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, 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 Community Living Policy.

Room Changes

I understand that room changes are considered on a case-by-case basis after consulting with both my Community Advisor and an administrator in the Community Living Office. All changes require the approval of Community Living.

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 taken action that is unwelcoming to a new roommate or created a hostile environment for a new roommate, disciplinary action and/or my reassignment to another space selected by the Community Living Office may occur.


I agree to return my room key to the Community Living Office immediately after vacating my room as part of the proper check out process. If I fail to do so, I understand I am financially responsible and will be charged $125.00 for the cost of the lock change.

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