Financial Liability

The College assumes no liability for damages or injuries which occur on College property. For further clarification of this policy, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs.


Fire Safety Policies

To help provide for the safety of residents, periodic fire drills are scheduled, and students are required to vacate the building. The firefighting equipment, the fire alarm system, and appropriate procedures are provided for the protection of life and property of students. Tampering with, or misuse of fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and/or failure to comply with related procedures (including evacuation) is a serious infraction of College policy. This includes attaching items to or hanging them from the sprinkler pipes and sprinkler heads, as well as misusing exit doors designated for emergency use only.

Illegal or unauthorized possession and/or use of explosives (including fireworks) or hazardous chemicals/materials on College premises or at College-sponsored events, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear to others, is not permitted.

Accessing/using a fire escape, roof, or balcony except in emergency situations is also not permitted.


Furnishings/Decorations/Room Alterations

The following items are prohibited from Keene State College housing (please note that this list is not all-inclusive):

  • waterbeds/water-filled furniture
  • dartboards
  • futons
  • stuffed and overstuffed furniture
  • beanbag furniture
  • inflatable furniture (including air mattresses)
  • over-sized pillows (e.g., 2 feet x 2 feet or larger) except for body pillows
  • tables
  • extra refrigerators
  • extension cords or multi-outlet plugs that are not surge protected
  • large trunks or bulky luggage

Tape, adhesives, nails, screws, etc., may be used only on bulletin boards and not on walls, ceilings, doors, and so forth, as these items often scratch or deface facilities. Students will be charged accordingly for any damage caused.

All types of room decorations must be hung flat to the walls; nothing may be hung on or from ceilings.