How to Contact the Resident Manager
Resident Managers can be reached by calling 608-444-9308 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. An RM is on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
If you are locked out during the day, you can get a key (on loan) from the University Apartments Office during regular hours. If you are locked out after 5:30 p.m., contact the RM On-Duty.
Roommate or Neighbor Conflicts
When there’s a problem, start by talking to your roommate or neighbor first. Sharing expectations and clarifying the root of the problem can help to resolve many conflicts. If you feel you need assistance after that, your next step should be to contact your RM for help in mediating the conflict. They will help you develop useful strategies for communicating.
Noise in our Community
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Noise is a frequent source of concern in any community living environment, but courtesy and good communication among neighbors can help to prevent major problems. The apartments are not sound-proof, and you can expect to hear sounds of water running, laundry machines, babies crying, children playing, late-night cooking, footsteps, radios, and TVs. If you are bothered by noise, speak with your neighbor directly.
If you cannot resolve a noise problem with your neighbor, contact your RM. Residents living in upstairs apartments may find it helpful to use rugs to help muffle the noise.
Noise Between Floors
If you live in a second-floor apartment, please be considerate of your neighbors below. Removing shoes will help reduce noise. If you live in a first-floor apartment, please try to be tolerant and to discuss noise problems with your upstairs neighbors right away rather then letting resentment build up.
Noise in Hallways
Please be particularly aware of sound levels when you or your guests arrive late at night, leave early in the morning, have conversations in the hallways, open and close doors, and go up and down stairs.
Noise and Parties
If you’re planning a party, is it best to let your neighbors know. Let your guests know that sound carries and other residents may be sleeping. As host, you are responsible for the conduct of your guests at all times. When you host a gathering, you might want to consider renting space in the Community Center.
Residents are expected to observe general quiet hours between 10:00 pm – 8:00 am. If you are up late, please do not use noisy appliances (garbage disposals, vacuum cleaners, or sewing machines) when others are likely sleeping. Also, lower the volume on TVs and stereos. Quiet hours also apply to use of the laundry facilities. Time your use of washers and dryers to end by 10:00 pm.