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Fire Safety and Decoration Policies

University of Virginia Housing & Residence Life is truly committed to your safety. With so many students living in such close proximity within our residence houses, each and every resident plays an important role in fire prevention. The following policies are designed to aid in fire prevention and protect the safety of all residents.

In addition to the information on this page, the University Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) can assist in answering questions if you contact the University Fire Marshal at fire-safety@virginia.edu. EHS will also perform courtesy inspections upon request.

Smoke Free Residence Areas

Decoration Policies

Electrical Appliances

Doors and Egress

Flame and Flammable Materials

Smoke Detectors and Fire Safety Equipment

Inspections/Enforcement