Your residence hall space is to be used only as your own living quarters and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University, which are subject to change from time to time, without notice. Those rules and regulations are contained in the Official Bulletin of the University of Rochester; in the contract booklet; in Standards of Student Conduct: A Guide to the University of Rochester Conduct Process and Policies; the Residential Network Acceptable Use Policy; Residence Hall Area Handbooks; and other notices from the Residential Life Office and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA).
FAILURE TO OCCUPY
If you do not check in and occupy your assigned room by 5 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, you will forfeit your specific room assignment. You may apply for a waiver of this rule in writing at least five (5) days in advance of the first day of classes, giving the reasons for your late arrival. Any waiver must be approved by the Director of Residential Life and Housing Services. Failure to occupy does not void this contract. You will be assigned to an available space when you present yourself at the Residential Life Office to request a new assignment.
DESIGNATED ROOM ASSIGNMENT
You are assigned to a specific room in the housing system. Any change in room assignment must have prior approval by the Office for Residential Life and Housing Services. If you change rooms without prior approval, you may be assessed a $50 improper room change charge, the room change may be revoked, and you may be subject to disciplinary action.
REDUCING CROWDED SPACES
If you are in designated crowded housing for reasons other than choice, Residential Life will attempt to place you in standard housing as soon as possible, within established priority procedures. Where space allows, you may elect to remain in the crowded space. The decision to remain in crowded housing must be unanimous among all residents of a crowded room, otherwise uncrowding must proceed. Unless all residents of a crowded room mutually determine which person(s) will move, Residential Life will make the determination.
If a vacancy occurs in a room or in a room within a suite, you must accept a new occupant as assigned by Residential Life to fill the existing vacancy. Behavior which discriminates against an interested student or assigned occupant will be considered sufficient grounds for discipline, including reassignment or removal from housing, without refund, as determined by the Director of Residential Life and Housing Services.
Vacancies in Fraternities, Sororities, Academic Living Centers, and Special Interest Housing Groups
Groups are expected to keep their houses or floors fully occupied both fall and spring terms. Residential Life will work with groups to maximize occupancy and reduce unoccupied space.
Occupancy of any room is limited to the student(s) assigned to that room. Rooms may not be subleased nor lent. All students involved in such situations are subject to financial penalty and disciplinary action.
All overnight guest stays are contingent on the approval of all occupants of the living spaces. An overnight guest (any person staying in a room overnight who is not the designated occupant of that room) may stay in a room up to four (4) nights per month.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR GUESTS
You are responsible for your guest’s (overnight or not) conduct in your living area or building (whether you are present or not), and you may be held accountable for any misconduct, loss, or damage caused by your guest.
BUSINESS USE OF STUDENT ROOMS
Commercial use of your room or solicitation anywhere on the premises is strictly forbidden. This includes commercial use of ResNet connections. Specific exceptions for approved student concessions in residence halls and those participating in the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year must be reviewed and authorized in writing by the Residential Life Office.