Summer Housing Agreement (2014)

The following is the text of the summer housing agreement that all summer residents must sign. Copies are available in the residence life office.


The undersigned individual (hereinafter Resident), hereby agrees to lease and occupy an assigned space in a Cornell College (hereinafter College) residence hall or other College-owned or College-leased residential building (hereinafter Hall) for Summer 2014. The College hereby agrees to lease and permit said occupancy, according to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Dates of Occupancy

The Resident shall decide upon one of two lengths of agreement options:

  • Terms of Option 1 begin on Thursday, May 8, 2014, and end on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Current 2013-2014 rooms will be vacated no later than 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Residents with a fall on-campus assignment will be moved to that assignment in mid-August (currently scheduled for August 15). Residents who do not have a fall on-campus assignment will need to vacate summer housing at that time. The College reserves the right to amend these dates if unforeseeable situations arise.
  • Terms of Option 2 begin on Sunday, May 18, 2014 and end on Saturday, July 26, 2014.  Current 2013-2014 rooms will be vacated no later than 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014.  Summer rooms will be vacated no later than 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Rate

Charges are $825 per person for a space in a double occupancy room for the entire summer (Option 1, above) and $550 per person for a space in a double occupancy room for a 10-week contract (Option 2, above). Air conditioning is included in these rates (provided the Resident submits a summer housing contract by the established deadline). Resident must work with the Business Office to arrange payment prior to being assigned.

Liability

The College shall accept no responsibility for the damage, theft, or loss of money, valuables, or other personal belongings of the Resident. The College encourages students to obtain appropriate insurance coverage through their family's homeowner's policy or a separate renter's policy.

Right of Entry

College representatives may enter Halls and Resident rooms at any time for the purposes of: 1) making necessary or agreed-upon repairs; 2) supplying necessary or agreed-upon services; 3) investigating health or safety concerns; or 4) ensuring compliance with evacuation procedures during a fire alarm; 5) responding to a disruption (e.g. to silence a loud alarm clock or stereo when no one is in the room); or 6) enforcing College policy when there is specific reason to suspect a violation.

Sublease

The Resident shall not assign this Agreement or any interest under it, or sublet the premises or any part thereof, or permit the use or occupancy of the premises or any part thereof by anyone other than the Resident. Short-term guests are permitted in accordance with the Residence Hall Policies.

Relocation

The College reserves the right to make changes in room assignments and to assign the Resident to any room at any time. The College reserves the right to assign new roommates or consolidate partially empty rooms at any time.

Termination

The College reserves the right to terminate this Agreement without refund because of improper conduct. If employment with the College is terminated for any reason, this agreement will be terminated and eligibility for any refund will be determined by the College refund policy. If this happens, the Resident shall vacate the Halls by the date and time as agreed upon with or as directed by a College official, generally within 48 hours of termination of employment.

Damage

The Resident is held accountable for property damage in the assigned room and/or in the public areas of the assigned Hall. The Resident may be charged for repair or replacement costs due to the removal or destruction of property in the assigned Hall.

The Resident agrees to comply with this Agreement's terms and conditions as well as those outlined in College publications related to policy, procedure and student conduct. These publications may be amended from time to time and include, but are not limited to, the Cornell College Catalogue, The Compass and the Residence Life Handbook.