Family Guide to Residence Life
For most students, living at college is a great experience, and students flourish with the opportunities and challenges they find on campus. This really is the first time they are living on their own, with peers rather than with you at home. Most students are ready for just this kind of living, and they thrive on it. As the family of a student, you’ll hear not only about the roommate(s) but also about other friendships and activities that develop quickly.
Information Needed For Living On-Campus:
The following items are prohibited by the College. Use/possession of these items may result in fines, a loss of merit points, or the loss of residency privileges:
- Cooking Appliances (Hot Plates, Broiler/Toaster Ovens, Popcorn Poppers)
- Microwave Ovens and Microfridges
- Halogen Lamps
- Air Conditioners
- Spider Extension Cords (also called Octopus Extension Cords)
- Bed Lofts (small risers other than concrete blocks are allowed)
- Firearms / Weapons
- Electric Water Coolers
- Any furniture not specifically labeled as compliant with Cal 117 fire safety regulations.
- Large Posters (larger than 24" X 36")
- Large Refrigerators (over 4.5 cubic feet)
- Alcohol and Other Drugs (Alcohol is only allowed in designated upper class areas for students of legal drinking age)
- Hookah, Juul, E-cigarettes, or any other smoking paraphernalia
- Hair Straighteners or Curling Irons without an automatic shutoff device
- Pets (other than fish)
Landlines are not activated in the individual rooms unless requested as most students tend to use their cell phones to make phone calls.
The Office of Residence Life is dedicated to providing students a supportive and inclusive living environment that enhances their Stonehill experience. Students can select from a wide range of living options at Stonehill, ranging from traditional corridor style halls to suites and townhouses, to single-gender residence halls.