University Housing Contract for Residence Halls and Apartment Complexes Terms and Provisions
Updated November 2022
Read the following carefully.
When you submit an application-contract for a residence hall or apartment complex, you enter into a LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT with the University of Minnesota. Note: Signing a lease with an off-campus apartment is not an approvable reason to be released from this contract.
- Application Fee
- Application Submission
- University of Minnesota Admission and University Housing Assignment Status
- Housing and Dining Charges
- Assignments and Assignment Preferences
- Student-Athlete Spaces
- Contract Periods
- May Session and/or Summer Session
- Break Periods
- Personal Property and Insurance
- Utilities and Room/Apartment Furnishings
- Construction and/or Service Delays
- University Housing Keys/Fobs
- Application-Contract Cancellations
- Contract Release Request and Termination During the Contract Period
- Vacating/Checkout of Premises
- Right of Refusal
- University’s Termination of Contract and Eviction
- Interim Suspension
- Responsibilities of the University of Minnesota
- Responsibilities of Residents
- Exceptions/Grievances Before Move-In
- Exceptions/Grievances After Move-In
- Changes or Updates
1. APPLICATION FEE
Each application must be accompanied by a $50 non-refundable Housing Application Fee. There is no Application Fee for students currently residing in University housing who participate in the Room Sign-up process and have previously paid the Application Fee.
2. APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Applicants may not submit more than one application per application period.
3. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ADMISSION AND UNIVERSITY HOUSING ASSIGNMENT STATUS
Receipt of an applicant's housing application 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 reserved spaces, and Minnesota English Language Program students).
For more information on the first year housing guarantee go to housing.umn.edu/guarantee.
To be eligible to live in University housing, each applicant must be a registered University of Minnesota student and at least sixteen (16) years of age at the time of occupancy. Residents who are not registered as a University student are not eligible to reside in University Housing. Residents who fall below the minimum credit requirements are not eligible to reside in University housing unless granted an exception by Housing & Residential Life. 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 will not be granted an exception. Students granted an exception to take less credits for a semester must take a full credit load in future semesters. While dropping below the credit minimums will render you ineligible to remain in University housing, it does not automatically release you from your financial obligations under this contract.
5. HOUSING AND DINING CHARGES
Students living in the residence halls must be on one of the mandatory meal plans established by the University of Minnesota. There is NO exception to this policy. All housing and meal plan charges will be billed to each resident's student financial account. For more information on meal plan policies and procedures, please visit the University Dining website for additional information. Note, Dining Dollars rollover from fall to spring semester. Dining Dollars do expire at the end of the academic year and are not refundable.
In submitting an application for housing and therefore agreeing to the terms of this contract, a resident agrees to pay the room/apartment and meal plan at the established rates unless and until this contract is canceled or resident is granted a release if permitted as set forth in Sections 18 and 19 below.
Students in the apartments and residence halls are billed prior to the start of the semester (or upon move in, if after the start of a semester) for the fall and spring semesters. Students in 11.5-month contracts (Keeler) are also billed prior to the start of the summer term.
(All students assigned to a University apartment (Keeler, Radius, Wilkins, or Yudof) will automatically have their meal plan canceled upon assignment. Students in a University apartment who wish to purchase a voluntary plan should purchase a plan via the web on the dining website.)
Student agrees that failure to satisfy the financial obligations of this contract may result in any or all of the following:
- Inability to obtain a transcript or degree
- Denial of enrollment for subsequent coursework
- Denial of future residence and/or meal plan
- Immediate termination of the contract and removal from University Housing
6. ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSIGNMENT PREFERENCES
At the time University housing is assigned, Housing & Residential Life will attempt to honor the preferences indicated on the housing application. 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 a change in room designation, safety and security, consolidation, or interests of the community.
For more information on housing assignments go to housing.umn.edu/live-here/assignments.
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 or release from their housing contract. If a student-athlete is no longer part of a sports 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 a residence hall is September 2, 2023 – May 8, 2024.
The contract period for students assigned to Radius, Wilkins Hall or Yudof Hall is August 15, 2023 – May 31, 2024.
The contract period for students assigned to Keeler Apartments is August 15, 2023 – July 31, 2024.
For all of the above contract periods, students assigned after the original move-in date assume the balance of the contract.
See Section 10 for more information about break periods. 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 contract periods are as shown, or the balance thereof if the contract is entered after the beginning of the applicable 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.
The contract periods shown above are the same regardless of whether a resident is enrolled in an academic program that has different beginning and/or ending dates.
9. MAY SESSION AND/OR SUMMER SESSION
Eligibility and Application for May Session or Summer Session Housing
To be eligible to live in University housing during the summer, residents must be enrolled in at least one (1) credit, except Keeler, Radius and Yudof residents who are continuing from their contract period through the summer are not required to be registered for classes.
Applicants for May session or summer session should be aware that not all residence halls/apartment complexes are open during the summer and not all programs, e.g., Living Learning Communities, special living options, meal plans, dining locations, staffing patterns, etc. are available. Summer building options are subject to change depending on occupancy and facility maintenance schedules. Available options will be posted in March prior to the end of the spring semester.
Students may cancel their contract for summer housing up to five days prior to their scheduled move-in date. Students are billed prior to the start of the May or Summer term (or upon move in, if after the start of the May or Summer session). There are no refunds for summer housing after move-in except for approved contract releases under Section 19.
The maximum date range for the summer contract period is May 9, 2024 – August 11, 2024. Students in apartments during the summer who will not be a Fall 2024 apartment residents must move out by July 31, 2024.
For more information about summer housing go to housing.umn.edu/summer.
Apartment Contract Assumption – Keeler Apartments Only
With prior approval of Housing & Residential Life, residents holding a contract ending July 31, 2024, in Keeler may find another eligible student to assume their apartment space during late May, June & July. The assignment and assumption of the contract shall not be effective and the assigned student shall remain liable for all obligations under this contract unless and until an assignment and assumption are signed by the assigned student and the assuming student is approved in writing by a Housing & Residential Life representative.
10. BREAK PERIODS
Apartment residents 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 – NOVEMBER 24, 2023
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 23-24, 2023. The last meal before Thanksgiving will be lunch on November 22, 2023. A Grab-and-Go dinner will be available at lunch. Meal service resumes with brunch on November 25.
WINTER BREAK - 8:00 PM ON DECEMBER 21, 2023 – 8:00 AM ON JANUARY 13, 2024
Depending on occupancy and facility maintenance schedules, Centennial and 17th Avenue residence halls may remain open over winter break. Residents who remain in their rooms over the winter break period will be charged a flat rate of $37 per night in the residence halls. 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, Middlebrook, Pioneer, Sanford, and Territorial Halls are not open during the winter break period. All residents are required to leave halls that are not open during this period.
There are no meals served from December 22, 2023 – January 12, 2024. The last meal of the fall semester served will be lunch on December 21. A Grab-and-Go dinner will be available at lunch. The first meal of the spring semester will be brunch on January 13.
SPRING BREAK - MARCH 4 – MARCH 8, 2024
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.
There are no meals served March 4-8, 2024. The last meal before spring break will be dinner on March 1, 2024. The first meal after spring break will be brunch on Sunday, March 10. The meal plan pricing reflects the days dining is closed over spring break.
SEMESTER END – MAY 8, 2024
The last meal of the semester is lunch on May 8. A Grab-and-Go dinner will be available at lunch.
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 change rooms without permission of Housing & Residential Life staff; violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action and/or financial charges. Residents may not have guests under the age of sixteen (16) stay overnight. Residents must obtain the permission of room/apartment mate(s) for all overnight guests. For more information about the guest policy please visit housing.umn.edu/rules.
Spouses or children of eligible applicants/residents are not permitted to reside in the residence halls or individual student apartment complexes (Yudof Hall, Wilkins Hall, Keeler Apartments, or Radius Apartments) other than in guest apartments.
12. 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 in University housing 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, in the case of Radius Apartments, HART Radius MN LLC) for loss, damage, or destruction to said property due to any cause whatsoever. Residents are advised to procure personal (renter’s) insurance against such eventualities. All personal property must be removed from the room/apartment on the last day of occupancy under this contract, and the resident hereby surrenders all claims to and abandons any property remaining in the residence hall/apartment after such date.
13. UTILITIES AND ROOM/APARTMENT FURNISHINGS
Cable television and internet service are provided in the rate of all residence hall and apartment rooms in University-owned or leased properties. Additional information regarding UMN-TV can be found at housing.umn.edu/residents/tech/tv. Information regarding the Radius cable TV can be found at housing.umn.edu/residents/tech/tv/radius.
Students who use the Ethernet/internet service and/or wireless connection must adhere to the policies and procedures in the University's Acceptable Use Policy and the Residential Network Agreement. Both documents can be found on the HRL website at housing.umn.edu/residents/tech/internet. Radius Apartments have non-University internet service and cable TV service included in the rate.
Students who choose to utilize a University-owned loft or bunk in an officially designated eligible room agree to use it in an 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. Landline phone service is not available in student rooms.
Residents are liable for any damage, modification, or excessive cleaning required in their room/apartment or in any part of University housing. Each resident will complete the online room/apartment condition report at move-in and move-out. 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 and/or any excessive cleaning required. In-room/apartment common areas such as kitchen, bathrooms, and living rooms must be clean prior to any resident checking out. Liability for damages including excessive cleaning in semi-private community spaces, including locked restrooms or lounges, are also the joint responsibility of all residents assigned to that space. 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 are responsible for disposing of trash in designated locations; failure to abide by this policy will result in disciplinary and/or 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 one week of receiving the bill. If a resident appeals a damage charge, and the result of the 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 a current resident (including an expanded housing program resident) or an applicant on the housing waitlist.
If Housing & Residential Life has no eligible residents or no eligible applicants remaining on the housing waitlist, the remaining resident(s) in an under-occupied room/suite/apartment may be required to consolidate into a living space with other residents who also remain in an under-occupied room/suite/apartment or may be charged a higher rate for an under-occupied space (i.e. double as single rate). One or more of the remaining residents may be required to move (see Section 6 on assignments).
Room Consolidation Process
Residents in an under-occupied room 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 or 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.
16. CONSTRUCTION AND/OR SERVICE DELAYS
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.
17. UNIVERSITY HOUSING KEYS/FOBS
In the residence halls and in Keeler, Wilkins, and Yudof apartments, the resident will be charged $60 for each lost or unreturned room/apartment key and $35 for each lost or unreturned mailbox key.
At the Radius apartments, the replacement key fob is $50 and the mailbox key is $35; if applicable, parking fob replacement is $75.
18. APPLICATION-CONTRACT CANCELLATIONS
a. New Incoming First Year (Freshman) Applicants:
New First Year (Freshman) applicants may cancel their University housing application-contract until August 1, 2023, 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 into their assigned space, the student must complete the contract release process to be considered for a release from their housing contract. This clause also applies to students who have moved in early due to an early arrival request, international early arrival housing, and Welcome Week.
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 8:00 AM on the first day of fall semester classes and they do not move into their housing assignment. If a student moves into their housing assignment, the student must complete the contract release process to be considered for a release from their housing contract.
New Incoming First Year (Freshman) applicants interested in canceling their housing application-contract should see Section 19 below and visit housing.umn.edu/cancel for more information.
b. New Incoming (Non-First Year Freshman) Applicants:
(Transfer students, new non-degree seeking students, new graduate and professional students)
If assigned by Housing & Residential Life to a residence hall:
- New applicants may cancel their University housing application-contract until August 1, 2023, 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 8:00 AM on the first day of fall semester classes and they do not move into their housing assignment. If a student moves into their housing assignment, the student must complete the contract release process to be considered for a release from their housing contract.
If assigned to Radius Apartments, Keeler Apartments, Wilkins Hall, Yudof Hall or if the applicant selects a residence hall in the room signup process:
- New students (non first-year freshman) will start being assigned to vacant spaces for the 2023-2024 contract in December 2022. Students will be given 7 business days after the date they are notified of their assignment to submit their $200 Housing Guarantee Payment to confirm their assignment. Once a student pays the $200 Housing Guarantee Payment to confirm their assignment, the student must complete the contract release process to be considered for a release from their housing contract.
- New Incoming (Non-First Year Freshman) applicants interested in canceling their housing application-contract should see Section 19 below and visit housing.umn.edu/cancel for more information.
c. Returning Residents and Current Students:
(Students who lived on campus during fall 2022 and/or spring 2023 semester and reapplied or were assigned, including reserved spaces, to on-campus housing for the following academic year 2023-2024. Also students who are continuing at the University and who may or may not have previously had a housing contract.)
Students who currently live in on-campus housing and wish to continue living in on-campus housing for the following academic year and students continuing at the University who wish to live in on-campus housing for the following academic year (collectively, “returning students”) must sign up during the room sign-up process beginning in December 2022, which includes paying the $200 Housing Guarantee Payment by December 22, 2022. Returning students must cancel their housing application-contract by January 23, 2023, 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 January 2, 2023, the returning student will be given one week after the date the returning student selects or is notified of the assignment to cancel the application-contract and to receive a refund of the $200 Housing Guarantee Payment.
Beginning December 28, 2022, returning students 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 students interested in canceling their housing application-contract should see Section 19 below and visit housing.umn.edu/cancel for more information.
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.
19. 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/Leave of Absence from the University
- Study abroad or University-related internship (non-metro area)
- Call to active military duty
Please note that you have entered a legally binding contract. Contract releases for reasons not listed above most likely will not be approved. You will not automatically be released from your contract if you sign a lease with an off campus apartment prior to being approved for a contract release. 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 financial support base after assuming occupancy in University housing or 2) proof that a medical/psychological condition exists that was nonexistent prior to the 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 a request for a contract release is approved, the resident will be granted a refund based upon a prorated calculation. 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 will be held responsible for the balance of their contract.
20. 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 Information Desk. In the event of cancellation or termination of this contract, the resident agrees to vacate University housing within forty-eight (48) hours of notification.
Refunds/credits are not granted for early move-outs from University housing except for approved contract releases described in Section 19 above. No refunds/credits are granted for early move-outs from University housing during the last two weeks of any semester or summer term. The resident is required to follow proper checkout procedures (i.e., turn in key(s)/access card, complete room/apartment condition report process, etc.) 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 may 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 contract period to assess maintenance/repair needs. Housing & Residential Life may conduct inspections throughout a semester and will give the resident a non-emergency 24-hour notice. Housing & Residential Life reserves the right to show a resident room/apartment to a prospective resident after the resident is provided a 24-hour notice.
21. 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
22. 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 the 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 the 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 contract charges 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., terminated for violation of student disciplinary rules) will be held financially responsible for 30% of the remainder of the contract charges. 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.
23. 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 authority. 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. A 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 the suspension should remain in effect until the full hearing on the underlying charges is completed.
24. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
The University of Minnesota (and with respect to Radius Apartments, the landlord HART Radius MN LLC or its successor) 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 applicable state and local 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 the building(s) and the various facilities and operations in the buildings(s) and for the development of the residential population. The Residence Director supervises the staff of Community Advisors (CAs); advises and assists with providing student engagement, recreational, social, and cultural programming; and is available for individual conversations/consultations and referrals to other University services.
25. RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESIDENTS
Residents shall comply with all state laws; applicable local 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. Housing & Residential Life’s Community Behavioral Standards may be reviewed at housing.umn.edu/rules.
26. EXCEPTIONS/GRIEVANCES BEFORE MOVE-IN
Exceptions or grievances related to this University housing contract may be appealed, in writing, to the following:
Associate Director, Administrative Services & Operations
Housing & Residential Life
210 Delaware St. S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455-0307
27. 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.
The University of Minnesota (and HART Radius MN LLC or its successor) authorize the following agent to accept notices, demands, and legal papers:
Associate Director, Administrative Services & Operations
Housing & Residential Life
210 Delaware St. S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455-0307
28. CHANGES OR UPDATES
Changes or updates to the content of the online contract may occur. These changes will be available at housing.umn.edu/contract by July 1, 2023. These changes will become part of your housing application-contract, and you will be held responsible for these changes and updates.