Summer 2014 Housing Application and Agreement

THE TERM OF THIS HOUSING APPLICATION IS BINDING FROM THE DATE OF ASSIGNMENT UNTIL THE END OF THE SUMMER SESSION(S) IN WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR HOUSING AND ALLOW FOR PROCESSING, PLEASE SUBMIT BY:
MAY 5th: Housing assignments beginning Maymester (Note: Classes begin May 12th)
MAY 15th: Housing assignments beginning Summer Session I or Summer Session II
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION LATE!

THERE IS A $100 NON-REFUNDABLE PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED FOR ALL HOUSING APPLICATIONS. THIS PRE-PAYMENT GOES TOWARD THE HOUSING FEES FOR THE TERM APPLIED. Make check/money order payable to Tennessee State University/Residence Life and provide the student's name and T-number, and indicate it is For: Summer Housing Deposit. This deposit should be forwarded to: Bursar's Office | 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd. | Box 9621 | Nashville, TN 37209-1561. Applications will not be processed until the housing deposit has been received. For inquiries concerning the Bursar's Office and payment arrangements, please call (615) 963-5472.

For inquiries concerning Residence Life, send correspondence to: Department of Residence Life | Tennessee State University | 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd. | Box 9552 | Nashville, TN 37209-1561, or feel free to call us at (615) 963-5361 or email us at
ResLife@tnstate.edu.

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY IS A SMOKE FREE & ALCOHOL FREE CAMPUS.

MISSION STATEMENT: Tennessee State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), fosters scholarly inquiry and research, life-long learning, and a commitment to service.


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    Student Information

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    Emergency Contact Information

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    Consideration of Disabled Services

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    Disclaimer Statement

    Housing assignments are based on first come, first serve availability. Lack of residential space and other unexpected circumstances may cause changes in your housing assignment. Final fees for room and board are set by the Tennessee Board of Regents July 1st of each year. All fees are subject to change without notice. Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Board of Regents reserve the right to change rates or to add new fees whenever such increase or additions become necessary. The term Residence Facility includes Residence Halls and Apartments. THE TERM OF THIS HOUSING APPLICATION IS BINDING FROM THE DATE OF ASSIGNMENT UNTIL THE END OF THE SUMMER SESSION(S) IN WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING. CANCELLATION FEES APPLY. SEE THE SECTION ON REFUND OF RESIDENCE FACILITY ROOM AND BOARD FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

    Housing Selection

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    Meal Plan Information and Selection

    Options: 160 Block Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars 90 Block Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars 50 Block Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars Note: The meal plan is optional for the summer term. Residents can purchase any meal plan of their choice; however, cannot cancel or decrease their meal plan once registration has ended.
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    Roommate Requests

    Roommate requests are considered but not gauranteed. You and the person(s) you want to be your roommate(s) should submit your housing requests at the same time. Both/all of you must pay the Housing Deposit for the term prior to being assigned housing.
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    Eligibility, Contract Terms and Conditions

    All full-time students are eligible for occupancy in University Housing. Part-time students may be approved for occupancy at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life based on availability of space. All students shall have an equal opportunity to reside in the University Housing facilities regardless of race, sex, marital status, creed, color, national origin, or disability. The University reserves the right to cancel or refuse admission to the Residence Facility of any person(s), and to reassign, or terminate the Residence Life Agreement. If a resident finds it impossible to live with a roommate or makes it impossible for someone to live with him/her, both people may be reassigned to new rooms if available, or if the resident has violated any rules, procedures, or University directives the resident may be required to vacate the Residence Facilities and is subject to additional action. Tennessee State University Department of Residence Life does not provide married or family housing.
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    Housing Agreement

    1. The term of the housing agreement is binding from the date of assignment until the end of the academic year, or until the end of the Summer term when applying for Summer housing. The Summer term is a supplemental term not inclusive of the academic year, thus a separate $100 housing deposit (pre-payment) is required when applying for Summer housing. 2. Opening and closing dates and times for room occupancy must be observed. Residents may not move into their rooms early nor will they deliver personal property to their rooms before the residence halls open. Residents must follow established guidelines when "checking-in" or "checking-out" of housing. Failure to do so will result in additional charges to the student’s account. 3. A resident shall not move out of the residence facility during the term of the agreement without approval of a completed Housing License Cancellation Agreement form. Cancellation fees will apply. 4. A resident who vacates the residence facility prior to the end of the term of the application shall forfeit all pre-paid rent and room fees except in the specific circumstances defined under Fees, Cancellation, and Refund Policies. 5. Transfers from one residence facility to another must be approved by the Director of Residence Life. 6. Room and/or apartment changes within a specific University Housing facility must be approved by the Residence Director of that facility. 7. Individual occupants of double/triple (Hale Hall and Rudolph Center) rooms shall be required to consolidate in accordance with consolidation. 8. Students residing in University Housing are required to participate in the Meal Plan during the Fall and Spring Semesters. 9. Applicants submitting this Housing Agreement accept the terms and conditions elaborated herein. Once it is submitted, it is a legal and binding document.
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    Resident Responsibilities

    1. Students must claim his/her housing assignment within twenty-four (24) hours of the opening of the residence halls/apartments. Students must notify their hall director if they cannot check in within 24 hours. Failure to do so may result in loss of the housing assignment. 2. All moves requested within the residence facilities will be made by the resident facility directors upon their approval, based on availability. 3. Each resident shall be responsible for damage to or loss of any university property in his/her assigned room. Damage to the public areas in the residence hall will result in a group assessment when the individual(s) responsible is (are) not identified. 4. A charge of $275 will be assessed to the student’s account for apartment keys that are lost or not returned at checkout. Unauthorized duplicated residence facilities keys will not be accepted. A charge of $58 will be assessed to the student’s account for residence hall keys that are lost or not returned at checkout. Unauthorized duplicated residence facilities keys will not be accepted. A charge of $25 will be assessed to the student's account if trash is left or the room is not cleaned upon check-out. A charge of $150 will be assessed to the student’s account for Improper Check-out when he/she fails to complete the check-out process at their respective residence facility when moving out at the end of term or withdrawal from the University. 5. Cooking Appliances. Cooking in the residence halls/apartments is restricted to the kitchen areas provided by the University. 6. Pets. No pets of any kind shall be permitted in a housing unit except non-carnivorous fish (See the section on Pets in the Campus Living Guide at http://www.tnstate.edu/housing/CampusLivingGuide.aspx. 7. Parking. Residents may park motor vehicles only in spaces designated by the University. Sufficient parking spaces may not be available for all occupants of housing units. All motor vehicles must be registered with the University Police Department. 8. Soliciting. Residents shall not give solicitors or sales people access to the unit, or participate in organized business or private enterprise for remunerative purposes from the unit. 9. Furnishings. The unit is provided to Resident in a furnished condition. Resident agrees to treat all appliances, furnishings and furniture in the unit with care, and to promptly report any damage or malfunction to the Office of Residence Life or their designated staff. 10. Nails and painting. Residents shall not install any nails or otherwise place holes or indentations on any wall or other surface in the unit. Residents further agree not to paint the unit or any portion thereof. 11. Guests/Visitors. Residents may not host a guest(s) in any Residential facility without the Residence Director’s permission. Visitation is a privilege and must be granted by vote of the resident facility and the Director. 12. Fire Safety. The following are not permitted on campus: A. Space Heater. B. Electric Blankets. C. Candles and open flames. D. Incense. 13. Zero Tolerance. The following items will lead to immediate expulsion from the University: A. Possession of Weapons. B. Possession of Illegal Drugs. C. Participating in or condoning Hazing. D. Participating in or promoting Fighting. 14. Property Damage. Residents are liable for actual damage to the unit or any ancillary facility, including furniture, appliances, and equipment, and for maintaining the unit in a safe and sanitary manner. In the event of such damage, the University will hold each resident of a unit jointly and severally liable for damage charges. 15. Parties: Residents are prohibited from having parties (sets) in their units. Violations will result in issuance of Student Misconduct Citations. 16. Laundry Room Use. (On-Campus Housing Only) Residents are allowed to utilize their respective laundry facilities for free. 17. Room Inspections. Room inspections are done by the Residence Life Staff and appropriate personnel. 18. Miscellaneous Items. The following are not permitted on the campus: A. Alcoholic beverages. B. Fireworks. 19. All residence facility residents are subject to and must comply with the department’s Campus Living Guide (http://www.tnstate.edu/housing/CampusLivingGuide.aspx), Student Code of Conduct from the Student Handbook (http://www.tnstate.edu/campus_life/documents/StudentHandbook.pdf ), Residence Life policies, and applicable state and federal laws. THE TERM OF THIS HOUSING APPLICATION IS BINDING FROM THE DATE OF ASSIGNMENT UNTIL THE END OF THE SUMMER SESSION(S) IN WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING. CANCELLATION FEES APPLY. SEE THE SECTION ON REFUND OF RESIDENCE FACILITY ROOM AND BOARD FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
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    Enrollment Status

    1. To remain eligible to reside in campus housing, the resident must maintain enrollment at the University. 2. The resident agrees to vacate the facility within (2) days after the loss of status as an enrolled student. Failure to vacate will result in extended daily housing charges until actual checkout, and charges of trespassing on state property.
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    Refund of Residence Facility Room and Board

    Refunds will be pro-rated on a daily basis when a student is forced to withdraw from a residence hall/apartment under the following conditions: 1. Personal medical reasons confirmed in writing by a licensed physician. 2. At the request of the University other than disciplinary. 3. 100% percent of fees will be refunded in the death of a student. 4. No refund shall be made if a student withdraws from the University or University Housing for disciplinary reasons. Students who request to cancel their housing agreement for the summer term are subject to pro-rated housing (and meals if applicable) fees at a daily rate for the number of days in which they occupy the room. THE TERM OF THIS HOUSING APPLICATION IS BINDING FROM THE DATE OF ASSIGNMENT UNTIL THE END OF SUMMER SESSION(S) IN WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING. CANCELLATION FEES APPLY.
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    Electronic Signature

    By signing, you agree to all the terms and conditions of this Summer Application and Agreement for Campus Housing. The terms of this Housing Agreement are binding from the date of assignment until the end of the summer term in which you are applying. APPLICANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING THIS FORM MUST HAVE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN'S SIGNATURE!
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    Please Review Your Responses

    Once you submit this application, you cannot return to review your responses. Please print before submitting this application if you want a hard copy of your responses.
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