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Noise (Residential Policy)

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office/Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
August 17, 2022

Policy Narrative

It is the responsibility of residents to maintain reasonable conditions for studying. The right of a student to a reasonable environment to study precedes any other privileges, and excessive noise is a violation of this right. Noise that emanates from the residence halls and disturbs classrooms, other residence halls, and University activities is prohibited. Musical instruments may only be played in student rooms in accordance with courtesy hours. Stereo speakers may not be placed in residence hall windows or in positions to amplify sound to the outdoors. Bass/subwoofer speakers are prohibited. The use of earphones with stereo equipment is strongly encouraged.

While quiet hours are from 11:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. on weeknights (Sunday-Wednesday) and 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. on weekends (Thursday-Saturday), it is important to note that courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day. Failure to respond to a reasonable request, made from anyone, to lower noise volume is a violation of courtesy hours. During final examinations, 24-hour quiet hours are in effect as posted, and a student responsible for noise which emanates from a room or hallway in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action. Violations of quiet hours may result in room/hall reassignments or other appropriate disciplinary action.  

One day prior to final exams beginning, 24-hour quiet hours will go into effect until hall closing. During this time, all noise should be contained to the residence hall room.

Purpose of Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen University Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

This policy’s virtual location is in the Residential Living Policies section (Section 4) of the Student Handbook –  https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-4-residential-living-policies.

Updated on September 8, 2022

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