Students are permitted to have non-carnivorous, non-poisonous fish in their rooms in tanks no larger than 10 gallons. Frogs, turtles, hermit crabs, amphibians, and reptiles are not fish and are therefore not permitted. No other type of animal is permitted in residence hall rooms or Longwood managed apartments. Persons possessing pets in violation of this regulation will be required to remove the animal within 24 hours. There may be instances where the animal must be removed immediately. Students will face disciplinary action, including a University fine, and will also be responsible for any damages that have occurred. All damages will be assessed by RCL staff members.
Residents of the Longwood managed apartments must also be aware that in addition to the charges described above they will also face the cost of replacing carpet even if there is no visible damage to ensure the carpet is pet dander free. The replacement of the carpet will take place as soon as the Longwood Real Estate Foundation is able to arrange for the change. If an animal is found in the apartment again, the entire process including an additional replacement of the carpet at the pet owner’s expense. Additional charges to clean or replace furniture or walls will be assessed at the discretion of RCL and Real Estate Foundation staff members.
Obviously, this policy does not apply to animals that have been approved by the Office of Disability Support Services.