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Jardine Policy Overview

Alcohol and Drugs
Community Garden Policies
Disruptive Behavior
Extended Absence Checklist
Fire Safety and Fire Safety Equipment
Hybrid Furniture
Identification Card
Indoor Health, Safety and Aesthetic Standards
Kitchen and Room Responsibilities
Laundry Facilities
Motorcycle and Moped Parking
Noise Levels — Quiet Hours
Outdoor Activities Prohibited Indoors
Outdoor Health, Safety and Aesthetic Standards
Pest Control
Pet Regulations
Porch Areas
Presence During a Violation
Radio/Satellite Dish
Remodeling Guidelines
Subleasing/Apartment Agreement Change
Sinks, Tubs and Toilets
Smoke Detectors
Storm Shelter
Tampering with University Property
Unauthorized Access
Window Screens

Alcohol and Drugs

Residents are expected to abide by all Kansas and city of Manhattan laws and ordinances, as well as by K-State’s alcohol policy. The apartment community is part of a larger community, and as such, is not only governed by its own regulations, but also by university policies and state law. The State of Kansas establishes the age at which alcohol consumption is legal. Persons may only drink alcohol if they are of legal age and are in an apartment with the door closed. A resident or guest under the age of 21 is not permitted by policy or law to consume alcohol in Jardine Apartments. Residents found responsible for violations of alcohol and/or drug policy violations will be referred to the campus judicial offices and/or University Police. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted outside of apartments, regardless of legal age. In addition, open containers are prohibited in all stairways, elevators, lobbies, front porches, storm shelters, general public areas and in your apartment with the door open. The legal consumption of alcoholic beverages shall not interfere with the academic endeavors of another resident.


All bicycles on university property must be registered with Parking Services and display a bicycle permit. Bicycle permits are available at no cost from Parking Services.

Bicycles must be parked in the bicycle racks provided. Parking bicycles in the stairwell areas is prohibited. Bicycles that are parked on or locked to permanent fixtures (e.g., access ramps, light posts, trees, etc.) may be removed at any time by Housing and Dining Services (HDS) and impounded at the owner’s expense.

Abandoned and unregistered bicycles, including any that have been registered online but do not display a registration permit, will be periodically tagged and subsequently collected by HDS. Unclaimed bicycles will be donated to charity.

More information about campus bicycle regulations is available from Parking Services at 785-532-PARK (7275) or parking@k-state.edu. If you have questions about your tagged bicycle or would like to inquire whether your bicycle has been collected by HDS, you may contact the Residence Life office at 785-532-7659 or reslife@k-state.edu.


For the safety of all children who reside in the Jardine Apartment community, residents should not leave a child unattended for any period of time. 

All Jardine Apartments residents are responsible for directly supervising their children and guests in all locations, including without limitation, on balconies. Parents/guardians are responsible for supervision of their children. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Frith Community Center or out in the community without an adult.

Children under the age of 12 are not permitted at programs or events without adult supervision, unless otherwise noted. Children must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian to off-site events sponsored by the Jardine Apartments for the entire event, and no exception to this policy will be made. Any damage to K-State property by children living in or visiting the Jardine Apartments is the responsibility of the parent(s) and hosting resident(s), if not the parent(s). Children locked out of an apartment are not provided entry by Housing and Dining Services staff unless proper documentation is on file. Forms are available on request.


As stated in the K-State Student Code of Conduct, Failure to comply with directions of university faculty, staff, or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do sois a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. You are expected to respond to reasonable requests of any Housing and Dining Services staff member acting in the performance of her/his duties, including presenting identification such as your K-State student ID or another form of identification upon request. You are also expected to comply with judicial process sanctions mandated to you by residence life staff or a judicial board as stated in Article VI of the Student Governing Association (SGA) Constitution.

Community Garden Policies

  • Do not remove stakes and/or flags with plot numbers. Our staff utilize these to differentiate plots and they need to remain in their current location all season. 
  • Plants must stay within plot lines. This includes vines, branches, etc. Plants should be trained to remain in plot lines and should not fall outside.
  • All belongings must remain inside your plot. You will need to provide your own gardening tools (spade, hoe, watering can, etc.). Any belongings or tools left outside your plot will result in a garden aesthetic violation.
  • Garden hoses must be shut off and recoiled when done using. When you are done using the garden hoses, please shut the water off at the main handle to reduce water use. We also ask that you recoil the hoses around the water spigots for others to use. This also ensures the lawn mowers do not run over the hoses when mowing.
  • Weeds should not exceed 12 inches or 30.5 cm. Garden plots should be well maintained. No weeds should reach over 12 inches or 30.5 cm tall.
  • Grasses or weeds within 12 inches of plot lines should not exceed 12 inches or 30.5 cm in height. Plot owners are asked to maintain the grasses/weeds within 12 inches or 30.5 cm surrounding their plot lines. This will help our grounds crew, as well as ensure plants located within plot are not mowed. Grasses, plants, weeds, etc. in this parameter should not exceed 12 inches in height.
  • All picked weeds or dead plants should be disposed properly in dumpsters. Picked weeds or dead plants should be disposed in dumpsters located to the west of Building 10 or southeast of building T. Weeds or dead plants cannot be used as fertilizer and must be disposed of.
  • Plots should be kept free of garbage and excessive tools. Garden plots should be kept free of litter, garbage, and excessive tools. Tools stored in plots should not cover more than 1/5 of the plot – 3 feet for 8x15 sq. ft. plots or 6 feet for 8 x 30 sq. ft. plots.
  • No pesticides should be used without authorization from Housing and Dining Services. To get permission to utilize pesticides, please email apartments@ksu.edu and include a complete description of the pesticide and the targeted pest. We will get back to you if you are approved to use it or not.
  • Only plot owners may retrieve plants or produce from their garden plot. Any damage done or produce taken from another's plot will be investigated by Jardine staff. If someone is found in violation of this policy, Jardine staff will work with both parties to determine a fitting consequence.

Any violation of the above may result in disciplinary action or loss of garden plot.

The plots will be inspected once every week by Jardine Staff. If you or your garden plot are found in violation to any of the above policies, you will be issued a Jardine Garden Aesthetics Violation, which will be noted on your housing account. The first violation will result in a written warning, which will be received through an official letter in your email. You will have 48 hours from the time you receive your notice to correct the violation. Any second offenses will require a meeting with Jardine staff to discuss the issue and how it can be resolved. Third violations will automatically result in the forfeit of your plot. Any disputes over garden plots or violations will be settled by Jardine staff.

Any questions can be directed to Kassi, Community Coordinator of West End & Plaza, at sprecher@k-state.edu.


If you accidentally or intentionally damage Jardine Apartment property, you are expected to pay for the cost of repair or replacement. You may not alter or make repairs to any property belonging to the university.

Charges for room damages in shared spaces will be divided equally between the apartment residents, unless one of the residents accepts full responsibility or is found individually responsible.


If you choose to decorate your apartment, we ask that you use flame- resistant or flame-retardant materials. Do not cover more than 20 percent of the wall space or the door with combustible materials such as fabric, paper or wrapping paper. Do not obstruct emergency lights, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers, pull stations or exit signs. Additionally, no leaves should be brought in from outside due to fire hazards. No smoke-producing machines are allowed. Laundry detergent (or similar substances) should not be put on the walls to create a glow-in-the-dark effect.

Decorative lights may be used in apartments, but must not be attached to door frames, metal bed frames, windows, fire alarms, sprinkler heads or life safety equipment. Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory such as UL. Mini light strings should have no more than 60 screw-in bulbs, and connect no more than three strands. Light bulbs cannot be removed from lights. Material cannot be placed inside light covers.

Cut trees are not permitted indoors on campus, but artificial trees are allowed. Use only 14-gauge or larger three-prong grounded cords with molded ends. “Zip” cords are not permitted on campus. Do not run extension cords through doorways, under carpets or above acoustic ceiling tiles. Do not tandem-plug extension cords (connect one cord to another). UL-listed surge suppressors with over current protection are recommended to replace extension cords.

People must be able to move freely access all areas of the apartment, room, hallways, walkways, porches, common spaces, etc. Structures should not impede access to these areas. Additionally, no items that obstruct the entrances or exits shall be used. Egress pathways must not be blocked.

Disruptive Behavior

You are expected to act in a manner that does not substantially disrupt the academic pursuits or infringe upon the privacy rights, privileges, health or safety of other persons.

Extended Absence Checklist

This checklist helps residents ensure the safety and quality of their living space, helps keep the facility in good condition and acts as a policy to prepare your space before departing.

All residents must complete the following when leaving for an extended period of time:

  • Windows are closed and locked.
  • All trash removed and perishables discarded into the nearest dumpster.
  • Leave apartment in general state of cleanliness and order, suck as: cleaning all dirty dishes, removal of excess debris and clutter, clean the kitchen and bathroom.
  • All entrances locked including the balcony/patio door in hybrid, modern and highly-renovated apartments.
  • Thermostat set to at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit in winter on the "regular," "heat" or auto settings. Leave the thermostat on "auto" during the summer months in hybrid, modern and highly-renovated apartments.
  • Turn off all lights and unplug all unused electronics. All K-State appliances such as a refrigerator and oven must remain plugged in.

Fire Safety and Fire Safety Equipment

Residents are encouraged to talk with roommates regarding fire safety practices and related behavioral issues. Depending on the circumstances, all residents living in a room, suite, or apartment can be held accountable for violations that are discovered within the unit/apartment.

Detectors may not be removed or covered with any type of wrap. Working batteries are to be left in the detector at all times. Tampering with fire-safety equipment or falsely setting off a fire alarm is a violation of the law and published university and housing rules. Smoke detectors are equipped with either a warning seal or electronic monitoring device. This is to discourage residents from tampering with them. If the smoke detector is tampered with or seals are removed or broken, a charge will be assessed to the resident(s) of the apartment.

Fire safety in on-campus housing is a very serious matter. Residents are expected to learn the fire safety policies and guidelines. In the event of a fire, it’s important to know about nearby fire safety equipment. When the fire alarm sounds, occupants are expected to evacuate the building using the stairs, not the elevators, and to comply with staff instructions.

In accordance with direction from the fire marshal and housing facilities management staff, periodic fire drills will be conducted. The primary reason for conducting fire drills is to practice a response for a real fire situation. For this reason specific dates and times will not be announced to residents. The drills will also provide an opportunity to educate residents about the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency that requires evacuation. Anytime the fire alarm goes off within an apartment, residents are required to evacuate the building immediately.

Fire extinguishers are mounted in each apartment. Residents must be familiar with the location of the fire extinguisher and how to use it. Residents must immediately report a fire by calling the Manhattan Fire Department at the emergency number 911. The fire should also be reported to the Housing and Dining Services Facilities Management office at (785) 532‑6466 and the neighborhood on-call staff. Residents should try to put out the fire, if possible with the available fire extinguisher, taking into account personal safety. Each resident is responsible for maintaining their fire extinguisher and should check it each month. The dial on a charged extinguisher will point straight up and be within the charged zone. If an extinguisher needs to be recharged, the Housing and Dining Services Facilities Management office can recharge extinguishers for a fee in the event of a nonfire related event. All apartments with battery operated smoke detectors are checked each month for low batteries and maintained by facilities management staff. Smoke detectors in modern and renovated apartments are hardwired and initiate the fire system automatically. At time of checkout, there is a fee assessed for missing or discharged fire extinguishers, as well as missing or damaged smoke detectors. More information about this policy is located under the Indoor Health, Safety and Aesthetic Standards Policy portion of the handbook. 


Playing cards for money and other forms of gambling are illegal as defined by Kansas state law and are not permitted at Jardine Apartments or elsewhere on campus.


Vehicles are not allowed on the grass at any time, including loading or unloading. Vehicles in violation may be removed at the owner’s expense, and in that case the owner will be charged for any lawn damage.

Children’s toys must be kept off of the grass when not being used. Unclaimed toys may be collected by facilities management staff.


Guests are permitted to stay two weeks at a time and must be registered with the Jardine office. Extended family members are limited to no more than a two- months stay per agreement year and must be registered with the Jardine office.

  • All roommates must give permission before a guest is registered with the Jardine office and must sign the Guest Registration form. Residents who do not register their guests or allow persons to reside for a longer period of time are in violation of their agreement.
  • No apartment keys will be registered to short-term or long-term guests.
  • Residents are responsible for the actions and behaviors of their guests and are held accountable for their guests’ actions.

Residents must register their guest prior to arrival using this online form. Once received, Jardine Apartments staff will send a confirmation e-mail approving the guest to the resident host and all roommates.

Guests are expected to abide by Jardine Apartments and all applicable university policies, procedures and rules.

Hybrid Furniture

All provided furniture must be used only for intended purpose and must remain in the apartment.

Identification Card

Misuse of an ID card includes loaning, falsifying or altering it in any way, or any unauthorized use of the card. Misuse is prohibited and can result in disciplinary action or prosecution, as well as a misuse fee by the department, as dictated by the K-State ID misuse policy. Please carry your ID card on you at all times.

Indoor Health, Safety and Aesthetic Standards

Extended Absence/Vacation Policy

In order to ensure the safety and upkeep of the facility, Housing and Dining Services requires residents notify the Jardine Apartments office when leaving your apartment for more than 5 days. Staff may conduct periodic inspections to verify the condition of the facility while you are away from your apartment.

Residents may provide the notification by completing this form.

Pest Prevention Requirements
  1. Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, contact paper, wallpaper, newspaper, etc., shall not be used to cover kitchen cabinets, stove or walls in the apartments. In addition, paper and loose plastic bags should not be stored as they provide a hiding place for insects and create a fire hazard. Only nonadhesive shelf paper is allowed on kitchen shelves.
  2. Raw meat should not be stored outside of the freezer/refrigerator. If exposed to the elements, meat attracts insects and poses a health hazard for residents.
  3. Food items should not be evident on the tile/carpet. Failure to keep food items in sealed containers attracts insects to the apartments.
  4. Dishes and food storage containers should not be left for an extended period of time without cleaning with soap and water. Washing is necessary to avoid attracting insects.

Carpeting should not extend into the kitchen area. Placement of carpet under the refrigerator and by the stove creates a harboring place for insects and potential fire hazard. Indoor carpeting should be cut to fit the floor area, providing a 6-inch space between the carpet and the wall. Rolled carpet provides a hiding place for insects.

Excessive clutter is not tolerated. Personal property should be organized and general housekeeping performed to ensure the safety of occupants. Trash should be removed to the dumpster. Flooring should be vacuumed/swept thoroughly to remove excessive debris.

Housing and Dining Services staff conduct indoor aesthetics checks for all apartments. When an apartment is checked, a notification email is sent indicating the date of inspection and concerns noted. Below is a breakdown of the fines imposed for violations.

  1. The first violation results in a written warning.
  2. The second violation results in a written warning and a $50 fine. A cleaning workshop conducted by the Jardine custodial staff may be recommended for residents at this step of the penalty system.
  3. The third violation results in a $50 fine and eviction at the end of the semester.

This violation is documented for any rental history inquiry submitted to the Jardine office. If residents wish to contest the evaluation of their apartment, they have the opportunity to contact the Jardine office in the form of a written appeal and may call 785-532-3790 to discuss this matter.

Kitchen and Room Responsibilities

Each resident is responsible for the proper care and cleaning of their individual bedroom including the guidelines for break and holiday periods and check outs. Individual residents will pay for any charges assessed for damages in their rooms, as determined by the staff member completing the final inspection of the space.

All residents are responsible for cleaning the stoves, ovens, sinks, counters, microwaves, and removing all trash from the kitchen after use.

After reasonable notice, Housing and Dining Services staff may dispose of abandoned property in the apartment. Each resident is responsible for properly disposing of garbage and boxes, including taking cardboard boxes to the proper outside receptacle.

Laundry Facilities

Residents are expected to leave the laundry facilities in clean condition. Empty soap boxes, tissues, newspapers, etc., should be discarded in trash receptacles. When washing or drying cycles are complete, residents should promptly remove their clothes from the machines in order to offer greater availability to other residents and prevent theft. Housing and Dining Services is not responsible for stolen items.

Smoking is not permitted in laundry facilities. This area is not a play area for children and children under the age of 12 should not be left alone in a laundry facility.

If residents of modern apartments experience problems with their washers or dryers, they should submit a maintenance work order through the Resident Portal

Motorcycle and Moped Parking


Motorcycles may be parked only in marked areas, and must have a K-State motorcycle permit.


Mopeds (electric/fuel-based) must have a motorcycle permit and are not allowed in any portion of the apartment or balcony.

Any other questions should be referred to Parking Services at 785-532-PARK (7275) or parking@k-state.edu.

Noise Levels — Quiet Hours

Residents shall not make or permit noise which may substantially interfere with other residents’ use and enjoyment of the property. Critical to this are the academic interests and close quarters of the community.

Simple behaviors can help reduce unnecessary noise. Residents should take off boots or heavy shoes when in the apartment; and keep the volume on the stereo, TV or radio at a reasonable level. The placement of rugs on the floor can also significantly reduce the amount of noise between apartments.

It is important to also realize people make a certain amount of noise under normal circumstances. Residents should be aware of and tolerant of individual differences in lifestyles and routines.

The best way of dealing with noise problems is for residents to get to know their neighbors before a problem starts. Then, if a noise problem develops, it is easier to address the issue with their neighbor.

Residents must respect the rights of others in regard to noise level and abide by the Jardine Apartments quiet hours policy:

Sunday through Thursday: 10 p.m.–7 a.m.

Friday through Saturday: 11 p.m.–7 a.m.

Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If a resident requests a neighbor be quiet, the neighbor should be respectful of their request.

Most noise problems can be avoided early on by residents communicating with one another. They should get to know their neighbors before a problem starts. Then if a problem develops, it’s easier to address.

Should a problem with a neighbor persist, a resident may contact their neighborhood staff or staff on duty at the time of the incident. Disturbance of the peace issues may require police involvement as well. A complaint may be filed with the Jardine office if the noise problem cannot be worked out. Each complaint is reviewed and addressed accordingly.

Outdoor Activities Prohibited Indoors

Outdoor activities are not allowed in the apartments or in apartment corridors. This includes, but is not limited to, bouncing balls, throwing Frisbees and balls, Nerf guns or other Nerf products, rollerblading, skateboarding, hoverboarding and bicycle riding. No outside water activities are allowed in the apartments or corridors. This includes, but is not limited to, swimming/wading pools, water guns, water balloons, water slides, etc. In addition, these activities are not allowed on porches as such activities may result in damage to property and constitute vandalism. If you participate in any of these activities and damage occurs, you will be charged for repairs. If you have questions, contact the CC or ACC of your area.

Outdoor Health, Safety and Aesthetic Standards

In an effort to preserve the community’s aesthetic appearance, the following rules apply:

Rugs and clothing articles must not be hung over railings and picnic tables or put on lawns. Clotheslines are provided near each laundry facility.

  1. Flower boxes or pots must be kept to a reasonable number, not use the building for support, and include only live plants. Empty flower boxes or pots must be stored inside the apartments.
  2. Toys must not obstruct walkways in case of emergency; toys not in use should not be left on the porch area.
  3. Mopeds, motorcycles or any motorized vehicle are prohibited in apartments, under the stairs, on balconies or porches at any time. Mopeds are required to be registered on campus through the Parking Services office.
  4. Furniture, boxes or other personal property except lawn chairs, barbecue grills and bicycles are not permitted to be stored outside on porches or balconies nor attached to poles or air conditioner supports.
  5. Residents are prohibited from hanging, posting, or otherwise displaying any items from their apartment balconies, including but not limited to clothing, towels, banners, flags and signs. Residents are also prohibited from hanging, posting, painting or otherwise displaying any items in their windows, including but not limited to decorations, signs, banners, flags or displays in or on the window(s) of their assigned apartments/residential space(s).
  6. Storage is not allowed in any stairwell. Items placed in stairwell areas are removed at the owner’s expense, without notice. Kansas State University, Housing and Dining Services, and the Jardine office are not responsible for any damage, loss, etc., that may happen to items found in the stairwell area.
  7. Residents may only park their registered bicycles in the bicycle racks provided. Tricycles, big wheels, strollers and other multi- wheeled vehicles are not allowed to be stored outside.
  8. Bird feeders are permitted as long as they are hung in a tree located 15 feet away from the edge of the concrete sidewalk and hung at least 5 feet high. Do not use nails, as they kill the trees.
  9. Trash of any kind is not allowed to be left outside of the apartment, to include the porch/balcony area.
  10. All guidelines for using a Kansas State University Jardine Apartments garden plot must be adhered to.

Housing and Dining Services staff conduct outdoor aesthetic checks on a continuous basis. If an apartment has a violation, notification is left indicating the date of inspection and concerns noted. Below is a breakdown of the penalty system established to respond to violators.

  1. The first violation and all following violations result in the removal of the items not permitted by Housing and Dining Services. Following the collection, items are held by the Jardine office for a period of 30 days. Failure to retrieve confiscated items results in disposal of the collected items after 30 days.
  2. The second violation results in removal of the item, and a charge associated with its removal will be assessed.
  3. The third violation results in removal of the item, a charge associated with its removal and eviction at the end of the semester.

This violation is documented for any rental history inquiry submitted to the Jardine office. If residents wish to contest the evaluation of their apartment, they may submit a written appeal to the Jardine office within 24 hours of receiving notice.

Pest Control

Housing and Dining Services has partnered with a pest control company to inspect their buildings in order to prevent and regulate infestations of cockroaches, other insects and rodents. This service is offered at no additional cost to residents. Each apartment is inspected once a month. All residents are required to participate and cooperate with the pest control program. It is imperative residents permit entrance to their apartments on the designated inspection date even in their absences. A notification email is sent to notify residents that their apartment has been inspected. If residents have medical conditions prohibiting extermination in their apartments, written documentation from a physician must be filed with the Jardine office.

Apartments identified by the pest control technician as infested are required to participate in the mandatory full intensive service program. Residents in this program are notified of steps they must take to prepare their apartment for treatment, and are then required to strictly follow those steps. Failure to prepare an apartment results in review of their agreement and possible eviction.
When an apartment is inspected, notification is given indicating the date of inspection. The Jardine office contacts residents if concerns are noted. Below is a breakdown of the penalty system established to respond to violators.

  1. The first violation results in a written warning.
  2. The second violation results in housing probation, a cleaning class and a charge for the inspection.
  3. The third violation results in a charge assessed with the inspection and eviction at the end of the semester.

This violation is documented for any rental history inquiry submitted to the Jardine office. Residents may follow instructions on the violation notice. 

Residents must do the following:

  • Practice cleanliness.
  • Wash dishes daily.
  • Do not store paper or loose plastic bags in the apartment.
  • Thoroughly clean the kitchen weekly; do not let grease accumulate on the stove and cabinets.
  • Get rid of garbage on a regular basis.
  • Avoid excess clutter or piles of clothing.
  • Keep food in covered containers and/or dishes.
  • Check boxes and sacks brought into the apartment.

Common places to check for pests include: around the sink, stove, cupboards, pipes, and baseboards, as well as under tables and chairs.

Indoor Aesthetics Check Schedule
H, I, M, NFirst Tuesday of the month
1, 1A, EFirst Thursday of the month
2, 3, 4, D, FSecond Tuesday of the month
5, 6, 8, 10, USecond Thursday of the month
15, G, L, S, TSecond Friday of the month
7, 14, P, Q, RThird Tuesday of the month
11, 12, W, XThird Thursday of the month
9, 13, 16, V, YFourth Tuesday of the month

All apartments will be evaluated and checked for pests once each month. Evaluation and treatment will occur between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. No preparation is necessary. Residents with a medical release from their physician filed with the Jardine Apartments office at least 24 hours in advance will be exempted from traditional treatment but not from evaluation.

Contact the Jardine Apartments office with questions.

Pet Regulations

In order to protect the rights of all residents, ensure humane treatment of pets, and meet sanitation policies of the Jardine community, pets are not allowed at Jardine with the exception of fish in a tank not exceeding 30 gallons. No other pets are allowed.
Assistance animals that are necessary to allow a student an equal opportunity to use and enjoy University housing are permitted as needed. Any resident seeking an accommodation for an assistance animal must complete the Request for University Housing Accommodations.

Porch Areas

The space in front of a ground-level apartment is commonly referred to as a porch. Elevated porches, in all types of construction, are referred to as a balcony. Barbecue grills, lawn chairs and flower pots with live plants in them are permitted on porch areas or balconies. Some apartments in modern buildings may not have adequate space on the balcony or porch to place barbecue grills or other large decorations as they may restrict access. You will be notified at time of check-in if your apartment does not have adequate porch space for storage of such items. Furniture, clothing, toys and boxes are not to be stored on porches or balconies. Electric lights and seasonal decorations may be used on balconies and porches in moderation, but lighting requiring flame (i.e., lanterns, tiki torches, citronella candles) is strictly prohibited. Residents are responsible for any damages associated with attaching or removing electric lights and/or seasonal decorations. Residents are prohibited from hanging, posting, or otherwise displaying any items from their apartment balconies, including but not limited to clothing, towels, banners, flags, and signs.

Residents are also prohibited from hanging, posting, or painting, or otherwise displaying any items in their windows, including but not limited to decorations, signs, banners, flags or displays in or on the window(s) of their assigned apartments/residential space(s).

For safety reasons, it is a violation of community policy to hang off of or climb up on a balcony. Some apartments have small storage tubs assigned to them and are located outside of the front door, but they are not securable so it is the responsibility of those residents to secure what they deem is valuable.


Pranks are not allowed on Housing and Dining Services property. 

Presence During a Violation

Failure to abide by the policies outlined in the residence hall and Jardine Apartments handbooks includes being present for and not reporting a violation of Housing and Dining Services or Kansas State University policy.

Radio/Satellite Dish

Residents with shortwave radios must use radios with built-in antennas. Installation of shortwave antennas and/or satellite dishes is not permitted inside or outside of apartments.

Remodeling Guidelines

Residents shall not make interior or exterior alterations, including, but not limited to, painting, reconstruction, and modification of the plumbing, heating, and/or electrical systems. When decorating your apartment, please keep these requirements in mind:

  • All materials (e.g., curtains or wall hangings) must have a flame spread number no greater than 75 (class A or
    B materials). A label or manufacturer’s statement to this effect must be available for fire inspectors. Draping materials (such as a parachute from the ceiling) may not be used.
  • Carpeting and rugs may be used, but floors may not be elevated. Carpeting may not be used on walls.
  • At the resident’s own risk, regular beds may be bunked only to the height of 70 inches (to the top of the mattress). Bunked beds cannot be installed where ceilings are not 70 inches or higher. Lofted beds must comply with safety and fire codes. Housing and Dining Services and Kansas State University are not responsible for injury to the student or their family or guests which might result from use of nonuniversity provided or student built lofted beds. Sleeping lofts are not permitted. A sleeping loft is any bunking made out of wood, etc. that is larger than a 4-by-8-foot platform.
  • Doors or passageways which limit egress shall not be permitted.
  • Additional wiring, tie-ins, or modifications to electrical equipment, lighting, or outlets are not permitted.
  • Furniture and decoration may not obstruct airflow or return vents through the convector units, which must be easily accessible for maintenance. This applies to all heating units. No furniture will be allowed 1 foot to either side or 3 feet directly in front of the convectors or the door to the utility space for the heating and air-conditioning unit.
  • Each apartment must be left in the same condition as prior to the residency. Any damage to the apartment, including all provided appliances and furniture, will be the responsibility of the residents.
  • Washers and dryers are not permitted in units where they are not already provided by Housing and Dining Services.
  • Residents are responsible for the disposal/removal of materials at the end of residency.
  • All smoke detectors should have a surrounding area that allows for sufficient ventilation.

Damages to common areas will be charged equally for all residents of the apartment unless one resident assumes responsibility for the damage.


Natural Gas Safety
Drill Rifles

Drill rifles and related material issued by Kansas State University ROTC or precision military drill team are permitted in the residence halls/apartments upon notification of involvement with these programs to a student living staff member. The drill rifles must be properly stored in the student’s assigned room at all times. These items may not be used to play with or shoot projectiles of any kind, or intimidate or threaten others. No usage of drill rifles or related materials is permitted on Housing and Dining Services property.

Predetermined practice fields are shared with members of the precision military drill team by ROTC.

Pedestrian Walkways

Motorized vehicles, with the exception of maintenance and emergency vehicles, are not permitted on pedestrian walkways throughout the Jardine community. Bikes and motorbikes should not be ridden on sidewalks in accordance with university policy.

Pond Safety

Residents are asked to exercise caution when near the pond. The pond is not for recreational use. At no time should residents or their guests be in or on the pond for any reason including, but not limited to, swimming, the use of watercraft, fishing and walking or skating on icy surfaces.


For the safety of Jardine residents, Scooters, skateboards, bikes or any other personal transportation device may not be used on the inner perimeter of the Jardine community and on any surface that could be damaged. When outside the Jardine inner perimeter, scooters, skateboards, bikes and other personal transportation devices should be used as per university policies. Recreational stunting (grinding or jumping off benches, ramps or steps) is prohibited.

Flammable Liquids

Flammable liquids may not be stored inside or outside your apartment residence.

Your Safety and That of Others

Students shall not engage in activity that would endanger the safety or security of themselves or others. This includes but is not limited to: climbing trees, structures, roofs, buildings, window ledges or balconies, or propping open doors, etc.

Subleasing/Apartment Agreement Change

  1. Residents shall use apartments only as a residence for those on the agreement, including roommates or spouses and/or dependent children.
  2. Residents shall notify the Jardine office of any change in their family, roommate or academic status that may affect their eligibility to reside in apartments. This includes bedroom changes in modern apartments. All family members, including spouses and children, must be registered with the Jardine office.
  3. Residents shall not sublease the apartment.
  4. Residents shall not transfer the Jardine agreement to another person without the approval of Housing and Dining Services and all roommates where applicable.
  5. Residents shall not harbor cats, dogs or any other unapproved animals in the apartment. If granted approval for a service/assistance animal, residents shall follow the pet regulations as outlined in this handbook and regulations given during the approval process. Pet waste must be removed and properly disposed of. 
  6. Residents — including spouses and dependent children — and their guests shall not substantially disrupt the living environment of Jardine Apartments community members.

Sinks, Tubs and Toilets

Sinks, tubs and toilets should not be used for any purpose other than that for which they are designed. Only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. No grease or food should be poured down the kitchen drain. Hot water should be run periodically to flush the drains. Should drains or toilets become clogged, residents may contact the Housing and Dining Services Facilities Management office at 785-532-6466.

Bidets: Upon the resident's request by submitting a housing maintenance request through the Resident Portal, a bidet may be installed onto the toilet. The student must indicate if they would like HDS to provide a bidet or if the resident would like their own bidet installed in the maintenance request. This is a service provided at no cost to the resident. Any damages associated with the use of a bidet may be assessed to the resident upon checkout.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are in place for the safety of all residents. Residents must not remove the detector, dismantle the battery or cover the detector with any type of wrap. Tampering with the colored safety seal affixed to the detector results in a minimum $50 charge.


The state fire marshal prohibits the installation of small buildings or sheds outside of apartments on porches or balconies.

Storm Shelter

Locate your nearest storm shelter when you move in — severe weather can happen at any time, and residents should have supplies and a plan ready when it develops. Speak to your staff if you have any questions about where your shelter is located.

Tampering with University Property

Tampering with/or manipulating university property is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: thermostats, air vents, electronic devices (i.e. TVs, computers, printers), furniture, kitchen and laundry appliances, mailboxes, doors/locks, keys, electrical outlets, etc.


Attempted or actual theft of or damage to property is prohibited as stated in the Student Code of Conduct. If this occurs, please report this to the K-State Police Department and a Housing and Dining Services staff member.

Unauthorized Access

You are prohibited from entering restricted access areas that may include, but are not limited to, behind front desks, roofs of apartment buildings/dining centers, and mechanical or custodial rooms other than those specifically provided for resident use. You may not use another student’s keys or student ID to enter a residence hall or residence hall room /apartment or use another student’s ID to swipe/pay for Dining Services/retail location food.


Video voyeurism (including photo voyeurism) is prohibited at Kansas State University Housing and Dining Services, and is illegal under Kansas law. Video voyeurism is defined in part as an act for a person’s own amusement, entertainment, sexual arousal, gratification, or profit, or for the purpose of degrading or abusing another person, intentionally uses or installs and imaging device to secretly view, broadcast, or records a person, without a person’s knowledge and consent, who is dressing, undressing, or privately exposing the body, at a place and time when that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. At Kansas State University Housing and Dining Services, a reasonable expectation of privacy exists in most areas, including but not limited to, student rooms, suites, apartments and bathrooms, including showers and changing areas.

Window Screens

Window screens should not be removed for any reason. The screens ensure that pests do not enter the apartment. Residents who remove these screens will be charged for any associated damages and/or pest removal.

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