Summer Guests Campus Policies
For the comfort and safety of everyone staying at Concordia College, we ask that all guests abide by these campus policies. We also hope this information is helpful to you during your stay on our campus. Thank you!
Alcoholic beverages and other drugs
The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs is prohibited on campus. Because alcohol is not allowed on campus, the possession of alcohol containers, packaging, etc., is inconsistent with the spirit of the policy and is therefore prohibited.
Smoking is prohibited in all buildings and within 20 feet of any entrance. Ash trays/trash receptacles are located at various locations around the campus.
Fire and safety
• Tampering with fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, exit alarms and door closers is against the law because such practices may endanger the lives of others.
• The use of multiple-headed extension cords is prohibited.
• Electrical outlets, light switches, cable television outlets or phone jacks in rooms cannot be altered in any way.
• It is the policy of the Moorhead Fire Department to restrict the use of candles or anything else with an open flame in high-density housing structures, such as residence halls, because of the increased risks for significant damage and potential loss of life.
• Firearms, weapons and fireworks are not permitted on campus. It is also against policy to be in possession of toy or look-alike weapons such as paintball or air soft guns.
• Appliances that utilize heating elements (such as hot pots, popcorn poppers, toasters, etc.) are strongly discouraged.
• Residence hall window screens may not be removed because of safety and damage concerns.
• The college and the Office of Summer Programs reserve the right to confiscate items from rooms that are illegal or contraband.
In case of a fire
• The building alarm is sounded immediately.
• The Moorhead emergency number, 9-911, and the Concordia Office of Public Safety, ext. 3123, are called.
• While it would be helpful to close the room window, turn on the lights and lock the door as guests are exiting, it is far more important guests reach a safe place outside the building as soon as possible.
• Residence Hall and Office of Summer Programs staff will manage the evacuation of the building.
• Failure to leave during an alarm is a violation of state fire code and college policy.
Security officers on campus
Security is provided by Concordia's Office of Public Safety and several uniformed security officers. Office of Public Safety can be reached 24 hours a day at extension 3123. (218.299.3123)
For safety, health and sanitation reasons, pets (with the exception of service animals) are not allowed in any buildings on campus.
Out of respect for all guests staying in residence halls, quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Lost residence hall keys
• When staying on campus, guests will be issued a key to their residence hall room. Guests are responsible for securing the key and ensuring that it does not become lost.
• If a room key is lost, immediately contact Summer Programs staff. If the key is not found within one week, the guest will be charged $50 for its replacement and for required rekeying.
• Making unauthorized duplicate keys is prohibited.
Lost or stolen items
• In the event items belonging to you are lost or stolen while on our campus, please contact Summer Programs staff who will assist in completing a Loss of Property/Theft Report form. Concordia does not assume liability for loss of personal property.
• Found items will be kept in the Summer Programs office. When an event is done, all items found during the event will be returned to the organization hosting the event.
Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between accidental damage and vandalism. While the end result may be the same, the two behaviors call for different responses. When accidental damage occurs and is self-reported to a staff member, the guest will be charged only for repair or replacement costs. Where damage or vandalism occurs and goes unreported, charges will include the cost for repair or replacement plus 50 percent.
Camps may have their own policies and rules with regards to hours, visitation in residence hall rooms and other matters of conduct as long as those policies and rules are not counter to those of Concordia College.
• There are many wireless access points around Concordia's campus, including residence halls, for the convenience of our guests. The Office of Summer Programs can provide guests with a current list of locations.
• Computer labs are located in the residence halls and other campus buildings.
• TV/radio antennas or wires may not be used in any manner on the exterior of the residence halls, nor may they extend outside your residence hall room into the hallway. Antennas or wires found in violation of this requirement will be confiscated.
During the summer months (May to mid-August), parking is allowed in most on-campus parking lots. The Office of Summer Programs will provide guests with parking information/maps and, if necessary, guest passes.
The campus Post Office is located on the mezzanine level in the Knutson Campus Center.
Each residence hall maintains a telephone capable of making campus and local calls. In most cases, the phone is located at the front desk.
Environmental sustainability is important at Concordia. We hope you will join us by recycling as much as possible. On our campus, we make it easy to recycle aluminum cans, plastic bottles, office paper, newspapers, magazines and catalogs, tin, corrugated cardboard and batteries. Please recycle these items rather than discarding them. Recycling bins are conveniently located in all of our buildings, including residence halls. If you have any questions about recycling at Concordia, please ask a Summer Programs team member. Thank you!