The parties of this Contract are the University of Montana Western called “University,” and the undersigned Student hereinafter called “Student”.
The term of this Contract shall be for the current Academic Year and the dates of occupancy shall be as specified in the Resident Life Housing Brochure. This Contract, properly executed, shall be effective on the date the University receives the Student’s housing deposit
Provide the Student with a single or double occupancy furnished room in UMW Residence Life Housing for the term of this Contract. The University, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to utilize single rooms for double occupancy and reserves the right to reduce the number of residents per room as space becomes available. The terms and conditions set forth herein are applicable to single and double occupancy rooms occupied by either one or two residents.
Provide the same or other room accommodations in UMW Residence Life Housing during periods of recess, at an extra cost and provided that such space is available.
Provide cleaning service for common areas (lounges, hallways, and bathrooms) of the Residence Halls.
Guarantee all first year students accommodations in the Residence Halls.
Not promise or guarantee to the Student an assignment to any particular room in Residence Life Housing. The University may also require the Student to move to another room at the University’s sole discretion.
The University may terminate the Residence Life Housing Contract and all attendant rights of occupancy upon thirty days notice to the Student. Additionally, the Student may be subject to a three-day notice to perform covenant or terminate, to pay rent or terminate, or to terminate, whichever is appropriate, under any circumstances allowed by law, and the following:
If the Student ceases to be a registered student as a result of graduation, transfer, or dismissal.
Failure to comply with the Contract and/or University and Residence Life Housing regulations (as noted in the Student Handbook).
Failure to make required payments when due.
Failure to comply with any applicable state and/or federal law. This Contract may be terminated by the Student with written approval of the University. In the event of approval, the effective termination date will be the date of the University approval. The Student shall remain responsible for all room and board charges for the entire semester. Typically, Students who cancel their housing contract with approval from the University will receive a pro-rated refund of the housing fee minus $200. The University reserves the right to refund zero to 100% of the housing fee at its sole discretion.
The Contract will be terminated if the Student fails to attend the University for any semester during the term of this contact in which the Student has contracted to be an occupant of a University residence hall or suite. Written notification of nonattendance must be submitted to the Residence Life Office. In the event notification of nonattendance is received after the residence hall or suite opens, a pro-rated charge minus $200 will be made for room and board to the date written notification is received by the Residence Life Office. In the event of marriage, the Student must present a marriage certificate. This Contract will be terminated on the date that evidence is presented to the Residence Life Office providing the marriage ceremony occurs during the term of this Contract.
In the event of a dismissal, withdrawal from the University, or exclusion from Residence Life Housing due to disciplinary action, the Student shall vacate the assigned room within 48 hours of notification. In the event a Student violates any term of the Contract, the rules and regulations of Residence Life Housing and/or the University, or any other applicable law in an attempt to be relieved of the obligations of this Contract by causing the University to initiate and proceed with eviction proceedings, the Student shall remain financially responsible for all payments of room and board until the end of the Contract period.
Pursuant to Civil Code section 1941.4 the University is responsible for installing one useable telephone jack and for placing and maintaining the inside telephone wiring in good working order in residential dwellings. The Student is responsible for the telephone and any wiring between the telephone and the telephone jack. If there is a problem with telephone service, the Student must first determine that the problem is not in the telephone or the wiring running to the telephone jack. Once it is determined the problem is not in either the telephone or such wiring, the Student is required to notify the Residence Life Office and the University will arrange for any necessary repair of the telephone jack or inside wiring. If the Student does not report such problems to the University and incurs a cost arranging a repair, the University shall not be liable for reimbursement to the Student. Students are responsible for the monthly cost of local telephone service and all applicable taxes and fees.
Any waiver or non-enforcement by the University of any term or condition of this Contract shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other term or condition of this Contract. Acceptance by the University of any rental payment after the Student’s breach of any provision of this Contract shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision or any prior or subsequent breach of any provision, other than the Student’s failure to make timely payment of the rental installment so accepted, whether or not the University knew of the prior breach at the time such rent was accepted.
The University of Montana Western strives to be a residential community and, as such, has prescribed for itself a number of behavioral parameters addressing illegal drugs, alcohol, destructive/disruptive behavior, etc. These parameters apply to all members of the Western community and their guests while they are on campus. Students are responsible for all residence hall and student conduct policies as stated in the Student Handbook and are required to meet all responsibilities associated with being a member of a community housing environment.
The Student certifies that the statements made on the application in connection with this Contract are true and correct. Falsification of these statements will render this Contract null and void. The Student has read and understood the terms and conditions of this contract, and received a copy of the Residence Life Housing Brochure, which is incorporated herein by reference.
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