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Residential Policies

Every student receives a Student Handbook when they arrive at Doane in August.  In addition to academic information, the handbook contains the Student Conduct Code.  Listed here are some of the policies in the code that apply specifically to residents in our halls.  For more information, an online copy is available.


Furniture Policy

Students residing in Burrage and Colonial Halls may bring personal furniture into their rooms.  The furniture must be kept in good condition.  The amount of furniture is limited by any amount that cause issues with cleaning or safety concerns (blocking exits or entrances).  Doane College reserves the right to require students to remove any student personal furniture.  Students that damage their own personal furniture on purpose may be require to move it and may be prohibited from having additional personal furniture in the future.  No outside lofts are permitted.
Students residing in Frees, Hansen, Sheldon, and Smith Halls are allowed to move the following items into their rooms: desk chairs, storage bins and drawers, bookcases (not to exceed 3' in length by 4' in height by 1' in depth), futons, television stands, any chair that can be folded and stored when not in use, and bedside lamps.  Other items are prohibited.

Any furniture not included in this list will be subject to approval by the Director of Residence Life.  Additionally, in consideration for this privilege, if supplemental furniture takes the place of any supplied furniture, the supplied furniture will be stored in the individual's room.


Pet Policy

Due to health and safety regulations, and consideration for campus living environments, students are prohibited from having pets in the residence halls.  The only exceptions are small fish.  Reptiles are not allowed.


Guest Policy

For safety reasons, our residence halls are locked 24 hours a day.  Students registered to live in the hall can access the building with their ID cards, although all Doane students have access to some of the amenities in our halls during visitation hours.  Students may have guests over, but overnight guests must register with the RA on duty.
Guests of the opposite sex may not spend the night.


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