The Catholic University of America

Quiet Hours in the Residence Halls Policy

Approved by: President
History: Issued               -- August 2004  
  Revised            -- August 11, 2008  
  Last Reviewed -- 
Related Policies:  
Additional References: Residence Life
Responsible Official: Dean of Students tel. (202) 319-5619

I.      Policy

In order to create an environment where a student's 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 10 p.m. and 9 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 to the community.

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.