Code 2319: Housing Health Inspections

For residents of the John R. Pugh Hall, inspections will occur on October 8 and November 12. For residents of the Main Housing Complex, inspections will occur November 2 to November 6. Now that you know when to expect it, here’s an excerpt from the information sheet on how to prepare.
• Clean your floors
• Take out your trash and recyclables
• Put in work orders with the Lodge or Front Desk for maintenance needs
• Ensure there are no fire hazards or contraband items in your unit

Attack on Thumbtacks

Having made it clear that a not-insignificant portion of the student housing population is upset about this new rule, I understand that it is assumed students will turn to other methods of hanging up their wall decorations apart from the usage of tacks. Alternatives do exist: Scotch and painter’s tape, 3M adhesive strips, poster putty, and command hooks have all been suggested. That being said, when I first moved into housing, I thought that tacks were not allowed to begin with, and tried most of these alternatives my freshman year. I can therefore issue the following arguments against their respective effectiveness.