For Corps Halls Only
Students may NOT bring into the residence halls, for any reason, any firearm (except as permitted by law; see below for details), illegal knife, club, or any other weapon (not restricted to legal definitions) that may be hazardous to the health or safety of residents. This includes, but is not limited to: rifles (including drill rifles), pistols, shotguns, pellet guns, BB guns, taser/stun guns, bows and arrows, sling shots, martial arts weapons such as nun chucks or throwing stars, axes, machetes, swords, spears, switchblades, or knives with a blade 4 inches or longer. Residence Life staff or University Police may confiscate these items.
In addition, the following items are prohibited from being used inside any residence hall or public area: airsoft guns, paintball guns, and Nerf guns. These items may be stored in an apartment building or storage closet, but may not be used anywhere on the residence hall grounds or in buildings.
Concealed handgun license holders must follow all state and federal laws concerning owning and possessing a handgun on campus. Any resident who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun and chooses to bring the handgun into their room/apartment must store his or her handgun and ammunition in an electronic locking steel safe that has been rented or purchased from the Department of Residence Life. For information regarding safe rentals/purchases, visit Amenities > Personal Safes.
Residents found violating any part of this rule may be subject to both University and criminal charges and may be removed from University housing.
The Office of the Commandant may grant approval for Corps special units (for example, Fish Drill Team, Ross Volunteer Company, Recon, SEAL Platoon, Rudders Rangers, etc.) to store non-firing “drill or training weapons” which are utilized in their approved activity in the residence halls. Cadets who are part of these approved units/organizations are expected to secure these non-operational training weapons with a locking mechanism. Additionally, senior cadets in the Corps of Cadets are authorized to possess and store in their dorm room their ceremonial saber/sword that is part of the senior cadet uniform.