All single, undergraduate students under 21 at the beginning of the semester are required to live on campus. Exceptions will be made if any of the following criteria are met:
• Enrolled in less than three-quarter time of their program
• Fully online student
• Living with a immediate family member or legal guardian who is over the age of 30
are primarily for Junior and Senior students. Preference is given based on
total # of credits earned for the group applying.
This housing Agreement covers the full academic year (both fall and spring semesters totaling about 9 months). If a student enrolls beginning in the Spring semester, this agreement only covers the Spring semester.
• Every incoming residential student must pay a $150 housing security deposit.
• This $150 deposit is kept on file as long as the student is enrolled and lives residentially.
• When a student withdraws, moves off campus, or graduates at the end of a semester, that $150 is refunded to the student, minus any charges on their account during their last year of residency (damages, fines, etc.).
• If a student withdraws mid semester, they will be charged a $100 processing fee plus any fine they may have on their account due to damages, etc. and will be refunded the remaining amount.
• If a student cancels his/her Housing Preference Form after July 15th (for fall semester) or December 1st (for spring semester), they will be charged a $100 processing fee, but will be refunded the remaining $150.
• Applications for campus housing are not considered complete until the Housing Deposit is paid.
Community Standards and University Expectations
Students must abide by the policies laid out in their Residence Life Handbook and Housing Handbook. Failure to do so may make them ineligible for campus housing.
MOVE-INS & MOVE-OUTS
• New students move into campus housing according to the specific New Student Orientation move-in schedule for that semester.
• Returning students move into campus housing the Saturday before classes begin each semester at the earliest.
• Students moving out by the close of fall semester must check-out by Noon on the Saturday following finals week.
• Students moving out at the close of spring semester must check-out by Noon on the Saturday following finals week and graduation.
• Residents will be given the opportunity to apply to live in summer housing prior to the close of the Spring semester. More information on summer housing will be made available through the Student Life office.
• Students must adhere to the move-out guidelines in his/her Housing Handbook. Failure to do so will result in an additional $50 improper move-out fee.
• Lost room/unit keys are subject to a $50 fee. This fee must be paid before a replacement key is issued.
• Requirements for meal plans are primarily based on the student’s class standing.
• Freshmen students are required to have the Gold plan (19 meals per week).
• Sophomore students are required to have the Silver plan (13 meals per week).
• If a student of Junior or Senior class standing lives in Aldrich, they will be required to have the Silver plan (13 meals per week).
• Exceptions to the meal plan requirement may be made through the Disability Services office for students with documented dietary needs that the food services provider cannot reasonably accommodate.
Multnomah University does not insure a student’s private property. We recommend that students carry renter’s insurance to cover their personal belongings should they incur any harm or theft.
Should a student vacate MU housing, he/she is responsible to properly check-out by the date agreed upon and clearly communicated to Housing Staff, which includes the removal of all his/her belongings. If the student fails to remove all of his/her belongings by this date, MU will arrange for the packing and removal of the belongings and may bill the student for packing, labor, and disposal fees.
If a student cancels his/her Housing Preference Form after July 15th (for fall semester) or December 1st (for spring semester), they will be charged a $100 processing fee, but will be refunded the remaining amount.
Housing Cancellations by Residents
• If a student withdraws from MU during the semester, he/she must move out of campus housing immediately upon withdrawal. Room cost will be refunded based on the academic withdrawal refund schedule. (No refunds on room cost will be issued after week 6 of the semester). The meal plan will be prorated to the week of move-out. They will be charged a $100 processing fee plus any fine they may have on their account due to damages, etc. and will be refunded the remaining amount of their deposit.
• If a student completes fall semester but will not be enrolled for the spring semester, the student must give advance notice and move out by 5:00pm on Saturday following finals week. The housing deposit will be returned to the student, withholding damages, fines, etc. However, if the student does not give advance notice (two weeks before end of semester) and/or moves out over the semester break, the Housing Cancellation fee will be withheld.
• If a student moves out mid-semester but remains enrolled at MU, charges will include a $100 processing fee which will come out of their housing deposit, plus 50% of the remainder of the semester’s room cost. The meal plan will be prorated to the week of move-out.
• If a student moves out at the end of Fall semester but remains enrolled at MU, breaking the 9-month agreement, they will forfeit their housing deposit. They will be liable to pay 50% of the remainder of the agreement term. An additional $100 processing fee will be charged if notice is not given by the last day of classes prior to winter break.
*Fees may be waived or reduced for students with extenuating circumstances. Examples of such circumstances could be serious personal or family illness/injury, unexpected financial crisis, or academic suspension. Students wishing to appeal can fill out a Housing Appeal Form.
Housing Cancellation by the University
If a student is being dismissed from housing because he or she is no longer eligible for housing or because he/she failed to abide by Student or Housing Handbook policies, he/she will be given 48 hours to vacate housing. This time frame may be shortened or lengthened if the Dean of Students deems necessary and reasonable. Proper move-out procedures should be followed. Housing and meal plan costs will be prorated to the week of move-out. The housing deposit will be withheld.