Office of Residence Life

Quiet Hours

It is the policy of the Institute that its residential facilities be reasonably quiet at all times. Further, it is expected that the halls and apartments will be especially quiet during "quiet hours." The designated quiet hour schedule in all residence areas is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and midnight to 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. These hours represent a minimum requirement to ensure residents quiet time to sleep and study. Residents of individual halls and areas are free to develop an extended schedule to accommodate additional quiet time for study.

Please remember that courtesy with regard to noise level is expected 24 hours each day.

The use of stereos or other audio equipment shall be governed by the premise that personal enjoyment may not be pursued so as to infringe on the rights of others in or around the residence halls or in neighboring homes. At no time is it permissible for a resident to place speakers in open windows or play music to listen to outside his/her room, apartment, or building. No only is this a violation of the Troy Noise Ordinance, it is also inconsiderate to those who are sleeping, studying, in class, or do not share your taste in music.

Please note that persons affected by noise have the right as well as the responsibility to approach the person(s) responsible and request that the volume be lowered. Residence hall staffs are available to assist in resolving these situations. In mediating noise-related conflicts between residents, staff gives top priority to the activities of study and sleep. Particular emphasis shall be placed on maintaining quiet during quiet hours.

Last modified: Jul 28, 2004