The purpose of this document is to establish the agreement between the student and the College with regard to living in Campus Housing. The terms, conditions and
responsibilities are stated below:
I. Terms Governing This Agreement
I. Under this agreement the student is entitled to the use of his/her assigned space and the facilities of his/her residence hall/apartment.
2. All resident students are required to pay a housing fee of $1OO. This amount must be brought back up to $100 if it ever falls below $50.
3. This agreement, with appropriate signature(s) and payment, IS effective from the date of the school's acceptance of this agreement until the end of the contract
period noted on the application. The school’s acceptance of this agreement is indicated
by notice of building assignment shall be a part of the agreement that in order for a
student to be eligible for or continue to reside in campus housing, the student must be enrolled at the college on a full-time basis (twelve credit hours per semester if an
undergraduate; eight credit hours if a graduate student). It shall also be part of this agreement that upon a student's failure to enroll for classes on a full-time basis, or upon a
final decision by the College to expel or suspend a student for academic, student conduct, or disciplinary reason, or for any other breach of the terms of this agreement, this
agreement shall automatically terminate within two days.
4. If the student is suspended from the institution for academic reason, he/she will receive a refund of housing payments provided that he/she cancels his/her agreement
through the Housing Office. In these instances, prorated charges will be assessed, if the student is in residence, until the final clearance is made through the Housing Office.
The deposit will only be refunded if a cancellation is made by the stated deadline (see #5).
5. If the student cancels his/her Housing Agreement, he/she will receive a full refund of housing fees, less a $25.00 service charge, PROVIDED he/she has not checked in for
the first semester of the contract period AND he/she submits notice of cancellation in writing to the Housing Office by the following deadlines: Fail/Spring - June 15,
Spring - December I, Summer - May I. If a fall resident does not enroll spring semester, he/she may request a refund of his/her deposit as long as he/she notifies the Housing
Office in writing by December 1st of his/her plans to leave the school.
6. Note that this is an annual contract. If an enrolled student moves off campus prior to the completion of the contract period, he/she will still be charged for his/her room and
meal plan for the entire contract period unless he/she is released from this agreement by the Director of Housing. Students requesting to be released from this agreement must
fill out a "Request for Release from Housing Agreement" form in the Housing Office. Generally, students will not be released from the housing agreement except for the
following reasons: graduation, marriage, out-of-town internship and student teaching.
7. Students enrolled during the summer semester are subject to all terms of this agreement
8. Students who must move off campus due to disciplinary reasons will forfeit their deposit if the move occurs after the second week of classes, he/she will be charged
for the entire semester's residence hall and meal charge.
9. Anyone that is eligible for a refund of the deposit must send a written request for a refund to the Housing Office within 275 days after cancelling their contract
or moving out of the residence halls. Otherwise, the deposit will be forfeited.
II. Conditions of W
I. This agreement will also terminate immediately upon the student's withdrawal from the school and notification In writing to the Housing Office of such withdrawal. The
student is required to vacate his/her assigned space within two (2) days of such withdrawal. The student's failure to provide written notification to the Housing Office of
withdrawal from the college will result in the student's continued responsibility to pay Housing charges here under despite his/her having vacated the premises, until official
notification of withdrawal is received, or until the agreement is cancelled by the Housing Office.
2. This agreement may not be terminated without approval of the Housing Office. In the event of termination without approval, obligation to pay rent will continue as
long as the student is enrolled in the college during the agreement period
3. Notice of Withdrawal Must Be Made In
Writing Directly To The Housing Office. Notices made to the Registrar's Office or other college offices do not
constitute official notice of the withdrawal from housing accommodations.
III. Conditions of Agreement
I. The College's acceptance of the agreement does not guarantee assignment to a particular type of accommodation (hall or room) or final admission to the College
The preferences Indicated in this agreement are only preferences and room requests cannot be guaranteed. Assignment is contingent upon final acceptance for
2. Occupancy shall begin on the first day of check-In and shall terminate when the student has checked out properly through his/her resident assistant, turned in his/her
room key to a member of the Housing Staff, and removed his/her property from the room/apartment Termination of occupancy does not imply a release from
the Housing Agreement and the obligation of an enrolled student to pay for the room and meal plan. (See Section I, paragraph 6 above).
3 The Director of Residence Life or his/her designee reserves the right to require changes in room assignments in order to maintain an educational environment conducive to
Intellectual and personal growth after due notice to the assignee.
4. The Director of Housing or his/her designee reserves the right to require changes in room assignments, i.e., consolidation, in order to insure maximum utilization of
Space and resources. Students who lose a roommate or were not assigned a roommate will be given the option to use a room as a single when space will permit. The
Private room rate is one and a half times the standard rate.
5. Authorized MCC Housing or Physical Plant Personnel may enter
Individual student rooms without the resident's permission for maintenance and housekeeping purposes,
fires and safety inspections, and inspection for damage. General room inspections will be conducted periodically When the above noted authorized personnel have reasonable
belief that a violation of the College, state, or federal policy is in progress, and/or for other emergency purposes, they may enter a student's room without notice.
6. This agreement may be cancelled by the College, and room assignments may be changed In the interest of order discipline, health, safety, security, maximum utilization of
facilities, or for the occupant's failure to pay rental charges. The College shall have the right to change or modify the terms of conditions of this agreement as the College so
ay be occupied ONLY by students to whom they are assigned Violators will be considered in breach of this agreement Rooms may not be sublet to other persons.
Room transfers may be made only AFTER written approval from the Director of Residence Life. Building changes must be approved In writing by the Director of Residence
Life or his/her designee. Appropriate monetary charges will be assessed and/or disciplinary action will be taken against violators.
8. Rooms are to be kept clean and orderly at all times. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of this agreement Charges will be made for damages to, unauthorized use
of or alterations to rooms, equipment, locks, or buildings and for special cleaning necessitated by Improper care of rooms or equipment Students are Jointly responsible for
care of public areas and equipment and may be charged for damages and special cleaning in public areas or on the floor or In the section of the building where their assigned
rooms are located
9. Rooms must be Inspected by the student's resident assistant (or hall director) prior to checking out of the residence hall. Failure to check out properly will result In
forfeiture of the housing deposit.
10. Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the college regulations and procedures as set forth in the Residential life Guide, Student Handbook, and MCC
Catalog. AII administrative procedures relating to student conduct and/or student housing, as well as other College publications also apply Residents are responsible for the
actions of their guests and will be subject to disciplinary action if their guests violate any policies or regulations. II. The student shall use the demised premises exclusively
for residential purposes, under penalty of forfeiture and damages 12, The College, as well as its representatives, employees, and agents, shall not be liable for, and the student
expressly waives, all claims for loss, Injury or damages to
the student's person or property, or to any other occupant, visitor: patron or guests of the student, resulting from failure to repair or maintain any part of the building, its
equipment or appurtenances, the student's room or any common areas, any accident in or about the same, any acts of theft, burgl
ary or vandalism by any person, or about the
same, or for any loss, injury or damage resulting directly or indirectly from any act or omission, whether negligent, wanton, intentional or otherwise, by another student,
occupant, visitor: patron or guest, or any other person, including all representatives, employees or agents of the college
13. Meal tickets are required of all residents including students living in the College Crossing Apartments.
14. Students are prohibited from having pets in the residence halls this incl
udes all animals, reptiles and birds.
15. Residents must maintain at least a 1.8 cumulative grade point average. Any resident whose GPA drops below a 1.8 may request an exception to this policy from the
Director of Residence Life. If an exception is not granted, this agreement will be terminated and the student will be required to vacate his/her room
16. The full amount of housing is due in the business office one full week prior to check in, or a deferment from the financial aid office on file with said office.