The Housing Agreement
The most important part of the contract for the university residence halls are the Housing Agreement and the Residence Life Rules and Regulations. The Housing Agreement applies to the entire academic year while the Residence Life Rules and Regulations are continuously in effect. The purpose of the Housing Agreement is to assure maximum usage of available housing facilities. Every effort is made to provide the best possible facilities at a reasonable cost. Once the semester begins, very few students look for on– campus housing. Therefore, it is difficult to replace residents who leave the university, and for this reason, the university must insist on complete compliance with the terms of the Housing Agreement. During official university vacation periods, residence halls are closed to residents. Students staying for intersession may be reassigned to temporary housing during this time period.
Each resident must sign a Housing Agreement. A resident should read and understand the conditions of the Housing Agreement carefully before signing. This is a binding contract for both Fall and Spring Semesters. The agreement specifies provisions for cancellation, termination, payment, applicable policies and procedures, and the contract period. Since the Housing Agreement is in effect for the academic year (Fall & Spring Semesters), approval must be obtained to cancel or terminate the contract. A penalty charge is assessed when the contract is broken.