Fire Safety

Fire Alarms

In University Hall the fire alarm is a two-stage system

  1. A slow pulsed ring signals, “Go to your room and prepare to evacuate”.
  2. Steady constant pulse that signals you to evacuate now.

In the event, a fire alarm sounds

  1. Locate and put on clothing appropriate for current weather conditions.
  2. Shut your window, and exit the building quickly.

Do NOT Remain in Your Room

It is a violation of Housing policy and Municipal Bylaws to remain in your room while the building fire alarm is sounding. A fine can be levied by the fire department if you stay in your room.

See Housing Policies: Student Conduct

Residence Assistants (RAs)

During a fire alarm, the Residence Assistant on Duty will come around to make sure that all residents have evacuated the building.

Residence Assistants will advise you of evacuation locations in the event of a fire alarm.

Fire alarms and equipment are supplied for your protection.

Tampering with fire equipment could lead to injury of residents; violators are subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.

See Housing Policies: Student Conduct



The propping open of any security door in a non-emergency situation will result in a letter of warning, as this is a breach of the security of all of our Residents.

See Housing Policies: Student Conduct

Hazardous Materials

Candles, incense, and firecrackers are NOT allowed - in Campus Housing. 

The danger of open flames contributes toward potential fire and can cause damage to furniture and flooring coverings.

See Housing Policies: Student Conduct (Facility Violations)

See Moving In: What Not To Bring (Hazardous Materials)

LED Strip Lights

LED Strip lights are not permitted in any of our facilities.

See Moving In: What Not To Bring (Hazardous Materials)

Halogen Lamps

Halogen lamps are an extreme hazard and are NOT PERMITTED in residence buildings.

See Moving In: What Not To Bring (Hazardous Materials)

Vaping and Smoking

Vaping or smoking any material in residence is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to using e-cigarettes, and vaporizers, smoking cannabis, and/or smoking cigarettes indoors in residence. Violators will be charged a minimum $100 fine.

For more information on this and other violations, please see our Community Handbook.