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3 College Junior

Administration: The administration do their best to make campus life as easy and efficient as possible, and work with students who need special accommodations.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus isn't very strict usually. Because the school is small, a lot of professors will establish their own attendance policies, but those professors can be worked with. Overnight guests are allowed and a guest policy is in place, but it is not enforced very well, day visitors are not regulated as long as students take responsibility for their guests/visitors. Alcohol consumption is only allowed within dorm rooms, not in hallways, stairwells or in public. (For special occasions is it allowed in the dining hall or at events.) The honor code is taken very seriously and all students must sign the honor code, the signed honor code for the class is then framed and put on display in the dining hall as a reminder to students.

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4 College Senior

Administration: Hollins has policy for a reason. As an RA, I can definitely attest to this. We just want everyone to be safe.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I like how strict they are. It shows how much they care about the well-being of the students. However, there are some things I wish they'd be more relaxed about.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The overall strictness of the Honor Code is huge. It is one of the most highly valued things here

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At such a small school, the administration is flexible, and you can talk your way out of most anything (except parking tickets). However, the tight-knit campus also makes students feel very responsible for their actions. At a school where the average class size is 13, you can’t sneak into your history class late or just decide not to show up without facing consequences. Most teachers have a strict attendance policy and don’t allow students to miss more than three classes a semester, and some professors have even been known to call their students when they don’t show up to class.

First-year students sign the Honor Code when they arrive for orientation, promising that they will not lie, cheat, or steal during their four years at Hollins, and the administration takes this promise seriously. Using the Honor Code gives students freedoms like 24-hour computer labs and take-home tests. There is a sense of trust on campus. The administration and Campus Security recognize that Hollins women are competent, responsible adults and treat them accordingly (except with parking tickets), as long as students continue to earn that respect. It’s easy to get away with infractions like drinking underage, violating the guest policy, and harboring forbidden items such as microwaves and candles just because monitoring students in their dorm rooms is difficult.  Park in the right lot, and you'll be fine.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Climbing on roofs
  • Drinking underage
  • Having a four-legged pet in the dorm
  • Having candles, incense, or hot pots in the dorm
  • Leaving guests unattended
  • Making too much noise in the dorms
  • Parking illegally
  • Propping dorm doors open
  • Smoking weed
  • Streaking through campus
  • Taking four-legged showers
  • Violating noise regulations during quiet hours
Visitation Policies
In their first semester, first-years may only have overnight guests on three weekends for the entire fall term. After that, all students may have overnight guests for three consecutive nights as many times as they want, as long as they wait seven days between each guest. Res Life does not strictly enforce this policy.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 39 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 41 responses

  • 59% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 39% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 2% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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