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Student Handbook

Residential Life

Housing Agreement

As a full-time enrolled student at Hamilton College, I understand that I am expected to reside in College housing and participate in the meal plan. I understand and agree that I am responsible for all rules and regulations as outlined in the Hamilton Student Handbook and hereby understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions as set forth in the Residential Life Policies and Procedures section of the handbook.

Meal Plans

All first-year and sophomore students participate in the full 21 meal plan. All junior and senior students have the option to participate in the 14 or 21 meal plan. Bundy Apartments, Griffin Road, Farmhouse, Saunders and Keehn, Major, McIntosh, Minor, Milbank faculty apartment residents have the option of participating in the 7 meal plan. Rogers Estate residents must participate in the full 21 meal plan. All students living in College housing and participating in the 7 meal plan will be charged a $137.50 facility charge per semester. This charge covers the cost of maintaining the cooking facilities in the residence halls.

Dates of Occupancy

I agree to adhere to the dates of occupancy indicated on the college calendar in the Hamilton Student Handbook. I understand that my room assignment is binding for the entire academic year, unless I am granted a leave of absence.

Responsible for College Property & Damages

As a member of the college community, I am responsible for all college-owned items in my assigned space and agree to accept financial responsibility for room condition and damaged or missing items. I agree to follow appropriate check-in procedures when I move into my room and check-out procedures when I vacate my room. When damage occurs within my residence hall and the responsible party is unknown, costs will be prorated among all building, suite or apartment residents.

Responsible for the Development of Community

I agree to encourage and support a positive residential community that is respectful of people and property. Furthermore, if I live in a residence hall with a specialty component such as the Coop, quiet, and/or substance-free, I agree to uphold the guidelines established for that residence. I understand that all Hamilton College residence halls are smoke-free.

Keys

I agree to return my room key to the Office of Residential Life immediately after vacating my room. If I fail to do so, I realize I am financially responsible for the cost of the new lock and key @ $25.00 per key.

Room Changes

I understand that room changes are considered on a case-by-case basis after consulting with both my Resident Advisor and an administrator in the Office of Residential Life. All changes require the approval of Residential Life.

Room Vacancies

I understand that this housing contract is for a space, not a particular room or apartment and that the College reserves the right to fill any vacancies in my room if deemed necessary. In keeping with the principles of fairness and guidelines for equitable community living, I am expected to welcome and accept new roommates. If it is determined that I have been difficult with a new roommate or created a hostile environment for a new roommate, disciplinary action and/or reassignment to another space on campus may occur.

Liability

I realize that Hamilton College is not responsible for personal property lost, stolen or damaged. I will abide by safety regulations in order to ensure a reasonably safe environment for other students within my residence hall..

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