Some residents are surprised to learn that smoking is allowed in some parts of University Apartments. Smoking is permitted 25 feet (8 meters) away from buildings, and we also have some buildings where smoking is allowed inside of the individual apartments.
As the weather cools off, we like to remind people to be sure that they are 25 feet from buildings to smoke. In the spirit of the policy, we also ask residents to consider that although you may be 25 feet away from the building, wind could still blow the smoke in and impact your neighbors, so try to position yourself in a way to minimize impact.
In all buildings, even those where smoking is permitted in individual apartments, smoking is never allowed in common areas such as hallways, stairwells, and laundry rooms.
Smoking policies apply to visitors or guests as well, so we ask you to please remind them. It is much less awkward to remind your guests than to have a complaint made by your neighbors.
If you are a neighbor who is concerned about someone smoking inside of or too close to the building, we ask you to please talk to them directly. We believe that in a strong community like University Apartments, people should be able to share their concerns with their neighbors. We also believe that most people want to be good neighbors, and are unaware that they may be negatively impacting others.
If you do not know how to speak to your neighbors about your concerns, or you have spoken to them and the behavior has not changed, our resident support services staff is here to help. You can contact the resident manager for your neighborhood, or contact the Community Center to be put in touch with one of our resident support team members.