TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE RESIDENTIAL AGREEMENT
The initials, signature, or acknowledgement of the student or guardian on this application and contract signifies that he/she agrees to and accepts the following terms and conditions. Each Residential Agreement is personal and may neither be transferred or reassigned by the student(s) or guardian(s).
Rental Period: The rental period is for the entire academic year beginning on the first day of move-in and ending on the day of move-out after the spring semester. Agreements made any time after the actual opening of the Fall Semester are effective until the close of the academic year.
Room Fee: One Hundred dollars ($100.00): The payment of a room fee guarantees eligibility for a room assignment. The fee is not applied as a payment against the total cost of the applicant’s room rent. Room fees are non-refundable, except when the college is unable to furnish a room. Room fees are due annually by May 1st. The room fee does not guarantee a specific room, but only an eligibility for a room.
Room Assignments: All room assignments are on a “first-come, first-served” basis. This means, in the order that Benedict College receives your application and room fee, determines your room assignment only after being completely registered. Please note ALL freshmen will stay in housing designated for First Year Living and Learning residence halls unless an overflow occurs. Transfers and re-admits will be housed first-come, first-served.
In keeping with College policy, room assignments are made without discrimination to race, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin. The College reserves the right to make guidelines as it deems necessary for the protection of all properties and for the safety, health, comfort, and convenience of the student living in the residential communities.
Maintenance: Students are responsible for keeping their assigned rooms and spaces free of damages and all items in working condition. Any damages or deficiencies caused by the student, will be assessed to the student with the standard residential charge. Additionally, an additional cost to replace and/or fix the damages, will be charged to the student.
Cleaning: Students are responsible for keeping their assigned rooms and spaces clean. Students will be evaluated weekly with room inspections. Cleaning includes not having trash outside of a trash can/bag, trash not overflowing in the room, floors swept and mopped, beds made or neat, free of any clutter, clothes properly stored, desk neat and organized.
Rental Charge Payments: Semester rental charges are included in student’s billing by the Business Office.
Refund: A student who officially withdraws from the College or housing during the first five (5) weeks of a semester is entitled to a refund for that semester if the student’s financial aid or finances with the College allow.
A refund for all students is based on the following scale beginning the first date of move-in for the general population of students:
During 1st or 2nd Week…………...70%
During 3rd Week……...…………..50%
During 4th Week……...…………..30%
During 5th Week……...…………..10%
General Provisions: The College reserves the right to (a) change any room assignments; (b) enter rooms for routine inspections, repairs or housekeeping at any time deemed necessary for institutional reasons or purposes; (c) enter rooms to inspect for rule violations at any time deemed necessary with just cause; (d) control rooms in case of an epidemic; and (e) terminate the Residential Agreement for reasons deemed sufficient by College Officials such as President, Vice President for Student Affairs or Designee, and/or the Director of Residential Life. Reasons are as follows: obsessive residential violations (3 or more), non-compliance, violations to the Student Code of Conduct, or any other violations of the College’s rules and regulations.
Room Charges begin on the first official opening date of the residential community and ends when the student returns the key to their Residential Life Coordinator, Residential Life staff, or at the end of each semester.
Health and Safety
In ordinance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with Federal, State and Local government, and other health and risk organizations, the health and safety of students while residing on campus is a priority. Therefore, students can be required to wear a face mask or covering and take necessary actions to ensure that their own living space (residence hall/house, residence hall/house room, residence hall/house bathroom and residence hall/house communal spaces) are a safe place outside of general cleaning from the College. At any time, the College may require additional provisions for health and safety of the students to include social distancing, walking directions, etc.
Damages and Theft
Benedict College is not responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of personal property belonging to residents. Each student must purchase insurance to cover all personal items. The College does not provide insurance coverage for personal student property.
Rules and Regulations
Students must review the Student Handbook to be fully aware of all on campus, off campus, and residential regulations. Residential rules and regulations are outlined in the Student Handbook to help guide students while enrolled. Note: It is the student’s responsibility to read and understand all rules, regulations, and the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Handbook can be located on the College’s website under the section of “Campus Life”. All policies, procedures, and rules are subject to change.
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Any student in violation of any above conditions of the contract, violating College, and Residential Policies, not adhering to the Student Code of Conduct, administrator, or staff directives, will be removed from the residence hall/house without financial adjustments or refunds.
I hereby apply and agree to the terms and conditions in the Residential Agreement, even if the start date of this agreement is after the start of the semester. I have read and understand that this is a contract and that it is enforceable for the entire duration of my residential experience. I also understand that I have been given notice of all rules, regulations, and Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook located on the College’s website.