Dorm Room Etiquette Part 1

The door to your dorm room is the gatekeeper to your privacy. Privacy is a precious commodity in a community space such as a residence hall, but something as simple as your door can speak volumes. Let’s break down door etiquette in dorm rooms.

Door fully closed: If you know someone is inside, a door fully closed means not available or needs privacy.

Halfway closed or cracked: Available, but please announce your presence or knock first.

Open all the way: Free to come in without knocking or announcing your presence.

If anything is unclear, always get clarification from that person. Respecting people’s privacy, especially in a small space like a residence hall, comes a long way. We will break down more dorm room etiquette rules, even some unspoken ones, in future blogs. Have a great semester!