In compliance with municipal fire regulations, no cooking of any kind should take place in dorm rooms or dorm lounges.  Therefore all cooking appliances, with or without exposed heat elements, including toasters are prohibited in dorm rooms and dorm lounges. In areas with kitchens (Robson and the apartments) use of cooking appliances should be confined to kitchen areas.

Rooms and hallways must be kept orderly and clean, maintaining clear and unobstructed exit options for all community members. Residents should not overload electrical outlets with power bars and multiplex outlets. Halogen lamps, candles, incense, or open flames of any kind are prohibited in campus housing. Decorative string lights may not be hung on walls or from the ceiling in rooms or lounges, and draping banners, flags or similar items on or from the ceiling is prohibited. Natural Christmas trees are also prohibited in all residence buildings.

Occupants should ensure they are aware of exit plans and fire safety equipment for their building and that nothing comes into contact with fire suppression sprinkler heads or their protective covers in rooms or lounges to prevent accidental discharge with accompanying water damage. Missing or damaged items including ceiling tiles (which comprise a fire retardant barrier) should be reported to the maintenance help desk immediately.