Property Loss & Damage

Individual Property Loss and Damage

The College shall not be directly or indirectly liable during the academic year or during breaks, for loss or theft of any personal property of students or their guests or for damage or destruction of such property by fire, water, or any other natural cause. Occupants of all residence halls are advised to procure personal insurance against such eventualities. Each student should keep a record of the identifying serial numbers carried on all personal property. Students are discouraged from keeping large sums of money or irreplaceable items in the residence halls. Any loss or theft should be reported immediately to Campus Safety. In the case of theft, students should notify the police and file a report.

Common Area & Building Damages & Repairs

The exterior of buildings and other public areas may not be decorated without permission from Residence Life. Residents will be held responsible for repair to buildings and furnishings in public areas beyond that due to ordinary wear. Charges will be made upon determination of the cost of repairs or replacement and will be levied as follows: to an individual who accepts responsibility for the damage; or to the occupants of the room where the damage occurred when individual responsibility is not assumed; or to all occupants of a floor or hall for damages to corridor walls, doors, closets, kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms on that floor or hall, except when direct responsibility is assumed. Facilities and Residence Life Staff conduct periodic inspections. Students are encouraged to share information about the source of common area and building damages with the Residence Life staff whenever possible.

Room Decorating Guidelines & Policies

  • Decorations in a room must not damage ceilings, walls or woodwork. Students may not paste, glue, or nail materials to the walls, ceiling or furniture. Students should be careful about potential damage when decorating walls.
  • Students shall not (a) remove any furniture, equipment or property belonging to the College from the room, (b) remove furniture from lounges for room use, (c) alter or tamper with the installed heating or electrical systems, or (d) alter the floor, walls, ceiling or doors of the room.
  • Students may not paint their rooms or common areas. The suite doors of Reimert may be painted with permission through the Reimert Suite Painting Program.
  • Repairs needed in the residence halls should be reported to Facilities Services.
  • The resident is responsible for all furnishings supplied for the residence halls by the college at the time of occupancy. Charges will be made for loss or damage to the room or to its furnishings.