The mission of the Office of Residential Life and Housing is to efficiently and effectively administer a housing program in a learning centered environment that challenges and supports students to: enhance self-understanding, value community responsibility and learn from their experiences. Pratt offers a variety of living options for students. The halls are staffed with professional, para-professional and student staff that are available to students who need assistance and to create an environment in the halls that promotes student learning and development, complementing and enhancing the Pratt experience. Pratt’s main dining room is located in North Hall. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturday, Sunday and holidays, serving brunch and dinner, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Health Insurance is mandatory for all students and it will automatically be billed to each student's account. The charge will be removed if the student presents proof of having other health insurance coverage. All resident students, as part of the telecommunications fee, have internet access in their residence hall room. In Grand Avenue, this access is a wireless connection. In all other halls, it is a Ethernet connections through a telecom box in each room. Air Conditioners are prohibited from all halls except Willoughby Residence Hall, where the air conditioner units must be installed into the sleeves of the wall. Improperly installed units will be removed at the resident's expense. All residence halls have their own laundry facility equipped with card/coin operated washers and dryers. Smoking is not permitted in any residence hall facility, including roof terraces, balconies and roof decks. Pratt recognizes its duty to address problems of alcohol and drug abuse responsibly and in such a manner as to maximize its capacity to carry out its educational mission.