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Quiet Hours

VinceLestradeVinceLestrade 145 replies12 threads Junior Member
How quiet do students need to be during dorm “quiet hours?” Are there any other similar dorm behavioral restrictions I should be aware of?
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  • momtogirls2momtogirls2 911 replies7 threads Member
    Between all your posts you seem very hyper focused on issues at college. You could benefit from perhaps making an appointment to to talk about college life with your guidance counselor then when you have narrowed down real possibilities talk to residential life at the schools.

    You don't need to be silent during quiet hours just don't scream, blast music etc and interrupt people from studying, sleeping etc. Most things really boil down to common sense. Every school can have its own policies such as signing guests in/out, showing id etc.

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  • bopperbopper 14316 replies102 threadsForum Champion CWRU Forum Champion
    People should be able to go sleep during quiet hours.

    If you have a roommate, you should be playing music/tv...get headsets. But you should be able to quietly read/websurf etc.

    You shouldn't have people in your room unless your roommate is cool with it.
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  • VinceLestradeVinceLestrade 145 replies12 threads Junior Member
    @bopper @momtogirls2 — okay, that rule seems fair. I use headphones already pretty much all the time I listen to things, and I’m not one to yell or make excess noise.
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 10093 replies68 threads Senior Member
    edited February 16
    Given all of your previous posts, and the hyper-sensitivity that you are concerned with and displaying, if I were you I would take a gap year before going into a university setting. At this point, my opinion is that you don’t appear to be ready to enter a university. I think that @thumper1 also recommended this.

    A lot of these issues are information that will be provided to when you get to your college from your RA and housing staff.

    Each university is very different. Quiet hours are exactly what is described: “QUIET”. Students need sleep. Schools are all different, but mostly, if it’s late evening, when you’re supposed to be “quiet”, do “quiet” activities. Limited noise, limited lighting, limited movements, limited visitors, etc. Being very CONSIDERATE of others using common sense.

    You are panicking and creating needless anxiety before you even attend. My suggestion would be for you to take a gap year, mature a little bit, and bring your concerns to an experienced counselor to help you decrease your anticipatory anxiety.
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  • VinceLestradeVinceLestrade 145 replies12 threads Junior Member
    edited February 16
    @aunt bea — Maturation is always a goal of mine. I am a year young for an entering freshman, so taking a gap year is totally possible. Hopefully, it will not take so long to overcome my worries, but if it comes down to it I will be willing to take any measures available to ensure I am mentally prepared for the rigors and adaptations inherent to college life.

    I am no longer unsure about quiet hours. I understand them now, and therefore they no longer act to occupy my mind to any degree.
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  • thumper1thumper1 76586 replies3391 threads Senior Member
    On one of your threads, you say you are 18 years old. How is that “young” for an entering college freshman? Some college freshmen won’t be 18 until December of their freshman year.

    If you are already 18 years old...you are actually in the older group of incoming freshman, not the younger group.
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