Most Common Housing Rules (?)
Students living in traditional residence halls are required to purchase a student
meal plan. Students living in apartment style facilities are not required to buy a
meal plan but may do so if you wish. For information, please visit the Meal Plan
section on the FAMU website.
What should I not bring?
Regular household extension cords, halogen lamps, hot plates, toaster ovens, space
heaters, candles, incense, fryers, electric skillets, electric grills or any potentially
hazardous items. view full list of what and what not to bring
Guest & Visitation Policy
Any individual who is not assigned to reside in a specific residential facility room/or
apartment area is defined as a guest. All guests to any residence hall, including
those who are visiting the lobby, will need to have a photo identification card to
sign in (i.e., FAMU ID, driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.). Residents
will be held responsible for the actions of their guests.
Health and Safety Inspections
Entry by University Housing personnel into your room/apartment is occasionally necessary.
While respecting your personal privacy at all times, the University reserves the right
to authorize entry into your room or apartment at times when your welfare or the welfare
of others is concerned; to ensure proper care, maintenance and safety of the facilities;
to make necessary repairs; to complete a preliminary condition report for a room/apartment
being vacated; to conduct maintenance and safety inspections; and to investigate violations
of University regulations.
Posting of flyers, announcements, or any other printed or written material must be
approved by the Resident Director prior to posting in or around any area of the residence
halls. Marketing and Communications Project Request Form
Pranks which result in disturbances or distress to others or cause damage to University
or personal property are prohibited. Disciplinary action will be taken against anyone
disregarding this regulation.
For reasons of health and safety, propelling devices such as rockets, catapults, slingshots,
or any homemade device for the purpose of launching an object are prohibited. Objects
may not be thrown into or out of windows.
Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 10 a.m., seven days a week. During the last two weeks of
the semester, quiet hours are 24 hours a day. Quiet hours are expected to be observed
in parking lots adjacent to residential facilities.
No student shall make unauthorized entry into any University Housing building, office,
attic, roof, closets, designated restrooms (traditional halls), or other restricted
University Housing facility or area. Violators will be fined.
Any activity that disrupts or obstructs the normal operations of the University Housing
and/or infringes upon the rights of other members of the University Housing community,
including leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities.
Violators will be fined and referred to counseling.
Although custodial workers are employed to keep all public areas and public community
bathrooms clean, you are expected to clean your own room, bathroom, and common areas
in the apartment. Room inspections are conducted every week. These weekly checks are conducted to maintain
the safety and cleanliness of each room/apartment throughout the school year. Inspections
will be completed weekly. Failed room inspections will result in a fine and eviction
of noncompliant residents for the fourth (4th) failure. There are no re-inspections.
Permanent fixtures and construction are not permitted. All items in the room must
be free standing. Modifying electrical wiring is prohibited. Under no circumstances
should nails, screws, or wall anchors be used to affix items to walls or ceilings.
Installation of ceiling fans is prohibited.