Office of Residence Life
Mountain View Apartments
Housing and Meal Plan Contract - 2011-2012
TERM OF CONTRACT:
This contract covers the academic year in which the student is enrolled and classified as a fulltime, international (as defined by Averett University), resident student. All Resident Students are required to have a meal plan and sign a housing and meal plan contract. Students who have roommates or share an apartment or suite may be required to sign a shared responsibility agreement in conjunction with this housing contract.
Mountain View Apartment contacts begin on August 1 and end on May 31. Occupants may move in anytime between August 1 and the start of classes, with a scheduled move-in appointment. Occupancy is required by the University's first day of classes. Rooms not claimed by this date may be reassigned, unless the Dean of Students has granted permission for late arrival in writing. Any student who arrives late without prior notification must accept whatever room is assigned, if any. Early arrival to campus at the beginning of each semester, before your assigned check in date or the start of this contract (Aug 1), is not permitted unless you have prior approval from the Director of Residence Life. Mt. View housing closes at 7:00 pm on the evening of May 31; residents who have not signed a Summer Contract to remain in their current apartment for June and July, are expected to be checked out by 7:00pm. Residents of Mt. View Apartments are permitted to remain in campus housing during break periods; but are expected to notify the building staff or Residence Life prior to the break, that they will remain in housing.
ROOM ASSIGNMENTS AND CHANGES:
A change in room assignment is the prerogative of the University. Students may not change rooms/apartments without prior authorization from the Residence Life Office. The University reserves all rights with respect to the assignment and reassignment of the room accommodations. Room consolidation is a process all students are expected to adhere to. Those students, who do not secure a private room/apartment by payment, will be expected to consolidate to a double room. Students may be administratively removed from their housing assignment if they demonstrate an inability to function appropriately in a residential environment or for non-payment.
VISITORS AND GUESTS:
Visitors and guests to University housing and student rooms are permitted only as authorized by University regulations outlined in the Student Handbook 2011-2012. The right of the student to live in reasonable privacy supersedes the right of a roommate to entertain guests. Common sense and mutual respect should be the primary determinants for the invitation of guests to campus. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times, and guests must abide by all University policies during their visit. Guests must be escorted at all times by the resident student they are visiting. All overnight guests must be registered with the Residence Life Office and Campus Security.
FACILITIES: The University provides the following: All campus furniture that is placed in your apartment/room must remain inside the room/apartment.
Bed and Mattress
- Desk/desk chair, dresser and/or closet space
- Cable television, high-speed internet, local phone service
- Laundry Service - there is no laundry service at Mt. View Apartments - transportation and/or access to campus laundry can be arranged
- Parking - permitted for Mt. View residents ONLY (parking by campus permit)
FIRE AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS:
Permitted items include: clock, stereo of reasonable wattage, small, cube refrigerators, computer, hair care appliances, electric fans, UL approved grounded power strips with fuses, air popcorn makers, coffee maker (with temperature control), hot water pots, toaster ovens (that do not have exposed heating elements with temperature controls), microwaves under 800 watts, and window air conditioners (in Mt. View, Davenport and Danville only). Floor unit air conditioners may be used in Main Hall, if approved by the Office of Residence Life.
Prohibited items include: hot plates, electric frying pans, open flame/exposed heating element cooking appliances, non-portable electric appliances, halogen lamps, fireworks/firecrackers, immersion heaters, candles, firearms/ weapons, space heaters, accelerants, and gasoline driven devices. The University reserves the right to prohibit and/or confiscate any item found within University residence facilities if judged unsafe or hazardous.
STUDENT OBLIGATIONS INCLUDE:
- Responsibility for personal property damage or property loss insurance.
- Care and cleaning of your rooms in the residence hall.
- Maintenance of health and safety standards.
- Responsibility for all activities and items in the living space about which he/she could reasonably be expected to know.
- Responsibility to respond to and abide by directions given by Residence Life staff members and Security Officers.
- Abiding by all rules, regulations, and policies established by the University (see Student Handbook 2011-2012).
- Residents are responsible for indicating the condition of their room/apartment/suite and must leave the room/apartment/suite in comparable condition upon vacating. Residents are billed for damage to University property beyond normal wear and tear as determined by the Residence Life Office. Group assessment of damage billing will occur when individual responsibility cannot be determined.
- Responsibility to keep apartment/room doors and windows locked at all times.
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
- Alcohol is not permitted on campus. Drinking games of any kind, beer pong tables, and beer funnels are expressly forbidden.
- Occupying of a room other than as assigned by the Residence Life Office.
- Tampering with fire or safety equipment and hanging items from the fire sprinkler system.
- Propping of interior/exterior doors and/or windows or leaving an apartment/room door unsecured.
- Possessing, consuming or distributing alcohol or illegal drugs/paraphernalia.
- Removing University property from its assigned location (i.e. lounge furniture, extra furniture in rooms).
- Moving University furniture onto patio/balconies
- Pets other than fish (tank size is limited to 10 gallons). Dogs or cats are not permitted in or around residential facilities at any time.
- Horseplay, or any type of physical activity, that is judged to be dangerous or destructive in the residence halls or campus apartments.
RESIDENT RESPONSIBILITY: Students are responsible for keeping their apartments/rooms in a clean fashion. Also, they are responsible for any behavior, activity, or item in their room or common area which they could reasonably be expected to know and could be subject to disciplinary action and penalties as a result. This includes, but is not limited to noise, possession of alcohol or drug paraphernalia, misappropriated furniture, etc. Students are responsible for guests while they are on campus and in residence halls/apartments. Resident students must register all overnight guests with a residence life staff member.
Damages to common spaces may be billed collectively to residents of that particular hallway, suite, apartment in instances by which a responsible party on that hallway can not be identified. Students are responsible for obtaining personal property damage or property loss insurance to cover loss, damage, or theft of personal property while living on campus.
INSPECTION OF ROOMS: Routine inspection of rooms for health, safety, or maintenance reasons will be made monthly and during vacations, and may occur at any time with advance notice. Room and/or apartment searches may be conducted with authorization from the Dean of Students, the President of the University, or their designee.
ROOM AND BOARD RATES (See Meal Plan Options/Cost Below):
Room and board rates are paid by the semester. All residential students are required to maintain a dining plan. In the case of withdrawal from the University, while school is in session, there is no refund of room or board charges for the semester. Room and Board Rates are as follows: