Beit 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Restrictions

  • You must abide by all health and safety instructions (including Covid-19) given by a member of the wardening team, campus services team, or security team.
  • All residents will be required to wear face coverings/face shields when in communal areas, hall corridors, kitchens and shared bathrooms, and to obey the social distancing rules, as per the Government’s guidance.
  • Beit residents must not visit rooms, and kitchens in a different zone than their own.
  • A maximum of 6 people at any given time are allowed in common rooms, and a maximum of 4 people allowed in kitchens. Do not enter a room that is at the maximum capacity shown on the door.
  • This will be reviewed on a regular basis and adjusted accordingly to meet government restrictions. Please always check College, Campus Service and Hall communications for the most up-to-date rules.


  • In order to ensure everyone is able to safely and comfortably adhere to social distancing, guests will not be allowed in any halls of residence, including Imperial students from another hall of residence. You will be notified when these rules can be changed according to the Government’s guidance.

Fire Safety

  • If the fire alarm goes off, you must leave the building immediately using the closest fire door.
  • 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 use fire extinguishers to prop open doors.
  • Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly forbidden in the Hall and around the entrances.
  • Imperial College has a smoke free policy which prohibits smoking on or within 20 metres of College land.
  • Shisha pipes and similar pipes are not allowed to be kept or used in Hall.
  • Do not block any lock or prevent a fire door from closing properly.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Do not endanger yourself or others by any of your actions.
  • 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 or balconies, or let objects of any kind fall.
  • Tampering with or removing window restrictors is strictly forbidden.
  • Do not enter restricted areas, violate any safety warnings or notices, or climb outside windows onto balconies, walkways, ledges or roofs except in an emergency.
  • 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.
  • Outdoor games are not allowed inside the Hall or in Beit Quad (e.g. use of a football or frisbee).


  • No noise between 11pm and 8am (10pm and 8am during exam periods). Noise is deemed to be that which can be heard from outside the room it originates from.
  • No excessive noise at any time.
  • Do not lend your swipe card to anyone else.
  • If your swipecard is lost, report it to security as soon as possible.
  • 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 must 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.
  • Inform a Warden or other member of College staff if you see any person in Hall who appears to be an intruder or acting suspiciously.
  • 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.


  • Prolific lockout call outs may result in a community service.
  • Replacement keys will be charged for.

Imperial College Union

  • When in the central quadrangle of Beit, You may only drink alcohol purchased from the Imperial College Union.
  • Alcohol purchased elsewhere must be consumed indoors.


  • The eHalls system in use by 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.
  • You allow your Imperial email address to be used on the Beit email list.
  • You must carefully read all emails sent via this list.

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.
Updated 22nd September 2020.