Summer Housing Contract and Terms of Occupancy

1. INTRODUCTION

Gallaudet University (hereinafter "the university") and the undersigned student hereby agree to the following terms and conditions. The housing contract is not a lease but a license to use the facilities and is binding for the entire summer session. The university shall provide the student with an assigned space in a residence hall room ("the room"). The assignment shall commence and terminate as indicated in room assignment information available in the Office of Residence Life and Housing (hereinafter "RL").

All materials contained herein are an integral and binding part of this housing contract. Residence Hall policies and procedures in the published and online Gallaudet University Student Handbook, RL website, University catalogues, publications, departmental brochures, and official University memorandums are hereby incorporated into the housing contract and are binding on all parties to this housing contract. It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with all provisions of this housing contract.

No oral statement made by any agent of the university shall be considered a waiver or modification of any term or condition.

2. DATES OF OCCUPANCY

The housing contract is binding upon signature and for the entire time the student resides on campus during the summer. The University may terminate the contract at any time when the situation is deemed appropriate through administrative action.

3. PAYMENTS

A. This housing contract is in effect until terminated by the university or written cancellation by student accompanied by written university acceptance.

B. The student understands and agrees that the housing contract is for a space in the residence halls and not for a specific room or building. In consideration of the assignment of the room, the student agrees to pay the university the appropriate charge for that type of room.

C. All registered students who contract for, or who are required to contract for, housing are charged for housing and any associated fees through their student accounts.

D. All unregistered students who contract for, or who are required to contract for, housing are charged for housing and any associated fees through weekly/bi-weekly payments upfront.

E. Failure by the student to pay for all charges does not constitute the cancellation of this housing contract by the student.

4. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

A. Purpose

The student will use the room for residential and educational purposes in accordance with this housing contract and its general policies.

B. Room Conditions

The university agrees to provide and the student agrees to maintain the assigned room and all public areas in and around the immediate building(s) accessible to the student in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition. Upon termination of this housing contract, the student should leave the assigned room, its furnishings, and its equipment in as good an order and condition as the same were upon commencement of the student's occupancy, ordinary wear and tear excepted. University staff will complete an inventory of furnishings and an assessment of damages; charges will be assessed to the responsible individual(s). Personal property left in a room following the termination of occupancy will be deemed abandoned. Students will be charged for the removal of such property.

C. Damages

The student agrees that all damages to university property caused by the student or the student's guest(s) will be repaired by the university at the expense of the student. It is further agreed that all costs for damages occurring on the floor or building will be shared equally by all students of that floor or building when individual(s) causing the damage cannot be precisely determined by the university.

D. University Liability

The university does not insure the personal property of any student on or off campus. The university has no responsibility for any theft, damage, destruction, loss, etc., of any personal property, including, but not limited to, money, valuables, equipment or any personal property whatsoever belonging to or in the custody of the student, whether caused by intentional or negligent act or failure to act, or natural causes, fire, or other casualty. The university is not liable for the failure or interruption of utilities or for conditions resulting from failure or interruption of the same.

E. Refunds

Refunds are governed by the date of check-out from the residence halls. Billing is done on a weekly basis, not nightly. Refunds will not be given in the event of disciplinary suspension or dismissal.

F. Signatures

By signing and submitting the Summer Housing Application, the student voluntarily agrees to and will be bound by the terms and conditions outlined in this housing contract.