Affected Parties

Undergrads in Residence

Policy Statement

College energy guidelines direct that the College attempt, within limitations of the physical plant, to maintain a temperature of approximately 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the heating season. 

  • The heating season generally runs from October through April.
  • Due to the extremely low temperatures that can occur during the winter months, residents are expected to report any heating concerns (whether too hot or too cold) immediately to Residential Operations.
  • The heating system in the residence halls does not include thermostats in every room. Because the temperature cannot be adjusted without affecting many rooms within a building, some rooms will be cooler or warmer than others.

Open windows can result in the freezing of pipes. Students are responsible for the damage that results if this occurs. 

Effective Date

July 1, 2015

Last Revised Date

October 23, 2016

Office of Primary Responsibility