Every University Housing facility is furnished with fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. In Northwood Community Apartments and Munger Graduate Residences, periodically check the fire extinguisher gauge to be certain that it is fully charged. In Northwood IV and V, push the test button of your smoke alarm monthly to be sure that the detector is operating properly. If either the fire extinguisher is not fully charged or the smoke detector does not work, please request service by calling POCC at 734-647-2059.
- Dial 911 to report a fire or other emergency
- Always turn the stove or oven off when not in use
- Do not use stove or oven as heat source
- Always use UL-approved extension cords, appliances and electronic equipment
- Do not run extension cords under carpets, hang them from nails, staple them to walls, or run them outside
- In Northwood Community Apartments (where applicable), Munger Graduate Residences, and in community laundry rooms, clean clothes dryer lint filter after each use
In order to maintain clear and safe egress pathways and in an effort to achieve full compliance with existing life safety and fire safety laws, codes and rules, both State and Federal, the following decoration protocols shall be observed in all University Housing Residence Halls.
Fire Safety and Decorations
There shall be no decorations affixed, adhered or placed in or on any wall, floor, door, window, lighting fixture or ceiling in any portion of any residence hall with the following exceptions:
- Residential room doors may be decorated by the residents of that room with materials that hold flat to the door. These materials shall be limited to paper, construction paper, poster-board material, plastic appliqué material or other materials that are not raised nor have any three-dimensional properties of any kind.
- No materials may cover the door’s peephole, the door lock/knob assembly, or the room number.
- All materials must remain flat to the door and shall not be frayed or raised in any way.
- The means of adhering must not cause any damage to the finish of the door.
- No decoration shall extend beyond the width and height of the door.
When planning a decorating program, the following regulations must be observed:
- Combustible materials such as cotton batting, straw, dry vines, leaves, trees (cut or live), artificial flowers, shrubbery, and foam-type plastic materials shall not be used for decorative purposes.
- There shall be no public areas in the building that are decorated or otherwise adorned outside of the designated posting boards in each building (or residential room doors as detailed above). Wall space shall not be covered with postings or decorations of any kind. No decorations or displays shall be placed in any public area.
- Decorations found to be in violation of this policy may be removed and discarded without notice. When notice is possible, the person responsible for the violation will be given an opportunity to immediately remove the material.
With written permission from the Hall Director or Community Center Manager, programmatic banners or posters may be posted in areas other than those detailed above.
The University of Michigan is a smoke-free campus. Residents and their guests who smoke must do so off-campus. Violations of the smoking policy may be handled under the Housing Student Conflict Resolution Process. (See Community Living Standard-Smoking.)