For the inevitable questions that arise concerning student housing, the following has been prepared for your convenience. Each link below leads to a section with information that you may find helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing at 423-614-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the university have a curfew policy?
Curfew is checked for all freshmen (29 hours or fewer) nightly by a Resident Assistant. Students 20 years of age or older do not have curfew.
Freshmen curfew hours are as follows:
Sunday-Thursday 12:00 Midnight
Friday and Saturday 1:00 a.m.
When will I find out about my residence hall assignment?
How are roommate assignments made?
What if I don’t get assigned to one of the residence halls I preferred?
What if I need special accommodations?
May I have my own room?
What furniture is provided in my room?
What size are the beds in the residence halls?
Can I raise my bed for extra storage space?
How many people share a bathroom?
Are there facilities for washing and drying my clothes?
What about extension cords or multi-plugs?
Are pets allowed?
Is purchasing a meal plan mandatory?
What if I need something repaired in my room?
What about bringing my own refrigerator or microwave?
What is the alcohol and smoking policy?
May I bring a car to campus?
How will I receive U.S. mail while I live on campus?
What are the visitation policies? May I have visitors in my residence hall room?
Students of the opposite sex are allowed in the main lobbies of the dormitories until curfew. Members of the opposite sex will not be permitted beyond the lobby of any dorm or in the bedroom of any apartment unless given permission from the Resident Director. This policy applies during all breaks as well.
Brinsfield Row, Livingston East, Livingston, Keeble, Storms and B.L. Hicks- Male/Female visitors will be allowed to visit in the apartment living room on the following days and times only:
Monday-Thursday 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 noon-1:00 a.m.
Saturday 12:00 noon-1:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon-9:00 p.m.
Do residence halls stay open when Lee University is closed?
May I bring a bicycle to campus?
Will the University pay for any property loss resulting from theft or maintenance issues in the residence hall rooms?
What to bring
What You’ll Find in Your Room
What to leave behind
Is there wireless access in the residence halls?
Is phone service provided by the University?
Is cable television available in the residence halls?
What is a loft?
The loft must be entirely self-supporting and free standing, with no attachments to walls, ceilings, floors, shelves, woodwork or University furnishings. No nails, bolts or screws can be used in room walls, ceilings, floors or University-owned furnishings. All residence hall furnishings, including the provided bed springs and frames, must remain in the residence hall room; therefore most loft structures are built to hold the bed frame intact. A ladder or some safe way of getting onto the loft structure must be included in all loft systems and must be securely fastened to the loft. Side rails are also encouraged since they provide extra assurance from injuries caused by accidentally falling out of the bed. Loft systems must be built and placed so that they do not interfere with access to heating, ventilation or air-conditioning units, thermostats, plumbing, pipe chase doors, sinks, or fire sprinklers. Residents are advised to take all possible precautions against damage to walls, paint, floor tile, woodwork, and other furniture. Damage repairs will be charged to the resident.
Flammable decorative materials, such as paneling, netting, curtains, etc., are not to be attached to the loft. Any strong wood in good condition, with a minimum amount of knotholes can be used. It is recommended that you use, at least, construction grade #2 pine and have sufficient horizontal or diagonal bracing on the sides and rear to prevent the unit from swaying. The wood used in the construction of the loft must be flame retardant and designed for indoor use. Pressure-treated or chemically-treated lumber (generally green in color) may not be used. Treated lumber is designed for outdoor use only and can create a serious health hazard in an enclosed environment. No PVC pipes or concrete blocks are allowed in the construction of the loft. Due to fire regulations, lofts may not block any room windows (must have 2.5’ clearance) and doors must be able to swing fully open. In the interest of personal safety, the height from the top of the mattress to the ceiling may be no less than 30”.
Constructing the loft
If you plan to build a loft, we suggest you wait until you arrive on campus to do so. The height of the ceiling and the location of room fixtures and furnishings often cause problems when you try to fit the loft into place. If you build it ahead of time, be prepared to make modifications to your loft when you arrive on campus. All painting/staining or fireproofing must be completed before you bring the lumber or materials on campus. All construction/assembly must be completed during the check-in period between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Before, during and after construction, building materials may not be stored in public areas, hallways, lobbies or other areas outside the immediate area of the builder’s room. All wood scraps, trash, sawdust, etc. must be taken directly to disposal sites outside the building and may not be left in the hallways or deposited in hall trash cans. Builders who fail to clean up property will receive a bill for cleaning services. All University owned furniture and equipment must remain in the student’s room.
Taking it down
The University maintains a Campus Safety staff to provide protection for students, staff, and property. Safety officers perform a variety of duties including regulating traffic and parking, filing vehicle accident reports, securing all buildings, maintaining order, providing assistance in times of emergency, and contacting local law enforcement authorities when needed. Students can also be escorted from parking lots to the residence halls by calling Security ten minutes before escort services are needed. Residence halls are secured 24/7. Each resident is assigned a student ID card that must be scanned in order to have access into his or her residence hall.
Fire Safety Overview
University Fire Safety Practices
The following information is distributed to students each year and published in the Lee University Student Handbook, which is the student guide to University rules and regulations. To protect the safety and welfare of students, the following items are prohibited in all residence halls. The items listed are specifically related to fire safety and are not inclusive of all items prohibited in residence halls.
Cooking in Rooms
Fire Safety Equipment
If a student suspects a fire, or if the alarm sounds:
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