All residential students need to understand the policies and procedures within Central Texas College are in place to support the community and to foster an environment conducive to learning. The policies have been instituted to serve as a guide for community living. When the policies are violated, the community as a whole is affected. To offest the negative effects of policy violations, a given sanction will seek to restore the spirit of the community.
Consideration for other residents should be observed at all times, especially with regard to noise. The observed Quiet Hours are from 10 p.m.-10 a.m. every day. During these hours, any noise that can be heard outside of the room which can disturb others is not permitted. All residents should be mindful of the residential community and how disregard for Quiet Hours can disrupt other residents. Disciplinary actions may be taken against students who violate this policy.
Residents may have visitors between 12 - 10 p.m. Sunday -Thursday and 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. All visitors must sign into the residence hall. Each guest must also be accompanied by the residential student assigned to the room in which they are visiting. Violation of the visitation hours will result in disciplinary action and possible loss of visitation privileges.
All keys are the property of Central Texas College and may not be duplicated or shared. Every resident will receive a key upon check in. Each resident is responsible for their own key. Missing keys should be reported to the Housing Office immediately. A replacement key will be issued and a $25 key replacement fee will be assessed. Sharing of keys is prohibited and is considered a security violation. Upon check out, all keys must be returned to the Housing Office. Failure to return keys at that time will result in a $25 fine.
After all residents are completely checked out, additional inspections will be conducted by Morton Hall Housing staff members to note missing or damaged furniture, damage to floors, walls, doors, ceilings, electrical fixtures, windows, mini-blinds, locks and/or any Facilities Management services required to return your room, suite or bathrooms to its original condition. If any damages are noted, you will receive a bill for the damages. All room or suite occupants will be held financially accountable for the condition of the semi-private common areas such as shared bathrooms. Unless specific individuals accept financial responsibility for damage, missing furniture or dirty conditions in these areas, each resident of that room or suite will have charges applied to his/her student account.