Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

At UC San Diego, we believe you will find living on campus is an integral part of your education. As a result of your community living experience, we hope that you will develop a concern and respect for others; make responsible choices and decisions about a lifestyle which suits you best; share your academic, social, and cultural experience with other students; and learn to live peacefully in close quarters with a diverse group of people. We encourage you to work toward developing a positive involvement in your community, based on your rights and responsibilities as a resident living on campus.

Please be aware that as part of your housing contract, everyone who chooses to live in our residential communities must abide by the rules and regulations of UCSD, including, but not limited to, the UCSD Student Conduct Code, the UCSD RESNET Acceptable Use Policy, all applicable local, state, and federal laws, and the Housing and Residential Life policies outlined below. All of these guidelines are here to establish a safe and secure living environment and to support your success as a UCSD student. Any student who anticipates or observes a potential violation of policy is expected to immediately remove themselves from the environment in which the violation may occur. One's presence during any violation of University or Housing policy ultimately condones, supports, and/or encourages the behavior or potential violation of policy.

It is important to realize that students living in a group environment affect each other's lives in many ways.  We strongly believe that one's actions demonstrate one's commitment to respecting differences. In addition, we will not accept ignorance, humor, anger, alcohol or substance abuse as an excuse, reason, or rationale for behavior. Certain shared responsibilities such as mutual cooperation, inclusion, and respect are integral to any successful group living situation. It also means accepting personal responsibility for how your everyday actions affect others living with you as roommates and neighbors. Establishing a positive and supportive residential environment means each individual must make occasional adjustments in personal habits, attitudes, and beliefs. Successful on-campus living, whether in the residence halls or apartments, means exercising your rights while recognizing your responsibilities in respecting the equally legitimate rights of the other members in your community.

Housing and Residential Life Policies

You can find the latest version of the Residential Life Policies on the UC San Diego Office of Student Conduct's website:  www.studentconduct.ucsd.edu.

Posting Policy

(Revised 6/24/2015)

Sixth College recognizes that the effective promotion of Sixth College and UCSD activities and events is an important aspect of building community and, thereby, enriching the undergraduate experience. Additionally, the College strives to provide an educational environment that is aesthetically pleasing. Lastly, the college encourages groups and individuals to consider the impact that their promotional materials may have on the quality of the educational environment for others and strongly encourages that those who post to become familiar with the ideals expressed in the UCSD Principles of Community.

General guidelines

Posting in the Sixth College facilities must be in compliance with the UCSD Policy on the Distribution, Posting, and Exhibiting of Non-Commercial Literature on University Property. All materials posted in public areas must be approved by Sixth College. Materials posted in public areas in the residential facilities require approval of the Director of Residential Life (or his/ her designee). Materials posted in other public areas within Sixth College require approval of the Dean of Student Affairs (or his/ her designee). Materials are considered approved when they have been stamped as such by the appropriate Sixth College official.

Posting requirements

  • Posting is permitted only by registered Sixth College and UCSD student organizations and University units.
  • Publicity materials must contain information about the sponsoring organization(s) as well as the date, time, and location of the event.
  • Postings must be removed within 24 hours following the publicized event. (Any tape, pins and/or staples used to post must also be removed.) Sixth College reserves the right to remove any posted materials that have been posted for more than one week. Additionally, the College reserves the right to remove posted materials at the end of the academic quarter and Summer Session.
  • Postings must conform to the size requirements detailed below.
  • Only one posting of any kind is permitted in any posting location. Posting is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and existing postings may not be removed or covered by new ones.
  • Only "safe release" painters' tape (aka "blue tape") may be used to post flyers and posters. Other tapes will damage the surfaces of walls and buildings. Flyers posted on bulletin boards may be attached with staples, pushpins, or blue tape. A role of blue tape must be presented prior to getting publicity approved.

Types of postings

  • Flyers must not be larger than 11" x 17" in size.
  • Posters must not be larger than 3' x 3' in size.
  • Banners must not be larger than 10' x 3' in size.
  • Chalking is not permitted at Sixth College or UCSD.

NOTE: Posting is not permitted on windows, doors, sidewalks, floors, banisters, railings, stairs, or walls of any residential facility.

Posting locations:

Permitted postings
Approval required by
Open bulletin boards in exterior locationson the second floor of Pepper Canyon Hall (map) Flyers Dean of Student Affairs
South-facing railing on second floor ofexterior of Pepper Canyon Hall (map) Posters and banners Dean of Student Affairs
South-facing railing on second floor ofinterior of Pepper Canyon Hall (map)courtyard Posters and banners Dean of Student Affairs
Sixth College Commuter Center ( map) bulletin board Flyers Dean of Student Affairs
Digital Playroom bulletin board in Pepper Canyon Hall (map) Flyers Dean of Student Affairs
North-facing wall of Gilman Parking Structure, behind bicycle racks (map) Posters and banners Dean of Student Affairs
West side of kiosk located on north side of Gilman Parking Structure (map) Flyers Dean of Student Affairs
Resident Advisor-maintained bulletin boardsinside of the residential facilities. 25 flyers should be provided to the main Residential Life Office (map); RAs will post these flyers at their discretion. Flyers Director of Residential Life
Residence Hall Quad Laundry Room (map) bulletin board Flyers Director of Residential Life
Dogg House (map) bulletin board above mailboxes Flyers Director of Residential Life
Residence Hall Quad kiosk, located at southwest corner of the Dogg House (map) Flyers Director of Residential Life
Sixth College Apartments laundry roomsbulletin boards Flyers Director of Residential Life
Bulletin board located on rear side of The Lodge (map) Flyers Director of Residential Life
Poster clips located on front side of The Lodge (map) Posters Director of Residential Life
Poster clips located on front side of main Residential Life Office, Sixth College Apartments area (map) Posters Director of Residential Life

Posting policy violations:

Failure to adhere to this posting policy may result in any or all of the following actions:

  • Removal and disposal of postings
  • Violations by UCSD student organizations reported to SOLO office
  • Suspension of posting privileges for a defined period of time
  • Disciplinary action for individual(s) or student organization(s)

Other posting policies and guidelines:

Important Housing Dates and Information


Sixth College Handbook

The Sixth College Residential Life Handbook is a completely electronic resource. Please make sure to familiarize yourself with it.