Before you submit any paperwork to residence life, it is important for you to read the housing agreement thoroughly. The housing agreement is a year-long legal and binding document requiring residential students to pay for room and board (where applicable) and live in on-campus/university owned housing for the fall, winter and spring terms for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Before you can move into an apartment, it is important for you to read the apartment lease agreement thoroughly. The lease is a year-long (12 or 11.5 month) binding document that requires residential students to pay rent for the entire leasing period and live in university owned apartments for fall, winter, and spring terms for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Lease Time Frames
If your group is signing up for the same apartment (phase one), your lease will run June 1- May 31.
If your group receives a new apartment (phase two), your lease will run June 15-May 31.
The agreement may be terminated prior to the end of the initial term only for the following reasons: withdrawal, marriage, graduation, or circumstances that are determined by the university to be beyond the student's control. Documentary evidence will be required to show cause for cancellation. Remaining tenants will have thirty (30) days to find another tenant or the rent will increase proportionally to cover the cancelled tenant or residence life reserves the right to fill the vacant spot.
The agreement may not be terminated prior to the end of the initial term for reason of study abroad or internship, whether optional or mandatory. For the lease to be cancelled for this reason, you, the tenant, will have to find another tenant to fill the vacant spot or you will be obliged to pay the entire period of the lease and board, if applicable, during your time away/abroad.