Prohibited Items Policy

No electrical heat-producing appliances other than those outlined and permitted in Electrical Equipment, are allowed in college-owned or -approved housing units. No grills, toaster ovens, or space heaters are permitted.

Open flames such as candles (including candles without wicks, candle warmers, and wax warmers), 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.

The possession of fireworks and/or other incendiary devices is prohibited. Anyone found detonating fireworks of any type on any Alma College property, whether leased or owned, will be subject to up to a $500 fine and disciplinary action.

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.

Hoverboards are not permitted on Alma College’s campus, including grounds and buildings.

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 prohibited items, please see the individual policies on drugs and narcotics, firearms and weapons, fire safety codes & drills, marijuanapets, and tobacco.

Last updated 8/9/2018