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This contract is an agreement between Clemson University and the individual, herein referred to as "student", meaning any enrolled student at Clemson University or Tri-County Technical College, Bridge to Clemson Program, or "resident", meaning any authorized person living in University Housing, student or non-student. It entitles the resident to the use of University Housing accommodations only in such a manner as set forth herein and in the attached addenda. It does not constitute a commitment of admission or enrollment to the University. The terms, conditions and policies of this contract and any attached addenda are fully binding upon any person living in University Housing from the time of signature through the contract period.
This contract may be terminated only under the conditions specified herein and in the attached addenda. All residents and their parents or guardians are urged to read carefully the policies, terms and conditions of this agreement. If the resident is under the age of eighteen (18) at the time the contract is signed, a parent or guardian must co-sign this contract.
Clemson University does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran's status.
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Assistant Vice President, Student Auxiliary Services
1. Assignment of the Contract.
The University Housing Contract is personal and may not be transferred or assigned to another person. The space may not be sublet. Once the contract term has begun, University Housing will only provide access to the contracted space to the assigned student. Parents, friends and other delegates may not obtain keys or access to the space on a student’s behalf. Addenda to this contract may be distributed and enacted as needed. All addenda become an extension or revision of this contract and/or its attached addenda, and therefore are binding on all residents living in University Housing.
2. Assignment of Space.
(a) University Housing reserves the right to fill all available bed space. Where there is a vacant space, the remaining resident(s) must maintain the area in a manner that would allow another resident to move in immediately and without prior notification. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action and the student’s rental rate adjusted to the private room rate for the assigned space.
(b) University Housing reserves the right to require a resident to move to a different housing assignment when deemed necessary by Housing officials for reasons such as, but not limited to, maintenance or closure of an area, changes in use of space, crisis, safety or emergency situations, Student Code of Conduct violations or occupancy management needs.
(c) The University reserves the right to assign residents to interior accommodations including, but not limited to, converted study rooms, student staff rooms, triples or off-campus accommodations in the event that regularly designated spaces are not available.
3. Eligibility for Residency.
Any enrolled student, who will be 17 years of age by October 15, 2020, is eligible to live in University Housing under the provisions of this contract, provided space is available as determined by the needs of University Housing. Non-students may also be housed under the provisions of this contract as needed and deemed appropriate by University Housing.
All first-year students who are under the age of 21 at the time of enrollment who do not live with parent/guardian(s) [within Xxxxxxxx, Oconee and Xxxxxxx Counties] are required to live in University Housing (on-campus) for the fall and spring semesters.
For the purpose of this agreement, the policy noted above does not apply to transfer students. Housing for Transfer students are on a space available basis.
4. Inspections and Access.
(a) The University reserves the right to enter resident rooms and apartments under certain circumstances including, but not limited to, inspections for safety, health, policy compliance, cleaning, inventory, epidemics or other emergency, pest control, occupancy verification and/or general repair. If such inspections are of a routine or periodically recurring nature, reasonable effort to give prior notice will be provided.
(b) Residents should be prepared to grant access to University officials upon reasonable request or in exigent circumstances. Failure to do so may result in charges through the Office of Community and Ethical Standards.
5. Right of the University to Refuse Housing and to Modify or Cancel Contract.
(a) The University reserves the right to revise the terms of this agreement or cancel this agreement in its entirety without penalty due to circumstances beyond the University's control, including but not limited to natural disasters (e.g., tornado, earthquake, flood, hurricane, etc.), war, terrorist act, strike, public health outbreak (e.g., pandemic or wide-spread &/or infectious disease outbreak), fire, release of nuclear material or dangerous substance into the environment or other catastrophic event or major disruption of University operations.
(b) The University reserves the right to refuse admission or readmission to University Housing, to require a temporary or permanent assignment change, or to cancel the contract altogether, for a student's failure to meet academic requirements, or any resident's failure to comply with University and/or University Housing policies and regulations.
(c) The contract may be cancelled by the University in the event that the resident is criminally convicted by civil authorities. Additionally, SC law (23-3-465) prohibits any individual who is a registered sex offender from living in campus housing at any public institution of higher learning. Any resident who is registered or becomes registered on the sex offender registry will have his/her housing contract immediately terminated. In all such cases above, there will be no refund of prepaid rent.
6. Room Change.
Residents may submit requests for housing assignment changes. Students are not permitted to move or trade spaces without administrative approval. Once a housing assignment change has been approved, the resident must move in accordance with prescribed timeframe and abide by all appropriate key policies. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action and fees associated. Students are financially responsible for rate differential if applicable.
When signing the Clemson University Housing Contract electronically, the resident, and/or parent or guardian, acknowledges and agrees to conduct this transaction by electronic means in accordance with Title 26, Chapter 6 of SC Statutes Annotated, and that by entering his/her electronic signature, the resident, and/or parent or guardian, is entering into a legally binding and enforceable contract with Clemson University Housing.
1. Additional Requirements - Housing Rules and Regulations.
Students and residents are responsible for reviewing and being knowledgeable of the University Housing Rules and Regulations. By electronically signing the Housing Contract, students are agreeing that they have read and agree to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by this document. xxxx://xxxxxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/
2. Communal Areas and Property.
Communal areas and property includes, but is not limited to, residential classrooms, hallways, baths, stairwells, elevators, lounges, study rooms, utility rooms, laundries, kitchens, lobbies, porches, courtyards, and related area spaces.
(a) Communal areas are reserved for the use of all residents; therefore, residents may not store personal items in these spaces or remove items from these spaces for their personal use. University Housing is not
responsible for abandoned property.
(b) Residents are responsible for the care of communal property and should report any damages. In halls or areas where the University has determined that there is abuse or destruction of University property and the responsible individual(s) cannot be identified, all residents may be held responsible for paying a prorated portion of repair and/or replacement costs.
(c) Where organizations or programs have exclusive use of an area, such as fraternities and sororities, those organizations are responsible for reimbursing the University for the cost of repairs from damages to communal property if the responsible individual(s) cannot be identified. Where it is determined that organizations or programs are not in support of University Housing regulations, they may lose exclusive use of the area.
3. Communications and Information.
(a) Students are required to know and comply with all terms and conditions contained within the University Housing Contract and Addenda. The Contract and Addenda may be found on the University Housing & Dining website.
(b) Students are expected to be aware of and comply with all policies in the Clemson Student Code of Conduct, all official print or electronic University publications, and federal and state laws.
4. Communications Services.
Cable television content is provided and can be accessed through Philo/IPTV or via devices like Roku, Fire Stick, etc. Internet access (wireless) is provided at no additional charge. Residents may not alter the existing wiring for any of these services and must provide their own reception devices (i.e., TV and/or computer).
Personal wireless routers are prohibited in University Housing. Exterior antennas and satellite dishes are prohibited.
5. Conduct and Contract Adherence.
(a) Incident Reports - An incident report (IR) may be written to document an infraction of this University Housing contract or Clemson Student Code of Conduct regulations. Infractions of University Housing policies may be dealt with administratively or through the student judicial system administered by the Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES). A web based IR form is available through OCES web page.
(b) Disciplinary Action - Residents who violate the terms and conditions of this contract are subject to disciplinary action by the University. Such action can include, but is not limited to, administrative sanctions, temporary removal, suspension or eviction from University Housing and/or suspension or dismissal from the University. Residents may also be required to pay fines and/or make restitution. Those who violate state and/or municipal laws are subject to prosecution in civil or criminal courts.
6. Personal Property.
The University does not assume any legal or financial obligation for any resident's personal property that may be lost or damaged in its buildings or on its grounds. Residents or their families are encouraged to obtain appropriate renter’s insurance to cover such losses. University Housing is not responsible for any item(s) left behind once a room or apartment is vacated. University Housing will bag and store abandoned property for 30 days, then dispose.
(a) The resident is responsible for the condition of the assigned space and may be required to reimburse the
University for all damage to the space and damage to or loss of fixtures, furnishings or properties furnished under the contract.
(b) The resident is responsible for reporting all maintenance issues to the Housing & Dining Facilities Office by calling 000-000-0000 or by submitting an online maintenance request via the Clemson Home website, or xx.xxxxxxx.xxx.
(c) Alterations must not be made to the area or furnishings provided by the University (including, but not limited to, painting, mounting TV’s, etc.).
(d) All furniture, in each room/apartment at the time of move in, must remain for the duration of residency. Residents may not remove, store or trade furnishings from their assigned space. Additional furnishings brought into the room/apartment by the resident(s) must be freestanding and clear of all existing furniture, fixtures and walls.
(e) When occupancy is terminated, residents must follow proper check-out procedures as outlined in the Housing Rules and Regulations. Residents vacating housing without following this procedure may be charged a fee for failing to check out properly, plus the cost of replacement or repairs resulting from any damages inflicted during occupancy. Egregious damages may result in referral to the Office of Community and Ethical Standards. Failure to return the room key at checkout may result in lock change charges.
8. Right to Prohibit.
University Housing reserves the right to prohibit any item or activity deemed by the University to be harmful, unadvisable, or not in the best interest of the University or its residents.
1. Asbestos Materials.
Some areas of University Housing have asbestos containing materials present. A licensed asbestos abatement team manages these materials. Residents should use caution to not disturb any sprayed-on ceiling materials. Any questions concerning asbestos materials, locations and hazards should be referred to the Housing Facilities Office at (000) 000-0000 or the Asbestos Abatement Program liaison at (000) 000-0000 for further clarification.
(a) Keys are issued at check-in by the community desk where the resident is assigned. Keys must be returned to the community desk by the resident when occupancy is terminated. If a key is lost or not returned when occupancy is terminated, or if a temporary key is not returned within the required time, the door lock(s) will be changed and new keys will be made at the responsible resident’s expense.
(b) All keys are property of the University and bear the statement, "State of S.C.; Do Not Duplicate." Residents shall not violate this provision or possess University Housing keys other than the one assigned to them by the community desk.
(c) A contracted resident who represents voluntary abandonment of assigned space may be required to relinquish rights to key issuance.
(a) All persons, including but not limited to Students and their guests, use the outdoor pool/lounging area at their own risk. Clemson University Housing will not be held responsible for injuries sustained by any person using this area. Student(s) and guest(s) will indemnify Clemson University and Clemson University Housing for any claims resulting from their use of the outdoor pool/lounging area.
(b) Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in the pool/lounge area.
(c) The student(s) and guest(s) are responsible for ensuring all gates are locked and secured at all times.
(d) Students and guests are to following pool/lounge policies, hours of operations, etc., ensuring safety and responsibility are priority.
(e) In the event student(s) or guest(s) fail to follow policies, hours of operation, or provide safe and responsible behavior, an incident report will be processed and appropriate authorities will be notified.
(f) Pets of any kind are prohibited in the pool/lounge area.
(g) The student understands that the pool and/or lounge area is strictly an amenity and that the use of this amenity is not guaranteed under the terms of the contract. Any interruption or non-availability of the use of the pool/lounge area will not violate any terms of the contract.
(h) Students using the pool/lounge area is responsible for notifying University Housing Maintenance of repair needs. Students/guests are to refrain from attempting to make any repairs or adjustments to the pool/lounge equipment.
(i) All outdoor furnishings are to remain in the pool/lounge area. Students and/or guests who remove or intentional damage furnishings may be reported to the Clemson University Police Department, dealt with administratively, and/or referred to the Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES).
4. Restricted Areas.
The roofs, ledges, attics and mechanical/electrical equipment rooms of all University Housing buildings are strictly prohibited to all residents.
Entrances to all residence halls are regulated by a card access system. Guests (defined as someone who is not assigned to that residential community) must enter and exit with a resident of that building. Residents who enter or exit by locked security doors are responsible for leaving the doors in a locked position. Disciplinary action may be taken against residents who prop open doors or allow others to "tailgate" through security doors without proper authorization.
This addendum applies to all New Students defined as New High School, New Graduate Students, New International Students (all students with no previous enrollment at Clemson University).
1. Period of Contract.
This addendum and attached contract are effective and binding on the date signed and govern housing from August 16, 2020 until May 2, 2021 a full academic year contract. By signing this contract, the student agrees to all the terms and conditions outlined in this addendum and in the attached contract.
(a) Residency Requirement.
All new, incoming students from high school (no previous enrollment) who are under the age of 21 and will be at the time of enrollment are required to live on-campus in University Housing for the fall and spring semesters.
(b) New, incoming students must be 17 years of age as of October 15, 2020 to be eligible to reside in University Housing.
(c) All students under the age of 21, who desire to live with parent/guardian(s) [within Anderson, Pickens, or Oconee Counties] at the time of enrollment, must submit a University Housing & Dining Appeals Form requesting release from the residency requirement. This form is located on the Clemson Home website. Students, under the age of 21, admitted under the admissions code "Special Student" are considered freshman.
3. Housing Assignments.
Assignments, for the academic year for any new student, are made only after the student has been accepted to Clemson University, paid the Clemson University Admissions deposit, completed and signed an online Housing & Dining contract, and paid the $150 non-refundable fee. Deadline for all new student contracts is Noon (12 PM), May 15, 2020.
4. Occupancy and Payment.
This addendum and contract binds the student to pay housing rental fees according to the University payment schedule for one academic year as indicated in section 1 (Period of Contract) above, and to abide by the following occupancy procedures and regulations:
(a) University Housing may be occupied no earlier than 8:00 AM on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Students who fail to occupy their assigned space by the first day of classes are bound by this contract but may lose their assigned space and can be assigned to temporary accommodations unless prior arrangements for late occupancy have been made with the Housing Office.
(b) If a student is approved for early arrival or late stay, outside the term defined in section 1 (Period of Contract), all terms, conditions, policies and regulations of this contract and any attached addenda are also extended to cover that approved length of time, and are therefore, fully binding on the student.
(c) Most University Housing facilities are closed during the period between the fall and spring semesters. An exception applies for students assigned to Xxxxxxx Courts, Xxxxxxx Hills West, Xxxxxxxx Bridge I, and Xxxxxxxxx Village apartments. These apartment residents may reside in their apartment during the break between semesters only if:
(1) they notify Housing of their intent to do so,
(2) are enrolled for the spring semester,
(3) are living in the same apartment space for spring,
(4) have an approved reason to stay during the holiday break.
(d) University Housing must be vacated by 10 AM on Sunday after the last exam. Apartment exception noted in 4(c) applies.
(e) Graduating students may remain in their assigned space until 10:00 AM the day following commencement.
(f) There will be no refund of University Housing monies during the last six weeks of the/a semester during the contract term as noted in section 1.
5. Cancellation of the Contract.
The academic year contract may be cancelled for the following reasons only:
(a) Failure to enroll, withdrawal from Clemson University; or,
(b) Transferring to another college or university; or,
(c) Marriage (no more than four weeks prior to the wedding date); or,
(d) Circumstances determined by the University to be sufficiently extenuating as to warrant cancellation (documentary evidence will be required).
6. Contract Cancellations and Fees.
(a) Students, who request cancellation of this Contract due to extenuating circumstances, must do so by submitting an online Appeals Form located on the Clemson Home website. The Housing & Dining’s Appeals Committee will review the request, determining approval or denial of request, and will notify the student of the decision.
(b) The Housing Contract is legally binding and must be upheld by the student until notification has been received via email from the Housing & Dining Appeals Committee.
(c) Cancellation fee, an amount not to exceed a semester’s rental rate for the area assigned, will be applied to the student’s iRoar account based on the circumstances of cancellation.
Students who sign contracts after May 15, 2020 are subject to all cancellation procedures and may be subject to cancellation charges.
7. Proper Notice of Cancellation Request.
Students who desire to request cancellation of this contract must contact University Housing to receive instructions.
8. Appeals Committee.
Students are encouraged first to contact the Clemson Home Assignments Office with concerns regarding the contract cancellation process. If the concerns are not resolved satisfactorily, the student is encouraged to submit such concerns to the Appeals Committee.
9. Collection Fees.
If collection fees are assessed or attorney’s fees are expended by the University in the process of obtaining unpaid housing charges, the student will be responsible for the payment of those fees in addition to the unpaid housing charges.
10. Rental Rates.
Rental rates for University Housing & Dining are published online at xxx.xxxxxxx.xxx/xxxxxxx-xxxxxx.