Room Decorations, Painting, and Wall Hangings

Room or suite decorations are encouraged as a means of personalizing a living space.  Please note that certain things are not permitted and only certain things are permitted to be used to attach items to the walls and doors in the residence halls.

Students are not permitted to paint, write, or otherwise mark on any surface inside of or on the outside of any residence hall or campus building, including HCA. Students may not use nails or any other item that would harm any surface inside of or on the outside of any residence hall or campus building, including HCA. Any costs involved in the restoration of these areas or furnishings to their original condition will be billed to the student. In those cases when individual accountability cannot be determined, all residents of a floor or building will be billed. If you are not sure about something, please contact Facilities (facilities@haverford.edu) beforehand.

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WALLS

Students are only permitted to use the following, and according to where they are living, to attach memo boards, posters, and similar items to walls.

 

Residence Hall Permitted on WALLS Prohibited on WALLS
710 College, Barclay, Cadbury, Drinker, Kim, Leeds, Lloyd, Reid, Tritton, Yarnall
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Thumb tacks, push pins
  • Picture hanging strips (e.g., 3M Command picture hanging strips)
  • Post It notes
  • Nails
  • Tape, other than Painter’s Tape
  • Poster putty
Gummere, North Dorms (Comfort, Jones, Lunt), HCA
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Post It notes

 

  • Nails
  • Tape, other than Painter’s Tape
  • Poster putty

 

DOORS

Students are only permitted to use Painter’s Tape, Picture hanging strips, or Post It notes on doors.

Residence Hall Permitted on DOORS Prohibited on DOORS
All residence halls
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Picture hanging strips (e.g., 3M Command picture hanging strips)
  • Post It notes
  • Nails
  • Thumb tacks or push pins
  • Tape, other than Painter’s Tape
  • Poster Putty

Last modified: October 25, 2013