Lights and Studying

Courtesy Hours [updated SL 6/18]

  • Rationale:
    • Living in peace and harmony with others requires love for one another and respect for authority. While keeping a set of rules does not make one spiritual, it displays a humble concern for others and a submissive attitude to God-ordained authority. By observing Courtesy Hours, students are helping to maintain an environment that promotes unity and concern for others.
    • The purpose of this policy is to make the room conducive for sleeping by controlling the noise and light in the room.
  • Schedule:
    • Saturday—Thursday; midnight until 6:00 a.m.
    • Friday—1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
    • Overhead dormitory room lights must be off at midnight- Leadership will check
  • Guidelines:
    • Rooms must be quiet, no talking, music, or computer sounds.
    • Studying is permitted with personal lamps in dormitory rooms.
    • Students may study together only in a study room or public areas of the dorm.
    • Hallways and bathrooms are also quiet areas.
    • Out of courtesy, the overhead light should be turned off when the first roommate goes to bed regardless of the time.

Dorm Devotions and Meetings

  • All dorm meetings and devotions are required unless excused in advance by the Residence Supervisor.
  • Devotions are conducted in the residence halls Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:00 pm. to 10:30 pm. Attendance is required.

Off-Campus Students and Dorm Devotions