Baker University Residence Life & Housing Apartment Regulations
- The Horn and Markham residence facilities will be under supervision of the community advisors, but all hall staff members have same and equal responsibilities for these buildings.
- The Baker University Alcohol Policy, as printed in the Baker student handbook and on the Student Development Web site will be strictly enforced.
- Gatherings in the Horn and Markham Apartments will not disturb others and will not include more than 16 people in an apartment at any time. Residents who are disturbed by noise will first contact the offender and ask them to reduce the noise. If this request is not heeded, an Apartment CA should be contacted. The CA may issue warnings, but an incident report could be issued for noise and failure to comply.
- All personal property of the residents must be stored within the apartment. Personal property is not allowed on the balcony, stairwells or railings.
- Trash is to be placed in the trash dumpster.
- The fire escape is only for emergency use.
- All necessary furniture is provided in each apartment. Individuals are encouraged not to bring additional furniture, and no provided furnishings may be removed from the apartment.
- Cigarette smoking/smokeless tobacco is not permitted in any building on the Baker University campus, nor within 20 feet outside of any building entrance. Smoking/smokeless tobacco outdoors is permitted. Please discard tobacco in the appropriate container. Students will be documented if they fail to follow this policy.
- Periodic health/safety and maintenance checks will be conducted in the buildings. Apartments found insufficient will be documented. Failure to comply will result in a fine and/or professional cleaning at cost from the maintenance department.
- Barbecue grills may be used only in the commons area of the ground floor of the apartment complex. Grills may not be stored and/or used in any apartments.
- No halogen/quartz light bulbs/lamps, incense, candles, or candle warmers are permitted in the Apartments. Please see the student handbook for further information as to what not to bring to BU.
- Dartboards are not allowed.
- Bikes should be kept in the bike racks provided, not inside apartments or chained to railings.
- No tape, shelves, bookcases, or furniture are to be attached to walls. Stick/push pins are not allowed. Please use poster putty to hang pictures or posters on walls. Fabric should not be hung on walls or ceilings.
- Toilet paper and light bulbs are furnished – contact your apartment staff.
- Maintenance concerns should be e-mailed to the apartment staff. If your concern is not addressed within 72 hours, please contact your CA. For emergencies, please call 785.594.8430 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or your CA from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. For medical emergencies, always call 911.
- 24-hour quiet time will be maintained during the week of finals. This will begin on “stop day,” the day before the first day of finals.
- Detailed checkouts will take place when an apartment or room is vacated. Residents will be held responsible for damage to their apartment and the furnishings within it. Fines will be charged for damage. Failure to vacate an apartment at the designated time at the conclusion of the school term will result in a charge of $50 per day or part thereof.
- Failure to abide by University policies or regulations will result in judicial documentation including, but not limited to, fines, retribution, and possible removal.
Apartment Social Regulations
- Gatherings in the Horn and Markham Apartments will not disturb others and will not include more than 16 people in an apartment at any time.
- All social events involving alcohol within the apartment complex must be registered with the Office of Student Development. Any gathering within the apartment that involves alcohol and guests is considered a social event. Community advisors will be advised when a social event has been registered.
- Failure to register a social event will result in a judicial documentation, sanctions and/or removal from the apartment complex.
- Please refer to the Drug and Alcohol Policy and Social Regulations from the BU Handbook.