room will be your home for the next nine
months so it is important to make it as
comfortable as possible. Decorations can
add immensely to making your
accommodations more homelike and
attractive. Decorating your room is an
opportunity for you and your roommate to
express your creativity. As you decorate
your room, please keep the following
guidelines in mind.
room needs painting, please make a request to the Housing & Residence
Life Office. We will send in a work order and the UM painters will
take care of it for you. All rooms have recently been painted but
in some instances, an additional once over may be required. If a
room is repainted due to damages during your stay, you will be charged for
Rooms may only be painted with paint
purchased from the University and by
You may not put up any type of border in
your room (paint or wallpaper). Some
rooms may have border already up. You
may remove it as long as it does not
damage the walls. As the UM painters
make their way through the buildings,
they will paint over or remove all
borders from all rooms. If you have a
border in your room when you move in, be
sure to indicate that on the Room
Inventory Form. If the border is there
when you move out, and you did not
indicate that it was there when you
moved in, you will be charged for
Do not put nails or staples in the walls
or any sticky substance or decals that
won't come off doors or walls. We
suggest a substance like Handy-Tak for
affixing posters to the walls. Some
residence halls have picture molding
along the walls. You may use small nails
to hang pictures in your room if your
hall is equipped with picture molding.
Your account will be charged for any
destruction of the walls and doors due
to hanging posters, pictures, etc.
If you would like to bring furniture
from home, you may store the
University's furniture in your
building's storage area, if
space is available. Check with
a staff member for information about
storage areas and guidelines for
storage. If space is available, you may
store furniture when there is a staff
member on-duty in your building (in the
evenings after 6:00 pm). All
furniture must be returned to the room
and set up before you check-out of your
room or your account will be charged a
fine. However, because of recent
renovations in Peck, Hanson, Napier and The Residential College, UM furniture must be kept in the
rooms and cannot be placed in storage. These halls have all been equipped with new furniture.
Waterbeds are not
allowed in the residence halls.
Do not attach anything to the ceiling of
your residence hall or room. This
includes fishnets, flags, parachutes,
Compact refrigerators are allowed in individual rooms.
If you have a refrigerator in your room,
a $15 per semester energy surcharge will
be assessed ($5 per summer term).
There are a limited number of
units available for rental through
Housing & Residence Life, at a rate
of $160 per academic year.
Due to energy restrictions,
individual microwaves are not allowed in
residence hall rooms except in Peck
Hall. Each residence hall has at least
one microwave in a common area available
for you to use.
Live trees are not
permitted in the residence hall common
areas or in individual rooms. All lights
and cords must be in safe working
condition and be UL-approved. Candles or
other open flames are not permitted.
not construct a loft for your room. Lofts must be a free standing
Collegiate Loft (www.cblorder.com)
and information is included with the Housing assignment information.
These lofts have been approved because they meet all the safety
guidelines and the company is responsible for the installation and
removal of the loft. The
University assumes no liability for
injury or damage due to lofts.
If you don't use a loft, you can bunk your beds. Bunking pegs are available
to purchase in the Housing & Residence Life Office.
personalization must be removed at the
close of each academic year or when you
move out of the room. If you fail to
remove all personalization, your account
will be charged for removing it and for
the repair of any damage caused.