Housing Policies and Procedures
Abandoned Property: Residents that have not properly cleared for enrollment or that have officially approved
mid-semester room changes have two business days to remove all personal possessions from their originally assigned room. After this time, remaining
items will be considered abandoned property and disposed of accordingly. The University
of Dallas is not responsible for storage of abandoned property. This policy also applies
to items left in community areas (such as laundry rooms, bathrooms, lounges, etc.)
and items left behind during checkout at the end of the year or due to mid-year withdrawal.
Absence from Campus: Residents are asked to advise the University if they expect to be absent from campus
for more than three days. Notice should be given to the appropriate Resident Assistant
or to the Office of Student Affairs.
Air Conditioning/Heating: Upon documented agreement by the majority of hall residents, the maintenance staff
will switch the hall air conditioning/heating systems in the traditional halls.
Alcohol Policy (see pages 26-28 of Student Handbook)
Antennae: External antennae in any form (including satellite dishes) may not be attached to
the roofs or ledges, or extend outside room or apartment windows because of possible
damage to the building or danger from electrical storms. Cable TV is available in
the on-campus student apartments at an additional cost.
Bicycles: Bicycles may not be stored in Residence Hall stairwells, hallways, doorways, or storage
areas. Bicycle racks are provided outside residence halls for bike storage. Bicycles
found inside residence halls may be confiscated.
Board: As part of the Contract for Residence, students living in residence halls are required
to purchase a residential meal plan. Those living in the student apartments are not
obligated to purchase a meal plan. No refunds are given for only partial usage.
Check-in: EACH resident is required to complete a formal inventory check-in. This is done
online upon initial move-in for the year or anytime a room change is approved. Direct
links to both the residence hall and student apartment check-in inventory forms may
be found on the Student Affairs Forms & FAQs web page. This link is also emailed directly
to residents more than once at the start of the semester.
Completion of this form is for the benefit of each resident. It allows each resident
to insert notes regarding any room/furniture damages. Upon move-out later in the year
and visual verification by staff, notes regarding any damages or missing furniture
are compared to those made during the check-in process. Any discrepancies between
the two, other than normal 'wear-and-tear' are then billed to student accounts. Damages
or missing furniture noted at check-in protect the resident against unwarranted charges.
Failure to complete the online check-in process by the announced deadline date after
move-in will result in an improper check-in fine.
Check-out: Residents must follow announced check-out procedures when they change rooms or depart
school at the end of the academic year. Residents who fail to check-out properly will be fined and will be held accountable
for the condition of their room. The room should be left in broom clean condition and all fixtures (i.e. the sink)
should also be clean. NO personal property may be left in the room or in the hall. Failure to clean the room
properly or to remove all personal items will result in fines. Any damage not listed
on the room inventory check-in form will be charged to the residents (or to an individual
if it is possible to ascertain who is individually responsible). Any issued room keys
should be left with the RA to avoid additional fines. Direct links to both the residence
hall and student apartment inventory check-out forms may be found on the Student Affairs
Forms & FAQs web page.
At the close of the fall semester, hall residents who will be returning to the same
room in the spring may leave behind personal items but are also required to complete
and submit a 'Fall Semester Closing Checklist'. RA's will provide information before
the end of the semester on this process. Failure to complete the checklist will result
in a $75 fine. After the checklist has been completed, Residence Life staff will conduct
a brief inspection to make sure that the windows are secure and check for fire hazards.
The doors will then be dead-bolted until halls are re-opened in the spring.
Chemicals: The storage of dangerous chemicals or chemicals that may be combined into a volatile
compound is strictly prohibited in any campus residence.
Chin Up Bars: See Pull Up Bars
Cleaning and Custodial Services: Residents are responsible for cleaning their assigned rooms/apartments. The custodial
staff will clean public areas (corridors, stairs, lobbies, lounges, and central bathrooms).
Residents are expected to be considerate in the way they leave public areas. Rooms
or apartments will be checked to determine if unsanitary or unsafe conditions exist.
If such conditions are found, residents will be asked to correct the condition immediately.
Failure to comply may result in a cancellation of the Contract for Residence or a
substantial fine for cleaning services.
Cohabitation: Cohabitation is a violation of the housing contract and is not permitted in any
University housing. Cohabitation is defined as unauthorized living in a residence
hall or apartment space and/or prolonged or patterned visits, which extend beyond
the normal understanding of visitation. Also see the Guest policy below.
Contract for Residence: Residents are required to complete a Housing Contract, which is an agreement between
the individual student and the University. This is a binding legal document that sets
forth the conditions and term of occupancy and may not be assigned to another person
in any way. Each resident is fully responsible for meeting the conditions and terms
of occupancy which are set forth in the document. Before submitting the contract,
students are advised to read it carefully. Living on campus without a residential
contract on file implies acceptance of all conditions set forth in the contract. Students who fall under the residency requirement and have an assigned room must actually
reside on campus.
Cooking: Fire and health hazards prevent the preparation of food that requires the use of
an open heating element in the residence hall rooms. Preparation of coffee, tea, and
food is permitted in kitchenettes, which are located in the lounges of some of the
residence halls. Those preparing food in the kitchenettes are responsible for cleanup.
Use of personal portable grills or hibachis on patios, balconies, ledges, and on or
under any portion of a structure is prohibited. Portable grills or hibachis, when
used, must be a minimum of ten feet away from any structure. Residents will be charged
restitution for any damages and subject to any fines imposed by the Irving Fire Department
and the Office of Student Affairs.
Damages in Public Areas: It is the collective responsibility of those living in the residence halls or student
apartments to report individuals who cause damage to community areas or property.
Damage beyond normal wear and tear that is not accountable to individuals may be billed
in equal amounts to the group having responsibilities for those public areas. Other
actions may be taken to protect common areas.
Damages in Student Rooms/Apartments: Occupants of each room or apartment are responsible for keeping their room and its
contents in good order and free from damage beyond normal wear and tear. At move-in,
room/apartment condition reports must be completed by each resident by a given deadline
date. After a resident checks out, the room/apartment is checked by staff for damage
that may have occurred during the occupant's residency. Damages to the room that are
clearly beyond reasonable use will be billed to the responsible individual. If individual
responsibility cannot be established, all occupants of the room/apartment will be
billed equally. Extraordinary cleaning required because of abuse of facilities and
excess trash left in the room or in the hall will be at the expense of the residents.
Charges for repair of damages are determined by the Facilities Department on the basis
of labor and material costs. Bills for damages will be charged to the account(s) of
those responsible. Failure to pay damage charges may result in a Business Office hold
being placed on the student's records, termination of the Housing Contract, or denial
of the opportunity to live in University residential facilities.
Dart Boards: Dart boards are prohibited.
Decoration of Rooms: Residents may personalize their room or apartment in a manner approved by the Office
of Student Affairs. Please refer to below chart to determine wall damage from decorations
for which residents will be held accountable.. Permanent fixtures, construction, paint
or wallpaper may not be added to any hall, room or apartment. Residents may not use
large nails, screws, two-side tape, plastic-tack products, glues, or permanent adhesives
on any wall, furniture, or floor surfaces. The use of dry-erase or other markers and
pens is prohibited on resident hall door surfaces. Students are not permitted to make
holes in the walls, woodwork or floors of the room or apartment, nor will the student
make any alterations, additions or improvements to any portion of the room or apartment
during their lease. If this occurs, residents will be charged restitution for damages
and/or return to the original condition of the room/apartment.
||Augustine, Gregory, Madonna, O'Connell & Theresa Halls
||Clark Hall, Jerome Hall & Campus Apts.
|Small nails with metal hook
||Only permitted if left on wall for proper removal by staff.
|Double sided tape, pads
|Blue or green painter's tape
All residence hall and apartment decorations, especially seasonal (Christmas, etc.)
will be subject to safety evaluation by a Student Affairs staff member and/or a member
of the University of Dallas Police Department. Any flammable decorations or those
deemed unacceptable must be removed immediately at the request of the University.
No live greenery is permitted (trees, wreaths, garlands, etc.). All wires must be
taped down. Wires cannot be pinched under closed doors.
Early Arrivals: The only residents allowed to arrive early at the start of any term are those that
are requested to do so by the University of Dallas. Other students requesting early
arrival not at the request of the University of Dallas and approved to do so will
be billed an additional nightly housing charge. Approvals are at the sole discretion
of the Office of Student Affairs.
Electric Service in Student Apartment: A $25 administrative fee will be billed to students' accounts when the Office of
Student Affairs must pay an electric bill due to the students' failure to establish
and/or maintain an electrical account. This is in addition to any monthly usage bills
sent to the Office of Student Affairs for payment.
Eviction: The University reserves the right to separate students from on-campus housing if
they have not properly cleared for enrollment with the Business Office, Financial
Aid or are under suspension of residence life privileges due to disciplinary issues.
Fire Safety Guidelines:
|Curling/flat iron (with auto shut off)
||Microwave (under 700 watts)
|Refrigerators (4.6 cu. ft. or under)
|Iron (with auto shut off)
||George Foreman Grills
|Burning incense inside building
|All flammable/combustible liquids
|Smoking (inside buildings)
|Halogen and Lava lamps
|Chemicals (other than cleaning supplies)
- Alarms: The setting of false fire alarms is a particularly grievous act since such behavior
seriously compromises the safety of other residents. False alarms due to the negligence
or misuse of approved items may result in disciplinary sanctions. Students who fail
to evacuate during a fire drill or alarm or to obey promptly the direction of a University
or civil official during an emergency will be subject to disciplinary action.
- Decorations: Posters or decorations with flammable materials (paper, photos, etc.) on the room
doors may be prohibited if deemed a fire safety hazard (C.I.F.C. 11.204). Items which
have been laminated or otherwise made fireproof may be used as decoration.
- Electrical Guidelines: The electrical circuitry of residence hall rooms is not designed to handle electrical
appliances that draw strong current. The use of electrical equipment in the residence
halls is prohibited unless the following criteria are met: appliance is rated less
than 6 amps (700 watts); appliance meets OSHA approved laboratory standards; and appliance
does not contain an exposed heating element. Approved electrical appliances must be
used with extreme caution and in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Residents
are responsible for using electrical equipment in a safe manner. Illegal appliances
will be confiscated and held until the resident leaves University housing. Please
see the chart with approved and prohibited appliances. Christmas lights must be appropriately
rated for indoor use. Outdoor lights are not permitted. Lights may be checked by Facilities
- Equipment Tampering: A student who tampers with fire safety equipment or uses any firefighting equipment
(such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms, smoke detectors, exit signs) improperly
will face a minimum automatic fine of $100. If there is damage to the fire safety
equipment or other circumstances that make the violation more severe, additional sanctions
may be assigned.
- Safety Inspections: Safety inspections are conducted at least once per semester by University staff.
The primary purpose of inspections is to ensure safety and to enforce policies including
fire safety regulations. Additionally, University maintenance personnel will enter
the students' rooms during breaks to ensure that things are in working order. Should
items be found missing, inoperative, or dismantled in any way, they will be repaired
immediately and charges will be assessed to the residents of the respective room.
- Setting Fires: Burning any substance, including candles and incense, or setting fires in the halls,
to include setting fire to fliers or other posted materials, is a very serious breach
of fire safety regulations and is not permitted under any circumstances. Violations
of the fire safety policy will result in severe disciplinary sanction and may lead
to a report submitted to the local Fire Marshal, who has the authority under Texas
state law to file criminal charges against the violator.
Firearms and Weapons: Any object that could potentially inflict injury or cause harm that is used in a
threatening, careless, or aggressive manner will be considered a weapon. Possession
of weapons of any type, including but not limited to firearms, ammunition, air guns,
gun replicas, incendiary and explosive devices, slingshots, knives, and martial arts
training materials, are prohibited. Possession and/or use will result in immediate
confiscation of the item and may result in disciplinary action.
Furnishings: Room and apartment furniture and other furnishings must be left in a student's room
or apartment at all times. Residents will be responsible for damage caused to the
furniture left outside or on the balconies. Under no circumstances is lounge furniture
to be moved from the lounge area in the residence halls. Violation of this regulation
may be considered theft and lead to disciplinary action and/or a fine. Furnishings
brought in by residents which may cause damage or present a safety hazard are prohibited.
Outside furniture must also be removed by the resident upon departure.
Guests: The right of a student to sleep and study in his/her room or apartment takes precedence
over the right of a roommate to entertain a guest in the room or apartment. Occasional
overnight guests of the same sex may stay free of charge in the student host's room
up to three (3) nights, provided the host's roommate agrees. Guests may not stay in
unoccupied beds without the consent of the student whose bed is to be used. Guests
may stay with friends of the student host provided all parties agree. Guests are not
permitted to sleep in residence hall lounges. Resident Assistants must be informed if a guest is expected.
While guests are on campus, the student host is fully responsible for the guest's
actions. Guests are expected to abide by all University rules and regulations. Failure
to do so will result in the guest being asked to leave campus immediately. Hosts for
authorized guests staying beyond three nights will be billed a guest fee of $20 for
each additional night.
Any person living in University housing without permission from the Director of Student
Affairs and without a valid contract is trespassing. Hosts will be subject to a minimum
charge of $25 per day during the entire period of improper occupancy by the unauthorized
guest, and may be subject to criminal charges of trespassing or loitering.
Hall Sports: Activities such as soccer, running, frisbee, football, baseball, golf, skating, etc.,
or shaving cream and water fights, are not permitted inside University housing areas.
Hall sports may injure residents or guests. Engaging in these activities may also
cause damage in housing areas, especially to fire safety equipment.
Keys: Residential keys to the 'traditional' halls are issued by the Office of Student
Affairs. Students are responsible for those keys until they check out. All issued
keys remain the property of the University and may not be duplicated, modified in
any way, or loaned to other persons. Possession of keys to University property by
anyone other than the individual to whom the keys were issued by the Office of Student
Affairs will be considered as unauthorized possession and is not permitted. Unauthorized
possession and/or use of keys to University property will result in immediate confiscation
and may result in disciplinary action.
In the event of a lost or stolen room key, residents must consult with the Office
of Student Affairs to requisition a lock core and key change for the room/apartment.
The cost of $25 for the core change and key replacement will be billed directly to
the resident who lost the key. Hall residents who lose mailbox keys should inform
the Mail Room staff immediately for key replacement.
After room check out, all keys must be returned in person to the Resident Assistant
on the floor or directly to the Office of Student Affairs. Failure to return the keys
at the time of departure will result in a lock core change and charge. Duplicate keys
will not be accepted when you check out. Students will be billed for lock changes
if this occurs.
Keys must be turned in at the time of checkout to avoid fines. Each resident is responsible
for returning their own key to the Office of Student Affairs.
Residents should keep their room doors locked and keep their keys with them at all
times. If the key is locked in the room, the resident should seek assistance from the roommate
or Residence Life Staff member. Campus Safety may be contacted as a last resort.
Late Departures: The only residents allowed late departure at the end of any term are those that are
officially requested to do so by the University of Dallas (i.e., graduating seniors).
Other students requesting late departure not at the request of the University of Dallas
nor for academically related reasons yet approved to do so will be billed an additional
nightly housing charge. Approvals are at the sole discretion of the Office of Student
Lewd and Disorderly Conduct: The University of Dallas will not tolerate disorderly, lewd, indecent, inappropriate,
disruptive, loud or obscene conduct or behavior that interferes with the orderly functioning
of the University on University of Dallas property or at a University of Dallas sponsored
event off campus.
Lofting: Lofts may not be used in the residence halls or student apartments due to the potential
safety hazard from possible collapse. Risers approved by Residence Life staff will
be allowed. Risers may not exceed six inches.
Misuse of University Materials, Services, or Property: A student shall not misuse any University material, service or property. Misuse
is defined as destroying, damaging, or defacing any University building, facility
or property. Students are also prohibited from impairing or otherwise hindering another's
use of a University material, service, or property; littering on or in any University
property, facility, or building; or engaging in conduct that may result in damage
or destruction of any University building, facility or property.
Maintenance Requests: Maintenance staff works closely with the Office of Student Affairs in making routine
repairs within the residence halls and Student Apartments from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Service request forms are available online from the Facilities
web pages. When the student submits a Service Request the student has authorized a
maintenance person to enter the room and complete the repair. This will occur even
if the student is not present. Maintenance personnel should leave a notification in
the room upon their departure. The student is informed when some repairs require special
attention or equipment.
Emergency repairs, especially in the evening hours or on weekends, are to be reported
immediately to the University of Dallas Police Department, which will contact the
appropriate service personnel. Emergency maintenance problems will take first priority.
Repairs that occur as a result of damage or neglect will be billed to the residents
of that room.
Noise: The general rule is that if the noise can easily be heard in another room, the sound
level must be lowered to a level where it is no longer a disturbance.
Usually, the level of acceptable noise is best handled between residents themselves.
Hall staff may be of help in working out an acceptable compromise. Blatant or repeated
incidents involving unacceptable levels of noise will be treated as a disciplinary
Occupancy Conditions: Residence hall rooms are designed to be used by students of the same sex. The co-educational
residence halls are separated by floor or wing. The Student Apartments are designed
as independent living units that accommodate up to two students in the one-bedroom
apartments and up to four students in the two bedroom apartments. Students living
in the apartments must be of the same sex unless legally married.
Occupancy Eligibility: Occupancy in residence halls and Student Apartments is open to full-time undergraduate
students of the University. The conditions governing occupancy are stated in the 'Terms
and Conditions' section of the housing contract. A student living in a residence must
be enrolled during the semester of residence unless granted an exception by the Director
of Student Affairs. Priority is given to undergraduate students who fall under the
Occupancy Term: The term of occupancy shall be for the fall and spring semester of the academic
year. Occupancy during Interterm, Mayterm, and the summer semesters is independent
from the above. The specific dates of occupancy and conditions governing them are
stated in the 'Terms and Conditions' section of the housing contract as well as on
the web site. . Any student occupying a residence hall room or student apartment after
the contract period will be liable for a late check-out fee on an hourly basis until
the premises are vacated.
Open House Hours: The primary purpose of the University of Dallas' residential visitation hours (Open
House Hours) is to assist in the development of positive interpersonal relationships
in a setting which provides for some privacy and the need to place strong emphasis
on mature, responsible social behavior within the Catholic mission of the institution.
Open House Hours are those times when members of the opposite sex may be on the floor of a residence
hall (i.e. in the hallway or individual rooms). Open House Hours only apply to residence halls; they do not apply to undergraduate and graduate student
apartments. The Open House Hours for all University of Dallas residence halls are
3:00 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
3:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m. Friday
1:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m. Saturday
12:00 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m. Sunday
1:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
12:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday
12:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. Sunday
*During the first weeks of the fall and spring semesters, residents of each residence
hall must vote on whether or not to extend the Open House Hours in their respective
halls. The extended hours option is outlined above. Throughout the semester, these
hours do not varythey remain the same during holidays, Fall Reading Day, Dead Day,
and any snow days.
Exterior residence hall doors are to remain locked at all times. During Open House
Hours, room doors are to remain bolted open while a visitor of the opposite sex is
in the room. (The door is opened and the dead bolt is placed in the locked position.
The door may then be allowed to shut as far as it will. This policy applies to both
men's and women's residence halls.
Resident Assistants and other residence life staff monitor the Open House/Bolt Policy.
Pest Control: Although residence hall rooms and Student Apartment are sprayed for insects by professional
exterminators on a regular schedule, room and kitchen cleanliness is the best form
of pest control. The key to controlling roaches and other pests is to eliminate possible
breeding grounds and other attractions such as unwrapped food. Empty cans and bottles
should be discarded immediately.
Pets: With the exception of small fish kept in an approved aquarium, no pet animals of
any kind are permitted in the residence halls or the Student Apartments. The policy
is necessary for reasons of health and sanitation. Violators of the pet policy are
subject to disciplinary action and will be charged the cost of extermination and/or
Property Insurance: The student assumes the risk of theft, loss, damage, or destruction of personal
property that occurs in a residence hall or the Student Apartments. It is highly recommended
that a student's personal property be covered on the family's homeowners' insurance
policy or with a separate policy specifically designed for students.
Pull Up Bars: "Pull Up" Bars are not allowed in any residential area on campus. These bars are
dangerous and in many cases cause significant damage to door frames. If discovered,
a pull up bar is subject to confiscation. Residents will also be subject to disciplinary
action and possible fines.
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. 24-hour quiet hours are
in effect during examination periods. If the noise level is excessive or problematic
the offender should be asked courteously to reduce the noise level. If abuse of quiet
hours continues, a member of the hall staff should be notified. See the Noise policy above.
Residence Hall Lounges: Residence hall lounges are provided for the primary use of the residents of that
particular hall. The Residence Coordinator must approve parties, get-togethers, and
small gatherings in advance. All University policies and regulations apply to the
use of the lounge and adjoining kitchen. Sponsors of approved events are expected
to clean up afterwards.
Roof Areas: For safety reasons, students and their guests are not permitted on the roof or ledges
of University buildings. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action.
Roommate Conflicts: Primary responsibility for solving the issue lies with the roommates in conflict.
The Residence Life Staff is available to assist if necessary. Roommates in conflict
MUST first consult their RA before a roommate change can be considered. NO roommate
changes are considered until after the first two weeks of class in any semester. Only
changes based on extenuating and/or irreconcilable circumstances will be considered
and must be approved by the Director of Student Affairs.
When a mutually agreed upon move between roommates and rooms is requested, each person
- Complete a Room Change Request Form
- Meet with Director of Student Affairs
- Complete inventories for both old room upon checkout and new room upon check in
- Where applicable, obtain the keys for the new room and return the old room keys.
No changes can be made until the Office of Student Affairs gives final approval. Unauthorized
moving and switching keys is not permitted. If this occurs, a $150.00 improper room
change fee will be assessed.
Room Inspection, Entry, and Search: The University reserves the right to enter a student's room to assure it is properly
maintained, to provide for the health and safety of the hall residents, and to investigate
possible violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
The Director of Student Affairs or professional staff acting in his absence will determine
if appropriate cause exists to search a student's room. If probable cause is determined,
the official will inform the student of the basis for the search and have the search
conducted in the student's presence if at all possible. A student living in a residence
hall or Student Apartment is not immune from a legal search by law enforcement officers.
All rooms are periodically checked for safety purposes and to secure each building
Sales and Solicitation: Individuals representing off-campus organizations may not sell or solicit within
residence halls or student apartments. Such activity should be reported immediately
to the University of Dallas Police Department. On-campus organizations must have prior
approval from the Office of Student Affairs.
Screens: Residence hall rooms are equipped with locking security screens. Screens may be
opened for emergency escape during a fire. Students will be charged $125.00 for replacement
of screens removed from windows or repair of screens damaged by improper use and abuse.
Under NO circumstances except for a fire are the windows to be used as an exit. Disciplinary
action and a $100.00 fine will be imposed.
Security: Students living in any residential area on campus are provided a swipe card to the
outside doors, which are locked at all times. Campus Safety Officers patrols the parking
lots continually and the Residence Hall living areas during late evening hours. It
is essential that residents are alert to strangers in the residence halls and the
Student Apartments and immediately report any unusual occurrence to the University
of Dallas Police Department at 972-721-5305. It is important that locked doors are
not compromised in any way. Propping open exterior doors in the residence halls is an automatic $100.00 fine.
Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited inside any Residence Hall and the Student Apartments.
Smoking is also prohibited outdoors within 25-feet of all entrances and exits of the
Residence Halls. Smoking is permitted on the patios and balconies of the Residence
Halls and Student Apartments. Click here for the FULL POLICY.
Storage: Limited storage is available during the semester of enrollment. Students wishing
to store items in any available storage closets do so at their own risk and are limited
to two clearly marked items of trunk size or smaller. Upon departure at the end of
each semester, students may not store any personal property anywhere on campus. Summer
storage is prohibited. See also 'Abandoned Property' section.
Theft of Service: Theft or aiding others in the theft of services from the cafeteria or laundry rooms
is punishable by a minimum automatic $100 fine.
Theft Prevention: The best security against the possibility of theft is for residents to keep their
room doors and windows locked at all times. Before opening the door to callers, the
resident should ask callers to identify themselves. Window blinds or draperies should
be closed after dark, even when someone is in the room.
Residents are advised not to keep large amounts of money in their rooms or on their
persons. Credit cards should be canceled immediately if lost or stolen. Expensive
personal property such as jewelry should be kept in a locked trunk or security box,
which may be kept in the room.
All clothing should be marked distinctly and not loaned to other persons.
It is unwise to leave clothing unattended in a laundry room.
Electronic equipment and other personal property with a serial number should be recorded
and filed for reference purposes. Automobiles should be locked at all times and registered
with the University of Dallas Police Department.
Should a theft occur, the incident should be reported immediately to the University
of Dallas Police Department and to the Director of Student Affairs.
Trash: Students are required to place all trash in the University provided trash receptacles
within and around the residence halls. Small amounts of trash can be disposed of in
the trash receptacles located in each residence hall. Trash should not be left outside
a residence hall door, beside a residence hall trashcan, or in a stairwell. University
staff will remove trash according to the building cleaning schedule. Large amounts
of trash, waste, or unwanted items must be disposed of in nearby dumpsters.
Vacation Periods: Halls are closed during vacation periods as announced in the University Calendar.
During this time Residence Life Staff are not available, and meals are not served.
Students do not have access to their rooms, which are checked and dead bolted for safety and security reasons. Students that
attempt unauthorized hall access during holiday periods will be charged a $100 fine.
Prior to leaving for vacation, residents will be given a 'Fall Semester Closing Checklist'
and are required to:
- Unplug all electrical appliances from the wall outlets (inc. defrosting and emptying
- Lock the windows, lower blinds halfway and turn off the lights
- Secure valuable items or take them home
- Empty trash cans
Failure to do so will result in a $75 fine.
Visitation: Residents in University housing areas are granted the privilege of visiting and
receiving guests in their rooms under specific conditions. The privilege of visitation
carries with it the responsibility to consider the rights, feelings, and moral principles
of others. Visitors and hosts/hostesses who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary
action. Non-student visitors will be escorted from the campus and/or subject to the
charge of trespassing.