Cleanliness of a unit is the shared responsibility of all residents assigned to that unit. All public areas of the unit are to be kept clean and in good condition, at all times. All residents of the unit are to share public areas so that equal space is provided to each resident. Individual bedrooms are the sole responsibility of the assigned resident(s) and are to be kept clean and in good condition at all times. If a new resident is assigned to a unit, the existing resident is responsible for providing/presenting a clean public area of that unit. There are cleaning supplies available at the Summit Hall, Horizon Hall and Boquillas Hall offices. We have vacuums, mops, brooms, dust pans, and cleaning chemicals available for residents to check out.
To complement the beauty and community environment offered within Housing and Residence Life, all residents are required to take trash to the proper trash disposal areas. Proper disposal of trash will help keep costs lower at Miner Village, Miner Heights, and Miner Canyon. Trash left outside the front doors to units is not permitted. Trash left in front of the doors, on landings, or disposed of in an inappropriate manner will be identified and the responsible student will be charged a disposal fee.
Residents are encouraged to decorate their units to make them feel like home. However, certain considerations must be made with regards to walls and ceilings. Residents may not hang anything from the ceilings of the unit. Pictures, posters and other items of familiarity may be placed on walls in such a way that damage to the wall will be avoided. Decorations should not cover smoke detectors or fire sprinklers. Any holes or marks on the walls, not present at the time of check in, will be the responsibility of the resident at the time of check out. Residence Assistants will make an assessment of any damage to unit walls during a room inspection and assign charges accordingly. Curtains are not encouraged to be hung in apartments or bedrooms but if students choose to do so the tag must clearly state “fire resistant” or “fire treated” materials. This will be observed during monthly health and safety checks.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL MAINTENANCE
To help maintain water flow through the disposal, residents are advised to turn the water on before they start the disposal and turn it off after the unit has stopped. Residents must properly dispose of cooking grease. After cooking, let grease cool to room temperature. Transfer grease to a separate leak-proof container before disposing in the dumpsters located outside the complex. Grease should not be put in the sinks or in the garbage disposal. For garbage disposal repair, residents must submit a work order.
Painting of walls in student apartments and bedrooms is not permitted.