NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 21 y y Flags, posters, or any other materials may not be displayed in the windows or in the room in such a way that they are visible out the window or through the room. y y The Director of Residential Life and Housing must approve any exception to these policies in writing. Public Areas All regulations pertaining to room decorations must also be followed in public areas. For the Commons community and hallway space, all decorations and or painting must be approved in writing by the Director of Residential Life and Housing. Defacement, Littering, and Community Damage Residents are expected to keep their residence hall and the outside grounds clean. Defacing, littering, or damaging the property of the University if prohibited. The student or students responsible may be required to pay in full for the damage caused. In times of repeat damage, littering, or defacement that cannot be traced to a responsible party, community billing may be assessed to all members of the wing, area, hall, or building. If a student is caught littering, inside or outside the halls, he or she will be charged a fine of $100 per occurrence and may receive a judicial sanction from the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Trash dumpsters and chutes are provided at the end of each hallway in all halls for student trash. If a student dumps his or her room trash in the trash cans designated for public usage (e.g., the laundry room, lounges, outside trash containers), he or she will be charged $100 per occurrence and may receive a judicial sanction from the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Only 3M ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape is allowed on walls and must be removed when the resident vacates the room. y y No alteration of electrical fixtures or plumbing fixtures, including shower heads and bidet units, are permitted. y y Residents are not permitted to paint the apartment woodwork, walls or ceiling without the approval of the Office of Residential Life and Housing. y y No refinishing of the furniture, painting or papering of the room is permitted. y y Use or installation of wood paneling and/or tiles is prohibited. y y The vertical blinds are not to be removed from any window. y y Screens are not to be removed from any windows. y y The hanging bookshelves in CLC are not to be removed from the wall. y y Residents are not to remove University furniture from their apartments. The Residential Life and Housing staff conducts periodic inventories of University property. y y Only Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved mini-lights are permitted and all lighting sets must have this label. All lights must be unplugged when residents retire for the evening or leave the room. Exterior lighting is not permitted. y y Live Christmas trees are not permitted in the residence halls. y y Only UL approved extension cords are allowed for use within the residence halls. y y Halogen lamps are not allowed in the residence halls. y y No open coil cooking equipment is permitted (except for stoves in apartments).