Residence services says no to temp key abuse

Noelle Pennyman

Residence Services is enforcing a new policy for temporary keys for Fall 2006.

Residents can check out a temporary key up to four times for free.

After the fourth time, each temporary key will have a $5 charge. Temporary keys are available to residents who are locked out of their rooms.

Amy Quillin, associate director of Residence Services, said a primary reason for the new policy is some students abused the privilege of the temporary keys. She said students would use the area desks so they wouldn’t have to carry their keys.

Brittany Nye, sophomore fashion design major, sees the policy as a way to punish those who abused the old policy.

“I don’t know how fair it is to judge everyone on one person’s behavior,” Nye said.

The Hallways Handbook outlines the new temporary key policy and changes, including a new deadline.

This year keys are due by 11 p.m. the day a resident checks out a key. If a student checks a key out after 11 p.m., the key is due by 11 p.m. the following night.

Nye said she believes the new deadline will help students remember to turn in the temporary key.

Sophomore exploratory major Brooke Russell doesn’t agree with the new policy.

“To have to pay to get into your bedroom is ridiculous,” she said.

For further details on the new policy, students can refer to the Hallways Handbook.

Contact room and board reporter Noelle Pennyman at [email protected].