Room Furnishings, Room Damages and Repairs, Room Decorations, Lofts, Windows, Storage
Each residence hall contains a TV lounge, laundry facilities, and vending machines. Each room is provided with a bed, desk and chair, clothes closet and drawers, overhead light, desk light, and draperies (PGB & WWF) or vertical blinds (DH, HH, LHH & NH). Each residence hall is also equipped with wireless internet. All items are to remain in your room.
DeVol Hall (DH) houses both upper-class and incoming male students who live in suites, generally with five roommates. Suites have bedrooms, a bathroom and a common living area. Bedrooms are at least 10' x 11' 8”, carpeted, and equipped with loftable furniture. Study rooms/ lounges are located on each floor. CH has central air conditioning.
Heritage (HH) houses both upper-class and incoming female students who reside in suites where two double rooms are joined by a shared bathroom. Rooms are generally 10' x 11' carpeted and equipped with loftable furniture. Study rooms and lounges are located on each floor. HH has central air conditioning.
Penn, Gurney, and Barclay (PGB) are three traditional men's residence halls joined together. PGB is a mens residence that house both upper-class and incoming students. As traditional residence halls, most rooms are doubles, although we do offer a few three and four person rooms. Bathrooms are shared by the residents of each corridor, and each floor has a common lounge. Rooms are approximately 16' 5” x 11', with window length being 51” x 94” width. PGB does not have central air conditioning.
Woolman, Whittier, and Fox (WWF) are three traditional women's residence halls joined together. WWF is a female residence hall facility that houses both upper-class and incoming students. Rooms vary slightly in size. Woolman Hall rooms are 15' 6” x 8' 8”, with window dimensions of 37” length x 84” width. Whittier Hall rooms are 16' 6” x 8' 6”, with window dimensions of 45” length x 84” width. Fox Hall rooms are 15' 3” x 9' 6” with window dimensions 52” length x 84” width. Most rooms are doubles, although there are some exceptions. Each corridor shares a large bathroom, and each floor has a common lounge. WWF does not have central air conditioning.
Haviland (LH) houses both upper-class and incoming men who reside in suites where two double rooms are joined by a shared bathroom. Each bedroom also has its own sink. Rooms are 10' x 11', carpeted, and equipped with loftable furniture. Study rooms and lounges are located on every floor.
Blossom (BL) houses upper-class women reside in suites where two double rooms are joined by a shared bathroom. Each bedroom also has its own sink. Rooms are 10' x 11', carpeted, and equipped with loftable furniture. Study rooms and lounges are located on every floor.
Room Damages and Repairs
Students are liable for damages to University property. Damages should be reported to the Resident Adviser as soon as possible. The Resident Adviser will ensure that the Resident Director is alerted of the situation and the Physical Plant will be notified in order to repair the problem as soon as possible. The occupants of that room will share the repair for any damages in a student room unless an individual assumes responsibility for them. If it is determined that the damage is a result of normal wear and tear, the student will not be charged.
When damages occur in common areas of the residence hall and the responsible person(s) does not come forth, the result is that each resident of that hall pays for an equal portion of the total repair costs. There will be a minimum $5 bookkeeping fee when fines of this nature are issued.
Your room is designed for your comfort and utility, as well as compliance with fire and other building regulations. Room personalization and decorating is encouraged. At the same time, the following guidelines must be followed.
We ask that you refrain from using such items as tape, nails, screws, thumbtacks, or anything that might puncture the surface of the walls, doors, closets, remove paint, etc... This includes mounting stick-up types of light fixtures. Please note that any and all wall damage caused by poster mounts or any other advertised safe hanging adhesive will still be the responsibility of the students living in the room. Furthermore, we ask that you do not paint and/or wallpaper your room or any of the University furnishings. Waterbeds are not permitted in the residence halls.
Posters/room decorations must be in accordance with Biblical principles and standards established by Malone. Inappropriate and/or offensive decorations, which may include, but are not limited to posters which exhibit/reveal or suggest nudity, and/or are pornographic in nature, are not permitted. Public street signs are not permitted.
Only flameproof paper products and other materials may be used in residence halls. No decorations made from dried plant matter or from evergreens may be used (e.g., Christmas trees, wreaths, etc.) Upholstered furniture must be labeled as flame-retardant. The use of candle warmers are prohibited in residence halls.
At no time are fire alarms, detectors, extinguishers, electrical outlets, room lights, etc. to be covered by decorations. No flags, blankets, sheets, clothing, etc., may be hung from the ceiling. Strings of decorations or lights, as well as electrical cords and other similar items may not be strung across, through or above doorways. Doorways, hallways and stairwells must be kept clear of decorations and furnishings, including door mats, which may cause obstructions of any kind.
If you are thinking about decorating your room (i.e., posters, lofts, and rugs) or you are in doubt of a particular decorating idea, please see your Resident Adviser or Resident Director.
DeVol Hall, Heritage, Blossom and Haviland Halls all come with loftable beds. Students may build a loft for rooms in Penn, Gurney, Barclay (PGB) and Woolman, Whittier, Fox (WWF) Residence Halls, after obtaining an approved loft permit from your Resident Director. Loft Permits may be obtained upon your arrival to campus. Loft specifications include the following:
- Lofts are to be freestanding, at least 24” from the mattress to the ceiling, and at least 3' away from entrances and exits for a clear, safe, passageway.
- Lofts may not interfere with any electrical or safety devices.
- Lofts may not be larger than two single bed sleep surfaces.
- Lofts are to be placed in the rooms within the first two weeks of the semester.
- Lofts will be inspected and approved by the Resident Director, who will assure all University requirements are met.
- All University furniture is to remain in the room and on the floor of the room (no sub-floors or mezzanine levels).
Under no circumstance are windows to be used for entering or leaving the residence hall. Open windows are not to be used to transmit music to the community outside the residence hall. The University reserves the right to limit the quantity and type of items displayed in or on room windows so as to maintain an attractive appearance of the building. Screens are not to be removed from residence hall windows. Under no circumstances are the fasteners to be broken, bent or removed.
There is no storage available beyond a student's room. Students may not store any of their belongings in the residence hall during the summer because of summer conferences, maintenance repairs, and lack of space. No provision is made for the storage of motorcycles, mopeds, or flammable items in the residence halls. Items remaining after a student has left the residence halls will be donated to charity or thrown away.