Due to high electrical loads required that cannot be sustained in the residence halls, and excessive energy usage, students are not permitted to install or use portable air conditioners of any type in their residence hall rooms.
If a student has a medical condition whereby the use of an air conditioner in their residence hall room may be considered as a reasonable accommodation to alleviate a significant barrier to their education, they should submit a Request for Accommodations Form through Disability Services. To be considered to have an air conditioner a student must have a verified condition covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that cannot be resolved by the use of fans, portable air purifiers or dehumidifiers (all of which are permitted in the residence halls). Only after receiving approval is an air conditioning unit permitted. Residential Life will be provided with a list of approved air conditioners for verification purposes.
Air conditioners must be installed in the bedroom of the individual in question (if in a multiple occupancy space), cannot be larger than 6,000 BTUs, and must be Energy Star Certified. Any air conditioner installed during the Fall Quarter will be removed prior to Winter Break. The air conditioner may be reinstalled at the beginning of the Spring Quarter.
Note: Students must provide their own window air conditioning unit. The College does not supply them. Only Facilities Management staff should install air conditioners. Students should NOT do this themselves.