Rules And Common Practices For Living At The SOTF Campus

Living with other students is what makes our programs unforgetable, but group living comes with challenges. We’ve built this list of rules and guidelines over the better part of the last decade, and have found them incredibly helpful.

Respect for Other Students And Instructors

  1. Dry and drug free campus
  2. Respect Group Space; don’t leave gear or personal items in high traffic areas.
  3. Quiet hours; 10 pm-8 am
  4. Keep group cook area clean and organized, a lot of students show up with similar gear, and it’s easy for things to get misplaced or mixed up if we don’t keep track of it.
  5. Music; headphones only. We understand that people like to play music after hours or while working on projects, but please be cognizant that some people come to our courses to enjoy time away from the modern world.  
  6. The Library is a study space, please respect that. This means no food or drink in library, and keep the library quiet
  7. Cars are only to be parked in designated areas.
  8. Phones as a distraction – airplane mode during class time.
  9. No edged tools after dark

Respect For The Land

  1. Overnight camping away from Moose Vegas on field school grounds is not allowed. We don’t want to have 10 small camps around the property. It interrupts the routines of wildlife.
  2. Microtrash. Pick up after yourself. Be aware of the trash you generate and don’t leave it laying around.
  3. No soap or other hygiene products in the pond or river, even if marked biodegradable
  4. If you don’t know how an on campus system such as the composting toilets, laundry, etc works, just ask. We’d much rather take the time to fill you in than have the systems we use get mismanaged.

The Golden Rule: Think about what you’re doing and the impact it will have on other people and the land.


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