This is a Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contract made between the undersigned student and Cleary University. You are advised to carefully review this legally binding contract as well as all policies in the Cougar Resident Guide located at www.cleary.edu. By signing this contract, you affirm that you have read and agree to abide by the terms and conditions outlined in this contract, and all the rules, regulations and policies pertaining to the Cougar Resident Guide. Failure to abide by any other housing or student policy can and will result in removal from housing. By signing this document, the student hereby agrees to accept these conditions as outlined in this contract.
Definitions: All references to the term Department are understood to mean the Director of Housing or designee; all references to the Director of Housing are understood to include a designee. All references to the term residence hall(s) are understood to include all housing options available at Cleary University. The following rights and responsibilities apply to assignment, utilization and contract.
Length of Contract: Length of Contract: The contract dates covered by these terms, conditions, and responsibilities are Spring semester selected above OR Fall semester thru Spring semester selected above. The dates for each semester are available on the Cleary website at Cleary.edu.
Consideration: In consideration of the payments made and to be made, as provided herein, the student is entitled to occupy an assigned space and to the services provided by the Director of Housing, all subject to the terms and conditions included in this Contract.
Effective Date: The contract,
when appropriately submitted with required application payment, becomes
effective upon the date of assignment and it remains valid until the end of the
contract period. Once assigned, the student is fully responsible for all
required payments and lawful charges as set forth in the contract including all
cancellation costs. Students are responsible for printing their own copy of the
Meal Plan: All Residential
students residing on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. More information on meal plan details can be
found at Cleary.edu
Meal Card: Your meal plan card
may be used for food purchases only at the designated Cleary University eatery
and may not be exchanged for cash. Your card is non-transferrable,
non-assignable and meals expire at the end of the semester. Unused meals are
NOT refunded and do NOT carry over from semester to semester. You must present
your card to get a meal.
HOUSING REQUIREMENTS: All
residents must maintain full-time student status (12 credit hours), and
participate in a meal plan while residing in campus housing. If students fails
to meet these requirements at any time, they may be removed from campus
housing. Please note in Spring/Summer semester full time is considered six
credit hours. Compliance with these terms conditions, rules, regulations and
policies is a condition of this contract.
Notification of acceptance to the University by the Admissions Office does not
constitute acceptance of a Housing Contract nor does it guarantee space will be
available. The prospective or enrolled student is considered eligible for a
residence hall space when all of the following conditions are met; the
prospective or enrolled student submits the contract with required application
and housing application fee. Students
are required to have a payment plan for room and board prior to moving into
Specific Space Assignments:
Acceptance of the contract does not guarantee assignment to a specific
building, room, roommate, or room type (double or triple occupancy). The Department reserves the right of room
consolidation, change the room’s gender designation, occupancy designation, or
change in the assignment either in advance of check-in or after the start of
the term. If one of the occupants of a double occupancy or one or two of the
occupants of a triple occupancy room moves out, the Department will assign an
occupant(s) to that room. If the Department can make no such assignment, upon
notification, the remaining occupant will be reassigned to a room chosen by the
Department. The Department may take no action.
Student Occupancy: Only the
student to whom it is contracted may occupy Residence Hall space. The contract
may not be re-assigned, and residence hall space may not be sublet to another
Transfer or Reassignment of Space: The student may, after written approval from the Director of Housing and/or their designee, move to another residence hall space at the discretion of the Director of Housing.
Disabilities and Facilities: Varieties of facilities are available for students with disabilities and other medical considerations in on-campus housing. Students requesting reasonable accommodations for housing based on a disability or a medical condition must submit their request for said accommodations in writing to the Director of Housing by June 1 for the fall or as soon as reasonably possible after a condition occurs. Housing staff will confer with the Director of Housing in order to determine any reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Any information provided to Cleary University substantiating a disability or medical condition will be maintained in strict confidence.
Department Cancellation: The
Department may initiate reassignment or cancel the contract with any and all
applicable charges if deemed necessary by the University in the best interest
of order, health, discipline, safety, security, disaster, failure to make
required payments according to Payment Schedule. The Department may also cancel
a contract for any individual whose enrollment status changes (including but
not limited to a voluntary withdrawal, dismissal or change in full time status)
over the term of the contract. Students
whose contract has been cancelled will be required to vacate the residence
halls within 48 hours from notification unless otherwise indicated.
Maintenance and Damages: Residence hall spaces are to be kept clean and orderly by the student at all times and are to be used for residence only. Charges will be assessed for damages to, unauthorized use of, or alterations to any assigned spaces, equipment or buildings, and/or for special cleaning of assigned spaces necessitated by student negligence. Resident students are jointly and severally responsible for the care of any common areas or equipment. Excessive damage, as determined by the Director of Housing, may incur, in addition to charges for restitution, removal from the residence halls in compliance with the policies outlined.
Damage Liability: The University is
not liable for damage to or loss of personal property, failure or interruption
of utilities (including internet access), or for injury or inconvenience to
persons except as may be required by local statute. Students are encouraged to
provide their own personal property loss insurance.
Modification of Rules and Regulations: The
University reserves the right to make additional and/or modify existing rules
and regulations. The Department agrees to make reasonable effort to inform
resident students of any regulation changes or pertinent policy information.
Provisional Removal for Behavior: Resident(s) who have been determined to create an immediate danger or threat to the community may be provisionally removed from Cleary Student Housing until an investigation and a resolution can occur. This authority shall rest with the Director of Housing. Residents will remain financially responsible for the contract during the provisional removal.
Student Code of Conduct: Students are responsible for knowing and observing University regulations and policies as outlined in the Student Rights, Responsibilities, Code of Conduct Policy, and Cougar Resident Guide.
RATES AND PAYMENT:
Payments by check,
cash, or money order are to be payable to: Business Office, Cleary University, 3750 Cleary Dr., Howell,
Residence Life Fees:
1 Card (per
key not returned, replacement key) – $25.00
Key in South Hall (per key not returned; lost; duplicate key, replacement) –
left in room (minimum charge) – $50.00
Housekeeping required, as deemed by Facilities Department- $100.00
beyond Finals Week: $50.00 per day
Occupancy Status: Occupancy occurs
when a student officially receives the keys to the room or is officially
checked-in via the student housing software.
If either condition exists, then the room is considered officially
occupied. Occupancy will remain in
effect until the same procedure is followed to checkout of the space. Removing personal belongings and vacating the
assigned space will be considered an improper checkout and the student will be
financially responsible for the terms of the contract and associated fees.
Housing Cancellation prior to
move-in: you choose to
terminate your contract prior to move-in you remain responsible for a $300 cancellation
fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than 30 days
prior to move-in to the Department.
Failure to move-in: If you
fail to move-in after submitting your contract and your room has been assigned
you will remain responsible for a $300 cancellation fee.
No Shows: Residents who
have not properly occupied their room by 12 p.m. on the first day of classes
and have not notified the Department of their late arrival may be declared “no
shows” and be reassigned based on availability of bed space. If the student is
found to be not enrolled, the student shall be charged a $300 cancellation fee.
Cancelling Housing after move-in: Students
wishing to cancel their contract after moving into the residence halls may do
so by paying a prorated fee for time assigned to the room, plus the $300
cancellation fee. The fees will be added
to the student’s financial account. Non-payment
of the fees may result in a student registration hold or restriction on
graduation and ability to obtain a transcript.