2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 28 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 will not hear appeals related to the disagreement of the committee’s findings outside of the previous statement. The dean will review the material andmay schedule a meeting with the student in order to determine the appeal. The decision from an appeal to the Dean of Students is final. Housing Cancellation Fee Residential contracts are binding for the full academic year, and the lessee may not sublet the premises. The only exceptions considered for breaking this lease will be military deployment, graduation, death of the lessee, or change in marital status. Students who leave or are suspended or expelled from the university during an academic year period will not receive a housing refund for the full academic year. This means if a student is suspended in the second week of a year, they will be responsible for their full academic year of housing costs for both fall and spring semesters. If a student withdraws from HSU by the 8 th class day of the fall or spring or by the 2 nd class day of a summer session, he/she will receive a full refund for their housing charges. Students leaving HSU may cancel their housing after the add/drop period, but will not receive refunds for that semester. Any future semesters still under the lease would be cancelled. Withdrawals for medical or other emergency reasons will be reviewed by the Student Care Team who will develop an individual plan covering housing, tuition, and other campus obligations. Any student who falsifies information, or otherwise attempts to circumvent the housing policies of the university, will be subject to disciplinary action which could include fines and the yearly housing cost. Non-Registered Students Residents not registered for spring semester classes by the final day of the fall semester may not remain in university housing without specific approval from the Department of Residence Life. Non-registered residents must be checked out, including returning their residence hall room key. As available, the resident’s belongings will be permitted to remain in housing, but will not be accessible during the time between their fall semester check-out of HSU housing until the first day of the spring semester. Residents who leave their belongings in a residence hall room at the end of the fall semester and do not register for the spring semester will have a storage fee of $200.00 assessed to their student account. This fee will pay for the storage of their belongings during the period between fall check-out of housing and the 8 th day of classes for spring semesters. It is the responsibility of each resident to make settlement with various offices at Hardin-Simmons University and to register for spring semester classes in order to continue as a student and remain a resident in university housing after the end of fall semesters. Residents not registered for the spring semester are required to move out of the residence halls by 5:00 p.m. on the 8 th class day. Hardin-Simmons University will assume that all unclaimed belongings remaining in the resident’s room after 5:00 p.m. on the 8 th class day of the semester is abandoned property. Summer Housing It is a privilege to live on the Hardin-Simmons University campus during the summer. As available, Hardin- Simmons offers students the opportunity to apply to live in a limited number of rooms in living areas on the HSU campus in the summer. Applications will be made available through the Residence Life Office and are due no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the summer housing period for which the student is applying to live in housing. Each summer housing residents must maintain their status as a student, student employee, or