2016-2017 Housing Agreement

2017-2018 Housing Agreement


1. This Residence Hall License (the "Agreement") is between the individual named on this Agreement (herein the "Resident") and The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, d/b/a Tulane University (herein the "University").

This Agreement is for both the fall and spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.  The Agreement is for housing space only and does not guarantee assignment to a particular hall or room, nor does it guarantee assignment with specific roommate(s).   Priority for housing is given to full-time students in a degree-granting program.  The Resident agrees to allow no other person to occupy the licensed space nor grant the right to another person to occupy the licensed space nor assign this Agreement to another person(s).  This Agreement cannot be extended into a future license period.  The Resident may only use licensed space as a residence.  This Agreement will not be accepted or processed unless the student is accepted to the University.  Further, this Agreement is legally binding upon signature.

A.OCCUPANCY OF RESIDENCE HALLS: For the fall 2017 semester, rooms may be occupied on Saturday, August 26, 2017, and must be vacated by NOON on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 or 24 hours after the Resident's last exam, whichever occurs first, unless otherwise specified by the Housing and Residence Life Office ("HRL" or "University Housing").  For the spring 2018 semester, rooms may be occupied on Saturday, January 13, 2018 and must be vacated by NOON on Sunday, May 13, 2018 or 24 hours after the Residents last exam, whichever occurs first, unless otherwise specified by HRL.  The Resident agrees not to remain in residence after the termination date of this Agreement.  All residential areas remain open during fall, Thanksgiving, and Spring Break.  The residence halls are closed during the winter break.  Residents desiring to remain in residence during the winter break and live in Willow Hall and Aron Hall may seek an exception.    Residents approved to stay over winter break may be charged for the additional nights. 

All personal property must be removed from all residential areas on the last day of occupancy.  Resident agrees that he or she will be responsible for any costs incurred by the University for the removal, disposal, or storage (purely at the discretion of the University) of any personal property remaining in the room after the last day of occupancy.  Nothing in this Agreement obligates the University to store personal property left in the room of the Resident.  Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, Resident agrees that the University has no responsibility or liability regarding the personal property in the room of the Resident during and after the term of this Agreement, and further agrees to hold the University harmless for any loss, theft, destruction, or disposal of personal property in the room of the Resident.

B.RATES: The actual amount due from Resident is based upon the type of room assigned to Resident, as specified in rate sheet located on the University's website: PAYMENT IS DUE UPON THE EARLIER OF: (1) RECEIPT OF INVOICE, OR (2) ISSUANCE OF ROOM KEYS/CARDS.  There are a variety of different assignments available and several different rates.  If the room assignment changes, the rate will change also.  Residents moving to a more expensive room will have the additional rent charges placed on their student account.  Residents moving to a less expensive room will have a credit placed on their account.

C. ELIGIBILITY: Any person who has been admitted or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student as defined by the Office of the Registrar.  Residents whose status becomes part-time as defined by the Office of the Registrar must immediately notify University Housing for a formal review to determine if they can remain on campus. Graduate students enrolled in degree seeking programs may be able to live in on campus housing based on availability. If a resident fails to enroll, or fails to pay fees of a full-time student resulting in the loss of status as an enrolled student, the resident's housing assignment will be cancelled and the resident agrees to vacate the premises within 48 hours. Students enrolled through Continuing Studies are not eligible to live in on campus housing.

2.  RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT – First Year and Second Year Students: All undergraduate students enrolled as full time students (taking 12 or more credit hours at Tulane) are REQUIRED to reside in the residence halls during their first and second year (freshman and sophomore years).  Class year is based on total academic years in college, not credit hours earned.  Transfer students entering the University as a freshman (mid-year) are required to reside on campus for three (3) semester (summer session not included).  Transfer students entering the University as a sophomore are not required to reside on campus and will be housed on a space available basis.

A. EXCEPTIONS: Residents that can provide written verification for the following: (1) local residency with a parent or legal guardian, within a 25 miles radius of Tulane's main campus in Uptown (2) above 21 years of age, and (3) legally married, may request an exception to the residency requirement to the University's housing appeals committee.  First year students must apply for an exception by June 1, 2017.  Second year students must apply for an exception by February 24, 2017.  For students requesting an exception based on local residency, exemption requests must include the following: (1) Resident Name, (2) ID Number, (3) letter of consent from the parent or guardian, and  (4) verification of local address (within 25 miles of the uptown campus) as primary residence of the parent or guardian. Verification may include home visits to verify accuracy of information.

If a local student is accommodated on campus, the student will be required reside on campus for the full academic year.

B.  CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT VIOLATIONS: The two year residency requirement does not preclude the removal of First and Second year students from the residence halls and termination of their residence hall contract if the student does not abide by the rules and regulations of the University. A resident whose residence hall contract is terminated by the University due to disciplinary reasons will forfeit all housing charges and all deposits related to housing and will be ineligible for a refund of any housing fees.

C. MEAL PLAN: All First and Second Year students are required to purchase a meal plan, at an additional cost beyond housing charges.  Refer to the Tulane University Dining Services website ( for information regarding meal plan types and rates.  If a resident who is required to select a meal plan does not do so, he/she will automatically be assigned a meal plan. Questions can be e-mailed to

3. CANCELLATION OF AGREEMENT PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY: Room assignments will be held until NOON on the first day of class.  Residents who Check In and receive keys/cards to their assigned space assume responsibility for, and agree to comply with, the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement.  Residents who fail to cancel in writing prior to the commencement date of Agreement and who do not take occupancy of their room by NOON on the first day of class will have their assignment cancelled and will be charged the cancellation fee of $500 plus the pro-rated cost of the room for the first seven (7) days unless the student notifies HRL in writing.. Cancellations received after the Commencement Date of this Agreement automatically forfeit the Housing Commitment Deposit. Students who are required to live on campus will be responsible for the full cost of the assigned space and will be required to Check In. 

Residents must notify HRL in writing, before the Commencement Date of this Agreement, if they plan to arrive late to avoid cancellation of their assignment.

A. First Year, First Time Freshmen: must cancel prior to May 31, 2017 (for students entering in Fall term) or December 31, 2017 (for students entering in Spring term) in order to receive a refund of the Housing Commitment Deposit.  Cancellations received from First-Year, First-Time Freshmen after this date, but before the first day of class in entering semester, will forfeit the commitment deposit provided.  Cancellations received from First-Year, First Time Freshmen after the first day of class in entering semester will forfeit the Housing Commitment Deposit and be charged for their assigned rooms rate for the entire semester's housing charge providing they are academically enrolled at Tulane University. 

B. Transfer Students: must cancel prior to July 31, 2017 (for students entering in Fall term) or December 31, 2017 (for students entering in Spring term) in order to receive a refund of the Housing Commitment Deposit.  Cancellations received from Transfer Students after this date, but before the first day of class in entering semester, will forfeit the commitment deposit provided.  Cancellations received from Transfer Students after the first day of class in their entering semester will forfeit the Housing Commitment Deposit and be charged for their assigned rooms rate for the entire semester's housing charge providing they are academically enrolled at Tulane University. 

C. Returning / Continuing Student: Returning students who receive a housing assignment must cancel within 48 hours of receiving the assignment to avoid penalty.  Cancellations received after the 48-hour window but before April 15 will forfeit the Housing Commitment Deposit and be charged a cancellation penalty of $500. A cancellation received after April 15 will result in forfeiture of the Housing Commitment Deposit and Cancellation penalty ($500) and a cancellation penalty equivalent to a full semester's housing charge. 

D. Returning/ Continuing Student: who only apply for Spring 2018 semester but fail to cancel their application/contract in writing prior to December 31, 2017 will forfeit the Housing Commitment Deposit and incur a cancellation charge of $500. Cancellations received from Returning/Continuing Students after the first day of class in entering semester will forfeit the Housing Commitment Deposit and be charged for their assigned rooms rate for the entire semester's housing charge providing they are academically enrolled at Tulane University. 

4. CANCELLATION OF AGREEMENT AFTER OCCUPANCY: This Agreement is a legally binding contract between the Resident and the University for the provision of housing during the academic year.  Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, this Agreement may not be terminated by the Resident for any reason, including, but not limited to: financial aid need, desire to commute from home, medical reasons (other than as required by law), delay in receiving a housing assignment, lack of understanding that this Agreement is binding, changing circumstances or opinions about housing, incompatibility with roommate(s)/suitemate(s), or execution of a lease for off campus housing.

A. CANCELLATION FEE: All cancellations will incur a cancellation charge of $500.  Charges will continue until the Resident has removed all personal belongings from the room and returned keys/cards to his/her building desk.

B.SUSPENSIONS/REMOVAL: Residents who are not permitted to continue in housing due to violations of the University Code of Conduct related to use of a controlled substance or illegal drug policy will be held responsible for the full cost of this Agreement.  Residents who are expelled or suspended from the University or are otherwise not permitted to continue in housing for disciplinary reasons will be held responsible for the full cost of this Agreement.  Residents who are not permitted to continue at the University for academic reasons, are denied services from the University because of outstanding debts, or for any other reason loses status as a student will be charged the cancellation fee plus the pro-rated cost for the period of residence as based on the University's tuition refund schedule provided by the accounts receivable.  Charges will continue until the Resident has removed all personal belongings from the room and returned keys/cards to his/her building desk.

C. WITHDRAWAL/GRADUATION: A Resident who officially withdraws himself/herself from the University at any time during any semester of the academic year will be charged the cancellation fee plus the pro-rated cost for the period of residence.  Residents must notify the Housing and Residence Life Office in writing regarding their withdrawal and must vacate the residence halls within 48 hours of their withdrawal.  A Resident who graduates from the University prior to the end of the academic year or does not re-enroll at the University for the Spring semester will be charged the cancellation fee plus the pro-rated cost for the period of residence.

D. STUDY ABROAD:   Residents accepted in an official study abroad program will be eligible for release of this Agreement.  Residents that are accepted to an official study abroad program for the fall semester will be removed from their assignment selected during the returning student selection process.  If the Resident is returning for the spring semester, they must complete a spring housing application and will be assigned based on the room type preferences on the application.  Residents who are accepted to an official study abroad program for the spring semester will be granted a release of this Agreement for the spring semester.   If the Resident is returning to on-campus housing for the next academic year, they will be able to participate in the returning student selection process.  Being accepted in an official study abroad program does not change the residency requirement criteria outlined in section 2.

E. ROOM CHARGE ADJUSTMENTS: No adjustment in the room charge will be made because of absence from the University for periods during the academic year except as outlined above.  This includes, but is not limited to, absences due to interruption in service due to fire, the elements, or other casualty.  In the event of mechanical difficulty (air conditioning, heat, hot water, and other equipment) or interruptions of data/cable/telephone availability, electrical power or water service, the University will make reasonable efforts to restore service.  However, there shall be no abatement in residence hall charges because of such failure.

F. HOUSING DEPOSIT: The housing deposit collected upon entry to the University will rollover during the Resident's entire period of occupancy, regardless of the term of this Agreement.  If the Resident does not intend to return to the residence halls and has an approved housing cancellation or no longer meets the residency requirement criteria; the Resident will be able to request a refund on November 1st if the Resident is leaving after the fall semester. Failure to do so will automatically forfeit the deposit.  The Resident will be able to request a refund on February 1st if the Resident is leaving after the spring semester. Failure to do so will automatically forfeit the deposit. 

5. ROOM ASSIGNMENTS: Assignments for returning resident students will correspond to the rooms chosen during the returning student selection process unless otherwise specified by HRL.  New students will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis, based on the date the housing application is received by HRL.  Every effort is made to honor specific roommate and residence hall requests, however, space limitations and high demand for specific halls may prevent honoring all requests.  The HRL has the sole right to make room assignments and room changes.  The University makes all assignments without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin and rejects all requests for changes of assignments based on reasons of race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national origin.HRL reserves the right to discard or store at no liability personal property remaining in an assigned room after the room has been reassigned to another resident or is not vacated at the prescribed time.  Residents who are academically suspended or dismissed from the University will forfeit their priority room assignment.  If the Resident receives special permission to enroll, an alternate assignment will be made for their room assignment meaning the resident will not receive their original room assignment.

A.ROOM CHANGES: Requests for assignment changes will not be accepted during the first three (3) weeks of each semester.  Thereafter, Resident must submit requests for assignment changes in writing via the Assignment Change Process form.  Every attempt will be made to honor requests; however no guarantees can be made.  Requests from freshman residents to move into upper-class areas will not be accepted.  Residents may change rooms only after first receiving official authorization from HRL.  Residents who make an unauthorized room change will incur a charge of $300 and  may be required to return to their original assignment.  Unauthorized room changes may result in Code of Conduct proceedings, administrative charges, or cancellation of the Agreement.

B.VACANCIES: The University reserves the right to consolidate or change room assignments, fill vacancies, and require Resident to move to different rooms, in which event the Resident's account will be credited or charged the difference in room rate.  Any behavior(s) by Resident which infringe upon the rights or space usage of room/apartment/suite-mates is STRICTLY prohibited and will result in Code of Conduct proceedings.  In addition, if such behavior(s) result in the use by Resident of additional space or a private room, the Resident may be charged for such additional space. Consolidation begins one (1) week after the start of class meaning that students in rooms not fully occupied will be relocated to a room with a roommate. Students who do not relocate during this period will incur the super single rate for their room as determined by the housing rate schedule published on the Tulane Housing website.

C.EXPANDED HOUSING: During periods of high demand for on-campus housing, the HRL reserves the right to utilize expanded housing on a temporary basis until standard occupancy space becomes available.  Three people may be assigned to a double-occupancy room and reassigned as space becomes available.  Residents assigned to expanded housing will receive a pro-rated charge reflecting the occupancy of their room. 

D.SPECIAL HOUSING: Residents applying for Special Housing (Honors, Residential Colleges, etc.) must also agree to abide by the special rules and requirements applicable to such Special Housing.

6. ROOM AMENITIES:  The University agrees to equip residence hall rooms to accommodate each resident with a bed, chest of drawers or closet organizer, closet space, desk, desk chair, Ethernet connection and one active telephone line.  Residents acknowledge, however, that not every residence hall unit contains identical features and furnishings. Please refer to the HRL website for a list of amenities:

A.OUTSIDE SERVICE PROVIDERS: Resident may not employ any person to perform work or service in the room without prior approval of University Housing.

B.UTILITIES: The University agrees to provide reasonable amounts of heat, water, and electricity during the contract period. Interruptions of any one or all of these services on a temporary basis for reasons of maintenance, repair, or catastrophe will not be considered a breach of this Agreement, and the University assumes no responsibility for damages such as food spoilage. If an interruption occurs, the University agrees to restore the affected service within a reasonable time. Provision of air conditioning and heat is determined by guidelines of the University Senate Committee on Energy Conservation.

7. UNIVERSITY RIGHT OF ENTRY: The University reserves the right of authorized personnel to enter the premises, without notice, for housekeeping, maintenance or inventory purposes, to verify occupancy, to abate a public nuisance, and to protect interests related to the University's educational mission.  The University further reserves the right to inspect a room and its contents to investigate a possible violation of University or residence hall policies, including but not limited to possessing illegal substances, or conducting activities that could endanger the life, safety or welfare of members of the University community. Upon any such entry and discovery of reasonable cause to suspect violations, authorized personnel may then also search and seize items related to illegal activity or violation of University policies The University shall not be liable for loss or damage from any such entrance. 

A.HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS: The University shall have the right, but not the obligation, to conduct random health and safety inspections in all residence hall rooms.  Code of Conduct proceedings may result from severe or repeated health and safety violations.  It is the responsibility of each resident to comply with University health and safety regulations as outlined in the Community Living Standards.  The health and safety inspections are not intended to be a substitute for such responsibility. 

B. FIRE MARSHALL INSPECTIONS: The University is required to provide access to any residential space to the State of Louisiana Fire Marshall.  Residents who are cited via these inspections must comply with any requirements to correct any and all violations.  Residents who fail to correct these violations within the deadline outlined by HRL staff or within thirty (30) days (whichever occurs first) will be referred for Code of Conduct proceedings.

8. KEYS/CARDS: The room and/or exterior door keys/cards issued to the Resident are the property of the University and cannot be exchanged, duplicated, or given to another person.  Resident will be assessed a charge for the replacement for each lost key/card and for each replaced core.  If Resident loses a suite, hall, or apartment key/card, Resident will be billed for replacing all affected keys/cards and locks.  Residents must report a lost key/card immediately to their hall desk to arrange replacement.  In order to avoid being billed for core and key replacement, Residents are required to adhere to proper check-out procedures as outlined on the HRL website:

9. RESPONSIBILITY FOR STUDENT PROPERTY: The University disclaims any responsibility for, and Resident hereby releases and holds the University harmless from, any liability arising from any loss or damage to any personal property (including without limitation money or valuables) located in any facility occupied by Resident.  The University shall not be responsible for any property of the Resident which may be lost, damaged, or stolen, or for any loss thereof occasioned by fire, the elements, or other casualty. The University is not responsible for reimbursement for, or replacement of, damaged personal property, regardless of the cause of damages. The University does not provide liability insurance for theft or damage to the personal property of Resident.  Residents are advised to secure personal property insurance to protect against personal loss or damages.  Resident may be able to obtain coverage under their parents' homeowner's policy, but Resident should consult an insurance agent to determine if this is so, or whether a separate renter's policy is necessary to provide protection to Resident.  As a convenience, the University Housing website: contains a list of insurance companies that may able to provide information to residents concerning coverage options.  The University does not endorse any of these companies.  A resident is under no obligation to consult any company on this list, and may contact any insurance agent for assistance.

10. FOOD PREPARATION AND STORAGE: The University permits cooking in designated kitchen areas of the residence halls only.  In all other areas, cooking will be permitted only with a University approved microwave.  Only University approved refrigerators and/or Micro-fridge units may be used.

11. SMOKE DETECTOR TAMPERING/MAINTENANCE:  Safety of students living in on campus housing is paramount. Tulane University is a smoke free environment meaning that smoking is not allowed on campus or in any University owned buildings. Tampering with a smoke detector, removal of a smoke detector, or disabling a smoke detector in any way will automatically result in a students immediate removal from on campus housing. Students will forfeit their housing deposit and be charged for the full contracted housing charge pursuant to this license agreement.   Students are required to test the smoke detectors once each week to assure that they are in good working order. 

12. RESIDENCE HALL DAMAGE: The University reserves the right to levy and collect charges for damages, unauthorized use, or alterations to rooms or equipment. The Resident is responsible for any and all damages incurred during the term of the Agreement term to any living/study areas in University residence halls, the Resident's assigned residence hall room, and/or loss of any furniture.  In all cases, the University damage assessment is conclusive.  A Resident may not cause damage to the property of the University or property of others on the University premises.  If the individual or individuals responsible for the damage cannot be determined, after reasonable investigation, HRL may assign the responsibility to the entire living unit.  Resident understands that he or she is individually, and jointly, with other residents, responsible for and may be charged a pro-rated share of the cost of whatever damage may occur from any cause to the public or semi-private areas in the residence halls.  In all cases the University assessment is conclusive.  The minimum charge for each resident of a living unit will be $10.00.  All damage charge(s), which remain unpaid after the due date stated on the invoice, may result in the cancellation of the current room assignment and/or elimination of future consideration for housing assignments and any other action deemed necessary for collection by the University.

A. ROOM CONDITION REPORT (RCR): The Room Condition Report ("RCR") will be used to determine the condition of the room at Check In and Check Out.  The Resident is responsible for signing the RCR upon Check In and Check Out.  The Resident has 48 hours to make any additions or corrections to the description of the condition of the room after Check In.  After 48 hours, the Resident is responsible for the condition of the room as specified on the RCR.  The RCR will solely determine any billing assessed to the Resident for damage to the residence hall room.  Residents will be notified via their Tulane University email account within fifteen (15) business days of Resident Check Out regarding charges for any damages to the residence hall room.  This notification will outline any damages done to the room along with the appropriate charge(s) for the damage(s).  Further, this notification will outline the procedure for appealing damage charge(s).  Appeals must be received no later than ten (10) business days of the date of the notification.  Failure to sign the RCR at Check In or Check Out does not absolve the Resident of responsibility for assessed damages to the residence hall room and is not a basis for appeal.

Please note:  Work orders are not automatically generated by the completion of the RCR.  For items not functioning properly, the Resident is responsible to submit a work order. Instructions are available through the housing portal and website.

B. ROOM ALTERATION: The Resident may not install equipment, make alterations, or perform repairs to his or her room (examples include but are not limited to painting, replacing carpet or removing/replacing furnishings, fixtures or equipment) without prior permission from University Housing in accordance with related University policies or guidelines.

C.CLIMATE: Resident acknowledges and understands that (a) the assigned space is located in a climate in which temperatures, humidity, and other naturally occurring conditions normally allow the growth of mold and mildew in locations where dampness or moisture are present; and (b) upon moving into the assigned space, Resident will have control over and knowledge concerning conditions in the interior of the assigned space.  Therefore, Resident agrees to do the following: (a) set thermostats to provide appropriate  climate control; (b) maintain the assigned space in a clean condition by mopping, vacuuming, or wiping hard surfaces with a household cleaner; (c) promptly remove visible moisture or condensation on floors, walls, windows, ceilings and other surfaces; and (d) take other measures as may be necessary to prevent mold and mildew from accumulating in the assigned space (including without limitation reporting immediately to the University any evidence of water leaks, mold-like, or mildew-like growth).

13. COLLECTION: Failure to meet any financial obligations of this Agreement may result in a delinquent account being placed with a collection agency, with legal action and other collection procedures.  The Resident agrees to be responsible for all costs incurred by the University in collecting his or her delinquent account, including but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees and court costs.

14. GOVERNING LAWS: This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana.

15. OTHER RESIDENTS: The University shall in no way be responsible for the non-observance by any other resident of any housing contract or Community Living Standards and shall not be liable to any resident or guests and invitees for any damage to persons or property by the act, omission or negligence of any other resident.

16. EXCLUSIONS: If for any reason occasioned by fire, strike, earthquake, accident, flood, riot, emergency, or natural disaster the University is unable to provide housing, the University has the right to cancel this Agreement without incurring any further liability. 

17. APPEALS: Residents wishing to appeal any housing policy decision or charge must do so officially in writing.  Resident forfeits any rights to appeal matters that have not been raised once a new license period begins.  Appeal letters are to be addressed to the appropriate staff member as outlined in the Community Living Standards and/or Housing and Residence Life Office website: (  Appeal letters must be typed and include the name and ID Number of the Resident.  The Resident is required to submit any official documentation to support their appeal.  The merits of any appeal will be based solely on the written letter, supporting documentation provided, information conveyed verbally, electronically, and in writing, and records maintained by HRL and the University.  Appeal decisions will be communicated to the student electronically via the student's Tulane University email account.

18. COMMUNITY LIVING STANDARDS:  The Resident shall comply with all University policies and the rules and regulations as stated in the COMMUNITY LIVING STANDARDS, the TULANE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GUIDE FOR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.  These rules and regulations and any subsequently enacted rules and regulations are made a part of this Agreement by reference. Additionally, students assigned by University Housing to alternate or temporary locations, will be required to abide by any applicable additional policies.

19. REMEDIES: In the event Resident breaches the terms of this Agreement, the University may, without advance notice, immediately cancel and terminate this Agreement and all rights of use and occupancy of Resident and, in such event, the university is further hereby authorized to enter the room for the purpose of removing the Resident, changing the locks, and removing and disposing of all belongings and property of the Resident remaining in the room, which property shall be deemed abandoned by Resident, with Resident releasing University from any liability for such removal and disposal. The University shall have no obligation to reimburse the Resident of the value of such property.

20. RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION:  . Resident releases and holds harmless the University from, and will indemnify it against, any loss, damage or other claim or expense  resulting from or arising out of any violation by Resident of the terms of this Agreement or any personal injury or property damage resulting from Resident's negligence or intentional misconduct.

21. NO WAIVER: Failure of the University to strictly and promptly exercise any right granted in this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of University's right to subsequently enforce such rights and no indulgence, extension or delay by University shall be construed as a waiver of any such right.

22. DISCLOSURE OF A CRIME: If, prior to commencing occupancy of a room, Resident has been convicted of, pled guilty to, or pled nolo contendere  to, any misdemeanor, felony or other crime (including any convictions by military trial), it is the Resident's responsibility to inform, in writing, the Director of Housing in the University's Office of Housing and Residence Life (the "Director"), before Resident commences occupancy, providing a description of the conviction or plea, the date the conviction or plea occurred, the location of the court, the disposition of the case, and an explanation of the circumstances surrounding the conviction or plea.   If the conviction or plea occurs after Resident begins occupancy, Resident must notify the Director, in writing, within five days of such conviction or plea.  If Resident fails to notify the Director as provided in this paragraph, the Director may immediately terminate this Agreement, and require Resident to vacate immediately.

Upon receipt of the notice of conviction or plea described in the preceding paragraph, the Director will consider the information provided by the Resident and the Director retains sole discretion to assess whether to terminate this Agreement, and require Resident to vacate immediately.

23. Requirement to Vacate in Emergency:  In the event administration of the University orders one or more Tulane campuses to close because of a hurricane, natural disaster, or other emergency,  HRL may require that Resident vacate his or her room, until further notice from HRL, without any credit for housing charges paid.

Agreement to Deal Electronically

By choosing to electronically sign the Tulane University Residence Hall License Agreement below, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • All electronic communications will be sent to your official Tulane University email account.
  • At the end of this document you will be asked to provide an electronic signature.  By doing so you will be agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the 2017-2018 Tulane University Residence Hall License Agreement.  Your electronic signature is legally binding. 
  • You agree to contact the Housing and Residence Life Office if you need information about your Tulane University Residence Hall License Agreement, and you recognize that electronic communication with that office may be interrupted by circumstances beyond that office's control.
  • You agree to be responsible for keeping all records relating to the Tulane University Residence Hall License Agreement and for printing or making an electronic copy of these Terms and Conditions.  Except as prohibited by law, you waive any requirement of a different method of communication in connection with your access to and communications about the Tulane University Residence Hall License Agreement. 


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I hereby certify that I will be enrolled in classes at Tulane University during the Agreement period.  I agree that I have RECEIVED AND READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, and agree that they constitute a part of this Agreement as fully as if set out over my signature.  I understand that I am signing a BINDING Agreement.

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