Fsu Housing Reassignment Definition

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Housing Contract

The purpose of this document is to establish a mutual contract between each housing student and the Florida State University Board of Trustees, a public body corporate of the State of Florida, acting for and on behalf of Florida State University and its University Housing, with regard to living in University Housing Facilities.

I. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Under this contract, the student is entitled to the privacy of his or her assigned room, (except as stated in II G or as otherwise provided by law), the use of public facilities of the residence hall, and the services rendered in order to pursue his/her educational goals.
  2. This contract, whether submitted electronically or in paper form, with required advance payment is effective from the University's receipt of the contract until the end of the spring semester of the academic year. If the student enrolls or re-enrolls at the University after providing notice that the student will not be attending for a specific semester, the contract obligation may be reinstated for the remainder of the contract period, at the sole discretion of the University. The student must vacate the residence hall within 24 hours of withdrawal, release, or termination of the contract during a given semester. To properly vacate the space, the student must remove all personal belongings, have staff inspect the room, and return the key at the conclusion of the room inspection. The student must leave the space in a clean and orderly condition, which includes the removal of all trash.
  3. Residents of University Housing facilities must be degree-seeking students registered for classes at Florida State University for each semester of occupancy. Any exceptions must be granted on an individual basis and based on documented academic circumstances. A student who cancels a contract because he or she is not enrolled must do so in writing on or before the fifth (5th) day of classes in a given semester.
  4. The University's receipt of this contract does not guarantee assignment to a particular type of accommodation (building or room type), nor does it determine final admission to the University. Priority for assignments will be granted according to the following hierarchy, provided all admissions and orientation deadlines are met:
    1. For individuals who are contracting for housing for the term in which they are admitted (e.g., students arriving on campus for the first time in either Summer, Fall or Spring), the date and time of contract submission is used to establish priority for receiving on–campus housing and assignment to preferred buildings and room types.
      1. Contracts submitted in the first five calendar days of the new student fall/spring contract process will be entered into a random lottery for housing priority.
    2. For returning individuals (e.g., students who lived in University Housing during the Spring 2018 semester), the number of completed credit hours on file with the University is used to establish priority for receiving on-campus housing and assignment to preferred buildings and room types.
    3. For individuals who did not live in University Housing but were matriculated and enrolled during the Spring 2018 semester, a waitlist request can be submitted, and housing will be offered on a space available basis no earlier than April 1, 2018.
  5. Semester room rent covers occupancy from the date and time designated for official opening until the date and time designated for official closing of the residence halls for each semester. Residence hall closings will follow the last scheduled examination for each semester. Room rent does not cover occupancy during any vacation period or between semesters. University Housing reserves the right to provide housing during break periods in specific buildings on a limited, centralized basis and for an additional charge.

II. CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESIDENTS

  1. Students may reside only in the rooms to which they are assigned, and students may not sublet rooms to another person. Room transfers may occur only upon written approval from the University Housing office or the building's hall coordinator. A guest may not stay in University Housing facilities for more than three (3) days during a 30–day period.
  2. Students are responsible for care of rooms and equipment. The University performs routine, periodic and preventative maintenance and custodial services. The University may also provide periodic suite bathroom cleaning, subject to staff availability and other conditions. Charges may be made for damages to, unauthorized use of, or alterations to, rooms, equipment or buildings, as well as for special cleaning necessitated by improper care of rooms or equipment. Students are jointly responsible for care of public areas and equipment. "Public areas" are defined as those areas available for use by all students living on a wing, a floor or within a hall. Charges for damages to public areas and equipment may be made to all students assigned to separate wings, floors or within entire halls as deemed appropriate by University Housing.
  3. Students are responsible for knowing and following University regulations and procedures as set forth in official University publications including the Student Conduct Code and the Guide to Residence Living. The University reserves the right to make other rules and regulations that in its judgment may be necessary for the safety, care and cleanliness of the premises and for the preservation of order. The student agrees to abide by all additional rules and regulations that are adopted.
  4. The University is not liable for damage or loss of personal property, failure or interruption of utilities, or unforeseen accidents/injuries. Students are strongly encouraged to secure their own personal property loss insurance.
  5. Resident acknowledges that all main campus housing facilities are located in Florida, which has a climate conducive to the growth of mold and mildew, and that it is necessary to provide proper ventilation and humidification of rooms to retard or prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Resident agrees to be responsible for properly ventilating and dehumidifying the room and the contents to retard and prevent mold and mildew, and that the University shall not be responsible for damage to the room or the personal property of the resident for damages caused by mold and mildew. Residents are responsible for knowing and following recommended procedures as set forth in the Guide to Residence Living related to mildew and mold prevention and removal.
  6. Students have the ability to contract separately for telephone services. Students agree to be responsible for all charges associated with telephone services.
  7. Authorized University personnel may enter student rooms for normal inspection, and maintenance and custodial purposes as outlined. The student's personal property is not subject to search without express approval of the student except when a reasonable belief exists that the room is being used for a purpose which is illegal or which would otherwise seriously interfere with discipline and/or personal safety.
  8. Room assignments may at any time be administratively changed, modified, canceled or terminated by the University in the interests of order, health, discipline, maximum utilization of facilities or disaster after notice to the student as is practical. Disregard for the rights, responsibilities and duties of others, as well as the creation of circumstances which could jeopardize life, limb, or property, are conditions which are not acceptable in University Housing and may be cause for administrative termination of the Housing Contract.
  9. Students may NOT possess the following within the residence halls: weapons, explosives, dangerous articles, or other prohibited items noted in the Guide to Residence Living, the Student Conduct Code, as well as by Florida Law.
  10. Visitation shall be in accordance with Florida State University policy.
  11. In keeping with the policies of the University, all rooms are assigned without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status. However, University Housing makes the following provisions with regards to room assignments: students are assigned to spaces by gender; accommodations are made for students with disabilities; and married couples are not permitted to live together in University Housing facilities.
  12. Sales (including, but not limited to, running a business out of a room) or any type of solicitation is not permitted in the residence halls.

III. RATES, PAYMENTS AND REFUND POLICY STATEMENT

A. RATES:

  1. Residence hall room rates are outlined on the University Housing website. Room rates may be changed after 30 days notice to the assignee in the event of unanticipated circumstances beyond the control of the University, including increased utility rates.
  2. The Florida Prepaid Dormitory Plan benefit will pay the cost of a double–occupancy apartment (e.g., Rogers Hall), or suite–style double room with shared bath. Students assigned to a higher–priced room are responsible for paying any cost differences, as well as any charges, prorations, or other costs pursuant to the terms and conditions of the residence hall contract.

B. PAYMENTS:

This contract creates a financial obligation for the academic year. Rent is charged and billed by semester.

  1. All contracts require an advance payment to complete the housing application process for the initial semester of occupancy. If the student is under age 18, a parent/guardian signature is also required. All balance rent payments will be invoiced after a room assignment is made and are due on or before the second (2nd) Friday of the semester. Payments received after this date are subject to a $50 late fee.

C. REFUND POLICY — INITIAL SEMESTER PRIOR TO OFFICIAL RESIDENCE HALL OPENING DATE:

If written notice of decision not to be enrolled at Florida State University, including in online classes, is received in University Housing PRIOR to the official residence hall opening date for a given semester, a refund of all fees paid will be made LESS:

  1. Fall Semester
    • $50 if cancellation of enrollment is received by May 1
    • $150 if cancellation of enrollment is received May 2 through July 1
    • $225 if cancellation of enrollment is received starting July 2 and prior to the official residence hall opening date
  2. Spring Semester
    • $100 if cancellation of enrollment is received by December 1
    • $225 if cancellation of enrollment is received starting December 2 and prior to the official residence hall opening date

D. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — AFTER OFFICIAL RESIDENCE HALL OPENING DATE:

If written notification that the student will not be attending the University, including enrollment in online classes, is received in the main University Housing office on or after the official residence hall opening date and before Friday ending the first full week of classes, a 25% obligation of one (1) semester housing rent plus any other applicable charges will apply. Students will be obligated for one (1) full semester's housing rent and will receive no refund if written notification is received in the main University Housing office after Friday ending the first full week of classes.

E. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — SUBSEQUENT SEMESTER OF CONTRACT:

A Fall 2018 residence hall student who is not enrolling in classes for the Spring 2019 semester must notify the main University Housing office in writing by December 1, 2018. Students who do not provide such notification by the deadline, but do notify prior to the first Friday of classes will be obligated for 50% of Spring semester housing rent plus any other applicable charges. Students will be obligated for one (1) full semester's housing rent and will receive no refund if written notification is received in the main University Housing office after Friday ending the first full week of classes.

F. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — MEDICAL WITHDRAWALS:

Students that are granted a medical withdrawal from the University will be charged prorated rent for the semester they withdraw based on the date that they officially check out of their residence hall room or initiate the withdrawal, whichever comes later, and any other applicable charges.

G. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — RETURNING STUDENT CONTRACT:

A 2017-2018 resident who submits a 2018-2019 housing contract may cancel the 2018-2019 housing contract for any reason during the contracting period and up to the cancellation deadline of March 1, 2018. Returning students who cancel the 2018-2019 contract will forfeit their pre-payment in its entirety.

IV. CONTRACT CANCELLATION OR RELEASE MAY BE APPROVED BY THE HOUSING OFFICE FOR THE STUDENT WHO:

  1. Decides not to enroll in the University.
  2. Withdraws from the University.
  3. Presents evidence of marriage.
  4. Is denied admission, is suspended, or is expelled from the University.
  5. Is released from the contract by the Appeals Committee. The decision of the Housing Appeals Committee is final.

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Housing Contract

The purpose of this document is to establish a mutual contract between each housing student and the Florida State University Board of Trustees, a public body corporate of the State of Florida, acting for and on behalf of Florida State University and its University Housing, with regard to living in University Housing Facilities.

I. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Under this contract, the student is entitled to the privacy of his or her assigned room, (except as stated in II G or as otherwise provided by law), the use of public facilities of the residence hall, and the services rendered in order to pursue his/her educational goals.
  2. This contract, whether submitted electronically or in paper form, with required advance payment is effective from the University's receipt of the contract until the end of the spring semester of the academic year. If the student enrolls or re-enrolls at the University after providing notice that the student will not be attending for a specific semester, the contract obligation may be reinstated for the remainder of the contract period, at the sole discretion of the University. The student must vacate the residence hall within 24 hours of withdrawal, release, or termination of the contract during a given semester.
  3. Residents of University Housing facilities must be degree-seeking students registered for classes at Florida State University for each semester of occupancy. Any exceptions must be granted on an individual basis and based on documented academic circumstances. A student who cancels a contract because he or she is not enrolled must do so in writing on or before the fifth (5th) day of classes in a given semester.
  4. The University's receipt of this contract does not guarantee assignment to a particular type of accommodation (building or room type), nor does it determine final admission to the University. Priority for assignments will be granted according to the following hierarchy, provided all admissions and orientation deadlines are met:
    1. For individuals who are contracting for housing for the term in which they are admitted (e.g., students arriving on campus for the first time in either Summer, Fall or Spring), the date and time of contract submission is used to establish priority for receiving on–campus housing and assignment to preferred buildings and room types.
    2. For returning individuals (e.g., students who lived in University Housing during the Spring 2017 semester), the number of completed credit hours on file with the University is used to establish priority for receiving on-campus housing and assignment to preferred buildings and room types.
    3. For individuals who did not live in University Housing but were matriculated and enrolled during the Spring 2017 semester, housing will be offered on a space available basis no earlier than April 1st, 2017.
  5. Semester room rent covers occupancy from the date and time designated for official opening until the date and time designated for official closing of the residence halls for each semester. Residence hall closings will follow the last scheduled examination for each semester. Room rent does not cover occupancy during any vacation period or between semesters. University Housing reserves the right to provide housing during break periods in specific buildings on a limited, centralized basis and for an additional charge.

II. CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESIDENTS

  1. Students may reside only in the rooms to which they are assigned, and students may not sublet rooms to another person. Room transfers may occur only upon written approval from the University Housing office or the building's hall coordinator. A guest may not stay in University Housing facilities for more than three (3) days during a 30–day period.
  2. Students are responsible for care of rooms and equipment. The University performs routine, periodic and preventative maintenance and custodial services. The University may also provide periodic suite bathroom cleaning, subject to staff availability and other conditions. Charges may be made for damages to, unauthorized use of, or alterations to, rooms, equipment or buildings, as well as for special cleaning necessitated by improper care of rooms or equipment. Students are jointly responsible for care of public areas and equipment. "Public areas" are defined as those areas available for use by all students living on a wing, a floor or within a hall. Charges for damages to public areas and equipment may be made to all students assigned to separate wings, floors or within entire halls as deemed appropriate by University Housing.
  3. Students are responsible for knowing and following University regulations and procedures as set forth in official University publications including the Student Conduct Code and the Guide to Residence Living. The University reserves the right to make other rules and regulations that in its judgment may be necessary for the safety, care and cleanliness of the premises and for the preservation of order. The student agrees to abide by all additional rules and regulations that are adopted.
  4. The University is not liable for damage or loss of personal property, failure or interruption of utilities, or unforeseen accidents/injuries. Students are strongly encouraged to secure their own personal property loss insurance.
  5. Resident acknowledges that all main campus housing facilities are located in Florida, which has a climate conducive to the growth of mold and mildew, and that it is necessary to provide proper ventilation and humidification of rooms to retard or prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Resident agrees to be responsible for properly ventilating and dehumidifying the room and the contents to retard and prevent mold and mildew, and that the University shall not be responsible for damage to the room or the personal property of the resident for damages caused by mold and mildew. Residents are responsible for knowing and following recommended procedures as set forth in the Guide to Residence Living related to mildew and mold prevention and removal.
  6. Students have the ability to contract separately for telephone services. Students agree to be responsible for all charges associated with telephone services.
  7. Authorized University personnel may enter student rooms for normal inspection, and maintenance and custodial purposes as outlined. The student's personal property is not subject to search without express approval of the student except when a reasonable belief exists that the room is being used for a purpose which is illegal or which would otherwise seriously interfere with discipline and/or personal safety.
  8. Room assignments may at any time be administratively changed, modified, canceled or terminated by the University in the interests of order, health, discipline, maximum utilization of facilities or disaster after notice to the student as is practical. Disregard for the rights, responsibilities and duties of others, as well as the creation of circumstances which could jeopardize life, limb, or property, are conditions which are not acceptable in University Housing and may be cause for administrative termination of the Housing Contract.
  9. Students may NOT possess the following within the residence halls: weapons, explosives, dangerous articles, or other prohibited items noted in the Guide to Residence Living, the Student Conduct Code, as well as by Florida Law.
  10. Visitation shall be in accordance with Florida State University policy.
  11. In keeping with the policies of the University, all rooms are assigned without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status. However, University Housing makes the following provisions with regards to room assignments: students are assigned to spaces by gender; accommodations are made for students with disabilities; and married couples are not permitted to live together in University Housing facilities.
  12. Sales (including, but not limited to, running a business out of a room) or any type of solicitation is not permitted in the residence halls.

III. RATES, PAYMENTS AND REFUND POLICY STATEMENT

A. RATES:

  1. Residence hall room rates are outlined on the University Housing website. Room rates may be changed after 30 days notice to the assignee in the event of unanticipated circumstances beyond the control of the University, including increased utility rates.
  2. The Florida Prepaid Dormitory Plan benefit will pay the cost of a double–occupancy apartment (e.g., Rogers Hall), or suite–style double room with shared bath. Students assigned to a higher–priced room are responsible for paying any cost differences, as well as any charges, prorations, or other costs pursuant to the terms and conditions of the residence hall contract.

B. PAYMENTS:

This contract creates a financial obligation for the academic year. Rent is charged and billed by semester.

  1. All contracts require an advance payment to complete the housing application process for the initial semester of occupancy. If the student is under age 18, a parent/guardian signature is also required. All balance rent payments will be invoiced after a room assignment is made and are due on or before the second (2nd) Friday of the semester. Payments received after this date are subject to a $50 late fee.

C. REFUND POLICY — INITIAL SEMESTER:

If written notice of decision not to be enrolled, including in online classes, at Florida State University is received in University Housing PRIOR to the official residence hall opening date for a given semester, a refund of all fees paid will be made LESS:

  1. Fall Semester
    • $50 if cancellation of enrollment is received by May 1
    • $150 if cancellation of enrollment is received May 2 through July 1
    • $225 if cancellation of enrollment is received starting July 2 and prior to the official residence hall opening date
  2. Spring Semester
    • $100 if cancellation of enrollment is received by December 1
    • $225 if cancellation of enrollment is received starting December 2 and prior to the official residence hall opening date

D. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — AFTER OFFICIAL RESIDENCE HALL OPENING DATE:

If written notification that the student will not be attending, including enrollment in online classes, the University is received in the main University Housing office on or after the official residence hall opening date and before Friday ending the first full week of classes, a 25% obligation of one (1) semester housing rent plus any other applicable charges will apply. Students will be obligated for one (1) full semester's housing rent and will receive no refund if written notification is received in the main University Housing office after Friday ending the first full week of classes.

E. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — SUBSEQUENT SEMESTER OF CONTRACT:

A Fall 2017 residence hall student who is not enrolling in classes for the Spring 2018 semester must notify the main University Housing office in writing by December 1, 2017. Students who do not provide such notification by the deadline, but do notify prior to the first Friday of classes will be obligated for 50% of Spring semester housing rent plus any other applicable charges. Students will be obligated for one (1) full semester's housing rent and will receive no refund if written notification is received in the main University Housing office after Friday ending the first full week of classes.

F. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — MEDICAL WITHDRAWALS:

Students that are granted a medical withdrawal from the University will be charged prorated rent for the semester they withdraw based on the date that they officially check out of their residence hall room or initiate the withdrawal, whichever comes later, and any other applicable charges.

IV. CONTRACT CANCELLATION OR RELEASE MAY BE APPROVED BY THE HOUSING OFFICE FOR THE STUDENT WHO:

  1. Decides not to enroll in the University.
  2. Withdraws from the University.
  3. Presents evidence of marriage.
  4. Is denied admission, is suspended, or is expelled from the University.
  5. Is released from the contract by the Appeals Committee. The decision of the Housing Appeals Committee is final.

Summer 2018 Housing Contract

The purpose of this document is to establish a mutual contract between each housing student and the Florida State University Board of Trustees, a public body corporate of the State of Florida, acting for and on behalf of Florida State University and its University Housing, with regard to living in University Housing Facilities.

I. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Under this contract, the student is entitled to the privacy of his or her assigned room, (except as stated in II G or as otherwise provided by law), the use of public facilities of the residence hall, and the services rendered in order to pursue his/her educational goals.
  2. This contract, whether submitted electronically or in paper form, with required advance payment is effective from the University's receipt of the contract until the end of the selected summer session. If the student enrolls or re-enrolls at the University after providing notice that the student will not be attending for a specific semester or session, the contract obligation may be reinstated for the remainder of the contract period, at the sole discretion of the University. The student must vacate the residence hall within 24 hours of withdrawal, release, or termination of the contract during a given semester or session. To properly vacate the space, the student must remove all personal belongings, have staff inspect the room, and return the key at the conclusion of the room inspection. The student must leave the space in a clean and orderly condition, which includes the removal of all trash.
  3. Residents of University Housing facilities must be degree-seeking students registered for classes at Florida State University for each semester of occupancy. Any exceptions must be granted on an individual basis and based on documented academic circumstances. A student who cancels a contract because he or she is not enrolled must do so in writing on or before the fifth (5th) day of classes in a given semester or session.
  4. The University's receipt of this contract does not guarantee assignment to a particular type of accommodation (building or room type), nor does it determine final admission to the University. Priority for assignments will be granted according to the following hierarchy, provided all admissions and orientation deadlines are met:
    1. For individuals who are newly admitted for summer, or who did not live in University Housing during the Spring 2018 semester, the date and time of contract submission is used to establish priority for receiving on–campus housing and assignment to preferred buildings and room types.
    2. For returning individuals (e.g., students who lived in University Housing during the Spring 2018 semester), the number of completed credit hours on file with the University is used to establish priority for receiving on-campus housing and assignment to preferred buildings and room types.
  5. Room rent covers occupancy from the date and time designated for official opening until the date and time designated for official closing of the residence halls for each semester or session. Residence hall closings will follow the last scheduled examination for each semester or session. Room rent does not cover occupancy during any vacation period or between semesters. University Housing reserves the right to provide housing during break periods in specific buildings on a limited, centralized basis and for an additional charge.

II. CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESIDENTS

  1. Students may reside only in the rooms to which they are assigned, and students may not sublet rooms to another person. Room transfers may occur only upon written approval from the University Housing office or the building's hall coordinator. A guest may not stay in University Housing facilities for more than three (3) days during a 30–day period.
  2. Students are responsible for care of rooms and equipment. The University performs routine, periodic and preventative maintenance and custodial services. The University may also provide periodic suite bathroom cleaning, subject to staff availability and other conditions. Charges may be made for damages to, unauthorized use of, or alterations to, rooms, equipment or buildings, as well as for special cleaning necessitated by improper care of rooms or equipment. Students are jointly responsible for care of public areas and equipment. "Public areas" are defined as those areas available for use by all students living on a wing, a floor or within a hall. Charges for damages to public areas and equipment may be made to all students assigned to separate wings, floors or within entire halls as deemed appropriate by University Housing.
  3. Students are responsible for knowing and following University regulations and procedures as set forth in official University publications including the Student Conduct Code and the Guide to Residence Living. The University reserves the right to make other rules and regulations that in its judgment may be necessary for the safety, care and cleanliness of the premises and for the preservation of order. The student agrees to abide by all additional rules and regulations that are adopted.
  4. The University is not liable for damage or loss of personal property, failure or interruption of utilities, or unforeseen accidents/injuries. Students are strongly encouraged to secure their own personal property loss insurance.
  5. Resident acknowledges that all main campus housing facilities are located in Florida, which has a climate conducive to the growth of mold and mildew, and that it is necessary to provide proper ventilation and humidification of rooms to retard or prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Resident agrees to be responsible for properly ventilating and dehumidifying the room and the contents to retard and prevent mold and mildew, and that the University shall not be responsible for damage to the room or the personal property of the resident for damages caused by mold and mildew. Residents are responsible for knowing and following recommended procedures as set forth in the Guide to Residence Living related to mildew and mold prevention and removal.
  6. Students have the ability to contract separately for telephone services. Students agree to be responsible for all charges associated with telephone services.
  7. Authorized University personnel may enter student rooms for normal inspection, and maintenance and custodial purposes as outlined. The student's personal property is not subject to search without express approval of the student except when a reasonable belief exists that the room is being used for a purpose which is illegal or which would otherwise seriously interfere with discipline and/or personal safety.
  8. Room assignments may at any time be administratively changed, modified, canceled or terminated by the University in the interests of order, health, discipline, maximum utilization of facilities or disaster after notice to the student as is practical. Disregard for the rights, responsibilities and duties of others, as well as the creation of circumstances which could jeopardize life, limb, or property, are conditions which are not acceptable in University Housing and may be cause for administrative termination of the Housing Contract.
  9. Students may NOT possess the following within the residence halls: weapons, explosives, dangerous articles, or other prohibited items noted in the Guide to Residence Living, the Student Conduct Code, as well as by Florida Law.
  10. Visitation shall be in accordance with Florida State University policy.
  11. In keeping with the policies of the University, all rooms are assigned without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status. However, University Housing makes the following provisions with regards to room assignments: students are assigned to spaces by gender; accommodations are made for students with disabilities; and married couples are not permitted to live together in University Housing facilities.
  12. Sales (including, but not limited to, running a business out of a room) or any type of solicitation is not permitted in the residence halls.

III. RATES, PAYMENTS AND REFUND POLICY STATEMENT

A. RATES:

  1. Residence hall room rates are outlined on the University Housing website. Room rates may be changed after 30 days notice to the assignee in the event of unanticipated circumstances beyond the control of the University, including increased utility rates.

B. PAYMENTS:

This contract creates a financial obligation for the selected summer session. Rent is charged and billed by semester or session, as applicable.

  1. All contracts require an advance payment to complete the housing application process for the initial semester of occupancy. If the student is under age 18, a parent/guardian signature is also required. All balance rent payments will be invoiced after a room assignment is made and are due on or before the second (2nd) Friday of the semester. Payments received after this date are subject to a $50 late fee.

C. REFUND POLICY — PRIOR TO OFFICIAL RESIDENCE HALL OPENING DATE:

If written notice of decision not to be enrolled at Florida State University, including in online classes, is received in University Housing PRIOR to the official residence hall opening date for the selected summer session, the student will forfeit the $100 deposit and be released from any additional summer financial obligation.

D. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — AFTER OFFICIAL RESIDENCE HALL OPENING DATE:

If written notification that the student will not be attending the University, including enrollment in online classes, is received in the main University Housing office on or after the official residence hall opening date and before Friday ending the first full week of classes, a 25% obligation of one (1) semester/session housing rent plus any other applicable charges will apply. Students will be obligated for one (1) full semester/session's housing rent and will receive no refund if written notification is received in the main University Housing office after Friday ending the first full week of classes.

E. REFUND/ASSESSMENT POLICY — MEDICAL WITHDRAWALS:

Students that are granted a medical withdrawal from the University will be charged prorated rent for the semester or session they withdraw based on the date that they officially check out of their residence hall room or initiate the withdrawal, whichever comes later, and any other applicable charges.

IV. CONTRACT CANCELLATION OR RELEASE MAY BE APPROVED BY THE HOUSING OFFICE FOR THE STUDENT WHO:

  1. Decides not to enroll in the University.
  2. Withdraws from the University.
  3. Presents evidence of marriage.
  4. Is denied admission, is suspended, or is expelled from the University.
  5. Is released from the contract by the Appeals Committee. The decision of the Housing Appeals Committee is final.

How can I request more information and a housing contract?

Housing agreements are available to students after they have been formally admitted to FSU. Admitted students can apply electronically by accessing our online application available on our website. Students may also visit the Housing Office, located in the Student Life Center, and fill out a hard copy of the Housing Contract.

How can I be assigned to a Living–Learning Community?

To be considered for an invitation to a Living–Learning Community, you must submit first your Housing Contract and $225 prepayment, then an online application for each Living–Learning Community of interest to you. Please see our Living–Learning Community webpage for additional information.

What if I don't get a room in the first round of room selection?

In some instances, students who submit their housing contracts late for campus housing may not be able to select a room during the first round selection times. Historically, throughout the summer a number of students who have completed housing contracts will make decisions to cancel their admission or attend another institution, thus opening up spaces for students waiting to be assigned. University Housing will carefully consider trends from previous years and will communicate with students throughout the summer with status updates. NOTE: Not having an assignment is not grounds for cancellation of the Housing Contract.

On–Campus Living

What happens if I request a roommate?

All summer room assignments and fall selection times are generated by your contract number. If you select a roommate and they select you, the process will assume the later contract number of your roommate pair for assignment purposes. In some instances, we are unable to honor roommate requests due to space availability.

What should I do to get to know my roommate?

Your roommate's email is listed with your housing assignment in your myHousing portal. It's a good idea to try to get to know your roommate by calling or emailing. Tell your roommate about yourself, your expectations, and your commitment to the roommate relationship. Be sure to agree upon who is bringing what for the room or at least a time to discuss it later. You and your roommate may wish until move–in to make purchases for the room. There are several shops and discount stores in town that can help you find just what is needed for the room.

What happens when roommates do not get along?

Each resident brings a different set of expectations. To encourage open communication, all residents discuss and sign a roommate agreement at the beginning of the fall term and any time there is a change in residence status in the room. When roommates are unable to resolve a situation on their own, a mediator is called upon to help. In mediation, an objective person, usually a University Housing staff member, acts as a referee to ensure that strong feelings do not hinder the process and that roommates follow the rules. In the extreme cases in which mediation fails, arbitration will be used. In this process roommates agree beforehand to honor the arbitrator's decision. This binding decision may entail one or more roommates moving to another room. Students requesting to move to another room are obligated to their current room assignment until University Housing is able to find space available to accommodate the move.

What should I bring with me?

Linens are not provided so you'll want to bring your own sheets, pillowcases, towels, blankets and pillows. We recommend extra-long twin sheets. For more information, please click here.

May I have guests in my residence hall room?

Guests are permitted in the halls only at the request of residents, who then become responsible for their visitors' conduct. All guests must abide by University and hall regulations applicable to the resident host. Guests of the same gender as the resident host may stay overnight in student rooms provided that each resident of the room to be used gives his or her permission. Guests may not stay in University Housing for more than three days in any thirty–day period, except by permission of the residence coordinator or hall director.

How can my friends and family visit me in the residence hall?

Each hall has a call box at the front door. From this box, guests can dial the student's phone number to ask the student to come down to open the door. If the guest does not have the resident's number, he or she can call the front desk receptionist number, which is posted at the call box. Because of our commitment to campus safety, guests will not be allowed to wait for the student in the resident's room if the resident is not present. However, guests can wait in the hall lobby.

Do the residence halls stay open during official University breaks?

Suite style halls are closed during the breaks at the end of each semester. Although students are not allowed in the buildings during the breaks, they are not required to remove their belongings from their rooms. The halls remain open during Thanksgiving and special accommodations can be made through the housing office for students who need temporary housing during Spring Break.

Apartment style buildings remain open during winter and spring breaks.

Services & Amenities

Do I have to have a dining membership or can I cook in the residence hall?

All students who reside in the following residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan membership: Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis and Reynolds. Students residing in Azalea, DeGraff, Deviney, Dorman, Magnolia, McCollum, Rogers, Traditions and Wildwood Halls are not required to purchase a dining membership, but many choose to do so. All residence halls contain kitchens for use by residents of the hall. Cooking is permitted in the residence hall kitchens. Residents are responsible for cleaning their refrigerator on a regular basis and before rooms are vacated.

Are rooms wired for computer connections?

All residence hall rooms are wired for connection to the campus network, the Internet, etc. Many residents bring personal computers to campus. Computer users will need an Ethernet card and cable to connect computers to the available wall jacks. There is one port for each resident in the room. For information on obtaining an FSU account and getting connected in the FSU residence halls, go the Guide for Computing Resources at http://its.fsu.edu/NewStudents.

Mail & Packages

How will I receive my mail?

U.S. mail is delivered to the FSU Post Office in the Oglesby Union. Address U.S. mail to:
Student Name
75 N. Woodward Ave # _____
Tallahassee , FL 32313

How do I receive packages on campus?

Packages being delivered by USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. should be addressed to the student's U.S. mail address provided above. Packages will be accepted by the UPS Store across from student mailboxes in the Oglesby Union. When packages arrive students will be notified with a notice in their mailbox and an email. Student will need a picture ID to pickup their package.

How do food and flower deliveries work?

For deliveries from local florists please use the following address format. These will be accepted to the residence hall office where the student lives. The address for deliveries of this nature is:

Student's Name
Room Number and Hall
Street Name (see list below)
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

*The hall receptionist will accept delivery on the student's behalf and will e-mail residents when deliveries arrive.

For Street Names for individual halls, click here.

For food orders (i.e. pizza) students should provide the name of their residence hall. Food delivery drivers should be made to the main door of the residence hall where vendors have access to the outside phone. Students must come downstairs to pay for and pickup their order.

University Housing Policies

What is the alcohol policy?

According to University policy, alcohol may not be consumed in public and common areas of residence halls. Alcoholic beverage consumption is allowed only in the room where residents are 21 or older. Displaying intoxicated behavior or possessing decorative alcohol containers is prohibited for residents of any age.

Transportation

Can I bring a car to campus?

Yes. Parking, however, is very limited. If you plan to bring a car, be prepared to park some distance from your residence hall. You must have a parking decal to park on campus. For more information, contact Parking Services at (850) 644-5278, or visit their website at https://transportation.fsu.edu/.

Can I bring a bicycle to campus?

Yes. If you plan to bring a bicycle to campus, bring a strong lock or chain to secure your bicycle to the bicycle pads outside the residence hall. Bicycles may be stored in student rooms after roommates provide consent. You are advised to register your bicycle with the FSUPD.

Housing Facility Management

Are toasters allowed in the rooms?

Toasters are only allowed to be used in the kitchens. Kitchens are provided in the buildings. Please see the building section of the webpage for building specific information.

May I bring an additional refrigerator?

No, University Housing provides one refrigerator for each room. Two are provided for residents living in rooms designated as triples, except in Cawthon where one larger refrigerator is provided. If an additional refrigerator is necessary due to a medical condition, please submit the required medical documentation based on information here by the appropriate deadline.

How large are the refrigerators?

The suite style rooms have small refrigerators with small freezers. Each refrigerator is 4.0 cubic feet. Residents in apartment style facilities have a full size refrigerator for each apartment.

May I use extenstion cords?

Extension cords should only be used to get more length to reach an outlet. Only one item should be used per extension cord. It is recommended that multiple outlet strips, with a built in breaker, be used instead of extention cords. Do not plug one outlet strip into another outlet strip.

Do we share bathrooms?

The suite style residence halls have residents from two connected rooms share a toilet and shower. The sink is located in the resident room. These bathrooms are cleaned prior to the residence hall opening and at the Winter Break. The residents are responsible for cleaning on a regular basis.

What are the mattress sizes in the residence hall rooms?

Bryan and Jennie Murphree have mattresses that are 36" x 76". The remaining halls all have mattresses that are 36"x 80". You may want to consider buying sheets that will fit a 36" x 80" mattress regardless of where you are assigned. If you ever change halls, you would not have to replace your sheets.

How much room is available under my bed?

All beds are adjustable to allow storage under the bed. The top adjustment will allow 30 inches of vertical storage under the spring. Also, these beds can be bunked. Please contact your Facilities Supervisor if you do not have bunking pins in your room. The beds in Salley Hall are adjustable but due to configuration of the suite, the beds will normally remain bunked.

Where can I purchase a carpet for my room?

The Inter–Residence Hall Council (IRHC) sells carpets for the residence hall rooms. A flyer should be sent to your permanent address during the summer for fall delivery only. This is not required. It is a friendly service and fundraiser for the IRHC.

What furniture comes in my room?

Each room has beds, desks, refrigerator, chairs, mattresses, closets, dresser(s) and a recycle bin. Each residence hall is different please visit the building description pages to reference hall specific furniture. The furniture that is provided for each room must stay in the room and can not be stored.

May I have a loft in my room?

Lofts are not permitted in the residence halls or apartments. This includes using concrete blocks to elevate the bed.

Are pest control services provided?

The residence hall buildings are under contract with Paul's Pest Control Service in Tallahassee. If residents have a need for additional treatments, please visit the Front Desk of the hall to sign up for the service. Paul's Pest Control provides service on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

May I have a pet?

Pets are not permitted in the residence halls except for fish in small bowls or aquariums that are limited to a 30–gallon capacity.

Are phone service and cable television provided by the University?

Cable service is provided and included in the rental rate. Each residence hall room is also equipped with a telephone line. Students can contact CenturyLink, directly, to arrange phone services. Students are responsible for all fees associated with phone services. Televisions should not be secured to room walls. Any damage to room walls may be assessed and repaired during the academic year or upon move out. For more information regarding cable television information (Set-up, Repairs, Troubleshooting, FAQ's and Channel Lineup), click here.

Am I allowed to cook in my room?

Kitchens are provided in the buildings in the suite style halls. Cooking in the suite style residence hall rooms is not permitted due to health and safety concerns. Residents in apartment style facilities are permitted to cook in their kitchens provided within their apartments.

Are we allowed to put shelves on the walls?

Residents are not permitted to affix, attach or bolt any items to any wall in their residence hall room. If items are found affixed, attached or bolted, the items will be removed and the wall fixed immediately at the resident's cost.

Does University Housing have a recycling program?

Recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans is easy and convenient in University Housing. In Azalea, Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, DeGraff, Deviney, Dorman, Gilchirst, Jennie Murpree, Landis, Magnolia, Ragans, Reynolds, and Wildwood recycling chutes are available in each floor trash room. If you live in Salley, McCollum, or Rogers recycling containers are placed on each floor. Paper recycling is located at the front desk of each hall. A recycle bin is provided for each room. For more information regarding recycling and sustainability in your hall, click here, or speak with your floor RA.

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