- 1 Basic Apartment Etiquette
- 1.1 Follow the GOLDEN Rule
- 1.2 Common Areas
- 1.3 Do your part in keeping the common areas clean. Trash should be picked up and removed. If you or one of your friends, get sick in a common area, CLEAN IT UP.
- 1.4 Laundry Rooms
- 1.5 Noise Level
- 1.6 This is one of the most common complaints reported to managers. More noise etiquette is needed if you live above another person. It’s not necessary to thump your feet around the kitchen in the middle of the night.
- 1.7 Entering and Leaving the Building
- 1.8 Be soft-spoken when entering and exiting. It may be normal to walk from the parking lot to your front door and vice versa, but you’ll need to consider how loud a person is. Avoid stomping on stairways, especially when leaving before sunrise or coming back late at night. Keep the noise at whisper-level in hallways.
- 1.9 Volume within your Apartment
- 1.10 Get Togethers and Parties
- 1.11 If holding a party, let those neighbors likely to be inconvenienced know about the occasion. If you think the neighbors will enjoy themselves too, consider inviting them. Avoid having big parties or loud get-togethers on weeknights.
- 1.12 Turn down party music by 10pm. If a neighbor requests for you to keep the noise level down, try to negotiate on a solution.
- 1.13 Pets
- 1.14 Moving Out
Being a good neighbor and roommate to other apartment renters in your building is a fine art of thoughtfulness and proactive anticipation of ways your behavior may be impacting others, and ways that behavior can contribute to or detract from your living experience in our Purdue apartments. The right choices can lead to lasting friendships and the wrong choices can make everybody miserable.