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Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in University housing, except where specifically permitted:

Halogen lamps, hot plates, heating/immersion coils, electric frying pans, toaster ovens, electric heaters, electric blankets, non-UL listed items and electrical items not approved by the Department of Housing.

Air conditioners, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and water beds.

Television or radio antennae and any other objects which are placed outside the room window or anywhere on the exterior of the building or adjacent grounds.

Firearms, candles, incense, explosives, fireworks, weapons of any kind, hazardous chemicals, gasoline, propane, butane, motorized vehicles of any kind (or parts, repair tools, accessories for any motor vehicle).

Paraphernalia which can be used with illegal drugs including, but not limited to, bongs, pipes, rolling papers, etc.

Built-in (wall or ceiling attachment) structures are prohibited.


Damage, theft, and vandalism to University property are strictly prohibited. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.


Smoking is strictly prohibited inside any university residence facility. Smoking within 20 feet of any university building is strictly prohibited.


Pets or animals of any kind, except non-dangerous fish, are prohibited in University Housing. One ten gallon tank containing fish is allowed per room.


Door-to-door solicitation is strictly prohibited. Commercial activity, solicitation or advertising is not permitted in or around University housing unless prior approval by the University Police Department has been obtained. The only exceptions are activities permitted under University Rules and/or those sponsored by University staff or local resident governing councils.


The playing of various sports in University housing is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, football, hockey, Frisbee, golf, and hackey sack. All athletic activities are to be confined to areas outside University housing which are specifically designated for such purposes. Students shall be prohibited from climbing through windows or being on ledges, porticos or roofs of buildings. Students are prohibited from throwing objects out windows or from roofs of buildings.


Cooking is prohibited in student rooms in residence halls and allowed only in designated kitchen units or facilities.

Alcohol Prohibitations

All students are subject to the University Rights and Rules governing the use of alcohol, as well as federal, state, and local laws of alcohol use to include the Open Container Ordinance of Durham, NH. Entryways, hallways, and lounges are common areas, and consumption of alcohol is prohibited in these areas (even by those of legal drinking age). Group sources such as kegs of beer, beer balls, and alcoholic punches are prohibited in University housing.

a. Only students of legal drinking age (21 years or older) may consume alcohol in their own room or in the room of another student who is at least 21 years old.

b. A legal age drinker may have just one open alcohol container at a time for personal consumption.

c. Alcohol is not permitted in any of the common or public areas of the undergraduate residence halls or apartment buildings.

d. Possession or consumption of alcohol is permitted only in rooms where at least one of the assigned residents is at least 21 years old.

e. All common sources of alcohol, including but not limited to kegs, punch bowls, beer balls, or excessive amounts of alcohol in bottles or cases, are strictly prohibited.

f. Providing underage people with alcohol is illegal and strictly prohibited.

g. Any person who is under the influence of alcohol and whose behavior leads to personal injury or illness may be considered in violation of the alcohol policy.

h. Having a gathering in a residence room that involves illegal consumption of alcohol will likely lead to eviction upon a first offense. A gathering is defined as more people in the room that just the people who are assigned to that room.

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