Housing & Residential Life
Decorating Your Room: Dos and Don'ts
Although we encourage you to use your creativity and imagination when decorating your room, we also caution you to use care and common sense. If you wish to hang posters and other items on your wall, please follow these Guidelines for Poster Hanging:
- Use poster putty to attach posters/paper to walls in the following locations: Comstock Hall, Centennial Hall, Pioneer Hall, Bailey Hall, Middlebrook Tower only, Frontier Hall all rooms EXCEPT the new addition, Sanford Hall all rooms in TOWER and RENO EXCEPT rooms 130, 132, 134, 136, 138 & 140 and the renovated common areas in “Reno” basement and 1st floor common areas, and Territorial all areas EXCEPT “N” numbered rooms.
- Use Straight pins, small tacks or “T” pins to attach posters to walls in the following locations: Yudof, Wilkins, Frontier all areas of new addition, Territorial Hall all areas of new addition, Middlebrook NEW ADDITION ONLY, Sanford rooms 130, 132, 134, 136, 138 & 140 in the center of 1st floor in renovated area and all common areas in the renovated area of “Reno” on 1st floor and basement areas. You will be charged for damage caused by tape and nails.
- Only University Village residents may use masking tape, small nails or thumb tacks.
Fire safety regulations require that when decorating your room door, no more than 30 percent of your door be covered with material. Fire regulations also require that no flammable material be affixed to your room door or adjacent walls. If this occurs, you will be asked to remove the material. Other fire prevention expectations include not covering lights with paper or fabric and not overloading circuits or using inappropriate extension cords. Only use power strips with surge protection. Halogen lighting, decorative lights (e.g., lights on a string, holiday lighting, tube lighting, neon lights, lava lamps), and candles are not allowed due to fire hazard.
You are responsible for the condition of your room and for all university furniture within your room. You are not allowed to paint your room walls, ceiling, floor, or furnishings. Permanently affixed/fastened room fixtures such as bookshelves, beds, closets, and desks cannot be tampered with or removed from the room.
In the living space, construction of any type is prohibited. If you modify your living space or furnishings, e.g., bunk beds, partitions, bookshelves or other structures, you do so at your own risk. ALL FURNITURE MUST REMAIN in the room. You are financially responsible for damaged or missing furniture. You are financially responsible if a person is injured by any structure or article you modify or bring into university housing. If you or any other person is injured by a hazard modified or altered by you, and the injured person claims the University is responsible for payment for injuries or damages, you are financially responsible to the University. By signing the application contract, you agree to release the University from financial responsibility to the injured person.
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