Contract Terms and Provisions
University Housing Contract for Residence Halls and Apartment Complexes Terms and Provisions for 2017-18.
Read the following carefully.
When you submit an application-contract, you have entered into a LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT.
1. Application fee
Each application must be accompanied by a $25 non-refundable Housing Application Fee.
2. Application-Contract Submission
Applicants may not submit more than one application-contract per application period.
3. University of Minnesota Admission and University Housing Assignment Status
Receipt of an applicant's application-contract does not guarantee admission to the University or assignment to University housing. Applicants are responsible for gaining admission to the University. Prospective students may apply for University housing before being admitted to the University, but they are not eligible for an assignment to University housing until after they are admitted to the University and have confirmed they have accepted admittance (limited exceptions are made for extensions, reserved spaces, and Minnesota English Language Program students).
4. Application-Contract Cancellations
a.) New Incoming First Year (Freshman) Applicants:
New applicants may cancel their University housing application-contract until August 1 and receive a refund of their $200 housing guarantee payment. If students cancel their housing application-contract after August 1, their Housing Guarantee Payment will be forfeited. If the Housing Guarantee Payment was deferred for financial aid, the applicant will be billed $200 to their student financial account. Once a student moves in, the student must complete the contract release process to be considered for a release from their housing contract.
New applicants who make the decision not to live in on-campus housing after August 1 are advised to officially cancel their housing application-contract. While new applicants will not receive a refund of their $200 Housing Guarantee Payment, they will avoid additional room and dining charges if an official cancellation of their housing application-contract is received prior to 8:00AM on the first day of fall semester classes and they do not check-in to their housing assignment.
New applicants interested in cancelling their housing application should visit housing.umn.edu/cancel for more information.
If assigned to a residence hall or Wilkins
New applicants may cancel their University housing application-contract until August 1 and receive a refund of their $200 housing guarantee payment. If a student cancels their housing application-contract after August 1, their Housing Guarantee Payment will be forfeited. If the Housing Guarantee Payment was deferred for financial aid, the applicant will be billed $200 to their student financial account. Once a student moves in, the student must complete the contract release process to be considered for a release from their housing contract.
New applicants who make the decision not to live in on-campus housing after August 1 are advised to officially cancel their housing application-contract. While new applicants will not receive a refund of their $200 Housing Guarantee Payment, they will avoid additional room and dining charges if an official cancellation of their housing application-contract is received prior to 8:00AM on the first day of fall semester classes and they do not check in to their housing assignment.
New applicants interested in cancelling their housing application should visit housing.umn.edu/cancel for more information.
If assigned to Radius @15th, Keeler Apartments, Yudof Hall, or University Village
New students will start being assigned to vacant spaces for the academic year in January. Students will be given one week after the date they are notified of their assignment to submit their $200 housing guarantee payment to confirm their assignment.
New applicants will need to complete a contract release request. Most requests are not approved; only a small number of requests are approved for extenuating circumstances.
New applicants interested in cancelling their housing application should visit housing.umn.edu/cancel for more information.
c.) Returning Students (Students who lived on campus during the fall and/or spring semester and reapplied or were assigned (including reserved spaces) to on-campus housing for the following academic year):
Students who currently live in on-campus housing and wish to continue living in on-campus housing the following academic year must sign up during the room sign-up process beginning November 29, 2016 which includes paying the $200 housing guarantee by December 15, 2016. Returning students must cancel their housing application-contract by December 15, 2016 to be released from their housing application-contract for the next academic year and to receive a refund of their $200 Housing Guarantee Payment. However, if an assignment pursuant to Section 6 is not made until after December 15, 2016, the returning student will be given one week after the date the returning student is notified of the assignment to cancel the application-contract and to receive a refund of the $200 Housing Guarantee Payment.
Beginning December 16, 2016, returning residents who signed up for a University housing space must complete a contract release request in order to be considered for a release from the housing contract. Returning residents should note that most requests are not approved; only a small number of requests are approved for extenuating circumstances. More information about the contract release process can be found at housing.umn.edu/cancel and in this application-contract.
Applicants who wish to reactivate their application-contract after canceling must contact Housing & Residential Life. Applicants who reactivate their application-contract give up any previous guarantee they may have had for assignment to University housing.
To be eligible to live within University housing, each applicant must, be a registered University of Minnesota student and be 16 years of age at time of occupancy. For fall and spring semesters, undergraduate residents must maintain a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester, and graduate residents must maintain a minimum of three (3) credits per semester to remain eligible to reside in University housing. Students with zero credits are not eligible to reside in University housing. Students approved to take less credits for a semester must take a full credit load in future semesters. For May session and summer session, residents must maintain at least one (1) credit. If you are enrolled in and have a housing contract for summer session, you are allowed to live in the residence halls/apartment complexes that are open during May session. Residents who have contracts that end July 31st are not required to be registered students during May session and summer session.
Spouses or children of eligible applicants/residents are not permitted to reside in the residence halls or individual student apartment complexes (Yudof Hall, University Village, and Roy Wilkins Hall, Keeler Apartments, or Radius@15th) other than in guest apartments. Residents who are not registered as a University student or who fall below the minimum credit requirements are not eligible to reside in University housing unless granted an exception by Housing & Residential Life. While dropping below the credit minimums will render you ineligible to remain in University housing, it does not automatically release you from your obligations under the University housing contract.
6. Assignments and Assignment Preferences
At the time University housing is assigned, Housing & Residential Life will attempt to honor the preferences expressed by the applicant for specific facilities, living options, room/apartment types, and roommate requests. These are only preferences and Housing & Residential Life does not guarantee the assignment of a particular facility, Living Learning Community, room/apartment type, roommate, or other requested options. Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to assign/reassign applicants/residents to any available space within University housing, even if it is not an applicant/resident's preference. If an applicant/resident is assigned to a room/apartment that is designed as a space for residents with a disability, the University reserves the right to transfer the applicant/resident to another room/apartment should an applicant/resident with a disability require use of the space. Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to reassign a student to a different room/apartment at any time during the contract period for any lawful reason, including, but not limited to change in room designation, safety and security, consolidation, or interests of the community.
7. Student-Athlete Spaces
Student-athletes who are assigned University housing as part of the reserved space agreement between Housing & Residential Life and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics authorize the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics the right to determine their University housing arrangements. Specifically, a student-athlete assigns to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics any rights they may have to procure University housing, request a change of their housing assignment, or request cancellation of their housing agreement. If a student athlete is no longer part of a sport team, they will not be allowed to remain in a reserved space unless approved by Housing & Residential Life.
8. Contract periods
There is not a "Fall Only" contract option.
The contract period for students assigned to University Village or Yudof Hall (floors 3-6) is August 15, 2017 - May 31, 2018.
The contract period for students assigned to Keeler or Radius@15th Apartments is September 2, 2017 – July 31, 2018.
The contract period for students assigned to a residence hall, Wilkins Hall and Yudof Hall (floors 0–2)is September 2, 2017 - May 12, 2018.
For all of the above contract periods, students who are assigned after the original move in date assumes the balance of the contract.
See the "Break Periods" section (10) for more information. Not all of the residence halls are open over winter break, and there is a daily charge for students to stay in the residence halls that are open over winter break.
The maximum date range for the summer contract period is May 13, 2018 – August 19, 2018.
The contract periods are as shown, or the balance thereof if contract is entered after the beginning of the chosen contract period. Rooms/apartments must be occupied and vacated in accordance with the schedule issued by Housing & Residential Life. Residents agree to comply with the established schedule.
Residents enrolled in academic programs that have different beginning and ending dates than the contract periods listed above must adhere to the contract periods.
9. May Session and/or Summer Session
Applicants for May session or summer session should be aware that not all programs (e.g., Living Learning Communities, special living options, meal plans, staffing patterns, etc.) are available during May session and summer session. For a more detailed description of services provided during these sessions, please go to housing.umn.edu/summer or call 612-624-2994.
With prior approval of Housing & Residential Life, residents holding a contract ending July 31, 2018 in Keeler and Radius @15th may find someone to assume their apartment space to eligible students during late May, June & July. The assignment and assumption of the contract shall not be effective and the assigning student shall remain liable for all obligations under this contract unless and until an assignment and assumption is signed by the assigning student and the assuming student and approved in writing by a Housing & Residential Life representative.
10. Break Periods
Apartment residents (excluding Wilkins and Yudof floors 0,1, and 2) may stay in their assigned University housing space over break periods during the term of their contract at no additional charge.
All Other Contract Periods
Thanksgiving Break - November 23-26
All residence halls and apartment complexes remain open. There is no extra charge for residents staying in University housing during the Thanksgiving Break. There are no meals served November 23-25. Meal service resumes with brunch on November 26.
Winter Break - 8:00PM on December 21, through 8:00AM on January 13
Depending on occupancy and facilities renovation, Centennial, Middlebrook, 17th Avenue Hall, and Yudof floors 0, 1 and 2 may remain open over winter break. Residents who remain in their rooms over the winter break period will be charged a flat rate of $24 per night in the residence halls and the daily rate in Yudof. Residents are required to register for the break period and will be billed for the number of nights stayed. If a resident is found to be staying without pre-registering, the resident will be charged for the entire break period regardless of how many nights they stay in their room. Bailey, Comstock, Frontier , Sanford, Territorial and Wilkins Halls are not open during the winter break period. All residents are required to leave halls that are not open during this period. The last meal of the fall semester served in the residential restaurants will be "Grab and Go" dinner on December 21. The first meal of the spring semester will be brunch on January 13.
Spring Break - March 12 through March 16
All residence halls and apartment complexes remain open. There is no extra charge for residents staying in their assigned University housing space during spring break. The last meal before spring break will be "Grab and Go" dinner on March 11. The first meal after spring break will be brunch on Sunday, March 9.
11. Assignment of Residence Hall Room or Apartment Space
Once an applicant is assigned to an on-campus housing residence hall or apartment space, the applicant (and parent(s) or guardian if resident is under the legal age of 18 years) becomes responsible for all the terms and financial obligations of the contract. In addition, an assigned applicant who fails to occupy the assigned room/apartment by 8:00AM on the first day of classes of a specific term, and who has not provided written notification of their desire to cancel their contract prior to the previously outlined contract cancellation policies will be held responsible for all financial obligations pertaining to the contract.
Only the residents who are assigned to a room/apartment and have a contract for the room/apartment may occupy the room/apartment. Students may not transfer rooms without permission of Housing & Residential Life staff; violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action and/or financial charges. Guests may stay no longer than five (5) consecutive nights at any one time and cannot stay a total of more than fifteen (15) nights in any given semester. Residents may not have guests under the age of sixteen (16) stay overnight. Residents must obtain permission of room/apartment mate(s) for all overnight guests.
13. Housing Charges
The resident agrees to pay the room/apartment and meal plan rates upon entering the housing contract. Students living in the residence halls (and freshman living in Wilkins and Yudof) must be on one of the mandatory meal plans established by the University of Minnesota. All housing and meal plan charges will be billed to each resident's student financial account at the University of Minnesota.
** All non first-year students assigned to a University apartment will automatically have their meal plan cancelled upon assignment. If you wish to purchase a plan, please contact the Dining Services meal plan office, or purchase via the web at www.univofminnesota.campusdish.com.
Resident agrees that failure to satisfy the financial obligations of this contract may result in any or all of the following:
- Denial of meal privileges until suitable payment arrangements are made
- Inability to obtain a transcript or degree
- Denial of enrollment for subsequent coursework
- Denial of future residence
- Immediate termination of the contract and removal from University Housing
If resident is denied meal privileges due to failure to satisfy financial obligations, the money allotted for denied meals is not refundable, nor can it be credited to resident's Student Financial Account.
14. Personal Property and Insurance
The resident hereby agrees that any and all of their personal property or property of third parties in the resident's custody or possession that may be present upon the University's premises shall be the sole responsibility of the resident. The resident does hereby waive any and all claims of any nature whatsoever against Regents of the University of Minnesota, its agents and employees, and/or Wedum University Village, LLC; 17th Avenue Housing , LLC (Keeler) and 701 15th Avenue Properties, LLC (Radius @ 15th) for loss, damage, or destruction to said property due to any cause whatsoever. Residents are advised to procure personal insurance against such eventualities. All personal property must be removed from the room/apartment on the last day of occupancy under this application-contract, and the resident hereby surrenders all claims to and abandons any property remaining in the residence hall/apartment after such date.
15. Utilities and Room/Apartment Furnishings
Cable television is provided in the rate of all residence hall and apartment rooms in University owned or leased properties with the exception of Keeler Apartments as a standard service. CATV service is available for Keeler residents, but students must contract for cable with the cable provider and the resident is responsible for paying CATV charges to the cable provider directly. Additional information regarding UMN-TV can be found at resnet.umn.edu/tv. Information regarding the Radius cable TV can be found at housing.umn.edu/residences/radius. Students that use the Ethernet service and/or wireless connection must adhere to the policies and procedures in the University's Acceptable Use Policy and the ResNet Agreement. Both documents can be found on the ResNet Web site at resnet.umn.edu/policies. Radius@15th and Keeler apartments have a non-University internet service. There is not wireless internet service in Keeler Apartments.
Students who choose to utilize a University-owned loft or bunk in an officially designated eligible room agree to use it in the intended manner, as indicated in the loft/bunk bed policy at housing.umn.edu/lofts.
Air conditioning (where available) is seasonal and is determined in accordance with the long-range weather forecast. All furniture, appliances, and window treatments are also included in the residence hall/apartment rate and must remain in the room/apartment. Storage is not available.
Residents are liable for any damage, modification, or excessive cleaning required in their room/apartment or done to any part of University housing. Each resident will complete the online room/apartment condition report at move-in and move-out. Failure to complete an apartment/residence hall condition report by the time designated by the hall/apartment staff will result in a $50 improper check-in charge. By submitting an application-contract and room/apartment condition report, the resident agrees to pay the cost of repair, replacement, or cleaning of any item or part of University housing that the resident damages, modifies, or destroys (including the removal of window screens). Replacement costs include full, not depreciated charges for new materials and labor. If a damaged item can feasibly be repaired, the resident will be charged the cost of repairing rather than replacing the item. All repairs/replacement work will be initiated and accomplished by the University or its designee.
If the resident occupies a double or larger room/apartment, all residents of the room/apartment are jointly liable for damages caused. In room/apartment common areas such as kitchen, bathrooms, and living rooms, the area must be clean prior to any resident checking out. Damage charges will be divided evenly unless the Residence Director/designee determines who is responsible for the damages.
Residents are also responsible for any damage caused by their guests. Residents should dispose of trash in designated locations; failure to abide by this policy will result in disciplinary/financial action.
Housing & Residential Life makes final room/apartment inspections after all residents have vacated and have completed the room/ apartment condition report. Additional damage charges may result from these final inspections.
If a resident disagrees with an assessed damage charge, the resident must submit an appeal in writing to the Residence Director within two weeks of receiving the bill. If a resident appeals a damage charge, and the result of appeal is not known prior to the date the Student Financial Account payment is due, the resident is encouraged to pay the bill in order to avoid a late fee charge. Should the appeal be approved, the damage charge will be credited to the resident's Student Financial Account. Any appeals of late fees must be directed to the Office of Student Finance.
When a vacancy occurs in University Housing, Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to fill that vacancy with an Expanded Housing Program resident, a general housing resident, or an applicant on the priority or general wait list.
If Housing & Residential Life has no eligible residents left in the Expanded Housing Program and no eligible applicants remaining on the priority or general wait list, the remaining resident(s) in an under-occupied room/suite/apartment may be required to combine living space with other residents who also remain in an under-occupied room/suite/apartment. One or more of the remaining residents may be required to move.
Following steps will be followed to accomplish the consolidation:
The remaining resident(s) will be allowed five (5) days from Housing & Residential Life's notification that the consolidation process will take place to find another eligible roommate of choice or, if permitted, agree to pay a higher rate established by Housing & Residential Life for the room/suite/apartment (e.g., double as single).
If, after the five (5) day period, the remaining resident has not found another eligible roommate nor has not willingly (if permitted) agreed to pay the higher rate, the following will occur:
All residents will be ranked by date of original application to housing for the academic year and will be reassigned to an open space in the order of the resident with the latest application date being moved first.
All residents will be required to move within five (5) days of notification from Housing & Residential Life. Any resident failing to complete the move within five (5) days will be charged the higher rate retroactive to the date the room/suite/apartment became under-occupied.
Note: If, however, another roommate or room/suite/apartment is not available within the building, the higher rate will not be charged. In this case, Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to assign a student to that room/suite/apartment should the need arise.
Residents are advised that construction activity may affect residents to varying degrees and may involve excess dirt and/or noise. Residents are also advised that, while it is impossible to know the extent of such inconveniences, these situations may prove to be difficult. High demand for University housing accommodations requires that all spaces remain open to students. The financial requirements involved in operating a fully self-supporting (no legislative subsidy) University housing system do not allow for any adjustments to housing-related charges to compensate if construction-related inconveniences occur or if something beyond Housing & Residential Life's control prevents or delays delivery of services under this contract.
19. University Housing Keys/Fobs
In the Residence Halls, Wilkins and Yudof halls the resident will be charged $60 for each lost or unreturned room/apartment key and $35 for each lost or unreturned outside door key or mailbox key.
At University Village, the replacement key cost is $145 for an apartment recore (this includes any keys for you, your roommate(s), and the temporary keys) and $35 for a replacement access fob.At Keeler, the replacement key cost is $105 for an apartment recore (this includes any keys for you, your roommate(s), and the temporary keys) and $35 for a replacement access fob. At Radius @ 15th, the replacement key fob is $50 and the mailbox key is $25. If applicable, parking fob replacement is $50.
The above rates are for the 2016-17 academic year. Rates may be increased at the discretion of Housing & Residential Life for 2017-18.
20. Contract Release Request and Termination During the Contract Period
Residents may be granted a release from their contract during the contract period without financial penalty for any of the following reasons, subject to proper documentation:
- Withdrawal from the University
- Unplanned marriage
- Study abroad or University-related internship (non-metro area)
- Call to active military duty
Please note that you have entered a legally binding contract. Releases for reasons not listed above most likely will not be approved. Requests for release due to other extenuating circumstances may be granted (but are not guaranteed) such as 1) proof of demonstrable, non-replaceable loss of support base after assuming occupancy in University housing or 2) proof that a medical/psychological condition exists that was nonexistent prior to resident’s move into University housing or severely exacerbated after assuming occupancy. Documentation is required for any such requests. All other reasons for a contract release request may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis but are not guaranteed.
If the University approves a request for a contract release for any reason there will be a $50 service fee and the resident will be released from all financial obligations associated with the contract. If the contract release request is not approved, the resident is responsible for all financial obligations of the contract.
Note: Residents who are released from their contract due to withdrawal from the University should be aware Housing & Residential Life monitors subsequent credit loads. Released residents who re-register for classes during the academic year may be held responsible for the balance of their contract.
21. Vacating/Checkout of Premises
The resident agrees to vacate the premises at the end of the term and deliver all keys/fobs to the hall/apartment business office. In the event of cancellation or termination of this contract, the resident agrees to vacate the premises within forty-eight (48) hours of notification.
Refunds/credits are not granted for early move-outs from University housing during the last two weeks of any semester or summer term. The resident is required to officially check out (turn in key(s)/access card and complete room/apartment condition report process) with the appropriate staff member when moving out of University housing. Failure to properly check out of University housing results in a non-refundable $50 service fee plus charges for necessary repairs and damages. Students who do not check out in a timely manner will be charged an additional $50 fee for each hour past the scheduled check out time.
Note: Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to inspect resident rooms/apartments within 30 days prior to the end of a term to assess maintenance/repair needs. Housing & Residential Life may do these checks throughout a semester and will give the resident a non-emergency 24-hour notice.
22. Right of Refusal
Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to refuse any application-contract for any lawful reason, including but not limited to the following reasons:
- Applicant does not meet the established eligibility requirements
- Applicant has violated any University housing policy, rule, and/or regulation
- Applicant has a poor payment history, outstanding financial balance, or had extensive apartment/room damage in the past
- The University determines that the applicant's presence in student housing would not be in their and/or the University's best interest
23. University's Termination of Contract and Eviction
The resident hereby consents and agrees to obey and abide by all University of Minnesota policies and regulations governing occupants of University housing facilities and recognizes the right of the University to terminate resident's contract for breach of any University policies, rules, or regulations. Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to terminate the housing contract of any student after the student assumes occupancy if the University and/or Housing & Residential Life is made aware of the student's involvement in any previous criminal activity that could cause potential risk to the residential community. The resident agrees that they may be evicted if they fail to vacate their room/apartment after receiving notice of termination of contract and a demand to vacate. In the event of termination of a resident's contract by the University, the resident will be liable for all housing-related charges up to the time of termination of such occupancy and may be held responsible for the remainder of the housing and meal plan contract should Housing & Residential Life not be able to find a replacement resident. Regardless of whether a replacement resident is found, residents who are judicially terminated from University housing (i.e., are terminated for violation of student disciplinary rules) will be held financially responsible for 30% of the remainder of the housing and meal plan contract. Following appropriate Student Conduct action involving serious violations of University regulations or policies, a resident may be removed from University housing within 24 hours. Residents evicted from University housing will be financially responsible for all costs associated with the eviction process. The University reserves the right to make changes in any and all such policies, rules, and/or regulations.
24. Interim Suspension
After evaluating the evidence received, the identification of the parties, the safety and well-being of residents, staff, and University property, and, in those cases where there is an indication that a resident's misconduct will be repeated or continued or where the University believes it is necessary to permit the University to carry on its functions with respect to University Housing, the University may immediately suspend a resident from University housing, pending hearing before the appropriate disciplinary committee. The Coordinator of Student Conduct for Housing or the Coordinator's designee may make the decision regarding interim suspension and shall provide notice of the decision to the resident. The resident objecting to an interim suspension has the right to a prompt hearing before the Associate Director of Residential Life for Housing or the Associate Director's designee on the questions of identification and whether suspension should remain in effect until the full hearing on the underlying charges is completed.
25. Responsibilities of the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota (and in the case of University Village, Landlord/Owner Wedum University Village, LLC; Keeler Apartments, Landlord/Owner 17th Avenue Housing LLC; Radius @ 15th Landlord/Owner is 70115th Avenue Properties, LLC), is responsible for complying with all state laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances, and in particular shall accomplish the following:
- Keep the property and all common areas in a sanitary and habitable condition and in compliance with all state and municipal codes
- Make necessary repairs within a reasonable time after notice from a resident
- Beyond typical repair time needed if systems fail, maintain in good working order all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, fixtures, and appliances
In addition to the above, the University of Minnesota shall accomplish the following:
- Provide staff who are responsible for the management of their building(s) and its various facilities and operations and for the development of the residential population. The Residence Director supervises the staff of Community Advisors (CAs), advises and assists student engagement, encourages recreational, social, and cultural programming, and is available for individual counseling and referrals to other University services.
26. Responsibilities of Residents
Residents shall comply with all state laws, municipal codes, regulations and ordinances, the University's Student Conduct Code and other University policies and procedures, and specific University Housing policies, rules, and regulations. In particular, residents shall adhere to all Community Behavioral Standards and the Residence Hall and Apartment regulations contained or referenced within this contract.
27. Exceptions/Grievances Before Move In:
Exceptions or grievances related to this University housing application-contract may be appealed, in writing, to the following:
Housing & Residential Life
210 Delaware St. S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455-0307
28. Exceptions/Grievances After Move-In:
Exceptions or grievances related to University housing policies, rules, and regulations should be resolved in the first instance between the resident and Residence Director. Exceptions or grievances not resolved at that level may be appealed, in writing, to the Associate Director or designee at the above address.
University Village, Keeler, & Radius Apartments
The owner/landlord for University Village (located at 2601 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414) is Wedum University Village, LLC. The owner/landlord for Keeler Apartments (located at 317 17th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414) is 17th Avenue Housing, LLC. The owner/landlord for Radius @ 15th (located at 701 15th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414) is 701 15th Avenue Properties, LLC. and Regents of the University of Minnesota. The agent authorized to accept notices, demands, and legal papers for the above are the following:
Housing & Residential Life
210 Delaware St. S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455-0307
29. Changes or Updates
Changes or updates to the content of the online contract may occur. These changes will be available at housing.umn.edu/contractupdates by July 1. These changes will become part of your housing application-contract, and you will be held responsible for these changes and updates.