Going to college is a great opportunity to not only study at a higher level, but also to live in an entirely new place. Maryville University offers three different places to live while attending classes: Mouton Hall, Maryville Hall and the Hilltop Apartments. There are some specific rules set in place for the residence halls as well as one of the apartments so that all students can coexist comfortably.
Residential Life has established certain quiet hours and courtesy hours for both of the residence halls (Mouton Hall and Maryville Hall) as well as all of the Hilltop Apartments (Cedar, Elm, Maple, Oak and Pine). Courtesy hours are in effect when quiet hours are not. The rules for courtesy hours simply state that noise from a living space should not be heard from over 10 feet away from the door. This is usually about three rooms down the hall from the original room.
Students living in both residence halls and Cedar apartment are required to abide by quiet hours also. From Sunday to Thursday quiet hours start at 10:00 p.m. and last until 10:00 a.m. the following morning. On weekends, Friday and Saturday nights, quiet hours go from midnight to 10:00 a.m. Quiet hours are just that: times during which students are to maintain a respectfully low noise level so that everyone else can sleep or study.
Cedar apartment has historically been known for being the apartment where students who want to study most of the time choose to live. There are many extremely demanding study fields at Maryville University and a number of the students studying in these areas tend to want to live in Cedar.
Although Jordan Dietl, a fourth year Occupational Therapy student, did not request to live in Cedar, she still enjoyed her experience. Her roommate was serving as a Residential Assistant and was placed in Cedar.
“Living in Cedar didn’t take away from my college experience,” Dietl said. “If I wanted to go out on campus, I could. But if I wanted to stay in and sleep or study I could do that t0o.” Dietl went on, “It was always quiet in Cedar. I would live there again.”
Residential Life has posted a Living Guide for all residential halls and apartments so that students can be informed on the rules and what can happen if the rules are broken. The Residential Life Living Guide can be found on the Maryville University website under the Student Life section.
The Living Guide states that quiet and courtesy hours are in place “to help provide an atmosphere that is conductive to good scholarship and to promote an environment where individuals can learn from the experience of group living”.
Residential Life simply wants everyone to be able to live together comfortably. The quiet and courtesy hours are in there so that this can be feasible.