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VII. Prohibited Items

Many items are not permitted in the halls. Such items may be confiscated and held until they can be removed from the hall permanently. Items prohibited include, but may not be limited to: 

A. Weapons. Any weapons, including firearms, BB guns, paint ball guns, pellet or "air soft" guns, bows and arrows, bullets or other ammunition, martial arts weapons, knives or any item that is a reasonable facsimile of the listed weapons. Possession of these items may result in administrative action up to License Agreement cancellation.

B. Flammables & Explosives. Flammable liquids, harmful chemicals, photo chemicals, barbecue grills, charcoal, gasoline, explosives, flares, firecrackers, fireworks, and any other items that may be determined to be hazardous. Possession of these items may result in administrative action up to License Agreement cancellation.

C. Open Flame. Candles, incense, potpourri or any burning ember or open flame burning. 

D. Fire Hazards. Space heaters, power tools, air conditioners, personal lamps that have bulbs higher than their rated capacity, or any bulbs 150 watts or greater, halogen lamps without wire or glass guards over the bulb, multi-plug extension cords and multi-plug adapters are prohibited. Surge-suppressors and multi-outlet cords with circuit breakers, however, are permitted.  The department of Residential Life, Housing, and Food Service is not responsible for damage to items due to power surges. Possession of these items may result in administrative action up to License Agreement cancellation.

E. Cooking Appliances. Other than in the Canada Hall kitchen areas which are the exception, prohibited items include: cooking equipment, hot-plates, toasters, electric fry-pans, grilling devices, or anything with an exposed heating element. Authorized items include: crockpots, rice cookers, hot-air popcorn poppers, blenders, coffee makers; one refrigerator per room (under five cubic feet in size), one microwave per room (the maximum wattage may be limited). Food must be disposed of properly in all halls. Do not dump food into sinks or drinking fountains. 

F. Adhesive Decorations. Decals, stickers, glow in the dark stars, contact paper, darts, dartboard or other items which may damage walls or furniture. 

G. Lofts or waterbeds. Bunking beds in a way other than for which they were designed is also prohibited. This includes lofting bed frames or furniture on heaters, desks, dressers, chairs, concrete or wood blocks, etc. No lofted beds are permitted other that those supplied by the department. Waterbeds or other non-supplied beds or furniture may be prohibited. 

H. Stolen Property. Possession or storage of stolen property in your room, such as signs, lounge furniture, shopping carts, and items obtained through theft, etc. 

I. Pet Policy. No pets or animals allowed, except tropical fish or goldfish.  Fish tanks of up to 10 gallons are permitted. There is no heat during semester break, so take your fish home for the holidays. 

J. Flammable Decorations. Live Christmas trees or wreaths are prohibited. Strings of lights around the edges of the window are permitted but must be unplugged when residents are not in the room. 

K. Motorized Vehicles/Transportation. Motorcycles, mopeds and automotive parts or components, may not be kept in or around the buildings, except in designated parking areas. Bicycles may not be kept in hallways, stairwells, balconies, or public areas, except in designated racks. Use, possession, and storage of hoverboards, self-balancing scooters, drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and similar devices is prohibited.

L. Attachments. Nothing may be attached to furniture, the building, exterior poles, railings, trees, etc., or placed in hallways, window sills/ledges, and balconies. This includes satellite dishes and antennas.

M. Health & Safety. RLHFS reserves the right to confiscate, ban, or remove any item that may pose an immediate health or safety risk to the residence hall community.

Chapter 5.VIII.: Prohibited Activities

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