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Regents Park Tips & Tricks

Regents Park offers suite-style apartments designed to house four students in two doubles, a double and two singles, or four singles. Each apartment is fully furnished and contains a living room with a snack/dining area, bedrooms, and a bathroom. Living room furniture consists of two couches, a coffee table, and a dining table set for four. Bedroom furniture consists of a bed, desk, desk chair, and storage baskets inside the closet.

  • Is your toilet overflowing?

To prevent excessive flooding, turn off the water supply by turning the valve located near the floor on the left side of the toilet clockwise (pictured below), and then call Facilities (or Public Safety if Facilities is closed). If you notice your apartment is missing the shutoff key, contact Facilities and we will provide you with one.


  • Is there no power to the outlets in your kitchenette or bathroom?

If there is no power to these outlets, try pressing the 'Reset' button in the middle of the outlet to see if power is restored. These outlets make vary in appearance, but they all have a 'Reset' and 'Test' button in between the plug sockets (see example below).


  • Is your shade not rolling up like it should?

To increase tension in a shade, take the shade off from the left bracket and twist the rectangular edge (pictured below) until desired tension is met. (Note: if tension releases, then repeat, but not as much.)


  • Does it seem like your heat isn't working?

Before calling Facilities (or Public Safety if Facilities is closed), make sure a lamp hasn't been placed next to the thermostat and that there's nothing covering the thermostat, as those will cause a false temperature reading in the thermostat and prevent the heat from turning on. Also, while this may seem like common sense, make sure all windows are closed tightly and latched!


  • Having trouble opening your windows?

In Regents Park on the second and third floors, the top window sash does not open at all, windows can only be opened from the bottom due to the half screen present in the window. On the first floor windows can open from both the top and bottom.