Room Decorations

Effective Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Residential Life

Affected Parties

Undergrads in Residence

Policy Statement

Residents are encouraged to decorate their assigned rooms in order to make their residential community feel like home. Residents are expected to decorate with adherence to the following:

  • No permanent alterations may be made to the residence hall rooms.
    • This includes painting, installation of lighting or partitions, removal or replacement of carpet or any modification that affects the condition of the room. If a student is concerned about the condition of a room and the items therein, they should contact Residential Operations to address the concern.
  • Students are permitted to hang items with map tacks, thumb tacks or 3M brand Command hanging devices. 
  • Students are not permitted to hang items with nails, screws, contact paper, double-sided tape, wall gum or stickers. Residents may not use other devices that leave large holes and/or other adhesive material.
  • Students are not permitted to hang any items from the sprinkler piping, sprinkler heads or any room electrical wiring.

Exclusions & Exceptions

Privately-owned Greek letter organizations and Society Houses establish their own policies regarding decorations.