Guests are not permitted to install portable air conditioners in any facilities, including window units in residential housing.
With the exception of guide dogs and animals specifically approved for the educational purposes of the University, pets are not allowed in campus buildings, including residential housing. Guests who are found to have animals in their rooms may be requested to leave the premises.
Roofs, Ledges, and Balcony Areas
The presence of individuals or objects on roof, balcony, or ledge areas is prohibited at all times, except in an emergency. Roof, balcony, and ledge areas are restricted for safety reasons and for protection of property.
It is a goal of the University to reduce the health risks of faculty, staff, students, and guests. A significant means of accomplishing this goal is to reduce the exposure to smoke and its adverse effects. Therefore, it is the policy and goal of the University to achieve a working and learning environment as close to smoke-free as possible and to comply with New York’s Clean Indoor Air Act. To achieve this goal, all indoor areas of the University are designated as no-smoking areas, in accordance with New York State Law. Therefore, no person shall smoke or carry a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco in any indoor area. Furthermore, no person shall smoke or carry cloves or any illegal substances including, but not limited to, marijuana in indoor areas. Indoor areas of the University include all Colgate-owned residential facilities. Smoking is also prohibited in Colgate-owned vehicles. Although all persons are strongly encouraged not to smoke at all on campus, smoking is permitted in areas outside of buildings. Individuals who choose to smoke outside should do so at a reasonable distance from any building entrances.
Windows and Screens
For reasons of health, safety, and maintenance, screens may not be removed from windows. If a window doesn’t have a screen, please report the missing screen to the University for replacement. In addition, decorations or personal items may not be hung outside a window or be placed on windowsills or ledges. Throwing objects out of windows is strictly prohibited.