As members of the University community, the Halls’ residents are committed to serious study and can expect to be able to study at all times and not be disturbed by unnecessary noise and inconsiderate behaviour from other residents. Some people find it easier than others to block out distractions of various types inherent in a group living situation. Where a number of people live together in close proximity noise can often be a problem. Residents of the Halls are asked to remember that people in surrounding rooms may be distracted from their work by thoughtless noise.
As a general principle, excessive noise is unacceptable at any time. Given that sensitivity to noise varies from person to person, any ruling by a Residential Assistant (RA) or other member of Halls staff, in relation to noise, must be complied with by the resident(s) concerned. From Sunday morning to Thursday afternoon is particularly considered to be a quiet period.
During study vac, exams and summer vacation a no tolerance noise restriction is enforced.