Painting Your Room

Residents of the Circle Apartments may not paint their apartments. Students in other areas may request to paint his or her room, apartment.

  1. Only bedroom walls may be painted. Common living spaces in apartments may not be painted with the exception of the common living area walls of 2-person Garden Apartments.
  2. A bedroom or common living area walls of a 2-person Garden Apartment may be painted only once during an academic year.
  3. All four walls must be painted, including the insides of closets if already painted.
  4. Ceilings may not be painted.
  5. If all walls are not to be painted the same color, three must be painted white with one painted an accent color.
  6. Metal trim and wood areas (e.g., bookshelves, radiators, furniture, molding) are not to be painted. Residents may request to have radiators painted by the Office of Facilities.
  7. Only Sherwin Williams latex, semi-gloss paint may be used (attach swatch to this form).
  8. The paint color must be approved in advance by the Assistant Director of Operations of Residential Life (the palette color reference number for the color must be provided). NOTE: Only the lightest three shades of any color swatch card are eligible to be considered.
  9. You must submit any necessary repair requests to the Office of Facilities for the room to be painted and these repairs must be completed before painting can begin.
  10. Residents are required to provide their own paint, supplies, drop cloths and cleaning materials. Residential Life will supply a step ladder in order to paint elevated areas.
  11. Residents are responsible for the proper disposal of painting materials.
  12. Any damage (e.g., paint spilled on carpets) that occurs during painting will be charged to the residents whose signatures appear below.

For an application to paint your room, contact us at

The opportunity to paint your room is in no way meant to substitute for Ithaca College's routine painting schedules.
Common Areas

Common bathrooms, hallways, lounges, and stairwells may be painted or personalized only with the approval of your Residence Director, Area Coordinator, and the Assistant Director for Operations. See your Residence Director for specific guidelines and procedures.