Housing facilities close at 8 PM on Friday December 19th, 2014 for Fall Semester. Housing facilities reopen at 9 AM on Sunday, January 18, 2015 for Spring Semester.

Contracts for newly admitted students for Fall 2015 will be available on February 1st, 2015.



Discipline Process

UMD expects students to act responsibly and maturely. Discipline is viewed as an opportunity to develop respectful and responsible citizens of the UMD community. Policies and procedures are established to outline standards by which all members of the community can live together effectively. The discipline process is designed to address inappropriate or illegal behavior with the goal of changing future behavior for the overall benefit of our living communities. Sanctions are not necessarily sequential. Factors influencing the sanction may include: severity of violation, repeated violations, student attitude, and impact of behavior on the community. Campus residents have responsibility towards, and may be held accountable, in three communities: Housing, the University, and the surrounding community. Violations involving more than one community may result in sanctions in each community. Violators must accept full individual responsibility for their actions and cannot expect the University to provide them with immunity from civil or criminal prosecution.

Residents violating and/or associated with violating Housing and/or University policies and regulations will be referred for disciplinary action. All roommates present during a violation will be held accountable. Generally, an RA or Residence Life Security staff member has first contact with a resident(s) violating a policy or regulation. The RA will typically refer the resident(s) to the Program Advisor, Residence Life Specialist and/or Assistant Director of Housing. The Housing official will listen to the resident(s) and staff person(s) and gather any other information pertinent to the incident. The Housing Official will then take the following action:

  1. Define the disciplinary action sanctioned which may include, but not be limited to: Housing probation, Respectful Community Projects, formal papers, work service hours, mandatory counseling sessions, restitution, termination of the Housing contract and/or eviction within 24 hours, loss of future on-campus Housing privileges and/or;
  2. Refer the incident to the Conduct Code Coordinator for violations which are disciplinary offenses actionable by the University and/or;
  3. Refer the incident to the criminal authorities for violations of city, state or federal laws.


An appeal is a review of the disciplinary action and not a re-hearing of the incident unless appropriate. To be considered, an appeal request must be made in writing within 5 class days of receipt of the disciplinary sanction disposition, and must include a clear statement based on one or more of the concepts described on the Disciplinary Action Appeal Form.

Appeal forms are available at the Housing Office, 149 Lake Superior Hall. Appeal requests should be sent to John Weiske, Associate Director of Housing, 149 Lake Superior Hall, within five class days of receipt of the original disciplinary sanction. Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number on the appeal form. An appellate board will review the appeal request and make a decision to either deny or hear the appeal.

Residents are expected to comply with the imposed sanctions while an appeal request is being considered.

University Conduct Code

The following are defined as disciplinary offenses with which the Conduct Code Coordinator is concerned:

  1. Scholastic Dishonesty
  2. Falsification
  3. Identification and Compliance
  4. University Facilities and Services acting to obtain fraudulently
  5. Disorderly Conduct on Campus
  6. Theft and Property Damage
  7. University rules
  8. Weapons on Campus
  9. Disruptive Demonstrations
  10. Keys possession
  11. Violations of Federal or State Law of Special Relevance to the University
  12. Sound Amplification
  13. Disruptive Noise
  14. Attempt to Injure or Defraud
  15. Disruption of University Events
  16. Persistent Violations


  1. Scholastic Dishonesty: submission of false records of academic achievement; cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing; altering, forging or misusing a University academic record; taking, acquiring or using test materials without faculty permission; acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain dishonestly grades, honors, awards or professional endorsement. [Top][Conduct Code]

  2. Falsification: willfully providing University offices or officials with false, misleading, or incomplete information; intentionally making a false report of a bomb, fire, natural disaster, or other emergency to a University official or an emergency service agency; misusing, altering, forging, falsifying, or transferring to another person University-issued identification; forging, or altering without proper authorization, official University records or documents or conspiring with or inducing others to forge or alter without proper authorization University records or documents. [Top][Conduct Code]

  3. Identification and Compliance: willfully refusing to or falsely identifying one's self; willfully failing to comply with a proper order or summons when requested by an authorized University official. [Top][Conduct Code]

  4. University Facilities and Services acting to obtain fraudently--by deceit, by unauthorized procedures, by bad checks, by misrepresentation--goods, quarters, services, or fund from University departments or student organizations or individuals acting in their behalf; misuse, alteration, or damage of fire-fighting equipment, safety devices, or other emergency equipment or interference in the performance of those specifically charged with carrying out emergency services; wrongful use of University properties or facilities. [Top][Conduct Code]

  5. Disorderly Conduct on Campus: threats to, physical abuse of or harassment which threatens to or endangers the health, safety or welfare of a member of the University community; breach of the peace, physically assaulting another; fighting, obstructing or disrupting teaching, research, administrative, and public service functions, obstructing or disrupting disciplinary procedures or authorized University activities; vandalism. [Top][Conduct Code]

  6. Theft and Property Damage: theft or embezzlement of, destruction of, damage to, unauthorized possession of, or wrongful sale or gift of property belonging to the University, a member of the University community or a campus guest. [Top][Conduct Code]

  7. University rules: violating other University, college, department, union and residence regulations which have been posted or publicized. Provisions contained in University contracts with students shall be deemed "rules" under this code. [Top][Conduct Code]

  8. Weapons on Campus: possession of firearms, incendiary devices, explosives, articles or substances usable as weapons or means of disruption of legitimate campus functions, activities or assemblies; or using firearms, incendiary devices, explosives, articles or substances calculated to intimidate, disturb, discomfort, or injure a member of the University community, except in those instances when expressly authorized by the head of a University department whose activities properly require the use or possession of any of the enumerated items. [Top][Conduct Code]

  9. Disruptive Demonstrations: intentional participation in a campus demonstration which disrupts the normal operations of the University and infringes on the rights of other members of the University community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities of any campus building or area; intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, both pedestrian and vehicular, on campus. [Top][Conduct Code]

  10. Keys possession: making or causing to be made any key to operate locks or locking mechanisms on campus without proper authorization; using or giving to another a key for which there has been no proper authorization. [Top][Conduct Code]

  11. Violations of Federal or State Law of Special Relevance to the University: when the violation of federal or state law, including but not limited to those governing alcoholic beverages, drugs, gambling, sex offenses, indecent conduct, or arson occurs on campus, the offense will also constitute an offense against the University community. [Top][Conduct Code]

  12. Sound Amplification: using sound amplification equipment such as a bullhorn on campus or in buildings without written permission of the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Vice President's designee, except when such use is authorized for official University activities. [Top][Conduct Code]

  13. Disruptive Noise: making noise or causing noise to be made with objects and instruments which disturbs classes, meetings, office procedures and other authorized University activities. [Top][Conduct Code]

  14. Attempt to Injure or Defraud: to make, forge, print, reproduce, copy or alter any record, document, writing or identification used or maintained by the University when done with intent to injure, defraud or misinform. [Top][Conduct Code]

  15. Disruption of University Events: unauthorized entry upon the playing performance area or the spectator areas of any athletic contest, exhibition or other event. [Top][Conduct Code]

  16. Persistent Violations: repeated conduct or action in violation of the above code is relevant in determining an applicant's or a student's membership in the University. [Top][Conduct Code]

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