Building Access

Effective Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Residential Life

Affected Parties

Undergrads in Residence

Policy Statement

Undergraduate residence hall entrance doors are locked for student safety 24 hours each day. For certain programmatic initiatives, specific doors to residential halls may be unlocked for a limited period of time to allow entrance of visitors. Guests and delivery personnel use telephones located at the main entrance to notify a resident that they are at the entrance.

  • Students are expected to meet their guest and accept deliveries at the entrance.
  • Dartmouth students are not to use their College ID for the purposes of gaining access to the residence halls for non-sanctioned delivery of products or services. Students working for a local business may not use their College ID to make deliveries to individual student rooms.
  • Security personnel make rounds through all college residences on a regular basis.
  • Additional hall security procedures are in effect for students during weekends when many visitors are on campus (for example, Homecoming, Winter Carnival and Green Key); security foot patrols are increased and informational posters are circulated in advance, cautioning students about personal safety and safeguarding personal property.
  • Students should not enter hall facilities that are not intended for use by the residents, such as custodial closets and non-student storage spaces.
  • During intersession periods, an undergraduate student with interim housing approval is permitted to remain on campus, although not necessarily in the room to which he or she is assigned during the academic terms before or after the interim period.