Resident students will be issued a combination of the following keys, depending on their assigned residence hall room: room key, suite key, and exterior door key. Many larger buildings have card swipe access, using the student's college identification card. Keys are for resident student use only, and they may not be lent to anyone, including roommates and guests. College IDs or any other identification should not be attached to keys, to assist with the security of the building should the keys be lost or stolen.
Lost Keys: If a student loses his/her room, suite, exterior door key or access card, he/she will be responsible for the replacement of each new key ($50 cost per key/access card).
Stolen Keys: If a student's room or suite key is stolen, he/she must meet with the Coordinator of Housing Operations, who will determine if the door lock should be changed. The student will be responsible for the expense of the new lock and keys for him/her and any roommate(s).
If a student's key to a building's front door is stolen, that must be reported immediately to the Coordinator of Housing Operations, and if that individual is not available, the student should contact the AC on duty or Campus Police. It will be determined whether the front door lock should be changed for the building. The student may be held responsible for the cost of the new lock and for the cost of making new keys for all of the residents of the building.
Keys Found: After paying for a replacement key, if a student finds the original key within two (2) weeks, a credit for the replacement cost will be posted to the student's account with the Office of Student Accounts.
All residential buildings come equipped with washing machines and dryers. The number of units in each building is determined by the maximum resident occupancy in the building. The cost for each laundry cycle is $1.75 and is paid by swiping a laundry card. Laundry cards may be purchased and/or cash value may be added to a card, at the Public Safety office, lower level of Winslow Hall and at the 24-hour lounge in Butterworth Hall. Laundry services on campus are managed by Mac-Gray Services. If a machine debits the cost of a laundry cycle from a user's card and there is a malfunction with the machine, users may contact Mac-Gray at 1-800-MAC-GRAY to request a refund. Any maintenance concerns regarding laundry equipment or the laundry room should be directed to Residential Life by calling 617-243-2124. When reporting an equipment problem, it is important to specifically identify the problem machine to help facilitate a prompt repair by the Mac-Gray technician. Note: Users of the washing machines should only use high efficiency detergents, and be careful about overloading a washing machine or dryer.
All matters within the residence halls requiring maintenance should be reported to the appropriate Residential Life staff member. Matters requiring immediate attention (such as faulty plumbing or electrical failures) should be reported immediately to the staff member in the building or if unavailable, to the Residential Life staff member on duty. In true emergencies, should a Residential Life staff member not be available, students should contact Campus Police to report a problem. All other matters (such as wobbly chairs, light bulbs changes, or fallen shades) should be reported to the Resident Assistant in the student's residence hall. The RA will submit an electronic work order to the Coordinator of Housing Operations, who will review the request and forward it on to Plant Operations. Students should be aware that maintenance staff members are permitted to enter student rooms at any time in order to complete maintenance requests and/or to deal with operations issues that are determined to need immediate attention; most usually, this will occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Students are allowed to have fish in non-filtered tanks no larger than five gallons. Students may not have pets other than fish, with the exception of a guide dog for visually- or hearing-impaired students. Violations of this policy will be treated as unacceptable behavior and will be referred to the Conduct System; resulting sanctions may include fines, probation, community service, and temporary or permanent revocation of housing privileges.
Quiet and Courtesy Hours
Quiet hours are those times when there will be no unreasonable noise in residence buildings in order to provide an atmosphere wherein students may study and sleep. Quiet hours are enforced between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Sunday nights - Friday mornings; and 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, although more restrictive specific quiet hours may be determined by the residents of a given residential building. Courtesy hours are those times when excessive noise will not be allowed; courtesy hours are between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Unreasonable noise, inside or outside halls, including excessive volume of stereos or radios will be treated as unacceptable behavior and will be referred to the Conduct System; resulting sanctions may include fines, probation, community service, and temporary or permanent revocation of housing privileges.
Roofs, Balconies, Fire Escapes and Fire Doors
For safety reasons, students are not to be on, or use, fire escapes, balconies, or building roofs, except in cases of emergency. Property may not be stored on fire escapes, balconies or roof-tops, and fire exits onto fire escapes are to be kept closed at all times but for emergencies. Doors that are marked "Fire Door" are not for student use. Fire doors located between student rooms, in many of the residential houses, must be accessible at all times; students may not block these points of egress with their belongings (including furniture). Any violations of these policies will result in disciplinary action.
Delivery or repair service people are not exempt from the guest policies. If a student arranges for a service person to come to a residential building, that student must escort that person as they would any other guest. Employees of the college do not fall under these restrictions.
In compliance with the Massachusetts Clean Indoor Air Act (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 270, Sect. 22), all residence buildings at Lasell College are smoke-free. Students who violate this policy, and/or who tamper with the smoke detectors in the residence buildings, will be subject to disciplinary action. Students who choose to smoke outside of the residence buildings are asked to use appropriate receptacles to dispose of cigarettes, and are asked to smoke away from residence hall entryways and windows.
It may happen that a student may encounter a non-Lasell guest who wishes to be let into a residence hall to visit a resident. Such an individual should be encouraged to call the person they wish to visit to see if s/he is available, and wishes to escort them into the building. Students should not allow unescorted persons into any residential building. If a student is identified as the person who admitted an unescorted individual into a residence building, s/he will be liable for sanctioning ranging from a temporary revocation of guest privileges; a fine; and/or a temporary suspension from housing. If an unescorted individual is found in a residential building, the best recourse is to contact a member of the Residential Life or Campus Police staffs.
Resident students may host visitors and guests in their residence building. A visitor is a Lasell student who is not a resident of the room that s/he is visiting. A guest is someone who is not a member of the Lasell student body.
Visitors and guests may be in the residence buildings at any hour during the day and evening. Visitors and guests are allowed to stay over a maximum of three nights in a seven day period (between Monday and Sunday) and no more than three consecutive nights. A visitor or guest is considered to have stayed "overnight" if s/he is present in the room any time between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. It is important that roommates discuss when, and how often, visitors and guests may stay in their room, to insure that the rights of all roommates are being honored.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., all guests must be registered. The guest registration procedure involves the following:
- the centralized guest registration station is located at the Campus Police office, on the lower level of Winslow Hall
- only guests who have a valid, picture identification (e.g. driver's license; passport) will be allowed to be registered
- the Lasell student host will need to show his/her Lasell ID at the time of registration
- regardless of what time a guest arrives on the Lasell campus, if that guest is present at 6 p.m. s/he must be registered at that time
- Lasell students may register no more than two guests at any one time
- a guest who has been officially registered will be issued a "Guest Pass," which the guest will be required to have with them at all times, and to present upon request by any member of the college community; failure to present a Guest Pass upon request, will result in that individual being required to immediately vacate the Lasell campus
- guests may not tamper with, or attempt to alter, their Guest Pass; a Guest Pass that has been altered or tampered with will be considered null and void, and the guest holding that Guest Pass will be required to immediately vacate the Lasell campus and their Lasell student host may be held responsible for a violation of the college's visitation policy
- guests may not be in a resident's room unless the resident is present
- residents may not lend residence hall keys or access cards to guests in order that they may enter a building on their own
- any guest bringing a vehicle to Lasell College must register it with the Lasell College Campus Police, at the Campus Police office, lower level of Winslow Hall; the Lasell student host and his/her guest must both be present in order for the guest to obtain a Guest Permit; before being issued a Guest Permit, the guest is required to present his/her driver's license and vehicle registration; short-term permits (up to three nights) are free.
As members of the Lasell College community, Lasell students are required to have a Lasell College ID and to carry that ID with them at all times. The Lasell College ID is a student's official College identification. Students must produce their Lasell College ID whenever requested by any member of the college community. Lasell students who do not produce an ID upon request may be denied entrance into, or be asked to leave, a residential building. Similarly, guests on the campus must produce a "Guest Pass" on the appropriate nights, whenever that request is made by any member of the college community.
Resident students are fully responsible for the actions of their guests, and must insure that guests conduct themselves in ways consistent with the policies of the college. Resident students will be held accountable for any policy violations perpetrated by their guests.
Lasell resident students living in single, double, triple or quad rooms in residence halls or houses may have no more than 8 individuals in their room at any one time. Lasell resident students living in suite-style residence halls (including: Bragdon, Butterworth, and Forest) may have no more than 20 individuals in their suite at any one time.
At a minimum, the college will observe the following sanctioning guidelines regarding violations of the Visitation Policy (including: not registering guests during the times outlined above; attempting to register more than two guests; not escorting one's guests; exceeding the occupancy limits noted above):
- a first violation of the Visitation Policy will result, at a minimum, in a $50 fine and a 30-day suspension of guest privileges;
- a second violation of the Visitation Policy within a year of a first violation, will result, at a minimum, in a $100 fine and a 90-day suspension of guest privileges;
- a third violation of the Visitation Policy within a year of two previous violations, will result, at a minimum, in a $200 fine and the likely revocation of housing privileges.
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