Heating/Cooling Policy

Lycoming College attempts to make its facilities as comfortable as possible, including temperature settings. During the winter/heating season, a temperature of 68° Fahrenheit is established as the minimum comfort reading to be maintained in residence hall rooms, classrooms, offices, and administrative spaces. In the summer/cooling season, a maximum temperature of 78° Fahrenheit will be maintained as the maximum comfort reading in offices, classrooms, and administrative spaces. The College will make every effort possible to keep our heating temperatures no lower than 68° and our cooling temperatures no higher than 78° in air-conditioned spaces. When exceedingly warm temperatures occur, the best any air-conditioning system can achieve is an indoor temperature approximately 20 degrees cooler than the outside ambient air temperature. Likewise, when winter temperatures go to 15° Fahrenheit and below, the best we can expect from our heating systems are temperatures in the 68° to 72° range.