Cell phones should be turned off or set to vibrate only when in academic buildings (including the University Library) and may be used only in restrooms, group study rooms, and offices. Text messaging may be used throughout the Library (with the exception of the classrooms) provided that no audible sound is used to notify the recipients.
All people carrying cell phones into a classroom, laboratory, or clinic must turn off and store (e.g., in a backpack, purse, phone holster, or other similar item) their phones prior to entering the room. Cell phones are not allowed on desk or table tops. If there is an extenuating circumstance that requires the cell phone to be on during a class, the student must obtain permission from the instructor prior to the beginning of class and must operate the phone in a silent (vibrate only) mode. Each instructor may further restrict the use of cell phones in class and may determine the consequences for violations of this policy.
People who violate this cell phone use policy may be asked to leave the building.