Housing Agreement

Terms and Conditions

Term of Agreement: The terms of this agreement shall commence on the first day of the fall semester and end on the last day of the spring semester unless terminated sooner as herein provided. Students who have not checked in by the first day of classes may lose their room assignment and may have their agreement cancelled.

Housing Standards: Resident agrees to conduct himself/herself in accordance with the university’s Code of Honor and to abide by the Housing Policies. The university reserves the right to amend or formulate new or additional policies at any time. Resident agrees that such changes constitute a valid amendment to the housing agreement and agrees to comply with them.

Transfers/Consolidations: The university reserves the right to transfer or consolidate students to a location other than the originally assigned or selected housing space.

Personal Property: The student’s personal property is not covered by any insurance provided by the university. Students living in university housing hereby waive all claims against the university for loss of or damage to clothing, valuables, or other personal property, including money, even if such loss or damage is the result of negligence on the part of the university, its employees, or its agents.

Risk Of Personal Injury: Students agree to release the university from liability for personal injury to the student or the student’s guest, even if such results from the negligence of the university.

Refundable Security Deposit: The housing deposit required of all residents shall secure the performance of residents’ obligations. Refund of the housing deposit is dependent upon the resident fulfilling ALL of the following conditions:

  1. Resident has no other monies due to the university.
  2. Resident has thoroughly cleaned the premises. The university will deduct from the security deposit all reasonable charges to accomplish cleaning or repair from damage over normal wear and tear.
  3. Resident has surrendered the premises to the university, and all keys to the premises. There will be a non-refundable re-keying fee, if keys are not returned.
  4. Resident upholds all aspects of the university’s Code of Honor and housing policies. Failure to comply with this component will result in total loss of security deposit refund.

Early Termination: If a student has already begun occupancy of a room but leaves before the end of a semester, his or her housing deposit will be forfeited. The student must still properly check out with his or her resident advisor.

Termination: The university reserves the right to terminate this agreement at its sole discretion and remove the resident from university housing. If termination is sought by the university, the resident will have the obligation for all past and future amounts owed under this agreement and will forfeit their housing deposit.

This Agreement shall be binding and shall be constructed and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Virginia. All legal disputes shall be adjudicated in the City of Buena Vista, Virginia or Rockbridge County, Virginia.