Residence Hall Regulations

Residential hall life provides a unique and rewarding experience for building friendships and fellowship. The residential experience demands maturity and unselfishness from students. The rights of others to be able to study quietly and sleep in their rooms must be respected. Within the framework of residence hall regulations, residents are left free to enjoy college life.

Curfew in Alma Gatewood Hall

Curfew in Ferndale and Hoggatt Halls

After Hours Work

Right to Search or Enter Rooms

Rochester College is a private institution on registered private property. The College reserves the right to search any room or vehicle on campus at anytime if there is a reasonable cause to believe a violation has occurred of college, local, state or federal regulations or laws. A college administrator must approve searches. College personnel also have the right to enter a room for routine safety inspections and maintenance.

Opposite Gender Guests

Residents may not have a person of the opposite gender in their room at any time - including family members - without permission of the RD or RA. Failure to obtain permission may result in disciplinary action, suspension, or loss of housing privileges. Single Palmer Hall residents may have non-family guests of the opposite gender during the hours of 6:00am to 1:00am. No overnight non-family guests of the opposite gender are permitted in the apartments.


To ensure the safety and privacy of all residents, solicitors, including students, are not permitted to post flyers or to canvass or market any product in the residential area without prior permission from Student Life. Forms are available in Student Life for gaining approval to solicit any service or product. Additionally, Student Life must stamp and post all flyers.


In the event of an emergency, please call 911. One should also contact the Resident Advisor or Coordinator immediately. If the emergency is a fire, please describe the location as best as possible.