Finals Week Quiet Hours Policy
The Residential Life staff places a high value on providing an environment where students can sleep and study. At no time is this more important than during finals week at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
Finals create a great deal of stress for students. For many, the grades they earn on their finals will determine whether or not they can return for the following semester. It would be a disservice to any student if the behavior of another student is allowed to negatively affected his or her ability to succeed academically. Therefore to support students' academic success, we've developed special expectations for the finals week period.
Beginning at 9 p.m. the Friday before finals week and continuing until the halls close, mandatory 24-hour quiet hours take affect. The 24-hour quiet hours requires that all students conduct themselves in such a fashion to prevent the activities in their room, or elsewhere in or around the residence hall, from being heard outside of their room. Students found violating this policy are at risk of being immediately removed from the residence halls.
Should it become necessary to remove a student for violating this policy, the Residence Director will provide the student(s) with time to gather the belongings they will need for the remainder of exam week. In such an event, provisions are in place to assist the removed student in finding local accommodations and transportation.
By formulating policy in this way, Keene State College has sought to provide the proper study atmosphere for students in the residence halls. If you have any questions or comments concerning this policy, we welcome the opportunity to discuss them with you.