Chestertown Hall

Exterior of Chestertown Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Named after the county seat of Kent County on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Date Opened: 1962
Co-ed Hall with Traditional Bedrooms
125 capacity, 64 rooms

MAIL
Mailboxes are located in Cumberland Hall, room 1109, near the Service Desk.
Small packages and registered mail will be received at the Service Desk in the north lobby.

LAUNDRY
Room 0117
2 Washers and 2 Dryers

BIKE RACKS

Bike racks are located on the quad/south side of the building with space for about 10 bikes.

Secure bikes to these racks only. Any bicycles found locked to handicap ramps, outdoor railings, trees, or in stairwells will be removed. Bikes left here over the summer are considered "abandoned" and will be removed from bike racks.


VENDING & PAY PHONES

Vending machines are in Room 1108.
There is a pay phone in room 1108.

Pepsi refills 800-626-3935
Pepsi repairs 800-562-6800
Snack machine refills 800-511-5340

Refunds:
www.dbs.umd.edu/corp

Change machine refunds 800-229-7837


RECYCLING
Collection points:
Study lounge (1106): Plastic, glass, metals, aluminum, and newspaper

Study Lounge (1108): White Paper


ELECTRONIC SECURITY
Your building is equipped with an electronic security system which consists of card readers and prop monitors. Cards readers read the magnetic stripe on your student identification card to grant access to residents, staff, and authorized others. Prop monitors sense whether exterior doors and interior security doors are closed and latched securely, and sound horns to notify residents and staff if they are not. In most cases, closing the door will silence the horn. Some special application locks and horns must be reset by a staff member.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
 
ASBESTOS
Floor tile: Throughout, nearly all spaces
Pipe Insulation: Some rooms, many but not all pipes
Additional Asbestos Information

LEAD
Paint: Some exterior; rarely on interior
Solder on Copper Pipes: Copper pipes with lead solder
Additional Lead Information


HEAT
The heating system is a hot water convector system. Air in the room is drawn into the convector at its front near the floor and passes across the hot water coils to transfer heat into the room. There is a valve on the lower left side of the unit which needs to be turned counterclockwise to allow complete circulation of the hot water.

There are two different heating zones in your hall, with zones on the south and north sides of the building. This means that while the heat is on in your room, it may be off in your friend's room across the hallway. The number one problem encountered during the heating season is when residents block the radiator with a bed or a large piece of furniture. This blocks the air flow to the unit and prevents proper operation. Consider this when you arrange your room.


EXTRAS
BUNKING BEDS -- If you would like to bunk your beds, you may do so by borrowing the pins for oak bed ends from your Service Desk.

MICROWAVE OVENS are not allowed in the resident rooms. Some floors own a microwave oven which is secured in the floor lounge; check with your RA.


PEOPLE TO KNOW
Building Services Staff Assignments
Jolinda Matthews, x47367, Cambridge Zone Supervisor
Merci Ramos, Assistant Zone Supervisor
Kimoy Steele, Building Crew Chief
Aracelly Garay
Shernette Lyons
Ramsarran Bharat
vacant

Brian Hain, x43486, Urban Biologist

Cambridge Community Maintenance Staff
John Burch, North Campus foreman
John Nguyen, Carpenter
Martin Sakamoto


NEED A JOB?

Employment opportunities are available year-round, including summer full- or part-time positions. Summer jobs have discounted housing.

Call x57440 or come to our Student Employment Office, located in the Leonardtown Office Building, for additional information.