Common Space & Kitchen Use Policy

Space Use Guidelines:

  • The person submitting the reservation must be the person gaining access to the space at the Information Center, unless otherwise noted in the reservation request.
  • The individual reserving the space is responsible for ensuring that the space is left in the same condition in which it was found at the start of the reservation.
  • The individual reserving the space is responsible for providing their own cords and laptop/device to connect to projector and/or speakers.
  • Dry erase boards must be cleaned by the conclusion of the reservation. Notes may not be saved on the dry erase boards.
  • Trash and recycling must be removed and placed in appropriate receptacles by the end of the reservation.
  • All personal items should be removed at the end of the reservation.
  • Noise levels should comply with Quiet Hours. Courtesy Hours are in effect at all times.
  • Rooms should not be left unattended during the reservation.
  • In compliance with CHAS residential policies and procedures, alcohol is not permitted to be served at events in New College House.
  • In compliance with CHAS residential policies, some items are prohibited from New College House events, including candles and incense. Special exceptions can be made through the House Office for religious or cultural observations.
  • Non-spiked tents are permitted in outdoor green spaces. Spiking is not permitted unless approved by House Office.

Kitchen Use Guidelines:

  • Trash and food waste should be discarded in the appropriate receptacle at the conclusion of use. Waste should not be left in the sink.
  • Solid food waste should not be poured down the drain.
  • The kitchen should be cleaned at the conclusion of the reservation. The individual who reserved the space is responsible for ensuring the following:
    • Stovetop and countertops wiped down
    • Dishes, pots, pans and utensils should be washed and dried. NCH-owned items should be put away and personal belongings should be removed.
    • If you use the dishwasher, you need to wait until the end of the cycle to empty the dishwasher and put items away.
    • Items should not be left on the counter to dry.
  • All belongings should be removed at the conclusion of the reservation.
  • Health and Safety precautions should be taken at all times when using the kitchen- do not leave the oven or microwave on and unattended.
  • Items placed in the refrigerator/freezer should be labeled with the name and event associated with their owner. Anything not labeled or claimed may be discarded.