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The College does not provide air conditioning in any of its residence halls. The College does, however, accommodate students who have a documented medical need for air conditioning.
Only students with a documented medical need are permitted to have air conditioning. A current letter, within the last 6 months, from the student’s physician specifically stating the medical need for air conditioning must be submitted to the Office of Residential Life by the deadline stated in the calendar. This policy is necessary due to the heavy electrical usage in the dormitories and the reality of a finite electrical circuitry.
Upper-class students with a medically documented need for air conditioning are expected to participate in Room Draw and it is the student’s responsibility to select housing in a residence hall that either has with windows that will accommodate a window AC unit or may try to obtain one of the very limited number of rooms in Tritton and Kim Halls that are designated as air conditioning optional. PLEASE NOTE: It is NOT possible to have AC window units in The North Dorms (Jones, Lunt, Comfort Halls) nor in Gummere Hall. Portable air conditioner units are not permitted in campus housing.
Students with permission to have air conditioning, with the exception of those in Tritton and Kim Halls, must supply their own AC window units. Only Facilities Management Staff are permitted to install and remove AC units and there will be a fee for installation and removal.
Students with permission to have an air conditioner must make arrangements with the Facilities Management Office to have a trained College staff person install the unit. Five working days’ notice is required for installation. Students should call the Facilities Management Office (610-896-1096, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00p.m.) and be prepared to provide the make, model, voltage, BTU’s and dimensions of the unit, as College staff must determine if the unit meets energy efficiency standards and that adequate electrical power is available. While there is no charge for electrical service, there is a $100.00 fee for a onetime installation and removal. For example, if a student’s air conditioner is installed in the fall and removed at the beginning of winter, the student will be charged $100.00. If the student then wants the unit re-installed in the spring and removed before she/he goes home for the summer, the student will be charged an additional $100.00. Please note that no installation will be done until the Office of Residential Life has received the required physician’s letter and has notified the Facilities Management Office. The letter may be mailed or faxed (610.896.4960) to the Office of Residential Life. Any student who installs an air conditioner without permission will be asked to remove the unit immediately. Any damage resulting from unauthorized installation of a unit will be repaired at the student’s expense.