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GA Housing Contract for academic year

  • I. Personal Information

  • II. Terms and Conditions

    1. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to live in a residence hall you must be enrolled as a full-time student at William Penn University, or otherwise deemed eligible by Residence Life.
    2. DATES OF CONTRACT: This housing contract valid from July 1 to June 30 of the current academic year as long as your GA position and academic status are in good standing. You are allowed to stay on premises over all WPU session breaks and through the summer.
    3. DEPOSITS: In order to be assigned a room, a student must have a $100 housing deposit on account. Request for refund of housing deposit must be postmarked by May 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. Housing deposits carry over from semester to semester and are refunded upon cancellation of residency (move off-campus or graduate). Housing deposits will not be refunded to students whose rooms sustained damage or to those with an account balance.
    4. OCCUPANCY: It is agreed that only the undersigned student (and other students assigned by the University in case of multiple occupancy units) will occupy said premises during the terms of the lease. Students found residing in a room not assigned by the Residence Life Director will be fined a minimum of $200 and be required to move to their assigned room the same day.
    5. FURNISHINGS: No furnishings are offered. The University agrees to provide and maintain windows and working door locks.
    6. DAMAGES: Residents are not permitted to decorate or use the room in a manner that will cause damage to the room. Students will be charged for damages caused by the use of tape, nails, screws, or tacks in walls, furniture, or fixtures. A room condition assessment will be made available to residents prior to or during move-in. The resident has 3 days after moving in to report additional damage not reflected in this report. When a room becomes vacant, it will be inspected for new damages and the student(s) will be charged accordingly. All students occupying a room are liable for damages occurring to the room. All residents are liable for damages to common areas of the building in which they reside. Damage due to vandalism that cannot be attributed to a specific person will be divided among the residents of that particular floor or housing unit.
    7. STUDENT CONDUCT: Students assume responsibility for themselves and their guests in following University regulations as outlined in the William Penn University Student Handbook.
    8. NO ALCOHOL/ILLEGAL DRUGS: William Penn University is a “dry” campus. The use of these substances on campus is strictly prohibited.
    9. NO FIREARMS, WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES: Firearms of any kind (including airsoft/bb guns, etc.) or any type of weapon (knives, hatchets), or explosives of any kind, including illegal items such as firecrackers and bottle rockets, are strictly prohibited at William Penn University.
    10. KEYS/ID: Students will be issued a student id, room, and mailbox keys. Lost keys should be reported to the Residence Life Office promptly. There is a $75 replacement charge for each room key, $50 charge for each student id, and $10 charge for each mail key.
    11. PERSONAL PROPERTY: The University does not assume liability for students’ personal items that are stolen, lost or damaged. Students may wish to insure their personal property through their own or family insurance plans. The University specifically accepts no responsibility for any property left after termination of occupancy.
    12. ACCESS TO PREMISES: The University will make a room check or search in accordance with the conditions stated in the Student Handbook. The University shall have access to the premises at all reasonable times for purposes of monthly safety inspections, damage, cleanliness, and for maintenance requirements. The University reserves the right to enter premises without consent of the student if the University believes that an emergency exists with respect to the life of the student, or to maintain property, or so that repairs may be affected.
    13. MEALS: GA students living on-campus are NOT required to be on the University meal plan. Meal plans are available for purchase. Meals are not served during Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring, and summer breaks.
    14. The University reserves the right to make each room a "double" unit at any time.
    15. The University has the right to refuse housing or revoke housing privileges for disciplinary reasons.

  • The signing of this document establishes a contractual relationship between the student and the University. The Student Handbook is an integral part of this relationship and the signing of this document indicates that I agree to adhere to all policies and procedures as stated in the Student Handbook. I also understand that if I am ever released from the residence halls for any reason, my room and board fees will be prorated in accordance with the tuition refund schedule as stated in the Course Catalog.
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