The following are strictly prohibited, for legal and/or safety reasons:
All policies regarding use of electrical appliances are subject to change and approval by Residential Education and Housing Services in consultation with Facilities Management, based on actual usage and limitations of electrical capabilities within each residence hall.
• No smoke-generating machinery is permitted in and around the residence halls (including during special events and programs) because of the possibility of triggering false alarms
• Gasoline (kerosene, etc)-powered machinery such as motorcycles or mopeds and any other combustible items including combustible engines, flammable liquids, non-electric lanterns, portable barbeque grills, and large combustible decorations.
• Candles, incense, oil burners, and other similar items requiring an open flame for use are prohibited from the on-campus housing facilities.
• Natural trees and evergreens.
• No use of more than three strands of lights on a single extension cord to avoid overloading outlets.
• Possession or use of electrical appliances with heating elements or high energy consumption, such as hot plates, electric coffee pots, immersion heaters, popcorn poppers, crock pots, electrical heaters, electric frying pans, electric woks, stoves, toaster ovens, air conditioners, torchiere style halogen lamps, ultra-violet sun lamps or any other appliance which uses over 800 watts of electricity (with the exception of hair dryers), and/or any appliance that does not meet current UL specifications.
• Possession of refrigerators over 3.3 cubic feet (with the exception of Microfridges), Refrigerators must be one per room. Refrigerators must have a grounding prong (3 prongs) on a heavy-duty cord and may not be placed in closets.
• Extension cords longer than 10 feet. Multiple cords and outlets. Approved extension cords must not be placed under rugs or tacked/stapled to the walls. Power strips with surge protectors are permitted. Equipment that repeatedly overloads electrical circuits will be removed.
• Possession/use of waterbeds.
• Possession of any type of upholstered furniture or mattresses not provided by the College which do not meet Fire Code CAL 133 or CAL 117. Each piece must be suitably labeled and written notice of compliance is required.
• Hanging anything outside windows or on the residence hall facades, or placing anything on outside window ledges and balconies, or hanging anything on or from interior room ceiling, sprinklers, or fire detectors. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the Assistant Dean for Residential Education and Housing Services.
• Satellite dishes, radio/television antennas.
- Service Line:
- Emergency Line:
(323) 259-2511 or dial 5 from any campus phone
Facilities Management Building, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041
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