Resident Trash Removal
Resident students are expected to keep the interior of the apartments/rooms clean and sanitary at all times. This means that trash is to be removed from apartments and bedrooms on regular basis. Trash containers/wastebaskets are provided in all apartments and bedrooms. Trash bags are available in the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Dumpsters are located off the Dowden Hall loading dock, next to the Chandler Village laundry room, and in trash rooms located on every floor in Wasylean Hall.
Any motor vehicle parked in a lot that does not display the proper decal may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense. Decals are issued to upperclassmen based upon credit hours earned and then distributed to other resident students based on rationale for needing the permit. Questions related to the issuance of residential parking permits should be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 508-929-8074.
Residential students wishing to obtain a parking permit must complete an application online. Parking on campus is a privilege and may be revoked due to policy abuse or as the result of judicial action. Commuter decals will not be issued to residential students.
Student Health Services
The Health Services Office is located in the Gymnasium Building off the main foyer. During the academic year a full-time nurse practitioner, two part-time practitioners, and a part-time physician staff the office. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the summer months when the Health Services Office is closed, emergencies are referred to College Police.
Services include acute and routine medical care, health screenings, immunizations, allergy injections and specialty referral. Treatment is completely confidential. Students’ health history forms remain on file in this office, health insurance brochures and claim forms are available.
The Health Services Office phone number is 508-929-8875
Health and Safety Inspections
Health and Safety Inspections are conducted of student living areas once a month. At least Twenty-Four (24) hour advance notice is provided to resident students. During these inspections apartments and bedrooms are checked for health and fire hazards which may constitute a danger to students. All fire equipment is checked at these times, as well as common areas, bedrooms, etc. Students are provided with written notification of any violations and given a period of time in which to rectify any problems prior to re-inspection—usually within a few days. Students failing to correct violations by the time of a re-inspection may face fines and/or judicial action.
University Housing personnel, University personnel, or Maintenance personnel authorized by the Director of Residence Life & Housing may enter students’ rooms at any time for health and safety reasons, upon notice, and during non-vacation times. During vacation periods, personnel may enter at any time to make routine maintenance repairs and safety inspections to insure that the terms of the Residence Hall Occupancy License Agreement are being complied with.
The Worcester Fire Department conducts routine inspections of the campus for fire violations. Violations of fire or health codes will result in disciplinary action.
Residence Hall Occupancy License Agreement Releases/Buy-Outs
Residents who withdraw from the Residence Life and Housing License/Occupancy Agreement will remain liable for the room fee for the duration of the term of agreement, except as follows:
A. License Releases
- A student may request in writing, a release from this license
under the following conditions with no penalty if granted:
- A student may request in writing, a release from this license
under the following conditions, but will forfeit the deposit if
• Withdrawal from College
• Transferring to another school
B. Buy-Out of Occupancy License
- A student wanting to be released from his/her license for any
other reason must participate in the Buy-Out option by paying
35% of room charges for the subsequent semester. A student
cannot participate in the Buy-Out option for the current
semester. All Buy-Outs must be filed by the published deadline
in writing. Students who participate in the Buy-Out option are
not eligible for a refund of their deposit.
Single Room Waitlist
For the past several years, waitlists for single occupancy bedrooms have been established as a part of Room Selection. These lists (one each for female and male students) have been designed to establish an order for students who wish to be assigned to vacancies in single occupancy bedrooms, but who were unable to sign up for single rooms during the room selection process.
The procedures for single room waiting list sign-ups are as follows:
1) Any resident student may indicate her/his desire to be added
to the singles waitlist once they have selected a room assignment for the 2012-2013 academic year. Interested
students may accomplish this through the submission of this form on the main page of our website.
2) Resident student placement on the single room waitlist is determined by the date their form has been received by the
Office of Residence Life and Housing.
In order to be placed on the Single Room Waitlist you must fill out the Single Room Wait List Form on the main page of our website.
Commuter Student Waitlist
For the past several years, the Office of Residence Life and Housing has found it necessary to establish waitlists for commuter students. These waitlists (one each for female and male students) have been created to determine an order for students who wish to be assigned to vacancies in the residence halls should spaces become available.
The procedures for commuter waitlist list sign-ups are as follows:
1) Any commuter student may indicate her/his desire to be
added to the waitlist at any time by submitting this form on the main page of our website UNDER LINKS
2) Student placement on the commuter waitlist is determined by the date their form has been received by the Office of
Residence Life and Housing.
3) Students are strongly encouraged to maintain contact with the Office of Residence Life and Housing for waitlist updates,to reinforce interest, etc.
4) It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Assistant Director of any changes in their address or phone number.