The number of people at an
event is limited to the amount
established in the maximum occupancy grid found in the
House Events Guide. Maximum
occupancies must be adhered to
strictly. The number of people who can be in a house has been set
by the college and adheres to the
fire codes for the city of Northampton.
The maximum occupancy is based on the public space available for
the event. If a space is
made smaller by any means, such
as blocking off an adjoining room, maximum occupancy is reduced.
During the party, students working
at the door must maintain the count
of the persons in attendance and not allow the party to exceed the
If the door person(s) admits a number of guests that causes the house to exceed the maximum occupancy, the House Social Event Coordinator or host(s) must take actions to quickly resolve the violation. They must “close” the party until the overcrowding issue is resolved and not allow persons who are outside to enter, regardless of whether they have already been inside the house.
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