Residence Halls (Dorms)

Residence Halls Rules and Regulations

The LAU housing is your home away from home. We will do our best to insure that you as residents are comfortable, and will try to accommodate most of your individual needs. For the safety, security, comfort and wellbeing of all, you must abide by the rules and regulations that are listed below:

  1. You are encouraged to use the residence hall facilities, which include the common rooms, lounges and computers; however, it is your responsibility to use the facilities responsibly. Damage other than regular “wear and tear” to any of the residence hall property or facilities will be charged to the resident’s account, according to rates set by the Business Office every year.
  2. Removal of any of the equipment or furniture is NOT allowed without prior approval of the residence hall supervisor.
  3. Maintenance personnel are available for all repairs needed: fixing or attempting to fix a broken device or furniture yourself is NOT permitted.
  4. The residence halls in Byblos campus will be closed during semester breaks; this does not apply to Beirut residence halls.
  5. The smoke-free policy of the university applies to the residence halls: i.e. smoking is not allowed anywhere in the residence halls. The policy is clearly stated in the Student Code of Conduct (violators will receive a warning).
  6. Alcoholic beverages may NOT be stored, consumed, or brought on to any residence hall premises. The policy is clearly stated in the Student Code of Conduct (violators will receive a warning).
  7. Pets are not allowed in the residence halls.
  8. You must observe quiet hours from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  9. The lounge is open 24 hours-a-day for residents ONLY.
  10. Visiting hours in the rooms are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and in the lounges from 8:00 a.m. until 12 midnight. Your guests are required to sign in and out at the front desk. You (residents) are responsible for the behavior of your guests, and bear all consequences of any violation of regulations.
  11. No mixed-gender visiting in dorm rooms is permitted under any circumstances.
  12. The gates of the residence halls in Byblos are open daily from 6:30 a.m. until 12 am. (midnight), except for Friday and Saturday nights when the closing time is 2 a.m.
  13. If you wish to return later than the above mentioned hours, you must secure parental or guardian permission by filling out the “Permission of Outstay” section in the application form. This does not apply to Beirut residence halls.
  14. You are required to notify the residence hall supervisor of any outstay prior to leaving.
  15. If you enter the residence halls after midnight, you are required to register your name at the security desk.
  16. You are required to regularly check the residence hall boards and website in order to be kept informed of all announcements and instructions. You must abide by the safety regulations at all times.
  17. Any medical emergency must be directed immediately to the residence hall staff.
  18. Residence hall staff may conduct random checks on residents’ rooms.
  19. Valuables should be kept under lock as the residence hall staff are not responsible for any lost items.
  20. Any violations or improper behavior may subject the resident to a citation, warning, or even immediate dismissal from the campus residence.
  21. The university will keep your belongings for one semester after your departure, after which they will be donated to charitable institutions.
  22. A university campus is a trust-based community where cooperation and mutual respect of people and property is essential and when achieved, it can become the cornerstone of your future success.
  23. The residence hall management reserves the right to rotate students among available rooms or consolidate students without roommates, during or at the end of semesters. Residents should abide by all the changes.