All resident students are issued a key to their residence hall room and a Suffolk University ID. Students are required to carry their key(s) and IDs with them at all times. Students must present an ID upon request to a member of the Residence Life & Housing staff, including RAs and student workers. Students are prohibited from giving or lending their keys/IDs to others at any time. The front door to all residence halls remains closed and locked. Residential students must swipe their IDs to open the front door and then must show/swipe proper Suffolk University identification upon entering a residence hall. Suffolk Police & Security documents residents who do not properly show/swipe proper Suffolk Univrsity identification. This documentation may be forwarded to Residence Life & Housing and/or theDean of Students Office and may result in disciplinary action and/or a fine.
Students must immediately report lost, misplaced or stolen keys/IDs to the residence hall building office. Students will be charged a minimum of $150 for a lost key and lock change. This charge will be made to the student’s account. There is a $20 replacement fee that SUPD charges to a student’s account to replace University IDs. A staff member will document each time a student enters the residence hall without his/her ID. Each resident is permitted one “excused” “failure to carry ID” but will be fined for any subsequent times that the resident does not carry his/her ID for the remainder of the academic year. The second “failure to carry ID” will result in a $10 charge and subsequent “failures to carry ID” will result in a $25 charge for each incident. These fines will be charged to the resident’s student account at the end of each semester.
If, for any reason, a student is locked out of his/her residence hall room, he/she should seek assistance from a Residence Life and Housing staff member. During regular office hours (Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm), residents can go to the residence hall office and after office hours, residents can ask Suffolk University Police to contact the RA on duty. Residents are assisted with entry only into their own room. University Police does not have access to student room keys and cannot assist with lockouts. A staff member will document each lockout. Each resident is permitted one “excused” lockout but will be fined for any subsequent lockouts for the remainder of the academic year. The second lockout is $10 and subsequent lockouts are $25 each. Lockout fines will be charged to the resident’s student account at the end of each semester.