Residence Life Office
A Residence Life attendant is on duty at all times. If he or she is not in the office, call the Residence Life cell phone (362-1645). There is a landline phone on the wall by the Residence Life office for local calls.
If there is a medical emergency, fire, or need for police, call 911.
Safety is our first priority. Residents are expected to use good judgment regarding all activities on and around campus. Unsafe behavior on AVTEC property will not be tolerated. If you see anything that looks or feels unsafe, please let a Residence Life attendant know as soon as possible.
Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m.–7:00 a.m. and are strictly enforced. Be respectful to your neighbors. Off-campus guests (including family housing residents) are required to be out of the dormitory and off-campus by 10:00 p.m.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Intoxication
AVTEC maintains an alcohol and drug-free campus. Alcohol and street drugs (including full and empty alcohol containers & cannabis/marijuana) are strictly prohibited on campus. Students (or their guests) who are found to be visibly impaired, intoxicated or under the influence are not allowed on campus. Your behaviors determine our response.
Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco, and Vaping
Smoking, smokeless tobacco, and vaping are only allowed in designated smoking areas on all AVTEC campuses. Smokers are expected to dispose of their tobacco products properly. Smokeless tobacco is allowed indoors in your own dorm room and the designated smoking area, and not in any public area. Campus smoking rules are strictly enforced.
Residents are responsible for keeping their rooms and bathrooms clean. Residents are expected to coordinate with their suitemate to ensure regular cleaning. residence life staff will conduct periodic inspections to ensure health and safety. Vacuum cleaners, mops, brooms, trash bags, gloves, and other cleaning supplies are available in several locations around campus. Residents must bring their trash to the dumpsters located outside in the alley and near the main entrance.
AVTEC does not enforce a curfew for dormitory residents. The main entrances of both dormitories are open 24 hours a day. For security purposes, all other exterior doors are locked during quiet hours. Do not use emergency exits unless there is an actual emergency. All emergency exits will sound an alarm if used.
All vehicles parked on AVTEC property must be in working order and display an AVTEC parking permit, available from the Residence Life office at no charge. Only one on-campus vehicle is permitted per student. Be aware of notices announcing temporary parking policy changes that are posted around campus. See a Residence Life attendant if you have questions about parking.
Each student is given a copy of the student handbook at New Student Orientation. Students must comply with all of the rules, regulations, and policies contained in it. Read it carefully as claiming ignorance is not an excuse. A Residence Life attendant or a counselor can answer questions about the student handbook.
Guests must be at least 18 years old to visit in the dormitory. The student is responsible for the guest must check-in that person with Residence Life staff. Actions of the guest are the responsibility of the guest’s resident chaperone. Overnight off-campus guests are not permitted.
Students receive an ID card to use in the cafeteria. Meals will not be provided unless a valid student ID is shown to the cafeteria server. Please do not enter the cafeteria or attempt to get a meal without your meal/ID card. Cooking appliances are not permitted in dormitory rooms. Shared microwaves are provided in several locations around campus. When using shared facilities, please clean up after yourself and be considerate of your fellow residents.
Pets are not allowed on campus, including in the dormitories, student housing apartments, and the Student Service Center.
Cafeteria Meal Times
Weekdays Weekends and Holidays
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Breakfast: 9:30a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No Mid-Day Meal
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Dormitory Rules, Responsibilities, and Privileges
Do not use nails, tacks, screws, or tape to hang items on the walls of Dormitory Rooms. Only use poster putty or cork strips inside rooms to mount items to the walls. Residents will be charged for damage due to thumbtacks or other wall attachments. All items hung on Dormitory room walls must be appropriate.
Dormitory Recreation Areas
The lounges and recreation areas inside the dormitories are open at all times. The TV volume and noise in these areas must be kept at an appropriate level so as not to disturb other residents. Quiet hours are strictly enforced in these areas. Please respect the furniture and other users of the facility. Furniture may not be removed from common areas.
Wireless Internet Access
Wireless internet is available in and around all AVTEC Campus buildings. Wireless devices must be registered on the network. Ask a Residence Life attendant about access to the network. Computers with internet access are also available for student use in the library and Marathon Hall. There are limitations to student internet use of the network. Private internet access is available in all dormitory rooms through local providers.
There is no US Postal Service mail delivery to the AVTEC Dormitories. Students are not permitted to have mail sent to them in care of AVTEC. Post office boxes are available for rent at the Seward Post Office, located at the corner of Madison St. and 5th Avenue. For information about mail or UPS/FEDEX delivery, please see a Residence Life attendant.
Laundry rooms are available in both dormitories. Laundry rooms in Marathon Hall are open 24 hours and in 4th Avenue are locked during quiet hours. Laundry should be removed from machines as soon as it is finished. Student use of AVTEC laundry facilities is at your own risk. Detergent and supplies can be purchased at local grocery stores or the student snack bar. Dormitory laundry room use is for dormitory residents only.
Items to Borrow
The Residence Life Department has many items that can be checked out for use by students living in the dormitory. TVs, fans, heaters, irons, sewing machines, coffee makers, desk lights, and various recreation items can be checked out for 24 hours at a time. Please see a Residence Life attendant to check out these items.
Grocery Store Runs / Transportation
Transportation to the grocery store is provided every day at 7:00 p.m. and also at noon on weekends. Please meet at the Residence Life office five minutes before departure if you would like a ride to the store. The Residence Life attendant may also provide transportation to other stores or appointments in Seward when time allows and with prior notice.
Messages for residents may be left at the Residence Life office. A Public phone for local use is available in the Marathon Hall lobby. The Residence Life office phone number is 907-224-6100.
Room Entry and Privacy
Public areas of the Residence Life campus are monitored by video and audio for safety and security. Residents should have an expectation of privacy in their dormitory rooms. Residence Life staff will only enter a student’s room in the event of an emergency or with prior notification in accordance with the student handbook. Staff may enter rooms without prior notice if windows are left open during periods of inclement weather or to conduct life safety equipment inspections. During winter break, staff will enter and inspect all rooms for security purposes. Residents should always lock their doors when they are not in their room and use good judgment regarding the storage of valuable items.
At the end of your training, you are expected to return your room key and any borrowed equipment or items and to clean your housing area to the condition it was in when you arrived. This includes thoroughly cleaning walls, bathrooms, and furniture. A Residence Life Attendant will perform a room inspection prior to your departure. Damages to your room, furniture, or items left unclean when you depart will result in the withholding of your Graduation Certificate until the cleaning or damage charges are paid. Please complete the Room Condition Form when you arrive—it protects you!