Common Areas

Each residence hall offers students common spaces to gather, cook, or study. These spaces are referred to as common areas. Examples of common areas are lounges, hallways and bathrooms. In apartment and suite-style residence halls, bathrooms contained within an apartment or suite are common to the unit. Additionally, patios, balconies, and courtyards in Oak Summit are considered common areas.

Amenities available in a given common area vary among residence halls. Common area furniture and microwave ovens in lounges and common areas are for the use of all residents. Furniture may not be taken into your room. There is a $100 fine for private use of common area furniture. When direct responsibility cannot be determined for damage to common areas, lounges, hallways, bathrooms, etc., the cost of the repair and replacement of damaged items is shared on a prorated basis by all students living in and using these areas.