys.

Room keys must be turned in if the resident is permanently exiting the Residence Hall or exiting at the end of the spring semester.


Liability for Damages – Damage done to the College’s property by resident students or their guests is the full responsibility of the resident students.  Resident students causing damages will be charged for repairs and may be subject to further disciplinary action.  When damage is in public areas and the resident or residents responsible for the damage cannot be ascertained, assessment will be in the following ways:

Damage occurring on a specific floor is charged equally among all members of the floor.

Damage occurring in public areas and the social lounge is charged equally among all members of the entire Residence Hall.


Lock-Outs – If a resident is locked out of his or her room, he or she must go to the Security Desk for assistance. A Security Officer, the Resident Coordinator, or a Resident Assistant may let a student into the student’s assigned room.  No individual will be granted access to a room that they are not assigned to. The RC reserves the right to impose lockout charges if lockouts become a burden to security and staff. 


Mail Delivery -  Mail can be picked up from the Residence Coordinator’s Office during office hours only. Large packages and boxes can be picked up from the College Receptionist in the Library Building.


Main Entrance Access – For security reasons, the outside door will be locked at all times.  Students must use the doorbell to enter the Residence Hall.  All other access doors are locked and alarmed.  These doors are used for emergencies and fire drills only.


Mandatory Meetings – Residents must attend all mandatory meetings.  Failure to do so is deemed a violation and will result in appropriate sanction.


Meal PlanIncluded in your room and board charge for use in the dining hall.  All unused meal plan dollars are non-refundable and expire at the end of the term. 


Medical Policy Notification of an emergency room visit will be made to the parents or legal guardians of any student requiring hospital treatment for medical or mental health emergencies

Residents who have a physical and/or psychological condition that may subject them or others to a health risk or physical danger may be required by the College to follow certain guidelines in order to remain in the Residence Hall and/or at the College.  These requirements may include, but are not limited to, obtaining proper medical treatment, and providing certification by a licensed, approved health care provider that the student has no communicable disease and not other restrictions to living in the residence hall or attending class.

In order to return to the campus and/or the Residence Hall from an extended or serious illness or psychological crisis, a student must provide a doctor’s note with signature and contact information, and any other required documentation releasing him/her to return to the Residence Hall and College. This will be reviewed by the appropriate staff member/s including: the Dean of Students, the Health Services Coordinator, the Residence Hall Coordinator, and the Director of Counseling Services. 

Residents with highly communicable diseases (which may include, but are not limited to: Measles, Meningitis, Mumps, German Measles, and Chicken Pox) MUST leave the campus for the duration of the disease.  Resident students will be assisted in making necessary arrangements to notify parents or guardians.  Residents with diseases of lower communicability (which may include, but are not limited to, hepatitis, HIV, AIDS) will be dealt with on an individual basis.  


Medical Form / Immunization Record – Prior to entering the Residence Hall, all residents are required to have a physician complete the Manor College Medical/Immunization Form, including the Meningitis vaccination form. All residents are required to have the following: Tetanus/Diptheria; MMR #1; MMR #2; PPD; Hepatitis B #1; #2; #3; Meningitis; & Rabies #1; #2; #3 (Rabies for Veterinary Tech Students only). 

NO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED TO MOVE INTO THE RESIDENCE HALL WITHOUT THE COMPLETED MANOR COLLEGE MEDICAL FORM.


Medications – All students are responsible for their own over-the-counter and/or prescribed medications.  All personal medications must be kept in a safe and secure place.  It is against the Manor College Drug and Alcohol Policy for students to share with or sell their prescription medication to others or to be in possession of prescription medication that is not expressly labeled for their use. Please keep medications in original container.


Moving Out – It is the resident’s responsibility to officially check out of his or her room.  All residents must arrange a checkout time at the end of each academic semester, if permanently exiting mid-semester, or for a room change.  During this time the Residence Hall staff will note any damages on the Room Inspection Form. Failure to complete the move out process will result in a $35 fine. 

  • Room keys must be turned in.
  • Rooms are to be left in the same condition they were in upon entering. 
  • Refrigerators must be defrosted and cleaned. 
  • All trash must be removed from the room.  
  • Resident/s will be charged for any room damages that occurred while they were occupying the room and for any missing keys or room furnishings.
  • Checkout procedures are the responsibility of each resident.  A friend or roommate may not check out for a resident.


Opening and Closing of the Residence Hall – Dates and times of the Residence Hall opening and closing will be posted in the Residence Hall.  No student may remain in the Residence Hall after a scheduled closing time or enter the Residence Hall before a scheduled opening time without special permission from the Residence Hall Coordinator.


Parking All students residing in the Residence Hall MUST register their cars with the Residence Hall Coordinator and Security. Manor is not responsible for any damage to your car or for any theft of the car or its contents.  Cars should be locked at all times.


Pets – Pets are not permitted in the Residence Hall.


Quiet Hours – It is the responsibility of all residents to keep noise to a minimum.  Each resident has the right to reasonable quiet for studying purposes and for rest.  Residents have the right to request that other residents control their noise. If the student making noise does not comply with the request, the student who made the request should inform a Residence Hall staff member who will pursue the matter.  Violators of this policy are subject to disciplinary action.

Quiet hours are Sunday-Thursday from 11:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from     1:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Quiet Hours are in effect 24 hours during Midterms and Finals. Violations during 24 Hour Quiet Hours will result in a fine.

The following should be practiced during Quiet Hours:

1. No shouting in or near the building.

2. Keep voices at a normal volume in hallways, bathrooms, stairwells, and on the benches outside the Residence Hall.

3. No running or boisterous behavior in the halls or stairwells.

4. No loud conversations in front of the Dental Center.

5. No loud music that can be heard outside of residents’ rooms.

6. To control noise after midnight, students are not permitted to congregate near the Residence Hall.  When leaving the grounds after 12 midnight, students are requested to do so quietly.


Noise is considered too loud when:  

It can be heard outside a room with the door closed.

It can be heard at the other end of the hallway.

It can be heard on the floor above or below.

It is produced inside the Residence Hall and can be heard outside.

It is produced outside and can be heard inside the Residence Hall or any other campus building. 


Conduct and Outside Noise (from 11:00 pm to 10:00 am)

Expectation of Residence Hall students while on Manor College grounds (including sitting or riding in a vehicle):  Refrain from using abusive and profane language, engaging in provocative or sexual activities, participating in the distribution and/or consumption of any illegal substance, including alcohol.  (See Appropriate Behavior under General Campus Policies.)


Parking Lot – For safety reason the Speed Limit for the Parking Lot is 10mph. Any violations will result in fine. Local police departments might be notified for repeated offenders. 


Room Search Policy

Access/Room Entry

While the office of Residence Life makes every reasonable attempt to respect students' privacy, it reserves the right to enter a room and, if deemed necessary, to conduct a search of a room. Typically, Residence Life personnel will limit room entry to the following instances:

  1. Health and Safety Inspections - To adequately maintain the residential facilities, health and safety inspections are conducted to ensure a clean environment and that no policy violations are occurring.
  2. Administrative Searches - Administrative searches are conducted because of suspicion that a college rule or regulation has been violated and that evidence of a violation will likely be found in a particular place. Authorization is given by the Dean of Students, Resident Coordinator, or Manger of Public Safety. The student whose room/belongings are in question shall be present whenever possible; however, administrative searches may take place without a room's occupant(s) being present. At the conclusion of a search the student will be notified of the outcome and the names and titles of all persons conducting the search. Administrative searches are not generally conducted for the purpose of criminal prosecution.
  3. Facility Work - to provide routine, emergency, or preventative custodial and/or maintenance work.
  4. Personal Emergencies - to respond to an indication of danger to life, health, or property.
  5. Policy Violation – to respond when there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation of College or Housing policy is occurring.

Only authorized college personnel are permitted to conduct room searches. When it is necessary for authorized college personnel to search a student's room when an occupant is not present, two authorized college personnel must observe the search



Refrigerator Rentals – Micro-fridge units are provided in each room.  Personal refrigerators are not permitted.  Students are responsible for keeping the unit clean and not abusing its purpose.  Failure to do this will result in charges for damages.


Right of Entry – Residence Hall staff has certain rights to enter a resident’s room without the resident’s permission if there is reasonable cause to believe that the College rules are being violated and/or medical or maintenance emergencies need immediate attention.  For safety reasons, during dorm closings, the Residence Hall Coordinator will enter every room to make certain that all electrical appliances have been removed from their outlets and check that all windows are properly secured and smoke detectors are working properly.


Room Assignments –   

  • All housing is based upon availability of spaces. 
  • To be eligible for on-campus housing, a student must be full-time.  A student who drops to part-time status may remain in the residence hall only if they are in good academic, disciplinary and financial standing, and with the permission of the Resident Coordinator. 
  • Returning students will have the opportunity to request their room during the spring semester.  Priority is then given to new full-time students, according to the date that the housing deposit is received by the College. 
  • Room assignments for new students will be made during the summer months.  
  • Because of limited residential space, Manor College cannot guarantee on-campus housing.
  • Students with special circumstances that would necessitate their living on campus may petition the Resident Coordinator, in writing, for a higher priority for housing than the policy might otherwise stipulate.
  • Students who live within a commutable distance may be asked to consider commuting for a semester or more, until such time as a room assignment is available.
  • Students will be permitted to begin residency only upon full payment of their bill and submission of both a completed vaccination record, including the meningococcal vaccination, and a completed health form, signed by the student and physician (and parent, if required).

The Residence Hall Coordinator makes room assignments according to students’ requests whenever possible.  Residents who find themselves without a roommate during the semester will be asked to accommodate another student or pay the private room fee.  Private rooms, if available, are charged at a higher rate.

Private room requests are granted based on the following criteria:

1. Sophomore status

2. Availability

3. At the discretion of the Residence Hall Coordinator


Term Switch

o If your roommate moves out of your room, you will have 14 days to complete room consolidation. 

o The Resident Coordinator will appoint you a new roommate and the two students must consolidate into the appointed room.

o If the student does not wish to participate in room consolidation, the student will need the Resident Coordinator’s approval, as well as a $400 additional fee for a single room.


Room Changes – Room changes may be permitted during the first two weeks of the fall semester and at any other time designated by the Residence Hall Coordinator.  In order to change rooms, residents must fill out a Room Change Request Form at which time a Room Inspection Form will be completed.  Keys must be returned to the Security Information Officer.  Furniture cannot be removed from any room or public area.  The Residence Hall Coordinator approves all room changes and has the right to make room/roommate changes for the welfare of the Residence Hall and its residents. No resident is allowed to move without going through the proper procedure.


Room Repairs – Requests for room repairs should be directed to the Residence Coordinator, who, in turn, will place a work order for repairs with the Manor College Maintenance Department.  


Room Responsibility – Students are responsible for their room and furnishings.  All rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, and desk, chair.  No furniture may be removed from the room.  Items are not allowed to be screwed or nailed to walls, ceilings, or doors.  Beds are not permitted to be dismantled nor may mattresses be placed on the floors.  For safety, no beds may be placed on each other or on furniture to form a “bunk bed”.   Failure to comply with this policy will result in a fine.  


Posters and other items to be displayed on walls and doors must be attached with painters tape only. Damages to the wall can result in assigned fines to fix damaged walls.


Room Security – Room Security is very important for the protection of all residents’ personal belongings.  It is mandatory that students keep their doors locked when leaving their rooms for any reason, even for a short length of time.  Failure to do so will result in sanctions and/or fines. Manor College is not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of any personal belongings under any circumstances. 


Examples of charges that can be accrued: 

Lost Room Key                                         $ 25

Double face tape on walls, door, and ceiling $ 25

Bulletin board damage                                 $ 20

Key Core Replacement                                 per Locksmith

Damaged furniture: includes chair, desk,
dresser, Mattress/box spring/bed, etc         
Replacement costs will be charged 

Painting: any or all surfaces of room, etc. Painter’s fees will be charged accordingly.

Damages to walls, replacement or repairs to  Repair/replacement costs will be charged 

small and/or large screens, replacement or 

repairs to small and/or large glass windows, 

etc

Failure to complete check-out procedure $200 Security Deposit Forfeited plus any additional charges


All fees are subject to change.


Social Lounge – Open 24 hours to all Manor College students. Commuters will not be allowed to visit resident’s rooms without being signed in as a guest with a resident. After midnight, the volume of the television will be lowered and the Social Lounge door will remain open.  Sleeping is not permitted in the Social Lounge.  Lights are to remain on except for RA Sponsored movie nights. Commuters using the Student Lounge after quiet hours should do so for the purposes of studying, completion of assignments and general computer research only.

Storage – The Residence Hall does not provide storage space for students’ personal belongings.


Window Screens Window screens should not be removed or tampered with.  If a screen is damaged, the resident/s will be charged for the replacement of the screen.