Policy Title

Outside Noise Policy


The purpose of the Outside Noise Policy is to document quiet hours in and around the Residence Halls and to assure consistency of enforcement for quiet zones. Ensure consideration of others within the residential community.


Winthrop University students or anyone on campus.

Policy Number:3.5.3
Effective Date:01/01/2016
Date Reviewed: 01/01/2016
Last Review Date:
Responsible Official: Vice President for Student Life
Responsible Office:
Contact Information:

Student Affairs

238 DiGiorgio Center

Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA


803/323-2395 (fax)


1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

Quiet Hours–Quiet hours shall be enforced outside of the residence halls every day of the week from midnight until 8 a.m. in the designated quiet zones. All other hours are courtesy hours. People will be able to assemble or meet in the quiet zones. However, any noise originating from these designated areas that is determined to be excessive and disturbing to the environment outside, near or inside the residence hall will not be tolerated.

Quiet Zones–Quiet zones are areas outside of all the residence halls and apartments. Violations of this policy may be subject to the disciplinary procedures outlined in the Winthrop University Student Conduct Code Rationale.

The quiet zones are the outside areas of buildings where people live; and therefore, consideration for others within this residential community is an essential element. Quiet zones exist for each of the eight residence halls to assure consistency in the expectation and enforcement of the outside noise policy.

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