Academic Year Lease Agreement
When a student is assigned a room, the housing agreement represents a lease for the academic year. The university commits to provide a room, and the student commits to reside on campus through the following spring term unless the student graduates, withdraws from the university or gets married. Students may not move off campus for any other reasons between fall and spring terms. A substantial penalty is imposed if residents break their lease agreement. (The maximum penalty is $500.)
The lease is not for a specific room, but a commitment to live on campus. Consistent with current residence life policy and procedure, students may change rooms at designated times and with prior approval of a Residence Life Coordinator. However, unauthorized moves will result in a substantial penalty. Residents may be required to change rooms if it is determined by the Office of Residence Life to be necessary and in the best interest of the student or the university.