Shenandoah University doesn't have an extremely strict campus, but the rules are strong enough to keep everybody in line. Most rules come into play when it comes to campus dormitories. A student should never be too loud, smoke, or disturb others in residence halls because this is where a lot of studying takes place. When it comes to breaking residence hall rules, this is where the job of RAs becomes important (e.g., resident assistants). RAs monitor hallways and quads to make sure students are following the rules. They are not always strict, but they do their job if something is out of line.
Attendance to classes can be strict, too, depending on the teacher. Generally, a student should not miss more than 80 percent of classes, which averages to about six to eight classes throughout the semester; if a class meets two times a week, a student shouldn't miss more than two or four classes, and if a class meets only one time a week, a student can usually miss up to two classes. Failure to come to class results in the student dropping the class and receiving an "F."