Electrical Equipment

Tampering with any electrical equipment of the college will result in judicial action. 

Every electrical appliance  may only be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions for that appliance. All appliances with exposed heating elements (e.g., toasters, electric grills, portable heaters) are prohibited. One microwave is permitted in each student room as long as it draws no more than 1000 watts. One refrigerator is permitted in each student room if it is no more than five cubic feet in size and draws no more than 1.7 amps. These units are intended for limited storage of snack items, medicines, etc. For sanitation reasons, you should unplug, empty, defrost, and clean your refrigerator anytime you go home over a break. Microwaves and refrigerators must be plugged directly in to wall outlets. Permitted heat producing appliances include irons, electric blankets, hair curlers, hair dryers, hair straighteners, hot plates, coffee pots and Keurigs, and popcorn poppers as long as they have an automatic shut off. Other heat producing cooking appliances (e.g., crock pots, rice cookers, etc.) must be used in the kitchen areas only. Burned food may activate the building fire alarm and the resident responsible may be financially liable for the costs of the response to the alarm, including fire suppression.

Stereos and speakers are permitted in student rooms, but we expect you to exercise utmost consideration in their use. Every student is responsible for maintaining an atmosphere within the residence hall which is conducive to study and respectful of the needs of others. Stereos and radios should be played at moderate volume levels. We encourage you to use headphones.

We also encourage you to carefully read through the Fire Safety Codes and Fire Drills Policy section of this handbook where important information on extension cords and use of outlets may be found.

Last updated 8/9/2018