Non-Housing & Residence Life issued air conditioning (A/C) units are prohibited in all residence halls. Follow these steps to ensure proper functioning of your unit and to avoid air quality issues.
Minimum 18” clearance around A/C units/vents
Keep A/C units operating at all times between 70°-74° F (21°-23° C)
Please reference the Alcohol Honor Code. Only those who are at least 21 years of age are permitted to possess and consume alcohol according to Florida state laws. An individual who chooses to drink retains the responsibility for their behavior in the residence halls.
Housing & Residence Life provides furnished rooms and common areas for all residents living in campus housing. The following policies are to be adhered to regarding residence hall furniture.
Room furniture cannot be altered in any way or moved from one room to another.
Common area/lounge furniture cannot be removed from its location.
Residents may not bring their own bed (frame and/or mattress).
Beds may only be lofted to the height of the highest rung on the bed end and can only be adjusted/lofted by University staff.
Residents cannot elevate their beds using purchased loft kits, cinder blocks, or any other means.
Additional locks may not be added to any doors within the residence halls. All doors must be accessible in case of emergencies.
Non-predatory fish are the only pets permitted.
Fish tanks cannot exceed ten gallons.
Fish are not permitted to be left in the residence halls during break periods.
Assistance (Emotional Support) & Service Animals
Individuals requiring an assistance or service animal must register with, provide appropriate documentation to, and be approved by Disability Support Services prior to bringing their animal onto campus.
Residents who bring animals into the residence hall(s) prior to approval are subject to the Honor Code process.
Bicycles must be registered (free service) and are not permitted to be stored in the residence halls. Bicycles can only be stored/locked onto provided bike racks adjacent to most residence halls and campus buildings. If a bicycle is locked onto something other than a bike rack (e.g. light pole, bench, stair rail, etc.), it may be removed by Campus Safety & Security. Go online to the Daytona Beach Online Parking Registration page to register your bicycle for free.
Lease-A-Lock Program: High-security bike and motorcycle locks may be leased for an indefinite period of time from Safety Services (Student Union). When used properly, these locks offer much more protection against theft than ordinary chain or cable locks. When the lock and key are returned in working condition, the full deposit will be refunded.
It is the responsibility of the resident to maintain a clean and healthy environment in their assigned room and bathroom, additionally supporting the community by respecting one another and keeping common areas and lounges clean when in use. Cleaning services provided by the University are intended to maintain the facility and are there to augment daily cleaning by the residents. Any scheduled cleaning services cannot be refused.
Trash is to be disposed of in designated locations and is not permitted to pile/collect in rooms. Additionally, trash receptacles provided by the University in trash rooms and hallways are not to be moved into resident suites/rooms.
Residents diagnosed with a communicable disease that poses a health threat to other residents may be relocated to an alternate room on campus until determined to no longer be contagious. Staff will make every effort to maintain privacy of a resident who has knowledge of testing positive for any communicable disease. The temporary relocation process may be initiated by University staff or by resident disclosure. Residents are encouraged to seek medical assistance to maintain their health and wellbeing and that of the community.
Destroying, damaging, or tampering with property owned and/or leased by the University or any other person is prohibited. Residents may be held responsible (financially or otherwise) for damages. Note: Publicity items created by staff members, including but not limited to, bulletin boards, materials on bulletin boards, and signage is considered University property.
Residents are encouraged to add personal touches to their rooms such as posters, pictures, and other decorations. However, they must abide by the following:
1.) No items are allowed to be hung from the ceiling, sprinkler heads, exposed pipes, or smoke detectors.
2.) Windows cannot be covered and items placed on windows cannot be seen from outside the building.
3.) Painter’s tape & damage-free adhesives are less likely to damage walls. Use of stickers, decals, putty, or adhesive foam pads on walls or ceilings often yield facility damage. Residents are not permitted to use any device that will leave holes/damage to the walls (eg. tacks, nails, screws, etc.)
4.) Painting residence hall walls, furniture, fixtures, and other University property is not permitted.
5.) Due to potential fire hazards, no items may cover or obstruct light fixtures. Lights must be kept free from any/all materials.
6.) When posting decorations in common areas (e.g. outside of doors), use good judgment. Embry-Riddle reserves the right to remove any materials that it deems inappropriate.
7.) No live cut trees are permitted in the residence halls
Housing & Residence Life reserves the right to ask residents to remove electronics if they prove to be a burden on the electrical system.
Residents who set off the fire alarm system are subject to be charged with violating this policy and the Fire/Emergency Equipment & Procedures Honor Code.
Residents and their guests are required by state law to evacuate a building in the event of a fire alarm. Residents must adhere to directives of University officials and/or emergency personnel and report to the designated evacuation area(s). During an evacuation, the building is not to be reentered until proper authorization is given by a University official.
Residents are responsible for informing their guests about the Housing & Residence Life Policies and the Student Honor Code since guests are subject to Embry-Riddle rules and regulations. Hosts will be held accountable for any violations of Housing & Residence Life and/or Honor Code policies by their guests.
Reference and review the Harassment Honor Code.
Residence halls are the property of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; therefore, the University reserves the right to enter residence hall rooms and common areas for the purposes of inventory, fire protection, sanitation, health and safety, maintenance, and enforcement of policies and regulations. Inspections are done periodically and may be done with or without advance notice.
Residents alleged to have violated or found responsible for violating the Illegal Drugs & Other Substances or Paraphernalia Honor Code are subject to dismissal or suspension from University housing without refund.
Keys must be in your possession at all times and can never be given to anyone else for any reason. All room keys are the property of Embry-Riddle; therefore, no resident may duplicate keys. Residents are responsible for the security of their room.
Students who reside in University managed housing are subject to certain missing student notification procedures. Anyone suspecting that a student is missing must immediately notify Campus Safety & Security. An officer will respond to any report and begin an immediate investigation. Campus Safety & Security’s response will include notification to the Daytona Beach Police Department if the investigation confirms the student is missing. If the missing student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, Embry-Riddle will notify the emergency contact.
As a residential student, you may identify a contact person(s) who the institution will notify if you are determined to be missing. This contact person’s information is communicated to Housing & Residence Life as a part of your housing contract application process. The information provided will be kept confidential by the department and will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and law enforcement involved in the missing person investigation.
Musical instruments may be played as long as they are not distracting to others and the player is abiding by the Courtesy/Quiet Hours Community Standard.
Residents are prohibited from using store bought insecticide as it counteracts the insecticide used by the campus. If in need of assistance, contact the Housing & Residence Life office (during business hours), submit a Housing Maintenance Work Request form (located on ERNIE), or contact the RA-on-Duty.
Unless otherwise indicated all rooms are double occupancy. If after the room change and consolidation period a vacancy exists in a room, the Department considers that bed space available for use. It is imperative that vacant spaces are kept clean, empty, and move-in-ready to welcome a new resident. This includes leaving all university-provided furniture clear of belongings. When possible the Department will notify residents of new roommates, however there may be times when notification does not occur. Residents may not deliberately intimidate, reject, and/or discourage potential roommates from occupying the vacancy.