Housing policies

Room changes

Students living in residence halls may request room changes through MySCAD beginning the first business day of the second week after the start of the quarter. Mediation and/or a meeting with the residence director may be required before the room change is approved. Room change requests are granted based on availability and may be limited during the final two weeks of each quarter. If a student changes rooms before executing the proper paperwork, a fee may be assessed, the move may be denied and/or a student conduct hearing may be required.

 

Room consolidation

Due to the high demand for student housing, SCAD reserves the right to consolidate spaces to accommodate the housing needs of all students requesting housing. If consolidation is necessary, residence life and housing staff members provide necessary information including the date of the move, the new location and the name of the student's new roommate(s).

 

Common billing

If damage occurs in common areas such as lounges and hallways and the responsible parties are not identified, all residents of the wing, floor or hall are normally billed for the cost of repairs and/or replacement of damaged items. The residence director works with the students and staff to determine, if possible, who is responsible for the damage. If the bill is to be divided among residents, the staff notifies those residents of the cost per person.

 

Break closings and storage

Residence hall rooms are occupied and vacated according to schedules published by the office of residence life and housing. During winter break, all residence halls are closed and occupancy is limited. The academic calendar lists annual dates of winter break. Students may leave their belongings in their rooms; however, they are encouraged to take their valuables home. Dining halls are closed and SCAD transportation is unavailable during the winter break. The halls remain open during spring break, but overnight guests are not permitted. Move-out dates fall at the end of the academic year in May and at the end of the summer quarter in August. On-campus storage space is not available to students.

Nine-month continuous housing is offered on a limited basis for students who need housing during nine continuous months (September-May). This option is only available for continuing, graduate and transfer students living in Spring House in Atlanta or The Terrace in Savannah and is not transferable to other students. The option must be selected as a condition to live in a designated area of the selected building; students may not choose this option after assignments have been made. Students interested in this option or would like more information should email the residence life and housing office at their location, Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah.

 

Personal property insurance

As with any housing rental agreement relationship, students and their parents are strongly encouraged to purchase insurance against loss or damage of personal property. SCAD is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal property in student rooms. For more information, see the housing license agreement.

 

Maintenance and housekeeping

Students are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their own rooms and bathrooms. Gold Coast Management provides weekly housekeeping services to individual apartments for students in Hong Kong. The university maintenance and housekeeping staff provides a variety of functions to help maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for students living at SCAD. The staff is responsible for the general maintenance and cleanliness of the hallways and common areas of the residence halls.

 

Drug and alcohol policy

The Savannah College of Art and Design is in full compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 40: Procedures for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing; 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 382: Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing and the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 and is committed to a program that discourages the illegal use and abuse of alcohol and controlled substances by students and employees. In addition, the possession and consumption of alcohol on campus is not permitted, regardless of age.

SCAD prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, distribution or dispensing of alcohol or controlled substances by students or employees in college buildings, on grounds or property, or as part of any college activity. Any full- or part-time student or employee found to be in violation of said policy is subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the policies and laws of the college, the city of Atlanta or Savannah, the state of Georgia, the government of Hong Kong and the U.S. federal government.

 

Pets

Pets are not permitted in any residence hall. Freshwater non-flesh-eating fish and approved assistance dogs are the only exceptions to this policy. However, fish must be kept in a properly maintained aquarium of 10 gallons or less.

 

Smoke-free environment

Smoking is prohibited in all college buildings and throughout residence halls including rooms, courtyards and pool areas.

 

Electrical outlets

A limited number of electrical outlets exist in each room. You may not alter these for any reason. You may plug no more than two devices into a double electrical outlet at any time. Only one UL 1363 power-strip extension cord no longer than six feet with built-in circuit breakers is allowed per resident. Ensure the UL 1363 code is visible on the plastic of the power strip. Residence life and housing may approve longer cords based on the needs and design of the building. You may not plug power strips into other power strips. These are the only extension cords allowed in residence halls. Non-UL 1363 power strip extension cords of any kind, multi-plug adapters and surge protectors are prohibited.

 

Appliances

Prohibited appliances include, but are not limited to, sun/heat lamps, heaters, toaster ovens, individual microwave ovens and hot plates.

For D at The Hive, Montgomery House, Oglethorpe House, Turner House, Turner Annex and W at The Hive, microwaves are permitted as part of the MicroFridge® with Safe Plug® rental program through Collegiate Concepts and may not exceed the maximum number of units in the room.

Microwaves are provided in individual apartments in Barnard Village, Boundary Village, Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences, Pulaski House and The Terrace. Microwaves are permitted in ACA House and Spring House. To accommodate multiple appliances, students in all residence hall facilities are allowed one UL 1363 approved six-foot surge protector extension strip per student. Appliances permitted in residence hall rooms include personal computers, radios, fans, electric blankets, clocks, blow-dryers, stereos, televisions, DVD players, video game consoles, coffee makers with automatic shutoff and compact refrigerators up to 4.4 cubic feet.

 

Visitation policy

Visitation hours in the residence halls are 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week. Residents are responsible for their guests' behavior. All guests must be escorted out of the residence halls by the end of visitation hours.

 

Overnight guests

Overnight guests (same sex) may stay a maximum of three consecutive nights and may not return for an overnight stay for at least five days thereafter. Students must obtain an approved overnight guest pass prior to their guest's arrival. The pass must be signed and turned in to the residence life and housing office a minimum of 24 hours in advance. The form must be submitted during regular office hours. Overnight guests are not permitted during winter or spring breaks.

Atlanta

1600 Peachtree St. 
Atlanta, GA 30309 USA 
404.253.3200
Fax: 404.253.3273 
atlreslife@scad.edu

Hong Kong

292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po
Kowloon, Hong Kong
852.2253.8047
Fax: 852.2253.8066 
reslife-hk@scad.edu

Savannah

P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, GA 31402-3146 USA 
912.525.7000 
Fax: 912.525.7012
savreslife@scad.edu