The entertainment industry (Recording, Movie, Television, Software, Game, and Book
companies) actively monitors file sharing networks for illegal file sharing. Students who share,
upload or download files over such networks expose themselves to prosecution from these
companies up to and including formal legal action in addition to disciplinary action taken by The
University of Iowa. If you use any of these programs, be aware that any illegal file sharing on your
student room port or on the UI Wireless network is your responsibility and may result in restriction
or termination of your access to the residential network or the UI Wireless service. If illegal file
sharing occurs, you will be held responsible as the registered port user even if you did not install
the program and even if you were not aware the program was uploading a file(s) illegally. Note:
The University of Iowa only shares students’ identification with these companies when legally
required to do so by court order.
Fire (in case of)
The University Housing & Dining staff has provided you with fire evacuation procedures and
will hold fire drills to prepare you in case of a fire.
If you discover a fire in the residence hall:
Evacuate the residence hall.
On your way out, pull the corridor fire alarm.
Call 911 to report the fire and give as much information as possible.
The fire alarm will alert people to evacuate the building; don't attempt to rescue others unless you can do so safely.
Standards of student behavior in the residence halls require students to follow emergency procedures, see page 31, #14. Any persons found not leaving or attempting to re-enter the building during an alarm may face disciplinary charges.
Evacuation from Fire Area
Feel the door from top to bottom. If it is hot, do not proceed; go back.
If the door is cool, crouch low and open the door slowly. Close the door quickly if smoke is present; smoke inhalation can be deadly.
If the area is smoke-free, exit via the nearest stairwell. Stay low if smoke conditions exist.
NEVER USE ELEVATORS when there is a fire!
If you encounter heavy smoke in a stairwell, go back and try another stairwell or fire escape.
If you are trapped in a room, do the following:
Stuff wet towels or clothing under the door to keep
Open the windows. Wave something out the window to
attract attention, and yell for help.
If possible, dial 911; report your situation and location.
Keep a soaked towel over your head.
Stay low; breathe fresh air near the windows.
Fitness Centers are available in Currier, Hillcrest, and Mayflower for any residence hall student
to use. Students must complete a waiver from personal injury before they can use a residence hall
fitness center. Fitness centers are available 24 hours a day.
Equipment and furnishings in lounges, study areas, or any other general purpose areas of the
residence halls have been placed there for all students to use. Students may not remove any of
this equipment or furniture to their rooms. Any public area furniture found in a resident's room will
be removed by residence hall staff at the resident's expense ($24/hour minimum charge) and the
resident may also be subject to disciplinary action.
All residence hall rooms will be set with loftable, wooden bed structures. You will not be
allowed to remove bed structures from your assigned rooms. This bed structure can be
reconfigured four different ways. If you would like to change your bed structure, fill out a work
order at your building front desk. All roommates must sign the work order request at the same
time. Never place your bunk beds or loftable furniture directly under your room
sprinkler system if applicable. No water beds are allowed in the residence halls. All
furniture issued to a student room must remain in that room.