Fisk University Division of Enrollment Management 1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Office of Residence Life and Campus Services 615-329-8843 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020-2021 Living Learning Center Contract
, a registered student, hereinafter called the “Student” and Fisk University, hereinafter called the
“University,” hereby enter into this Living Learning Center Contract upon the following terms and conditions. PLEASE NOTE: This contract covers FALL,
and SPRING SEMESTERS of the 20120-2021 Academic Year. It is not a one (1)-semester contract and cannot be canceled unilaterally after August 16, 2020 and
prior to May 3, 2021 unless the student has graduated or withdraws from the University at the end of the semester. It is required of all undergraduate students
who are unmarried and financially dependent on parental support, to reside on campus. Fisk believes that participation in the give-and-take of campus life is an
indispensable part of a university education. Exceptions may be made by the Office of Residence Life and Campus Services when the student is a legal resident of
Davidson County, or when there is a temporary shortage of residence hall space, or due to personal circumstances. When exception is granted, it must come in
the form of written approval from the Office of Residence Life and Campus Services and must be received prior to the beginning of the registration period in which
the student seeks permission for off-campus residence.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: Fisk University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, nation, ethnic origin, color, creed, or sex, nor
against otherwise qualified handicapped students in its admissions or academic standards, not in granting of scholarships, loans and other financial aid, or in
planning and administering of its admissions, academic, athletic, housing, and other policies, nor in any other program, services and activities.
1.2 The University will provide the student with space in a residence hall at the University during the term of this contract, except where a temporary
assignment may be necessary.
1.3 The University will furnish the student the use of a single bed, chest of drawers, desk chair, and closet space.
2.1 RESIDENCE ASSIGNMENTS
2.2 The University agrees to assign accommodations only after the student has (1) endorsed the contract and (2) submitted the non- refundable
room reservation deposit in accordance with University policy.
2.2.1 Current student Priority Deadline for submitting contract and non-refundable room reservation fee plus damage deposit: April 30, 2020.
2.2 The Office of Residence Life and Campus Services is not authorized to make any special financial arrangements relating to deposits or rent.
2.3 Subject to the availability of space, the University will make every effort to assign accommodations according to the student’s preferences, but the
University will not guarantee assignment to a particular room, building, type of accommodation, or specific roommate.
2.4 Transferring from one room to another within or between halls will depend upon the space available, and the date and time of the request. The
necessity of the request to transfer will be closely scrutinized.
2.5 The University reserves the right to change or cancel assignments in the interest of order, health, safety, or discipline, with appropriate
2.6 The University will provide rooms for a maximum of two (2) students in designated residence halls.
3.1 OCCUPANCY Fall Semester Spring Semester
3.2 HALLS OPEN (Freshman International) August 3, 2020 January 4, 2021
(Freshmen/New Students) August 5, 2020 January 4, 2021
(Upper-classmen) August 8, 2020 January 4, 2021
HALLS CLOSE (All Students) November 25, 2020 April 23, 2021 (non-seniors) May 3, 2021 (seniors)
The student agrees that the duration of this contract is for the entire academic year (two semesters fall, spring) at the University.
3.3 The housing space assigned is available for occupancy at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of Orientation for new freshmen and 9:00
a.m. on the first day of registration for all other students, and must be vacated eight (8) hours after the student’s last final examination, or after
termination of student’s status. All personal property must be removed from the premises of the University
at that time. Personal property not removed will be considered abandoned and may be disposed of by the University without liability to the
University. The student will not be allowed to occupy a room prior to the official opening date or after the official closing date except under the
3.2-1 Graduating seniors remaining on campus for commencement activities must vacate by 5:00 p.m. following commencement.
3.2-2 By special written permission from the Director of Residence Life and Campus Services or an authorized designate of that office, in which case a per
diem charge will be assessed.
3.4 Charges do not cover rental during the semester vacation periods and residence hall rooms may not be occupied during that time.
3.5 Students who occupy the living learning center but do not register, for whatever reason, will have a per diem charge assessed based off of refund policy.
Room Occupancy Policy Change - You must remove your personal property from your room if you have an outstanding bill with the
University at the time the residence halls are closed for the semester. All personal property left in the room by students who still have financial
obligations to the University will be deemed abandoned and will be donated to local charitable organizations. Also, if you expect to live on
campus for the next semester, you must occupy your room by the first day classes begin for the new semester. Failure to return by the start of
classes may result in the loss of a room for the semester.
4.1 USE OF FACILITIES - The University will, when necessary:
4.2 Require students to move to other accommodations in order to vacate a building or floor.
4.3 Change room assignments when vacancies occur in a double room. If directed by the University, the remaining resident must consolidate
with another resident.
4.4 Control the use of the room, with medical direction, in the event of an epidemic.
4.5 Inspect all rooms in the presence of the resident whenever possible for purposes of inventory, fire protection, sanitation, safety, maintenance
and rule enforcement.
5.1 RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE AND LOSS
5.2 The student’s signature on the Room Condition form establishes the student’s acceptance of the condition of the room and its contents at the
termination of occupancy.
5.3 The student specifically agrees to be liable for damage or loss incurred to the building, room furniture and equipment, which is not the result
of ordinary wear and tear. Damage within the student’s room is the responsibility of the students assigned.
Damages that occur to public areas (i.e., restroom, lounges, study rooms, etc.) that are not attributable to or chargeable to a specific individual
or group shall be equally shared by the residents of the living in the area where those damages occur. The student agrees to pay such damages
to the University upon demand. All students are required to pay a $100.00 damage deposit.
5.4 The student resident must check out in accordance with circulated check out procedures. Failure to do so will result in a loss of
room damage deposit. In addition, the student will be assessed charges for failure to turn in a key and/or for the cleaning and damages at termination.
6.0 UNIVERSITY LIABILITY
THE UNIVERSITY SHALL ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEFT OR FIRE, DESTRUCTION OR LOSS OF MONEY, VALUABLES OR
OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY BELONGING TO, OR IN THE CUSTODY OF, THE STUDENT FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER
SUCH LOSSES OCCUR IN STUDENT ROOMS, STORAGE ROOMS, PUBLIC AREAS, ELSEWHERE IN THE HALL, OR IN BAGGAGE RELATED
TO SHIPMENT OR STORAGE. THE STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE AND IS ENCOURAGED
TO DO SO. SEE THE DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS SERVICES& RESIDENCE LIFE IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING INSURANCE.
7.0 ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT
This contract is not transferable and shall not be reassigned by the student.
8.0 SEARCH AND ENTRY
The student specifically agrees to be bound by the Search and Entry procedures of the University as they now exist or as they may be hereinafter amended during
the term of this contract. The University Search and Entry policy is found in the residence hall handbook.
9.1 UNIVERSITY AND LLC REGULATIONS
9.2 The student shall observe all University and Living Learning Center regulations. Failure to do so may result in removal from the living learning
centers. The University in accordance with established rules and regulations may also take disciplinary action.
9.3 A notice of revocation of contract may be posted on the door of the student’s room if the student is not available to receive the notice, after the
University has made a reasonable effort to contact the student.
9.4 The University, by giving not less than one (1) day’s written notice and any applicable hearing, may revoke this contract and require the
student to leave a residence hall for (1) or more of the following causes:
9.3-1 The use, possession and/or sales of narcotics and dangerous drugs as defined by local, state and federal laws;
9.3-2 Gambling: participating in illegal gambling activities on University-owned or controlled property or at a function identified
with the University;
9.3-3 Possession of firearms, fireworks, firecrackers or dangerous chemicals;
9.3-4 Possession of dangerous weapons as defined by the Student Code of Conduct. 9.3-5
Participation in unauthorized group activities (riots and raids) or illegal entry;
9.3-6 Disorderly, vicious or immoral conduct (indecent exposure) in or near the living learning center;