Community Areas

Community Areas - Residence Hall Policy

A community area is defined as any space and/or area outside a students' room. This includes but is not limited to stairwells, hallways, restrooms, lounges, elevators, entranceways, public lounges, recreation areas, and dining rooms. The use of a common area such as a residence hall lounge is limited to use by residents of that hall and by that hall's government. Students should not leave any personal belongings in community areas unless secured in bathroom lockers. Students should not congregate in areas not designed for this purpose.

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Housing and Residence Life
LaFollette Complex (LA), room N-10
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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Phone: 765-285-8000
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