Health, Safety & Sanitation


Residents are expected to maintain living areas, including kitchens and bathrooms, in a safe and sanitary condition.

If these standards are not maintained, Housing & Residential Services staff may have the area cleaned as needed to maintain safe and sanitary conditions. The cost of cleaning will be billed to the appropriate residents. If unsanitary conditions continue, Housing & Residential Services staff may close the affected area.

Students are prohibted by the City of Cambridge Health Code from cooking (using heating elements such as microwaves, toaster ovens, hot plates, coffee machines, etc.) in a residence hall room, except in those areas specifically designated as kitchens. City of Cambridge inspectors are authorized to close a residence if flagrant and/or continual violations occur.