13 12 13. Laundry 13.1, Washing of clothes should only be performed in the laundry room. 13.2, Residents should make use of the dryers in the laundry room to dry their clothes as far as possible; if hang-dry is required, it can only be performed in the designated drying areas. 13.3, Laundry found hanging from the window hinges, curtain rails, sprinklers, false ceiling, outside the windows of the apartments or from the air conditioner plinths will be confiscated and discarded without prior notice. 14. Drugs A resident shall not bring into the Hall or permit to be brought into his/her room any dangerous drugs as defined in Section 2 of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (Cap. 134). 15. Alcohol Consumption or storage of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in all student halls. 16. Gambling A resident shall not engage in any gambling whatsoever in the Hall or permit such gambling to take place in his/ her apartment/ room. 17. Pets A resident shall not bring or maintain pets, animals, birds or fish of any kind in the Hall. 18. Visitors 18.1, A resident may invite visitors to the Hall during the visitor hours, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 18.2, All visitors entering or leaving the Hall must register at the Service Counter/ Management Office with the presence of their host residents (i.e. Hall Resident / Vacation Resident). 18.3, All visitors must be accompanied by their hosts during their stay in the Hall. Visitors who are not accompanied by a host will be asked to leave the Hall. 18.4, The host resident will be responsible for any misconduct taken by his/ her visitor(s) during their stay in the Hall, including disciplinary actions or fine, as considered appropriate by the Residence Master. 19. Personal Belongings Personal belongings should be placed in student bedrooms. A resident shall not place large personal items in the common areas such as common rooms in SKCC and GGT, living room in apartments in University Apartment, etc). 20. Commercial Activities Commercial activities and promotion are prohibited in the Hall. 21. Disruptive Actions and Behaviors 21.1, Actions or behavior that disturb other residents or the orderly operation of the Hall; or that threatens the health and safety of self or other residents; or that unreasonably interfere with other residents’ normal use of facilities; or that causing nuisance, e.g. getting drunk and defiling public facilities, entering the bedrooms of other residents without their consent or failing to settle proper taxi fare, etc., to campus users are prohibited. 21.2, A fixed penalty of HK$500 plus other incurred charges, if any, e.g. taxi fare, will be levied on residents who were found breaching Clause 21.1. 22. Interpretation of Rules The Residence Master shall have the authority to interpret these Rules. 23. Breach of Rules If anyone fails to observe the Hall Rules, the Residence Master may impose penalties, including suspension or termination of hall residence and/ or other disciplinary actions, on the resident or host resident of the visitor. Hall rules Hall rules General Penalties for Hall Rules Violation Most Serious Offenses Examples: • Hall place trading • Use or storage of illegal drugs in hall • Damage of security or safety devices with malicious intent Serious Offenses Examples: • Unauthorized hall swapping • Misuse of student card for illegal hall entry • Causing significant nuisance Possible Penalties (Zero tolerance) • Immediate termination of hall place • Disqualification of all future hall application • Ban from entering student halls • Penalty charge (HK$500) and make good cost (if applicable) Possible penalties for 1st Offense • Warning letter • Rectify action • Suspension from visiting student halls for non-residents Possible penalties for 2nd Offense • Immediate termination of hall place • Ban from entering student halls • Disqualification of hall application in the subsequent year Possible penalties for 1st Offense • Verbal warning • Rectify action Possible penalties for 2nd Offense • Same as 1st offense under “Serious Offense” Minor Offenses Examples: • Removing furniture without permission • Inappropriate decoration or display materials * This table is for reference only. The Residence Master shall have the authority to interpret the Hall Rules and may take disciplinary actions against any hall resident or vacation resident in accordance with authorities vested in him/her by the University.