2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 29 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 other affiliation with Hardin-Simmons to meet eligibility criteria. Violations of community standards or inappropriate behavior in and around any residence may result in the loss of ability to live on campus as well as the loss of employment (if applicable). When submitting a summer housing application, the student certifies that all information is true and that they agree to the terms and conditions as set forth in the Hardin-Simmons University Student Handbook and the Summer Housing Agreement. All HSU policies, including but not limited to those related to community standards, conduct, respect, and residence hall regulations, are fully enforceable during summer housing. Failure to adhere to them may result in the immediate termination of a student’s housing, among other things. NOTE: Students may request housing for the summer even though they are not enrolled in summer classes, provided the student is enrolled for the fall semester at the time a Summer Housing Application is submitted. Students enrolled in classes during the summer session they are requesting housing will receive priority over non-registered students for limited summer housing. Room Assignments The Residence Life Office makes housing applications available on Res Life Central to incoming accepted students around February 1 each year. Students are then able to complete their Hardin-Simmons Housing Application and submit necessary supporting documents. Once applications are submitted and processed, students will receive a status update via email. Fall semester housing assignments are made for new students registered in April during the month of May and those new students registered in June during the month of July and one week prior to the start of the fall semester. Once assignments are made, students can access information about room assignments, roommates, and residence hall placements on Res Life Central. Questions about this process can be directed to the Residence Life Office at residencelife@hsutx.edu Housing Lottery In the spring semester each year, the Residence Life Office invites returning students to participate in the housing lottery to select their housing placement for the following academic year. Students will be permitted to participate in the lottery at intervals based on their student status, including completed units recorded by the Registrar’s Office at the time of application, as well as age. Information about the specific year’s process will be disseminated at a spring housing meeting and through other communication. This process is managed entirely online at the Res Life Central website. Private Rooms With the exception of rooms designed for one student, all rooms on campus are designated for double occupancy and are assigned accordingly. Students may apply to live alone in a double occupancy room as a private room. Provided there is space available and the Residence Life Office approves their application, an additional fee will be assessed on their account, typically half the cost of the room. Students who have not applied for a private room, but who have not had a roommate arrive on campus by the 8th class day of the semester, will be invited by their Residence Director to discuss options for combining rooms with other students. The Residence Director will make the final determination, though the student will have an opportunity to speak into the process. Any student who is not placed into another room should expect to have a roommate placement at some point throughout the year, leaving the second set of furniture unused and the additional living space clear. Holiday Housing Limited housing will only be available for students whose job or sport requires them to stay on campus or for those who do not have a permanent home available to them during university holidays (such as international students). Students will need to make arrangements with the Residence Life Office two weeks in advance of the