General Conditions of Occupancy
- The residence hall license is binding for the ENTIRE ACADEMIC YEAR as a student at SUNY Canton.
- Any change of occupancy must have prior specific written approval of the Residence Hall Director in charge of the residence hall to which the student or students are officially assigned by the College.
- The College reserves the right to:
- Increase or decrease the designed occupancy of a room at any time to insure maximum utilization of residence hall rooms
- Move students within the residence hall system at its discretion for programmatic, financial, or disciplinary reasons.
- Cohabitation is not permitted at any time except in Grasse River Suites.
- Residents may have overnight guests on weekends only, and guests must be registered with the Residence Hall Director. Overnight guests must be of the same gender as room occupants. Guests are expected to adhere to all College and residence hall policies, rules, and regulations. The resident assumes responsibility for his/her guest.
- Residence halls are open only when classes are in session. During vacation periods residents are required to leave the facilities prior to 5:00 PM on the last day of classes. Only those students who have selected the Vacation Housing option and who have been assigned to that lifestyle area will be allowed to stay during vacations. This costs an additional fee.
- Rooms must be vacated within 24 hours of withdrawal or suspension from the College.
Duties, Standards & Obligations
- Student residents shall be held responsible for and charged with full knowledge of all applicable rules and regulations contained in the current Code of Student Conduct and all Office of Residence Life publications. Students are considered adults and, therefore, are expected to obey all laws and take personal responsibility for their conduct.
- The resident agrees to conform to generally accepted standards of decent and considerate behavior, including respect for the privacy of others and the maintenance of an atmosphere conducive to study and harmonious living, in keeping with the function and purpose of each room, lounge, or other area of the residence hall.
- Quiet hours are in effect from 8:00 PM to 9:00 AM Sunday through Thursday and from midnight to 9:00 AM Friday and Saturday. Morgue hours (20 hours of quiet hours. A four-hour break occurs from 4 PM to 8 PM) begin approximately one week prior to final examinations and remain in effect through the end of the semester.
- Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The goal of this notion is to empower residents to take control of the environment in which they attempt to sleep, study, and live. Residents are expected to cooperate with reasonable requests from other residents and staff members. Doing so will create a more positive overall atmosphere, and will make for a more enjoyable living environment.
- The privilege of using alcoholic beverages is governed by State law and College policy as detailed in the Student Handbook. Irresponsible and/or illegal use of alcoholic beverages and/or the resulting inappropriate behavior is strictly prohibited.
- Refrigerators of 1.7 cubic feet are permitted in students' rooms. Larger refrigerators are also acceptable, AS LONG AS the TOTAL cubic footage of refrigerator(s) in each individual student room does not exceed 3.4 cubic feet.
- The resident further agrees to comply with any and all further rules, regulations, and directions of the residence hall staff which the College may prescribe for the safety, care, and cleanliness of each room, lounge, or other area in the residence hall, and the furniture, fixtures, and furnishings, and equipment provided therefore by the College, and residence hall as a whole for the preservation of good order therein; and for the privacy, quiet, comfort, and convenience of all occupants of each room and the residence hall as a whole.
- All students residing in the residence halls must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours. if a student drops below 12 credits during the academic year, they will be required to move from the residence hall.
- The following are strictly prohibited anywhere in a College residence hall:
- Possession, sale or use without a physician's prescription therefore, of any controlled substance under the laws of the State of New York and College policies as stated in the Student Handbook
- The possession of any explosive device, firearm or weapon, including air guns, BB guns, paintball guns, and archery equipment; (The College requires that all firearms or weapons brought on campus be surrendered at the University Police Office, where they will be stored. They may be picked up by the owner when they desire to use them off-campus.)
- The possession of any dangerous knife designated in the NYS Penal law (including gravity knives) and, in addition, any sheath knife or butterfly knife or any other knife that can be construed as a dangerous instrument
- The possession of open electrical appliances, air conditioners, ovens of any type, and halogen torchiere lamps
- The possession of engines, motors, and mechanical equipment
- The possession of waterbeds
- The possession or harboring of any birds, cats, dogs, or other pets or animals except for those approved in advance to live in the Grasse River Community
- The throwing of snowballs in and around the residence halls.
- Commercial use and solicitation in any part of a residence hall is strictly and expressly forbidden except as may be specifically authorized by the Director of Residence Life.
SUNY Canton Residence Life
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617