Undergraduate Terms and Conditions

Syracuse University

Office of Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services
Office of Student Living

Terms and Conditions of Undergraduate Housing 2019-20

    1. Introduction
      These are the terms and conditions for occupying student housing at
      Syracuse University. They are an inseparable part of the electronic
      application for student housing. When the application is accepted by
      the University, these terms and conditions shall be enforceable against
      it and against the student and other financially responsible person
      signing the application. Syracuse University requires students to reside
      in University housing during their first two years of enrollment at the
      University regardless of class standing. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
      transfer students are not required to reside in University housing but are
      encouraged to apply for housing, and housing will be assigned to transfer
      students at the University’s discretion if it is determined that space is
      available. Students will be financially responsible for the cost of University
      housing attributable to the mandatory periods even if they fail to occupy
      University housing as required by University policy. Similarly, students who
      elect to live in University housing for a given academic year by participating
      in the University’s room selection process will be financially responsible for
      the cost of University housing for that academic year if they fail to occupy
      the housing. Students not required to live in University housing may do so if
      they desire, with the consent of the University, provided space is available.
      Students who elect or are required to live in Syracuse University student
      housing are obligated to the terms of this Agreement for the period set forth
      in item 4. All undergraduate students living in Syracuse University student
      housing, with the exception of students in South Campus apartments, are
      required to be on a Syracuse University meal plan. All students occupying
      student housing are required to adhere to the Code of Student Conduct
      published in the Student Handbook and the Residence and Departmental
      Community Standards as established by the Office of Student Living. All
      students and guests shall comply with this Agreement. Except as provided
      herein, a violation of any provision of this Agreement shall be considered
      a substantial violation of the Agreement and shall constitute sufficient
      grounds for removal or relocation to another housing unit.
    2. Definitions
      The following terms shall have the meanings set forth when used in this

      1. ‘‘The University’’ shall mean Syracuse University.
      2. ‘‘The student’’ shall mean the student at the University occupying the
        student housing unit upon the terms and conditions of this Agreement. It
        shall also include, when the context requires, any other person signing the
        application for housing as being financially responsible for paying housing
      3. ‘‘Student housing’’ shall mean student housing at the University
        designated by it for occupancy by students.
    3. Eligibility For Student Housing
      The University reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine who shall
      be eligible for student housing. The following are minimum requirements, but
      the University may establish other requirements from time to time:

      1. No person shall be admitted to student housing unless that person is an
        undergraduate student at the University who meets the requirement set
        forth in paragraph 3 (b) of this Agreement.
      2. Undergraduate students must be registered for at least 12 credits per
      3. Undergraduate students must be at least 16 years of age upon checking into the residence all.
    4. Duration of Occupancy
      Regardless of class standing, or how many semesters the student has
      resided in University housing, housing agreements are for the full academic
      year, both fall and spring semesters. Room charges are billed by the
      semester. The term of occupancy and financial obligation is from August
      to May. Students who select housing and are registered will be financially
      responsible for the occupancy term if notice of cancellation is not received
      by the following date: May 1, returning students who select housing during
      the spring room selection process; July 1, housing applicants other than
      those students assigned during the spring room selection process; January 1,
      housing applicants for the spring semester only. The housing unit shall
      be available for occupancy 24 hours prior to the first day of registration
      for the normal undergraduate semester and shall be vacated not later than
      (i) 24 hours after the student’s last regularly scheduled final exam for the
      semester or (ii) the end of the undergraduate exam periods for the year,
      whichever occurs first. Occupancy of provisional housing for additional
      periods accommodating longer academic years in some colleges shall be at
      additional pro-rated rates. Should the student not obtain a key and occupy
      the housing unit assigned by the first day of classes of each semester, or
      provide notice of late arrival, the University may terminate this Agreement
      by written notice and assign the housing unit to another student. In such
      event the student shall remain financially responsible for the housing charge
      to the extent provided in this Agreement (including, without limitation,
      paragraph 1 above) are minimum requirements but the University may establish other requirements from time to time.
    5. Housing Charges
      All housing charges are established each year by the University and are
      uniform based upon the type of housing and the term of occupancy. Housing
      charges shall be determined by the University prior to the beginning of
      the occupancy term and published in its bulletin or other schedule of fees
      and charges and upon publication shall be effective for purposes of this
    6. Payment of Housing Charges
      Housing charges must be paid to the Syracuse University bursar’s office
      upon receipt of the bill.
    7. Utilities
      The University shall furnish at no additional cost all heat, light, and water
      reasonably required for the housing unit occupied by the student. Such
      utilities shall be furnished in accordance with the existing design of the
      housing unit or building occupied by the student and shall be subject to
      load limits and availability. The University may charge the student for
      any extraordinary or unreasonable use of utilities. The student shall not
      tamper with temperature sensors. The University shall not be liable for any
      interruption of utility service unless such interruption is caused by its gross
    8. Use of Premises
      1. Recreational and Athletic Equipment.  The use of recreational and athletic equipment is permitted in designated areas of building.  The use of recreational and athletic equipment in hallways is prohibited.
      2. Residence Purposes Only. The student shall use the housing unit only as a residence for himself or herself. The living space may not be used for business purposes.
      3. Maintenance and Repairs. The University shall be responsible for all
        maintenance and repair of the housing unit and its furniture and equipment.
        The student shall not attempt to perform such maintenance or repairs,
        but shall notify the University’s Facilities Services Office of the need for maintenance
        or repairs. The University will inspect residential units for pest control
        purposes, and will provide treatment as necessary.
      4. Right of Entry. The University reserves the right to enter the housing
        unit from time to time at reasonable hours for reasonable purposes and
        not an excessive number of times to inspect the housing unit or perform
        repairs and maintenance. The University shall endeavor to give advance
        notice to the student of the proposed entry, but such notice is not
        required and is specifically waived where emergency or other conditions,
        including safety and security conditions, prevent the giving of notice or
        make it impracticable. The student shall not interfere in any way with the
        University’s right of entry under this subparagraph.
      5. Notice of Safety Inspection. The New York State Office of Fire
        Prevention and Control (OFPC) inspect annually all residential facilities,
        including randomly selected student living spaces. The OFPC is able to levy
        fines for all violations that are identified and not corrected. Students will be
        notified in writing of violations found and provided a minimum of 30 days
        to correct the violation. Payments of fines for uncorrected violations within
        student living spaces are the responsibility of the student(s).
      6. Furniture. Furniture supplied by the University shall be maintained in its
        proper location. The student may rearrange the furniture within the housing
        unit but may not disassemble it, exchange it with other students, or move
        it to other locations. Furnishings shall not block windows, doors, or heating
        units. Furniture shall not be placed on top of other furniture. Furniture shall
        only be used for its intended purposes. No furniture shall be taken from
        lounges or other common areas and placed in a student’s private area of
        residence or moved to any other location. University furnishings are not to
        be used outside the housing unit.
      7. Elevated Beds. The University recommends the use of University-supplied
        furniture and mattresses and does not endorse the use of student-constructed
        bunk beds or other elevated beds (lofts) in campus residences.
        In the event of use of such beds, students do so at their own risk. Elevated
        beds must not exceed 5 feet, 6 inches from the floor, must be 3 feet from
        windows, be at least 18 inches from sprinkler heads, and may not be
        more than 48 inches wide. The University retains the right to order the
        dismantling, or prohibit the use, of any elevated bed. The University does not
        assume any obligation to inspect or approve elevated beds constructed or
        installed by students. The failure to prohibit the use of any such bed is not to
        be construed as approval.
      8. Air Conditioning, Refrigerators, and Other Appliances. No air conditioning or other heating or cooling equipment or apparatus shall be added to or utilized in the housing unit. However, students requiring air conditioning for medical reasons may request special permission. Student may submit, in advance of occupancy, a Provider Verification form explaining the nature of the disability.  Permission is subject to confirmation of the medical need by the University’s Office of Disability Services. Refrigerators, less than 5 cubic feet, may be used in student rooms. Space heaters, lava lamps, halogen lamps, and multi-headed lamps are prohibited and subject to immediate confiscation and disposal. The student shall be responsible for paying all costs and making necessary arrangements for the property to be removed from the University’s premises. The use of extension cords is prohibited in all
        University Housing facilities including the South Campus apartments. The use of a UL- listed grounded power strip with a built-in fuse or circuit breaker is permitted. “Daisy chaining” or plugging two or more power strips into one another is prohibited. Extension cords will be confiscated and not returned.
      9. Keys. Residence hall and apartment keys are issued by the University to
        the assigned student upon checking into the residence facility. Issued keys
        are for the express use by the assigned student and may not be given or
        loaned to another individual. In the event that a student loses or misplaces
        a residence hall or apartment key, that student shall be responsible for
        the reasonable and actual cost of both parts and labor associated with
        replacement of the locking cylinder and new keys for the unit. Replacement
        keys shall be obtained only from the University. Keys may not be duplicated
        by the student. The student may be charged a reasonable fee when the
        University is required to unlock a door for a student who has lost or
        misplaced a key or is otherwise locked out of his or her room. Keys must be
        surrendered at check out.  Keys received after check out will not be accepted.
      10. Storage of Personal Belongings. No personal belongings are to be
        stored in the parking lots or premises surrounding student housing or in
        any of the common areas of such housing. All personal belongings are to be
        stored in the student’s housing unit or such other place as may be designated
        by the University from time to time. No flammable substances, including
        motorcycles and motors, shall be stored or used on the premises. Storage
        of personal belongings in student housing other than during the occupancy
        term is not permitted.
      11. Pets. Fish are permitted in tanks, not to exceed one 10 gallon tank per
        student. Other than fish, no pets or animals of any kind are permitted in any
        student housing or surrounding University property whatsoever under any
        circumstances, except service animals for persons with physical disabilities
        may be permitted upon written approval from the Office of Disability
      12. Guests. The University will permit registered guests to stay overnight in
        student housing for periods not exceeding three consecutive days, subject
        to consent by all authorized roommates. Students are directed to the Office
        of Student Living (orl.syr.edu) for policy information and to register an
        overnight guest. If the University terminates its permission for any reason,
        guests must vacate immediately. The student resident is responsible for the
        conduct of guests and may be held financially and/or judicially responsible
        for guests who remain in University housing for more than three consecutive
        days and/or for any damage or misconduct caused by guests.
      13. Smoking. Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes and vapes, is not
        permitted in any University residence hall or apartment. The University is a
        smoke/tobacco free campus.
      14. Other Rules and Regulations. The living and study conditions at an
        educational institution are unique and must be adjusted from time to time
        for the mutual benefit of the University and all of its students. Therefore,
        the University may impose, and the student shall abide by, other and
        further rules and regulations for the conduct of students occupying student
        housing at the University. Such rules and regulations shall be published and
        made generally available by the University from time to time. They shall be
        enforceable upon the student upon publication and without further notice.
    9. Special Provisions—North Campus/Skyhall Residence Hall Housing
      The following provisions relate only to residence hall housing:

      1. Cooking. Except in locations provided, the student shall not use cooking
        appliances (ovens, hot-plates, toasters, toaster ovens, crockpots, George
        Foreman-type grills, and other similar devices) for any purpose. Other high-heat
        appliances (irons, coffee makers, hot-air popcorn makers, and other
        similar devices) are permitted provided they are UL-approved and used in
        the manner intended. Use of a compact microwave oven, up to 1000 watts,
        is permitted if it is the only appliance in use on the circuit.
      2. Vacations and Recesses. Residence halls are closed for occupancy
        during the academic recess between the fall and spring semesters.
      3. Trash Disposal. Rooms, corridors, and common areas are to be kept free
        of trash, debris, and recyclables with such items disposed of in the facilities
    10. Special Provisions—South Campus Apartment Housing
      The following provisions relate only to student apartment housing located
      on the University’s South Campus:

      1. Duty to Pay Housing Charges. Each student shall be responsible for
        paying the housing charges due for the term of occupancy based upon the
        number of students occupying the housing unit.
      2. Cooking or Electrical Devices. Other than devices furnished by the
        University, no cooking devices (including, but not limited to, charcoal grills;
        gas, butane, or propane grills or stoves and their fuel; and other similar
        devices) shall be permitted or fuel stored in or around the housing unit, on
        any balcony or porch, or in any other place constituting a fire hazard. Electric
        freezers, washers, clothes dryers, air conditioners, dishwashers, roasting
        ovens, and other major appliances are also prohibited. A microwave oven is
        permitted if it is the single appliance in use on the circuit and is rated at 1000
        watts or less.
      3. Trash Disposal. All trash, rubbish, and recyclables are to be disposed of
        in the facilities provided by, and the manner prescribed by, the University. No
        other garbage cans or other disposal facilities may be utilized. The student
        shall not prevent or hinder access of University personnel and vehicles to the
        trash disposal facilities. Any trash, rubbish, and recyclables not disposed of
        properly may result in a disposal fee.
      4. Porches and Stairways. Porches and stairways must be kept free of
        any obstruction to normal approach to the housing units. The use and/or
        storage of personal belongings, upholstered furniture, or University supplied
        furnishings on porches, stairways, and under stairways is prohibited, except
        for approved outdoor furniture which may be used on front porches as
        weather permits. Improperly stored items may be removed without prior
        notice and disposed of following the University’s abandoned property
      5. Waterbeds. Waterbeds are prohibited. However, students requiring
        a waterbed for medical reasons may request special permission. Students
        may submit, in advance of occupancy, a Provider Verification form explaining the nature
        of the disability. Permission is subject to confirmation of the medical need
        by the University’s Office of Disability Services. Approved waterbeds are
        permitted in ground floor, three-bedroom apartments only.
      6. Pools and/or Hot Tubs. Pools and/or hot tubs are prohibited within the
        housing unit, parking lot, sidewalk, or lawn surrounding University facilities.
    11. Room Assignments
      Room assignments shall be made by the University in its sole discretion.
      Advance notification of roommate assignments may not always be possible.
      The use of room selection, preference, seniority, or time priority systems for making
      such assignments may be changed or limited in its sole discretion. Only
      individuals of the same gender are assigned as room or apartment-mates
      in student housing. During the room selection process only, a limited
      opportunity to select a gender inclusive room exists for returning students
      participating in the process. The University shall reasonably cooperate
      with students desiring a change in room assignments. Any student desiring
      a change shall apply to the housing office and comply with its prescribed
      procedures. Failure to comply with the housing office’s prescribed
      procedures may result in disciplinary proceedings and/or administrative
      fines. The student shall pay upon the University’s request any increase in
      housing charges for the new room assignment, including increases that
      are incurred by the student as a result of University judicial action. The
      University reserves the right to assign occupants to different University
      housing in the event of a re-designation of housing unit category, or
      substantial conflict with other community members. The University also
      reserves the right to assign occupants to other units in comparable student
      housing in order to make optimum use of space. At any point in the academic
      year, residents of rooms or apartments that are not occupied at capacity
      may be required to relocate to comparable space in another housing unit.
      Upon any change in the number of students occupying the housing unit, the
      housing charges payable by each student shall be adjusted as of the date
      of the change based on the University’s prevailing housing rates, including
      South Campus apartments occupied by three or four when occupancy
      decreases. Any additional housing charges due to the University shall be
      paid upon the University’s giving of a notice setting forth the amount due,
      and the University shall promptly pay any refunds due to the student(s).
    12. Meal Plans
      All undergraduate students living on North Campus and
      students living in the Skyhalls on South Campus are required to be on a
      designated meal plan. First-year students may select between the Premium,
      Deluxe-, 19-, and 14-Meal Plans. Second year students may choose between the Premium, Deluxe, 19-, 14-, 10-, and 7-Meal Plans.  Meal plans entitle the student to enter a dining center once during the hours scheduled for a meal.  In addition, each meal plan includes a SUpercard FOOD cash account that
      can be used on an a-la-carte basis in designated cash dining operations
      and University vending machines. The student’s valid SU I.D. card allows
      entry into the dining centers for those on a meal plan. These cards are
      not transferable. Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Office of
      Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services or the Department of Public
      Safety as soon as possible. There is no reimbursement nor replacement of
      unused, lost, or stolen portions of a meal plan. Appropriate changes in meal
      plans may be made during the first two weeks of classes each semester.
      Purchases of SUpercard FOOD amounts may be cancelled within three
      business days. With the exception of academic vacation periods, meals
      are served from the first day of the week of class registration through the
      last day of the undergraduate examination period for the fall and spring
      semesters. New York sales tax may be applicable and added to the amount
      of any University fee and charged in accordance with applicable law.
    13. Personal Injury and Personal Property
      The University shall not be liable for any personal injury sustained by
      students or guests in or about student housing units or for any loss or
      damage to the personal belongings of students or guests occupying student
      housing units, whether caused by or resulting from fire, explosion, theft,
      vandalism, unlawful entry, falling plaster, steam, electricity, gas, water, the
      elements, the acts of other persons and/or other students, or any other cause
      whatsoever, unless the injury, loss, or damage is due to the negligence of
      the University or its employees. The University recommends that personal
      belongings be insured by the student under an appropriate insurance policy.
      Any personal belongings left behind by a student following termination
      of occupancy for any reason may be disposed of by the University at its
      discretion without any responsibility to account for any property it may sell
      or otherwise dispose of.
    14. Termination of Occupancy
      1. Immediate Notice. Upon written notice from the senior vice president
        of student affairs or his or her designee, the University may immediately
        terminate the occupancy of a student if necessary to enforce the terms of an
        interim suspension, suspension, expulsion, or enforced medical withdrawal
        from the University or student housing.
      2. Leave of Absence. Upon filing a medical leave of absence or other
        voluntary leave of absence with the University, a student’s occupancy shall
      3. Three Days’ Notice. Upon three (3) days’ written notice, the University
        may terminate the occupancy of the student upon the occurrence of any of
        the following:

        1. Failure to pay housing charges in full when due;
        2. Failure to comply with any other substantial term or condition of this
          agreement or of any University rule or regulation whether or not contained
          or referred to in this Agreement, including but not limited to failure to comply
          with any requirement of paragraph 3 “Eligibility for Student Housing’;
          paragraph 8 “Use of Premises”; paragraph 9 “Special Provisions – North
          Campus/Skyhall Residence Hall Housing”; paragraph 10 ”Special Provisions
          – South Campus Apartment Housing”; or paragraph 18 “Withdrawal from
          Student Housing.”
      4. Fifteen Days’ Notice. Upon fifteen (15) days’ written notice, the
        University may terminate the occupancy of the student if the housing unit is
        closed or sold by the University.
      5. Thirty Days’ Notice. Upon thirty (30) days’ written notice, the
        University may terminate occupancy of the student and relocate the student
        in order to renovate housing.
      6. Refunds. The University shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether
        or not a student who is terminated from occupying University housing
        shall be entitled to a refund. In the event a refund is due, it shall be made in
        accordance with the University’s prevailing policy on refunds.
    15. Vacating the Premises
      Upon termination of the right of occupancy, whether by expiration of the
      occupancy term or otherwise, the student shall immediately vacate the
      housing unit, remove all personal belongings and deliver possession to
      the University. If the student fails to do so, the University shall have the
      right to immediately re-enter the housing unit and remove all personal
      belongings therein, without liability for trespass and without liability for any
      loss or damage caused by re-entry and/or removal. Additional charges for
      occupancy may be assessed. The student shall deliver all keys to the housing
      unit within 24 hours of departure. Failure to return all keys may result in
      an additional charge for the reasonable and actual cost of both parts and
      labor associated with changing locks. A student shall leave the housing unit
      in a clean and orderly condition, which includes the removal of all trash,
      and at South Campus, the cleaning of all appliances. Failure to leave the
      housing unit in a clean and orderly condition will result in a charge for excess
    16. Notices
      Except as may be otherwise set forth in this Agreement, all notices to
      students shall be deemed sufficiently given if in writing and either:
      (i) mailed to the last known address of the recipient of the notice, such notice to be effective when placed in the United States mail in a properly addressed envelope with sufficient postage, or
      (ii) delivered personally to the student or any other occupant of the student’s housing unit over the age of 17, or
      (iii) placed in the student’s mailbox at the student’s housing unit by
      an authorized representative of the University, or
      (iv) sent to the student’s University e-mail address in accordance with University policy governing
      official communications.
      Notices to the University shall be in writing and delivered to the housing office.
    17. Responsibility for Damage
      The student shall be personally responsible for any and all damage to the
      housing unit occupied by the student or any University property therein,
      reasonable wear and tear excepted, unless such damage is shown to
      have been caused by the University. The student also shall be personally
      responsible for any and all damage to other housing units resulting from the
      intentional or negligent act or omission of the student or any guest of the
      student. Nails, screws, and adhesives which may cause damage shall not be
      inserted into, or used on the wall or doors of the housing unit or any common
      areas for any reason. Loss of property or damage to common areas may be
      assessed to occupants of the floor or surrounding area. The student shall
      pay on request the amount of any cost, expense, or loss resulting from any
      such damage. Damage to University property may be reason for formal
      disciplinary review.
    18. Withdrawal from Student Housing
      1. Advance Housing Payment. All students desiring to live in University
        housing shall pay at the time of application an advance payment in the
        amount set by the University. Refund of the advance housing payment is
        governed by the terms set forth in the publication Tuition, Fees, and Related
        Policies, which is published annually.
      2. Withdrawal from Housing—General. In all cases involving withdrawals
        from student housing after the occupancy term begins, refunds of charges
        for the housing unit shall be made only to students who have been
        approved by the University. For students leaving student housing who
        are also withdrawing from the University entirely, whether voluntarily or
        involuntarily other than as set forth below, refunds of housing charges shall
        be made in accordance with the University’s tuition and fees bulletin. For
        students leaving student housing who are not also withdrawing from the
        University entirely, refunds of housing charges shall be made in accordance
        with the University’s tuition and fees bulletin only if the departure from the
        housing unit is with the University’s consent; in all other cases, no refund of
        charges will be made.
      3. Withdrawal from Student Housing. As to all students leaving student
        housing who are not also withdrawing from the University, in no event shall
        any refund of the housing charge be made unless and until the housing unit is
        occupied by a student not occupying University student housing at the time
        of the departure of the first occupant of the unit (in which event a refund
        pro-rated to the date of occupancy by the new occupant may be made by
        the University in its sole, unfettered discretion). Any student who is expelled
        from the University or is unable to continue in attendance at the University
        due to injury shall receive a refund of the housing charge pro-rated to the
        date the student departs from University housing. Notwithstanding any
        of the preceding, the University may, in its sole, unfettered discretion,
        permit students to withdraw from housing at any time. If such permission is
        obtained, the student will be responsible for the payment of housing charges
        only to the date of withdrawal and subsequent removal of belongings.
      4. Payment of Refunds. Refunds to withdrawing students of any housing
        charge shall be made only to those who meet all the requirements of this
        paragraph. All refunds authorized under this paragraph shall be made in
        accordance with the University’s then prevailing policy on refunds, with any
        such refunds to be paid upon request to the bursar’s office within 30 days
        after the time of withdrawal.
    19. Right of Offset
      In the event that any refund is due to a student, the University reserves the
      right to offset the refund amount against any other amounts owed by the
      student to the University for any reason.
    20. Additional Remedies
      In addition to all other rights and remedies afforded it under this
      Agreement or applicable law, the University may suspend a student
      who fails to perform (or with respect to whom there is a failure to
      perform) the financial obligations of this Agreement, may prohibit the
      student from registering (either currently or at any future time)
      and from attending classes, and may withhold grades, transcripts,
      and/or diplomas.
    21. Location of Any Legal Action
      Any student or other person financially responsible with respect to the
      Agreement consents to be subject to the power and authority of the courts
      of the State of New York. Any legal action for the enforcement of any term
      or provision of this Agreement shall be brought in the appropriate court in
      Onondaga County, New York.
    22. Applicable Codes, Ordinances, and Laws
      The student shall comply and shall cause all guests to comply with all
      applicable codes, ordinances, and laws affecting the University’s student
      housing and the student’s particular housing unit.
    23. No Lease; Restriction on Transfer and Subletting
      This Agreement and the right of occupancy granted by it are a license
      to occupy space and are not a lease, do not create or constitute an
      interest or right in real property, and may be terminated as provided
      herein. The right of occupancy may not be transferred by the student,
      by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of
      the University. The student may not assign or sublet his or her right of
      occupancy created by this Agreement. Any attempt or purported
      assignment or subletting arrangement in violation of the foregoing
      is void.
    24. Waivers
      The University may exercise all of its rights under this Agreement either
      separately or together. Any exercise or failure to exercise a right or remedy
      under this Agreement or under applicable law shall not be considered a
      waiver of any other right or remedy or of the right to exercise that or any
      other right or remedy in the future. No waiver shall be enforceable against
      the University unless in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer.
    25. Changes
      Any change or modification of this Agreement must be in writing and signed
      by a duly authorized officer of the University and the student in order to be
    26. Force Majeure
      The University shall not be liable or responsible for any delay or failure
      hereunder, including without limitation making housing and utilities available
      if such delays or failures are the result of any happenings or events which
      could not reasonably be avoided, including without limitation, Acts of
      Nature, fire, flood, natural disaster, epidemic, loss of electricity or power,
      riots, war, or terrorist attack (or threat thereof).


Office of Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services
Office of Student Living
April 2019