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Skidmore College
Residential Life

Housing Policies and Procedures

All students should be familiar with the Student Handbook and Code of Social Conduct. Students living in housing on campus are subject to some additional policies regarding community living. These policies are outlined in the Residential Life Handbook. All students should also be aware of our procedures as they pertain to living on or off campus. These procedures are also found in the Residential Life Handbook. We have highlighted some of the key policies and procedures below.



Noise Policy

Residents are under a continuous obligation, known as Courtesy Hours, to be considerate of other students. Quiet Hours in all residential spaces are:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 9:00 pm - 9:00 am
  • Friday Night: 1:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Saturday Night: 1:00 am - 10:00am


Housing contract

Students who select housing have selected for the full academic year and will not be permitted to move off campus mid-year. 

Students who request to move off campus for the Spring semester after selecting and living on campus for the Fall will be denied.

Pet Policy

Students are only permitted to have fish in a 10 gallon, or smaller, tank. No other animals may be kept in residential spaces for any length of time. This includes family visiting with pets for the day.

Please note that Emotional Support Animals are not pets and must be approved by the Accommodations process.

Access by the college to Student rooms

The College affirms the right of the student to privacy, but has a legal right and obligation to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of its residents and their property.

The College reserves the right to enter student rooms without notice and unaccompanied by the student.

Fire Safety

In an attempt to ensure student safety, the College prohibits a number of actions, items, and behaviors. Much of the Fire Safety policy covers prohibited items, a few examples include:

  • Intentional burning of any item or substance (candles, incense, etc.)
  • Extension cords, and any items that do not meet UL standards
  • Tapestries and excessive wall coverings
Loss of personal property

Skidmore College will not be liable for losses to persons or property, unless due to the gross negligence of the College. 

Personal belongings left in common areas and/or over vacation periods are left at the risk of the resident. 

Please note this is not a comprehensive list of policies and procedures, please view the Residential Life Handbook for more information.