Note: This policy may be superseded by relevant lease agreements for non-undergraduate residential facilities.
Open flames are a leading cause of residence hall fires nationwide. The lighting and burning of candles, incense, or any other item with an open flame is not permitted in residence halls.
Candles are permitted for decorative purposes only in residential facilities. For purposes of this policy, only candles that do not have a wick or that have an unburned wick are permitted.
See exception below re: open flames for religious or spiritual observance.