Before you moved in, your room was checked to ensure that it was in good condition. Both you
and your roommate(s) will be required to sign a room condition checklist when you move in. On
that sheet, be sure to list any additional problems you find with the room at that time. You will be
responsible for the condition of your room when you transfer rooms or check out of the residence
hall. When you move out of your room, it will be checked by a residence hall staff member and, if
necessary, damage charges will be assessed to cover the current replacement costs plus labor.
Damages to your room which are not claimed by a resident will be split and billed equally to all
Room occupants will be billed for rooms that have sustained damage or that are left in an
excessively dirty condition. Plastic garbage bags are available from your 24-hour desk for trash
disposal during checkout.
Damages to common areas, floor lounges, hallways, bathrooms can be billed to all members of
the floor or building if the responsible person(s) is not identified.
Decorating Your Room
Decorations in rooms, on doors, in the lounges, and in the corridors can cause serious fire
hazards for residents. Here are a few safety rules that must be followed to prevent fire.
Decorations may not obstruct doorways, corridors, stairways, or any other means of exit.
Candles (lit or unlit) or other open flames are prohibited.
Lighting fixtures or fire fighting equipment including sprinkler piping, should not be decorated.
Nothing should be attached to or suspended from ceilings.
The exterior side of each student room door is considered public space. Care should be
given to posting materials that could be considered distasteful or offensive to others.
Flammable and combustible materials on student room doors must be kept to a minimum
(no more than 25% of the door may be covered).
Residents may not write on room doors. Excessive and/or offensive markings will result in
the door being cleaned and/or painted and the cost charged to the residents of the room.
Residents are responsible for keeping their door clean. If you discover some writing on
your door report it to an RA.
Cut natural trees and evergreens are prohibited and will be immediately removed by a
residence hall staff member. (Non-combustible artificial trees are acceptable.)
Lights on metal trees or artificial decorations that are made of combustible materials are not allowed.
Rooms must not be left unattended with holiday or decorative lights on.
Remove all holiday decorations from the premises before leaving for vacation.
Alcoholic beverage containers are not allowed as decoration.
The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and
activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms
its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For
additional information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705.
Complaints alleging violations of the Policy on Human Rights may be pursued in several places
on campus, including the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 202 Jessup Hall, (319) 335-
0705 (text (319) 335-0697). Copies of the Policy and Diversity Procedures for Discrimination Complaints are
available from that office and at www.uiowa.edu/~eod.
Illegal, addictive, dangerous, or controlled substances are not allowed on University
property except where the resident has a valid medical prescription. Possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of illegal drugs is prohibited. Furthermore, any use of illegal drugs is considered by the University to
be self-destructive behavior. Persons found in a room where drugs are being used or present are
subject to disciplinary action whether or not they were engaging in the behavior.
Students found in violation of the residence hall drug policy are subject to a fine of $300