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Housing Agreement

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.


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.

Dates of Occupancy

I agree to adhere to the dates of occupancy indicated on the college calendar. 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 the condition of my residence hall.

I agree that all college owned furniture must remain in the room at all times and I accept financial responsibility and full replacement cost for missing college owned furniture.

I accept financial responsibility for the condition I leave my room and any damages to the room.

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, as appropriate.

Responsible for the Development of Community

I agree to encourage and support a positive residential community that is respectful of all people and property. Furthermore, if I live in a residence hall with a specialty component such as a Special Interest Community or the Co-Op, Quiet, and/or Substance-Free housing, I agree to uphold the guidelines established for that residence. I understand that all Hamilton College residence halls are smoke-free.

Meal Plans

All students are required to participate in the meal plan as is outlined by the Residential Life Policy.

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.


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 and will be charged $125.00 for the cost of the lock change.

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