Terms & Conditions -Conference & Event Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Terms & Conditions for External Attendees

General Participants must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances, as well as University policies and procedures as set forth below and in other University publications.  Participants in violation of such rules and/or who behave in an unsafe or careless manner while on Carnegie Mellon University property may be asked to leave the University immediately and will be held responsible for their actions.

Alcohol & Drugs:  Carnegie Mellon University supports and enforces the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in all matters concerning alcohol and other controlled substances.  It is considered unlawful and anyone to see, furnish or give any liquor, malt or brewed beverages to minors, visibly intoxicated persons, habitual drunkards or those prone to intemperate habits.  It is also illegal for minors to purchase or possess alcohol and to be visibly intoxicated.  All medically unsupervised possession of controlled substances is prohibited on Carnegie Mellon campus as per Pennsylvania Commonwealth law.  The manufacture, delivery, sale and possession of an illegal substance will result in legal action.  Carnegie Mellon can not and will no deny access to its property to law enforcement officials.  Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed in the residence hall lounge or other public areas without prior approval from Conference & Event Services.  Alcoholic beverages may not be sold at the University.

Alterations:  Participants may not make any alterations, changes or repairs or do any remodeling or painting of the facilities, furnishings or equipment provided.  Participants may not use padlocks or change room locks nor move any University furnishings or equipment.

Bicycles/Wheeled Transportation:  With the exception of transportation for persons with disabilities, no wheeled transportation (including inline skates, skateboards, bikes, scooters and motorized caters) is to be operated inside any building or pedestrian ramp.  All said vehicles must yield to pedestrians' right of way.  No said vehicle is to be parked in any location or manner that violates federal fire and safety laws.  It is strongly recommended to register your bicycle with Campus Police.  It is a free service that helps recover stolen property and enables the Campus Police to notify the owner before the vehicle is impounded for any reason.

Candles and Incense:  Absolutely no fire is permitted within residential halls.  Candles for decoration only, sachets and air fresheners are permitted.

Damage to or Loss of University Property Participants are responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of any loss of, or damage to University property caused by participants or their guests.

Damage to or Loss of Participant Property:  The University is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property.  Personal property left at the University will be tagged indicating where it was found and held for thirty (30) days at the University Center Information Desk.

Fire:  Every hallway, recreational area, bedroom, kitchen and suite are is equipped with a working smoke detector for your safety.  Take time to acquaint yourself with the location of the fire extinguisher nearby and the route for your emergency exit.  In the event of a serious fire, evacuate the resident facility quickly and calmly.  Do not attempt to call the fire department first.

Firearms:  The possession or use of firearm or weapon, whether or not it is contrary to state law, is prohibited on Carnegie Mellon campus.  Explosives, firecrackers and other hazardous chemical are also prohibited on university property.

Gambling:  Gambling is not permitted.

Keys:   One key card will be provided to each person residing in campus housing.  All keys will be issued upon arrival.  A key card replacement charge of $5.00 will be billed to the Client for each lost key after the first loss. 

Noise:  Excessive noise that results in a complaint from residents beyond the campus grounds must be reduced.  Failure to do so is punishable by an immediate citation or disciplinary action.  an indoor activity that can be heard outdoors is permitted 4:30 - 7 p.m. on weekdays and Sunday and 4:30 p.m. - 12 midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Pets:   Pets are not allowed in housing facilities.  If a pet is found in the housing facilities, the Client will be assessed a $200.00 cleaning/extermination fee, and the pet must be removed immediately.  Dogs and cats may, however, visit the campus grounds outside as long as they are properly leashed and attended.  Please remember to curb your pet.

Right of Entry Duly authorized agents and representatives of the University will have the right to enter housing facilities for the purpose of inspection and maintenance or in the event of an emergency.  The University will not be liable for loss of or damage to personal property, including damages caused by such agents or representatives in the performance of their duties.

Smoking:  All buildings are smoke-free and smoking outdoors is permitted only in designated areas. A map of the designated areas is located at: http://www.cmu.edu/health-services/images/dsamap2011.pdf.  Littering is prohibited; therefore, all cigarette butts should be properly disposed of in the cigarette butlers located in the designated areas.

Solicitation/Advertising:  No solicitation.

Window Ledges/Roofs:  No one is permitted to be on window ledges or roofs at any time.  Also, objects (e.g., plants, laundry bottles, etc.) are not permitted outside on the window ledges.  Screens must stay in the window frames at all times.

Use of Housing Facilities as Residence:  Assignment and lease of residential housing facilities at the University does not include the right to use such premises for any business or professional purposes, for storage of commodities for sale, or any purpose other than personal residence, unless approved in writing in advance by the University.