- Who can I talk to with questions about my room, hall, or events on campus?
Most Halls on campus have one Resident Assistant on each floor. These fellow students are leaders on campus and are in tune with campus events, groups, and policies. So, use them as a resource!
- What is my mailing address?
26 E. Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
- Is there any way to vacuum my floor?
Each residence hall floor has a vacuum cleaner, which is available through the Student Hall Staff. Remember that this piece of equipment is for use by all, we ask that Students return it to the RA after each use.
- Are there laundry rooms in the residence halls?
All residence halls have commercial washers and dryers. Every residential student is charged a yearly fee for laundry, so you don't need change to operate the machines.
- Is there somewhere I can cook?
Yes. Each residence hall has some sort of kitchenette that includes a stove, oven and microwave.
- Can I remove furniture from my room?
Students are prohibited from removing college furniture from their rooms for any reason.
- Can I have a refrigerator in my room?
Yes, but it may only be a half sized refrigerator.
- What is not allowed in my room?
Air conditioners are strictly prohibited. Additionally, appliances such as hot plates, immersion heaters, electric space heaters, microwaves, halogen lamps or any appliances with open heating elements are not permitted.
Limited personal appliances such as stereo equipment, electric blankets and hair dryers are permitted, though care should be taken not to overload outlets.
State regulations require any residence hall curtains or draperies to be of fiberglass or other non-combustible material and that upholstered furniture is flame-retardant.
- Can I paint my room?
Students who wish to paint their rooms must submit a Paint Request Form to the Office of Residential Life. Only room walls may be painted. The College Paint Shop will supply the paint and painting materials.
Students may be assessed a damage fee if the condition of the painting done is determined to be unacceptable. Paint Request Forms and further guidelines are available in the Office of Residential Life.
- Can I use nails to hang up my pictures?
Items may not be screwed, nailed, bolted or glued to the walls or woodwork in the residence halls or the houses. Talk to your RA or upper-class students for ideas about how to hang items on the wall.
- Can I switch rooms and/or get a new roommate?
All room change requests should first be discussed with your Area Coordinator (AC). If you don't know who the AC for your quad is, contact the Office of Residential Life.
- I've locked myself out of my room, how do I get back in?
During regular business hours, students who get locked out of their rooms may be issued a key temporarily by the College Locksmith. This key must be returned directly to the Locksmith immediately after students let themselves into their room. There is a $10.00 non-refundable charge if you forget to bring it back.
During non-business hours, students who get locked out of their rooms should call Public Safety for assistance. Although Public Safety will provide this service, students must realize that other duties may take a priority, and the service may not be delivered immediately. While everyone locks him/herself out of a room or building occasionally, students will be billed $15.00 per request beyond the first two requests during an academic year. As a matter of courtesy and to allow Public Safety Officers to remain on patrol, students should contact Public Safety if they are able to get into their rooms after having requested the assistance of an officer.
- I've lost my keys, what should I do?
If students lose their room key, their lock is re-keyed for their safety. Students will be billed $35.00 for each key lost.
This will cover the expense of re-keying the front door, replacing all keys, and the paperwork involved.
- Why can't I get access to any other residence hall?
Maintaining the safety and security of the residence halls is the responsibility of all those who reside within. The front doors of the residence halls are locked at all times. Students are issued a key, which enables them to gain access to their residence hall. These doors should never be propped open.
- What happens to my room during vacation?
During Thanksgiving and Winter Break only those students authorized by the Associate Director of Residential Life may stay on campus at this time. Applications must be made to the Office of Residential Life. The criteria and guidelines for vacation housing will be published prior to each vacation period.
Generally, vacation housing is only available to international students who cannot go home, students required to work on campus, student teachers required to be in class and athletes required to return to campus.
There is no campus housing available for the time period between the closing of halls for Winter Break and the opening of the College after the New Year holiday. The entire College is closed at this time.
- Can I store my belongings on campus over the summer?
Summer storage is limited to those living more than 500 miles from Norton. Stored items must be packed in trunks or crates (no plastic bags or cardboard boxes) and locked securely. Each student will be allowed 2 boxes. The boxes must be labeled with name, class year and contact
number. Information about storage is available from Residential Life at x8214.
The College assumes no responsibility for the safety of items left in storage. All other students looking for summer semester storage and those who need to store valuable items such as computers and stereos are encouraged to utilize one of the professional storage companies in the area. These companies will visit the campus at the end of the academic year to provide this information and service to students.
Students must apply and be approved by the Office of Residential Life to take advantage of this program.
- Should I carry personal property insurance to cover loss, theft, or other damage to personal property?
Yes. The College does not insure students' personal belongings. you should arrange to have your items insured before you come to school through homeowners' insurance.
- What happens if I break the rules?