University Policies

Candle/Open Flame Policy

As a means of fire prevention, and in accordance with the Uniform Fire Code of Oregon, Section 25.116 (c) and Section 1109.8 of the United States Uniform Fire Code, candles, potpourri, incense, smoking, or any other open flames are not permitted inside any residence on campus.

An exception for specific events or ceremonies may be requested by completing and submitting a Candle Use Requirements/Agreement to the Office of Campus Safety at least 24 hours in advance and between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

If an exception is approved, candles that meet the guidelines stated in the Uniform Fire Code may be purchased (at cost) from the Office of Campus Safety. A copy of the approved form must be present in the room at the time of the event.