Visitation is a privilege
that allows you to have guests in your room.
Visitation hours are Sunday through
Thursday 12:00 pm to 12:00 am and Friday
and Saturday 12:00 pm to 2:00 am.
The visitation hours will be
posted in conspicuous areas throughout the
building and near the exterior doors.
During visitation, guests
(including family members) may visit you
in your room. These guests must be
escorted at all times in the private
living areas of the buildings.
Any violation of this policy will be
considered a serious behavioral violation
and will be confronted immediately.
Residents of the building are expected to
assist in the enforcement of this policy
by reporting any violations to hall staff.
Remember: It is important that you be
courteous to your roommate while having
visitors and sensitive to his/her right to
Visitation is not…
*open access to residence halls.
*permission to engage in illegal or
*a means by which student’s privacy is
compromised by the presence of a visitor.
One student’s right to have visitors
does not supersede another’s desire for
an academic atmosphere.
*the University’s assumption of a
parental role with student.
*an organized method by which residents
may have friends, relatives, and fellow
students visit their private living areas
for the purpose of studying, relaxing, and
*a set of reasonable parameters within
which roommates may determine collectively
how to balance study, sleep, and social
activities within their living quarters.
*a privilege extended to adult students
living within the residence halls.
*a means by which the University
facilitates responsible growth and
development among residence hall students
to prepare them to handle the freedom they
will encounter when choosing to pursue
independent living arrangements.
All guests are subject to all rules of the
University and it is your responsibility
to inform your guests of those policies
and standards of conduct. You are
responsible for the behavior of your
guests. University personnel have the
right to ask your guest to leave the
campus if she/he participates in behaviors
which violate policy. You may have
overnight guests of the same sex in your
room with the permission of your roommate.
Guests may only stay on-campus up to three
nights of any week or a total of eight
nights per semester. All guests policies
also apply if you have a private room.
Quiet hours are defined as those times
during which you are prohibited from
making any noise which can be heard in any
room other than your own. This refers
primarily, but not exclusively, to loud
noise from stereo equipment, radios,
television, and verbal communication. All
residence halls honor quiet hours from
8:00 pm to 10:00 am, Sunday-Thursday.
During the week prior to and the week of
final exams, twenty-four hour quiet hours
will be observed in all halls.
Persons of legal age (21) are permitted to
possess or consume alcoholic beverages in
the residence hall system. However,
consumption is limited to the privacy of
an individual student's room. Drinking in
any other area in or around the residence
hall is prohibited.
Transportation of alcoholic beverages
in open containers is not allowed.
Students may not appear at any time or in
any place on the University campus in an
Kegs, "ponies" and party
balls are not allowed in the residence
Remember: You will be held responsible
for your actions. Alcohol will not be
accepted as an excuse for any violation of
Students of legal age are allowed to
entertain guests of legal age with alcohol
in the privacy of their own rooms under
the following conditions:
1. The total number of people in the
room shall not exceed six.
2. The door to the hallway must be
3. The host(s) shall be responsible
for the behavior of their guests.
Any attempt to circumvent this policy,
or the intent of this policy, shall be
considered a behavioral violation.
No University of Montevallo student, while
under the jurisdiction of the University,
may possess or consume any narcotics or
stimulants unless prescribed by his/her
physician. No student shall dispense
narcotics or stimulants to other students.
The University of Montevallo assumes no
duty to protect students from their own
abuse of drugs or alcohol or to protect
third persons from the conduct of
The University of Montevallo
prohibits possession or use of firearms,
ammunition, bowie knives or swords,
instruments of like kind, bows and arrows,
and other potentially dangerous weapons,
including firecrackers or other explosive
devices, in or on all University Campus.
Firearms and other weapons possessed
legally which are brought on to University
property shall be registered with the
University Police and held in custody by
the UM Police, to be released to the owner
upon the owner's departure from campus.
This policy applies to all faculty, staff,
students, and visitors of the University
You are sharing
relatively close quarters with many people
in a residence hall. Consideration with
regard to noise is vital to maintaining
the quality of your environment. Noise
created by an individual or group greatly
affects other members of your community.
It is your responsibility to request
the termination of any unreasonable noise.
It is then the responsibility of any
resident who is asked to cease activities
causing noise to abide by the request. If
a disturbance persists, you should notify
a hall staff member.
At times other than designated quiet
hours, you should observe "courtesy
hours" by showing consideration for
your neighbors and responding positively
to requests to reduce or minimize noise.
Pets are not allowed in or near the
residence halls. Small aquariums, up to 10
gallons, which house fish that live
completely submerged in water, may be kept
in your room. "Fish" DOES NOT
include frogs, turtles, etc that may live submerged in water.....
only FISH are allowed as pets.
For your safety,
you are not allowed on rooftops, ledges,
or balconies without permission of the Resident
No one is allowed on the fire escapes of
the buildings unless it is an emergency
situation. Climbing, scaling or rappelling
the outside of a residence hall, and
throwing items from windows, is strictly
Smoking or the burning of any type of
pipe, cigar, cigarette, or similar
products is prohibited in all residence
halls, both in common areas and
individual rooms. This includes hallways, stairwells,
bathrooms, lobbies or other common areas
of the buildings. Smoking is
also prohibited within twenty five (25)
feet of the residence halls.
Because of the considerable potential of
fire, you are not permitted to burn
candles in your residence hall. You may
have decorative candles as long as the
wick has not been burned. Burning incense
is also not allowed due to the fire hazard
it presents and because the scent may be
annoying to your neighbors.
You may purchase Glade
Flameless Candles to use in your room.
cords are not allowed to bring to campus. You will need to
bring one or two surge protectors with you. You cannot plug extension cords in to surge protectors. Multiple outlet
surge protectors are the only type of extension allowed in the
Fire regulations prohibit the use of
open coil appliances in your room. Do not
use hot plates, broilers, toasters,
toaster ovens, or other type appliances.
The use of space heaters is strictly
You are responsible for
disposing of your trash in the hall’s
designated trash bins outside of the
building. Because some buildings have bins
where the trash is picked up by hand,
please place all trash in trash bags
Trash should never be left in the hall
bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, lounges,
or your room. Disposing properly of trash
not only enhances the appearance of the
residence halls, but helps discourage bugs
from hanging out in your room!
Door to door solicitation, for any
purpose, is strictly prohibited in the
residence halls. Solicitation is defined
as any activity that is designed to
promote, advertise or sell a product or
The intentional or
reckless destruction of any University
property or equipment may result in
judicial proceedings. The University will
determine charges for damages and
cleaning. Residents may not make repairs
or replace items.
responsible for the condition of your room
and all the furnishings assigned to it. If
the room is damaged, or its furnishings
are damaged or lost, you are financially
responsible, and the amount for repair or
replacement will be added to your student
Motorcycles, and Skates
Bicycle racks are provided
outside each residence hall. You are not
allowed to store bicycles in stairwells,
basements, or other common areas within
Motorcycles must be parked in
designated areas and are not permitted in
the buildings. The University Police may
impound illegally parked motorcycles.
Skates or like devices may not be used
in the residence halls.