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History:  Updated 2023

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Alverno College is committed to providing an environment conducive to study and sleep. Residents are responsible for working with one another to create an environment that supports multiple needs and schedules. 

Courtesy hours are in effect for 24 hours. This means that if a resident is disrupted by your noise and notifies you, you need to respect the request and adjust the volume accordingly. 

Quiet hours require that noise not be heard outside your room door. 

Quiet Hours are:  

10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday through Thursday  

Midnight to 10 a.m. Friday through Saturday 

Residents who are unable to respect quiet hours may be required to meet with the Residence Hall Coordinator and/or the Director of Residence Life, or they may be referred to the Dean of Students Office.  During mid-semester and final assessment weeks, extended quiet hours are in effect. 

Clare Hall Residents: Violation of quiet hours may result in forfeiting your Clare Hall privileges. 


It is always best for residents to talk to each other first about any noise concerns that they have. Calling the CA on Duty should be a secondary action taken. Clare Hall residents will complete a neighbor agreement that will discuss noise between rooms and how to talk to each other about noise concerns.  

Here are some ways to best approach your neighbor about noise: 

  • Knock on the door and introduce yourself.  
  • Let the student know what you are trying to accomplish (study, sleep, etc.) and that reducing their noise would be helpful. 
  • Maintain a respectful, calm tone throughout the discussion. 
  • Listen to the other person as they explain their situation. 
  • Come up with a way that you both can enjoy your living space (turn down TVs after 11:00 p.m., use headphones for music before 7:00 a.m., etc.).