The Catholic University of America

Quiet Hours in the Residence Halls



Approved by: Vice President for Student Life
History: Issued --
  Revised --
  Additional History
Related Policies:  
Additional References: Housing and Residential Services
Responsible Official: Dean of Students, (202)319-5619

I. Policy

In order to create an environment where a students right to sleep and study is given priority, general courtesy should be exercised at all times so noise does not interfere with the rights of others. Quiet hours are in effect between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the night preceding class days and between the hours of midnight and 9 a.m. on other nights. During periods designated as quiet hours, noise should not be heard outside a resident's room in any direction (through doors, ceiling, walls, windows, or floor). In the common areas of buildings, there should be no activity that would create a general disturbance.

During the final exam period of each semester (beginning the night of the last day of class and lasting until the end of exams), a 24-hour quiet hour policy will be in effect in all halls.