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zr1990zr1990 24 replies9 threads Junior Member
edited July 2008 in Williams College
are students allowed to keep fish in their dorm rooms? one or two goldfish?
edited July 2008
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  • anonymous550anonymous550 223 replies47 threads Junior Member
    that is a really interesting question that i don't have the answer to lol. sorry. but try contacting the head of residential affairs or something
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  • jekejeke 183 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I'm pretty sure fish are allowed, although I've never heard of anyone actually having any. To be sure, you could try checking the student handbook; I think it's posted somewhere on the college web site.
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  • interesteddadinteresteddad 23879 replies298 threads Senior Member
    This is one of those things that you should just do and ask questions later, IMO.
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  • GraceGrace 562 replies14 threads Member
    Fish are definitely allowed.
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  • sambino4sambino4 37 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Yeah I would say just go ahead and do it and worry about the rules if you run into any trouble. Plead ignorance when questioned :)

    Just make sure to take them with you during breaks so you don't get caught by security room inspectors.
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  • boccabocca 221 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I read somewhere that no pets are allowed. Are fish counted as pets?
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  • GraceGrace 562 replies14 threads Member
    Fish are the only pets that are allowed.

    It's not a great idea to try to bring other types of pets. You may get a fine. Your pet may end up homeless. Once Security finds, or suspects you have, an illegal pet, you may be inviting a very thorough search of your room (and you may be fined for possessing forbidden items like candles and hot plates, and get reported to the town police and Williams deans if drugs are found).

    Williams will send pre-frosh a list of forbidden items over the summer. The College takes the list seriously (most of the items on the list are forbidden because they are considered to pose serious safety risks for those living in a dorm -- guns, fire hazards, and the like).
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  • StringtheoryStringtheory 30 replies15 threads Junior Member
    One of my suitemates kept fish in the common room freshmen year and it was never an issue.
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  • JrockJrock 1267 replies22 threads Senior Member
    Yup, Grace is right - fish are the only pets allowed.
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