Each student shall respect and observe the rights of other students occupying University housing. Noise that is disruptive to others, including hall and apartment staff, is prohibited. Courtesy hours are always in effect and residents are to respect requests of others for quiet.

Nighttime hours are “quiet hours” when residents are to be especially aware of the volume and impact of their noise. Hall councils may choose to extend quiet hours but may not shorten them. Quiet Hours may also be extended during finals and break periods at the discretion of Housing and Residential Life.

  • Residence Hall Quiet Hours:
    • Sunday – Thursday: 10:00pm-7:00am
    • Friday and Saturday: 12:00am-8:00am
  • Apartment Quiet Hours:
    • Sunday-Thursday 11:00pm-7:00am
    • Friday and Saturday: 1:00am-8:00am

At no time should amplified sound or yelling be directed out or at resident’s windows. Residents are to maintain reasonable quiet in courtyard areas at all times. The placement of stereo speakers in such a manner that sound carries out from the apartment or room is strictly prohibited. Compliance with the Durham noise ordinance is required.