Student Handbook

Contraband Items Policy

No electrical heat-producing appliances other than irons, electric blankets, hair curlers, hairdryers, hot pots and popcorn poppers are permitted in college-owned or -approved housing units. No grills, microwave ovens, toaster ovens or space heaters are permitted.

Open flames such as candles (including candles without wicks), incense, kerosene lamps, stoves and other similar items, are not permitted in any college-owned or -approved housing units. Operable fireplaces may be used only when properly screened and when appropriate safety precautions are taken.

No flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, propane, kerosene, turpentine or similar substances may be stored in any college-owned or -approved housing units. Any of these substances found in college-owned or -approved housing units will be confiscated and disciplinary action will be taken against those responsible for storing such substances.

No paneling or tapestry (unless fire treated and for which permission has been obtained from the Student Life Office) is permitted in any college-owned or -approved housing units.

No halogen lamps or any appliances using halogen bulbs are permitted in any college-owned or approved housing units.

Waterbeds are not permitted in any college-owned or -approved housing units because they can cause structural damage to buildings.

Air conditioning units are not permitted in college housing units. Students seeking air conditioning units for medical reasons must present proper medical documentation to the Student Life Office for review. If a student is granted permission from the Student Life Office, an air conditioning unit must approved and properly installed by the Alma College Facilities & Service Management Department. Students who install or use unapproved air conditioning units will be subject to disciplinary action through the Student Conduct process.

For additional information on other contraband items, please see the individual policies on drugs and narcotics, firearms and weapons, fireworks, pets and tobacco.

Last updated 8/1/2014