Health & Safety Inspections Fall 2023

Your health and safety are a priority for the University. Annual Health & Safety inspections are conducted in every residence hall once per academic year.

October 10, 2023

What are Health & Safety Inspections?

Health & Safety Inspections are when University staff, including representatives from Residential Life, Housing, and Fire Safety, enter your assigned living space to visually inspect for health and safety concerns.

Inspections are mandatory and cannot be rescheduled.

What happens during the inspection?

Staff will enter your room and conduct a “plain sight” inspection to:

  • Certify that safety equipment is code-compliant and functioning.
  • Ensure that residents do not have prohibited items and that their space is being properly maintained according to the Guide to Living Cleaning Expectations.
  • Staff will not open drawers, closets, or anything that is closed.

Inspection Schedule

Inspections take place between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We will be tabling in the lobbies of First-Year buildings – John Jay (10/16), Furnald (10/23), Carman (10/24) and Wallach (11/2) - from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to answer your questions about the inspection process.

  • October 17: Broadway Hall
  • October 18: John Jay Hall
  • October 19: Wien Hall
  • October 23: River Hall
  • October 25: Furnald Hall
  • October 26: Carman Hall
  • October 30: McBain Hall
  • November 1: Carlton Arms
  • November 2: Fraternity & Sorority Brownstones
  • November 8: Hartley and Wallach Halls
  • November 9: Schapiro Hall

How should I prepare for the inspection?

You will receive a reminder 48 hours before the inspection date. Although you are not required to be present for the inspection, you should prepare for staff to enter your space, after knocking and announcing themselves.

  • Remove prohibited items from your room. This includes halogen lamps, candles, hot pot-style coffee makers, toaster ovens, non-approved ACs, and other prohibited items.
  • Clean your space. This includes your room and other shared spaces within your assignment, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Submit a service request for any facilities issues (missing smoke detector, broken equipment, etc.).
  • Raise your window blinds on the day of the inspection. This allows staff to check your window stops and expedites the inspection process.

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