UNFURNISHED APARTMENT HOUSING LICENSE AGREEMENT
You will receive written communication from the Office of Housing and Residential Life regarding your approved
dates of occupancy based on your requested dates. This Unfurnished Apartment Housing License Agreement
provides occupancy for an assigned space in campus housing only during the dates specified in your approved
written communication. The full terms of this Agreement will be enforced should occupancy be taken prior to the
established opening dates. You can extend this contract upon approval and pay per day until July 31, 2012. All
unfurnished apartments in University Housing remain open to residents continuously throughout the year.
TERMS AND CHARGES: This Agreement will start on your approved move in date through April 30, 2012 unless
otherwise specified. By signing this Agreement, the Resident agrees to pay the residential housing rates as
published by the Office of Housing and Residential Life for the type of housing accommodation to which the
resident is assigned.
APPLICATION FEE/SECURITY DEPOSIT: Upon submitting an Unfurnished Apartment Housing License Agreement, I
will pay a $50.00 application fee and a $200.00 security deposit for an unfurnished space in Chatsworth Tower,
University Tower or in Deroy Apartments.
ROOM ASSIGNMENTS: The Office of Housing and Residential Life has the sole right to make room assignments in
campus housing, to determine the occupancy of any room/apartment and fill any vacancies and approve room
changes or reassignments. The Office of Housing and Residential Life may change the Resident’s accommodation
assignment at any time if the University deems it to be in the University's best interest or in the best interest of the
Resident. When a permanent housing assignment is changed or reassigned at the discretion of the University, the
Resident will be charged at the prorated share of the lesser amount of either his/her former rate or the rate in the
housing facility where he/she is reassigned. The University reserves the right, with no liability, to store, for a
limited period of time, or discard any belongings remaining in a housing unit or facility if the housing assignment
has not been vacated by a prescribed time or has been reassigned to another resident. No unassigned person is
permitted to reside in campus housing.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS AND CHANGES POLICY: I understand that if I cancel this Agreement on or before April
30, 2011, I will receive a full refund of housing charges and security deposit, but will forfeit my application fee. I
understand that beginning May 1, 2011, I will not be permitted to cancel my Unfurnished Apartment Housing
License Agreement, unless I withdraw from the University, graduate from the University, participate in a student
teaching assignment that is outside the metropolitan Detroit area or participate in an out‐of‐state or out‐of‐
country internship or study abroad program, or have developed a medical condition since signing my Agreement
that campus housing cannot accommodate and prohibits living on campus. I understand that, if I am permitted to
cancel my Unfurnished Apartment Housing License Agreement, I will forfeit the entire $200 security deposit. If my
license agreement is cancelled, I will be charged for my room and board until the date I complete a proper check‐
out from my apartment. If I am not permitted to cancel my Unfurnished Apartment Housing License Agreement, I
understand that I am liable for my assigned room charges for Spring/Summer 2011, Fall 2011 and Winter 2012
semesters as indicated on this Agreement. I also understand that if I am academically dismissed from the
University it is my responsibility to request to cancel my Unfurnished Apartment Housing License Agreement, and
I will be charged until the date I complete a proper check‐out from my apartment.
COMPLIANCE WITH GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS: I agree to abide by all rules and regulations established by
the Office of Housing and Residential Life, the Office of Dean of Student Affairs, and the individual living units. I
understand that copies of Wayne State University Student Code of Conduct and the "Community Living Guide" are
available to me through the WSU website and in hard copy, upon request.
DECLARATION OF INTENT: I understand that by signing this Unfurnished Apartment Housing License Agreement, I
am declaring my intent to occupy my campus housing assignment for Spring/Summer 2011, Fall 2011 and Winter
2012 semesters. I have read the terms of this Agreement as outlined in the Unfurnished Apartment Housing
License Agreement. I have also read the Terms and Conditions of the Unfurnished Apartment Housing License
Agreement and agree to abide by these terms by affixing my signature below or electronically, if I am applying on‐
line. I understand that this Agreement does not go into effect until accepted by a representative of the Office of
Housing and Residential Life. By signing below, I am certifying that I am 18 years of age or older.
Unfurnished Apartment Housing License Agreement Terms and Conditions 2011‐2012
This license agreement, hereafter referred to as “Agreement”, is between the individual named on the application,
hereafter referred to as “you”, “Resident” or “Student”, and Wayne State University, hereafter referred to as
1. TERM: The University grants to the Resident the personal right, license, and privilege to occupy and use an
assigned unit and amenities in the University’s facilities on the date the Resident takes possession of the unit, subject
to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
2. PAYMENTS/DUE DATES/LATE FEES: A resident signing a license agrees to be responsible for rent for the
entire period. Rent on an apartment starts the day that the first resident of the apartment moves in. Registered
students can be billed by semester to their student account or billed monthly, as requested on their license
agreement. Faculty, Staff and approved unregistered students must be billed monthly. Students selecting the “Bill to
Student Account” option are required to make full payment for each semester prior to the first day of classes. Late
fees for residents being billed to student accounts will be assessed according to the University’s published late fee
schedule. A Resident choosing to be billed monthly must pay their rent on the 1st day of each month and pay for the
first month’s rent prior to move in. A late fee of $50 will be added to monthly billing accounts not paid in full by the
5th of the month. All rental payments must be made online using a check or credit card at
https://commerce.cashnet.com/1housing. (Payments made from a checking account are free, credit card payments
are subject to a service fee).
Apartments are rented by the unit and may be rented to residents up to the maximum occupancy allowed in a unit.
Charges are split evenly among all residents in the apartment. Changes in occupancy will result in a change in
charges for the remaining residents. Residents moving into an existing apartment begin billing at the 1st of the next
month. If the resident fails to pay rent pursuant to the Agreement, the University, without notice to quit or demand
for payment, may terminate this agreement and repossess the licensed premises. Residents will be responsible for
the cost of their entire agreement and will not be permitted to enter or register as guests of any University housing
building if removed. All roommates shall be jointly and severally liable and responsible for the rental payments on
their unit. Failure to meet financial obligations owed to Wayne State University by the date due, including but not
limited to the writing of checks with insufficient funds, is grounds for immediate removal from University housing.
3. CANCELLATION OF AGREEMENT: This Agreement may not be cancelled by the Resident prior to the end
of the Agreement term except if the Resident withdraws from the University, graduates from the University,
participates in a student teaching assignment that is outside the metropolitan Detroit area or participates in an out-of-
state or out-of-country internship or study abroad program, or has developed a medical condition since signing their
license agreement that campus housing cannot accommodate and prohibits living on campus. The Resident may
request to cancel this Agreement by submitting a Contract Cancellation Request Form. Residents who break this
Agreement without approval from the Office of Housing and Residential Life will owe full room and board charges
for the entire license agreement. Students who fail to register for courses by the University’s add/drop date of
September 14, 2011 for fall semester and January 24, 2012 for the winter semester may have their agreement
cancelled at the discretion of the Director of Housing and Residential Life or his/her designee. If a Resident whose
Agreement is so cancelled later becomes a registered Student again during the term of this Agreement, the
Agreement will be reinstated and the Resident will again be responsible for payment of all charges for the term of
the Agreement. Cancellation of this Agreement for any approved or unapproved reason will result in the forfeiture
of the application fee and security deposit.
The Office of Housing and Residential Life has the right and may terminate this contract if the Resident violates the
terms and conditions of this Agreement or any rules, regulations and policies in the Community Living Guide, any
municipal, state, or federal laws, or the Student Code of Conduct or fails to pay any Agreement fees. The Resident
will be given written notice of the termination and a specific date by which to vacate campus housing. Residents
whose Agreements are terminated pursuant to this section will not be entitled to a refund and are responsible for
payment for the entire academic year. Charges for the remainder of the contract will be applied to the Student
account at the time of termination.
4. WITHDRAWAL OR SUSPENSION FROM UNIVERSITY: To be eligible for University housing, a
Resident must be currently enrolled in a degree- granting program during the entire term of the License Agreement
or be a current WSU or affiliated faculty/staff member. Any Residents wishing to withdraw from housing during the
term of the Agreement cannot consider his/her withdrawal official until he/she has returned his/her key to the Office
of Housing and Residential Life and received approval to cancel via the official Housing Cancellation Request
Form. Residents approved to move spaces within campus housing will be subject to any prorated charges for the
period of occupancy. After academic or disciplinary dismissal, financial suspension, verified withdrawal or leave of
absence, the Resident shall move from the accommodation within 48 hours upon notice of termination by the
Director of Housing and Residential Life or his/her designee.
5. CHANGE IN ENROLLMENT STATUS: A Student who has a change in enrollment status (for example if a
Student goes from full-time to part-time, etc.) may have his/her Agreement cancelled immediately, and solely at the
discretion of the Director of Housing and Residential Life or his/her designee.
6. SMOKE-FREE LIVING POLICY: All spaces in Deroy, Chatsworth and University Towers Apartments are smoke free
except the inside of each unit. Any area designated as smoke free, prohibits the smoking of tobacco or any other substance. This
policy not only applies to the assigned residents, but also extends to their guests. Residents will be responsible for ensuring that
any violation of this policy will be reported to the proper authorities.
7. KEYS: All keys issued to the Resident by the Office of Housing and Residential Life are the property of the
University and cannot be exchanged with or given to another person. Residents may not duplicate keys. If the
Resident vacates assigned University housing prior to the end of the Agreement term, then the Resident must return
all keys to the Office of Housing and Residential Life within 24 hours of vacating his/her assigned space or a fee (as
published by the Office of Housing and Residential Life) will be assessed to cover costs of a lock change and key
replacements. An early vacancy made by a Resident returning his/her keys prior to the end of their license
agreement does not relieve the Resident of his/her contractual obligations set forth herein.
8. HOUSEKEEPING: The University will provide cleaning for all public areas of the apartment buildings, including public
bathroom areas. Residents residing in apartments are responsible for the cleaning of their apartment.
9. SPECIAL NEEDS: Requests to alter this Agreement based on medical or special needs will be evaluated by
staff in the Office of Housing and Residential Life via consultation with the professional staff in the Student Health
Clinic, Student Disability Services and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as appropriate.
10. PROHIBITED USES AND ACTIVITIES: None of the following shall be permitted in University housing: water
beds, refrigerators larger than 4.3 cubic feet, (other than what’s provided by the University) unauthorized air conditioners,
unauthorized home-constructed loft units, unauthorized washers, dryers, pets, exterior radio/television aerials, controlled
substances, ammunition or other explosives, firearms or other weapons, and highly combustible substances. Additionally, the
operation of any business ventures is expressly prohibited. Residents interested in seeking an exception regarding a business
venture may contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life. A full list of prohibited items and activities can be found in the
Community Living Guide.
11. UNIVERSITY RIGHT OF ENTRY: The University reserves the right for authorized representatives of the
University to enter an accommodation at a reasonable time and upon reasonable notice to perform cleaning,
maintenance or inspection; or to enter whenever there is immediate or serious threat to the safety, health or well-
being of persons or property or reasonable cause to believe there is a violation or suspected violation of University
rules or regulations.
12. FURNITURE: Non-University furnishings must be removed from University housing at the earlier of either the
end of this Agreement or when the Student withdraws enrollment from the University or campus housing. The
University will not be responsible for furniture or any items left in an assigned unit or area surrounding the
13. TECHNOLOGY SERVICES: Each housing unit is wired for internet access. Residents are responsible for
providing the necessary equipment to access the technology services. Appropriate use of technology services is
expected in accordance with Wayne State University “University Acceptable Use of Technology” policy and the
Office of Housing and Residential Life policy.
14. APARTMENT DAMAGE: The Resident is responsible for all damage in and to the assigned housing unit, and will be
charged the cost of any subsequent repairs or replacement of furnishings and/or University property, and for custodial services
not normally provided. The Resident is also responsible for leaving the assigned area in reasonably clean condition with no
articles of any kind left remaining in the housing unit at the conclusion of occupancy. Each Resident assigned to multiple
occupancy or apartment unit are accountable and will be jointly responsible for and will be charged a prorated share of the cost of
whatever damage may occur, for any cause, to the public and semi-public areas in their apartment, unless a single individual is
identified or designated as the responsible party or accepts responsibility.
15. PERSONAL PROPERTY: THE RESIDENT IS RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR, AND SHALL HOLD
UNIVERSITY HARMLESS FROM, ANY AND ALL INJURY AND DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY
CAUSED, DIRECTLY, OR INDIRECTLY, BY RESIDENT OR THEIR GUEST’S INTENTIONAL OR
NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS (INCLUDING INJURY OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY RESIDENT’S
DEFECTIVE PROPERTY). YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR INSURING YOUR PERSONAL
PROPERTY, INCLUDING LOSSES DUE TO FIRE, SMOKE, WATER, THEFT, DEFECTIVE WIRING OR
ANY OTHER UNFORESEEN OCCURANCE BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE UNIVERSITY. THE
UNIVERSITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO YOUR PERSONAL
PROPERTY AND DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY PROPERTY OR LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR
16. LEAD-BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE: To fully comply with Federal EPA regulations regarding
communication about use of lead-based paint in residential facilities, the following information is provided to all
residents of campus-owned apartment style housing. Lead Warning Statement: Housing built before 1978 may
contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly.
Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing,
University must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling.
Residents must also receive and/or review the federally approved pamphlet entitled, “Protect Your Family from
Lead in Your Home”, on lead poisoning prevention found at http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadpdfe.pdf. University’s
Disclosure: Lead-based paint has been identified in Chatsworth Apartments. There have been no reports or records
of lead based paint in any other housing facilities.
17. RULES AND REGULATIONS: The Resident shall comply with the rules and regulations of University
Housing and Residential Life and of the University which are now, or hereafter, in effect. These rules and
regulations are specifically made part of this Agreement by reference. The right, license, and privilege granted in
this Agreement is subject to additional regulations governing the conduct of occupants of specific apartment areas
which are promulgated by the University and/or Student government groups recognized by the University. Violation
of such regulations or the terms of this Agreement may result in whatever disciplinary action the University deems
reasonable and warranted, including immediate cancellation of this Agreement, removal and/or banning from
18. NOTICES: Any required notices or announcements of regulations to be served on a Resident may be served in
writing or by email to the Wayne State Access ID account and will be deemed properly given if posted prominently
in the Resident’s assigned building for a period of no fewer than seven days, when possible, or delivered personally
or through campus mail, by email to the Resident’s Access ID account, or delivered via registered mail in an
envelope addressed to the Resident at the building in which the Resident resides.
19. LOSS OF USE: Should the assigned apartment be destroyed or damaged in such way where it prevents the use
of the facilities through the event of a strike, public emergency, riot or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the
control of the University, this contract shall be terminated at the discretion of the Director of Housing and
Residential Life and you shall be responsible for the charges prorated to the date of the termination.