An atmosphere conducive to normal living and academic achievement is to be maintained at all times. In order to facilitate this goal, loud televisions, stereos, and excessively noisy activities are prohibited at all times. Audio-visual equipment must be played with discretion at all hours in order to not disturb others. Playing of speakers out of the window is not permitted. Residents may be required to remove audiovisual equipment from their rooms. Designated quiet hours that are maintained during all academic periods are 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. These hours are extended to 24 hours per day during final exam periods. Residents are fined for a single disruptive noise incident or for repeated disregard for the quiet hours policy. Repeat offenders will be fined a minimum of $25 for each occurrence and face disciplinary sanctions up to and including the loss of housing privileges.