College Room and Board Contract, 2013-2014
This contract, made this day, is a
room and board contract between you and Macalester College.
- Macalester College has this day agreed to provide a
living space for the academic year 2013-2014. On-campus housing is
provided for registered, single students.
- A $100.00 cancellation fee will apply if this contract
is cancelled for a residence hall or language house space. Grand Cambridge Apartment contracts may not
- This contract constitutes the entire agreement between
the student and Macalester College pertaining to all housing assignments
during the academic year 2013-2014.
- Residence Hall Safety:
The foundation of the College's Safety Program in the residential halls is
a partnership between the student and the College. The College has
responsibility for maintaining a reasonably safe environment which may
include such things as: working door locks, fire alarms and extinguishers,
and education and awareness programming on issues of safety. The student
has a similar responsibility: to be aware of potentially dangerous
interpersonal situations, to lock doors, and to report strangers and
unsafe or damaged equipment.
Any student user of Macalester facilities or services is required to
comply with the Campus Security Act and Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000,
including registration with appropriate State Agencies. Failure to
comply with the requirement may jeopardize one's status as a Macalester
- The Student Shall:
Macalester College Shall:
- Pay all room and board fees for the academic year.
Checking into a residence space, accepting a room key and/or completing a
room inventory contract, constitutes a contractual agreement subject to
the fees and terms for the entire academic year.
- Pay for damages to the premises and for damages to or
loss of College-provided furniture and fixtures therein, as determined by
residence hall staff. In situations which involve excessive damage to
public space within a community, the College may elect to common bill all
- Refrain from repeated acts or practices which
unreasonably disturb the other occupants of the hall or house and/or
violate College or Residential Life policy.
- Maintain the premises in accordance with the
Macalester College Rules and Regulations as set forth in the Macalester
College Handbook and Residential Life publications. In living situations
which include public or shared space, such as bathrooms, living rooms,
kitchens, etc, the students assigned to that space shall be both jointly
and individually held to maintaining cleanliness standards as determined
by the College's Facilities Management staff. Failure to do so may result
in cleaning charges or room reassignment or both.
- Uphold the Information Technology Responsible Use
Policy. Student understands this policy and agrees to abide by it.
Student understands that Computing and Information Technology policy
statements govern the support he/she can reasonably expect, and agrees to
abide by these policies as well.
- Understand that Macalester College is not responsible
for lost or damaged personal property. Residents are encouraged to insure
- Roommates will be held jointly responsible for loss or
damage to College property unless individual responsibility can be
established by the Residential Life staff. To assure justifiable
assessment of room damages, the student will be required to sign a Room
Inventory Contract at the beginning of their stay in that room and go
through a proper check-out procedure when they leave that room. An
improper check-out will result in a $100 fine.
- The following are grounds for contract termination
and/or involuntary reassignment:
- Violations of College and
Housing policy as detailed in official College and Residential Life
- Personal harassment,
continual disruptive behavior or causing harm to self or others.
- Tampering with fire and
- Academic or social suspension.
- Not being registered for
classes at Macalester College.
Macalester College or their agent shall have the right
to enter the dwelling unit of the student under the following stipulations
and understandings. The College in turn agrees not to enter or allow
anyone under their charge to enter the room in cases other than those
mentioned below, or by first going through the proper proceedings as
outlined in the Macalester College Handbook.
- Maintain in good working condition any and all
furniture and appliances provided by Macalester College.
- Install and maintain in good working order locks on
all doors leading from living units to the hallways.
- Provide screens, storm windows, window shades and/or
curtains on all windows in each unit.
- Paint interiors of all dwellings and exteriors as
- Maintain the premises in compliance with the
applicable municipal codes and state health and safety regulations.
- The College accepts responsibility for providing the
above mentioned items except where damage has been caused by the
malicious, willful, or irresponsible conduct of the student or a guest of
In an effort to house all registered students who wish
on-campus housing, it may become necessary to place an individual in
overflow housing. In addition, the Residential Life department retains the
right to consolidate housing space through an assignment or reassignment process.
By signing this contract the student understands that
Residential Life has the right to implement any additional housing
policies so long as it is deemed proper and for the good of the student
Nothing contained in this contract shall be construed
to waive or limit the protection of the student body under any statute of
the State of Minnesota or ordinances of the City of Saint Paul.
- To make necessary repairs or maintenance at any time
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise arranged by the student
at a time convenient to both the College and the student.
- In emergency circumstances when imminent danger to
life, health, safety, or property is reasonably feared, or where
emergency entrance is permitted by law.
- In circumstances when it is believed that violation(s)
of Residential Life and College Policy are taking place
- A general check of all rooms may be made by the
college during scheduled vacations. This will take place in the halls,
apartments, and the houses by Residential Life Staff.
For any questions regarding policy
or statements made in this contract, contact Residential Life or consult the Macalester
College Student Handbook.
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