Gabor Hall Rules

These rules compliment and are additional to the University Ordinances that set out acceptable behaviour of students. Breach of these rules constitutes a breach of the Ordinances, and of your Accommodation Licence, and shall be dealt with through the College Disciplinary Procedures.

Covid-19 Safety

  • No overnight guests (including parents) or visitors to the hall of any kind will be allowed.
  • You must wear a facemask whilst in halls and outside of your room. This includes in the kitchen.
  • Only one person is allowed in the lift at one time.
  • The kitchens have strict capacity limits in order to maintain social distancing. Please observe these.
  • The wardening team may ask you to vacate the kitchen if it is over-capacity in the interest of health and safety.

Fire Safety

  • If the fire alarm goes off, you must leave the building immediately using the closest fire exit (follow the green fire exit signs). The lift is inoperable during a fire alarm.
  • Do not tamper with fire-fighting equipment, or attempt to disable your fire detector in any way – this is also a criminal offence
  • Do not prop open doors fire doors. This includes the door to your room.
  • Smoking is strictly forbidden in Halls as well as across campus. The nearest place you can smoke is at the junction of Exhibition Road and Princes Gardens shown on this map.
  • Turn off all hobs, ovens and lights when not in use
  • You must not attempt to open any fire exit other than in an emergency.
  • No cooking in rooms
  • No deep fat frying anywhere in the Hall
  • No naked flames anywhere in the Hall (including birthday candles)
  • No high current devices are allowed in bedrooms (e.g. kettles, heaters, freezers).
  • Those used in kitchens must be PAT certified and permission must be sought from the hall supervisors
  • No fairy lights allowed in rooms or kitchens
  • Do not congregate in or block access to exit routes, e.g. corridors, lifts, stairwells and foyers

Illegal Substances

  • It is a criminal offence to possess, or to permit the possession of any illegal drugs on any college premises. This includes cannabis.
  • The wardens and college staff are bound by law to act if they have reasonable suspicion that any illegal substances are present in the Hall.
  • Anyone suspected of taking or possessing drugs will have their property searched by security or the police.
  • Residents should be aware of recent bans on previously ‘legal’ highs in the UK are now in effect and these substances are no longer legal (and not allowed in Halls).

Damage & Mess

  • You may not affix anything to any wall by any means, except onto the designated notice boards·
  • Items such as supermarket trolleys, traffic cones, and road signs are not allowed to be brought onto the premises
  • Do not throw anything out of the windows
  • Tampering with or removing window restrictors is strictly forbidden
  • Pets are strictly forbidden
  • Accidental damage to the Hall or its contents should be reported as soon as possible to a hall supervisor or warden
  • Damage that is intentional, or results from neglect or carelessness on the part of a resident or resident’s guest, may result in punishment - possibly including repair or replacement costs
  • Bicycles are not allowed in the building and must be stored in the bike storage area under Selkirk Hall. A hall supervisor will be able to give you access.


  • No excessive noise between 11pm and 8am (10pm and 8am during exam periods). Excessive is deemed to be noise that can be heard from outside the room it originates from.
  • Do not give your swipe card to anyone else
  • Respect your fellow residents; this includes dressing appropriately in common areas and cleaning up after yourselves (kitchens, communal spaces, rooms)
  • Personal property must not be left around the hall and should be locked away
  • Theft of food from fridges and freezers, and/or cooking equipment from the kitchens, is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated
  • Strangers should not, under any circumstances, be allowed to enter the building. Challenge or report persons following you in as soon as possible.
  • You must follow all instructions given by a member of the wardening team when being asked to comply with the rules, or for your or others’ safety


  • Due to coronavirus there are no provisions for guests at this time.


  • Prolific lockout call outs may result in a community service
  • During Hall Supervisor office hours (Mon-Fri, 08:00-18:00) the supervisors located on the ground-floor of Gabor Hall will be available to let you in.
  • After the office hours (Mon-Fri, 18:00-00:00), and all day at weekends, the Duty Warden will let you back in to your room. You may have to wait until it is convenient for the Duty Warden to do so.
  • After 00:00 on any day please go to Weeks Hall Security, located on the North side of Princes Gardens who will deal with lockouts.


  • The eHalls system in use by Gabor automates many of the Hall’s administrative tasks. As with any College ICT system, if you attempt to use the service for purposes other than intended (managing your information registered with the hall, completing administrative tasks and managing your event tickets), including but not limited to any attempt to tamper, hack, modify or otherwise use the website in any way that is likely to compromise or corrupt the security or functionality of the service provided by eHalls, you will be subject to College Disciplinary procedures.

Disciplinary Procedures

  • Under the College Ordinances, Wardens have the ability to fine residents, impose community service and ban or limit access to areas for breach of these rules.
  • Serious offences will be raised to a Residences Tribunal or College Disciplinary panel which may result in removal from Halls or the University.