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         2012-2013




CONTRACT
guide book
    A Comprehensive Guide
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             TABLE OF CONTENTS
    A Message from Financial Aid............................................................................................................................................................3
    Introduction......................................................................................................................................................................................................3
    Your Contract ............................................................................................................................................................................................4-15
         Definitions ............................................................................................................................................................................................4
         A. Liability.............................................................................................................................................................................................5
         B. Eligibility..........................................................................................................................................................................................5
         C. Contract Period .......................................................................................................................................................................5-6
         D. Early Entry......................................................................................................................................................................................6
         E. Recesses ............................................................................................................................................................................................6
         F. Payments and Obligations...................................................................................................................................................6
               Table of 2011-2012 Rates................................................................................................................................................. 7
         G. Pre-Payment/Deposit............................................................................................................................................................. 7
         H. Indebtedness ................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
         I. Contract Payments, Charges and Assessments.....................................................................................................8
         J. Financial Appeals .......................................................................................................................................................................8
         K. Exemption, Release, Refund and Forfeiture Policies .....................................................................................8-9
               1. Cancellation by Resident: Prior to Assigned Date of Entry..............................................................9
               2. Cancellation by Resident: Special Circumstances..................................................................................9
               3. Cancellation by University Housing: Prior to Assigned Date of Entry....................................9
         L. Terminations (After Assigned Date of Entry) ......................................................................................................10
               1. General Conditions and Definitions ...............................................................................................................10
               2. Failure to Use Space Assignment .....................................................................................................................10
               3. Termination by Resident (After Assigned Date of Entry)...............................................................10
               4. Termination by University Housing: (After Assigned Date of Entry) ..............................10-11
         M. Suspension of Contract ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
               1. Suspension of Contract: Special Medical Conditions......................................................................... 11
               2. Contract Suspension by University Housing........................................................................................... 11
         N. Assignment Policy ...........................................................................................................................................................11-12
         O. Room Changes..........................................................................................................................................................................12
         P. Vacating ....................................................................................................................................................................................12-13
         Q. Check-Out ....................................................................................................................................................................................13
         R. Abandoned Property .............................................................................................................................................................13
         S. Room Entry ...................................................................................................................................................................................13
         T. Dining Service............................................................................................................................................................................14
               1. How does the plan work?.......................................................................................................................................15
                    Table of “Typical” Meals........................................................................................................................................................14
               2. Unused Points ............................................................................................................................................................................... 15
                    Table of 2011-2012 Meal Plan Rates .............................................................................................................................14
         U. Gold Account..............................................................................................................................................................................15
         V. Rules and Regulations ..........................................................................................................................................................15
    Living Learning Communities ..........................................................................................................................................................16
    Community Profile: Cambridge Commons .............................................................................................................................17
    Community Profile: RiverView Residence Hall .....................................................................................................................18
    Community Profile: Sandburg Halls of Residence ..............................................................................................................19
    Contact Us .................................................................................................................................................................................Back Cover




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A Message from the Department of Financial Aid,
Student Employment, and Military Education Benefits
Our staff is available to help take the challenge out of financing a college education and help you
through the financial aid process. We are confident you will find UWM very affordable as you
compare your out of pocket costs with other colleges. Please keep the following in mind:

Budget—it is important for you to set up your own individual budget. Unfortunately, tuition costs
are often not available until mid-to-late summer. That does not mean you need to wait until August
to formulate a financing plan. Students and families can look at prior semester/years costs and use
them as an estimate. Our office does develop an Estimated Cost of Attendance, and we have award
calculators available to give you an early estimate of financial aid you may be eligible to receive. All
of this information can be found on our webpage.

File the FAFSA by March 1— The results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
must be received by our office in order for us to determine your eligibility for federal and state
aid. Students should apply online at www.fafsa.gov as soon after January 1 as possible. A number
of financial aid programs have limited funding and are awarded on a first-come, first-served
basis. If you are able to submit your federal tax returns electronically approximately two weeks
prior to submitting the FAFSA, you will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool which makes
completing the FAFSA fairly easy. It also reduces the chance that we will need to request additional
documentation from you.

Email and PAWS—Monitor your UWM email address and your PAWS account. We communicate
with students via email throughout the calendar year and if you have missing documents, you can
see what they are in your PAWS ‘To Do’ list.

www.financialaid.uwm.edu -- Be sure to visit our website for important details on applying for aid
and the types of aid available. Additional financial resources that you may need to consider (Parent
PLUS and Private Alternative Loans) are discussed in the Loan area of our site. You may also use our
website to submit general questions using our “Ask the Panther” product.
                               _________________________________

This document and those incorporated by reference constitute the University of
Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) University Housing contract. The housing and dining
services described are being offered under the terms and conditions stated herein.
Nothing in this contract constitutes a landlord-tenant relationship as described in
Chapter 704, Wisconsin Statutes.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee requires all first-time freshmen to live in
University Housing residence halls, where availability allows.

If you agree to the terms and conditions of this contract and accept the offer of
University Housing services, you must complete the online contract and submit your
required $300 pre-payment (which includes a $50 non-refundable portion) within
60 days of when you were granted access to the contract.

This contract will become legally binding on both parties once it has been submitted
online. Failure to read or understand this contract does not excuse you from
complying with University Housing rules, policies and procedures.


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                       {            YOUR CONTRACT                                    {
    DEFINITIONS
    • Resident: anyone who is living in university-managed residence halls at the University of Wisconsin-
    Milwaukee.

    • University Housing: the department at UW-Milwaukee responsible for providing housing services
    within the residence halls to students and administering the meal plan on behalf of the department of
    Restaurant Operations at UW-Milwaukee.

    • Contract: a binding, legal agreement to live in University Housing for the specified time frame.

    • Cancellation of Contract: refers to the dissolution of the University Housing contract before entry or
    assigned date of entry into the resident’s academic year room.

    • Termination of Contract: refers to the dissolution of the contract after assigned date of entry into
    academic year room or once a resident accepts the key to a university managed residence hall room.

    • Semester I: defined as the Fall Semester, August-December.

    • UWinteriM: defined as the optional three week January session between semesters.

    • Semester II: defined as the Spring Semester, January-May.

    • University ID: also known as the Panther Card, serves as campus-wide identification and is used to
    gain access the residence halls and used to purchase food and other items.



                      {       I. UNIVERSITY AGREES                                   {
    IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual covenants by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin
    System acting on behalf of UWM (including both UWM University Housing and UWM Restaurant
    Operations), the UWM Real Estate Foundation, Inc., and you, the Resident (the individual signing the
    contract), University Housing hereby grants to you, the Resident, a limited license to occupy University
    Housing facilities under the terms which follow.


                      {       II. RESIDENT AGREES                                    {
    You agree to make payment of all housing and dining fees established by the Board of Regents accord-
    ing to the 2012–13 payment schedule, to observe all Rules and Regulations of University Housing and
    the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, which are by reference incorporated as part of this contract;
    and to honor the terms and conditions stated in this contract. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and
    University Housing regulations can be found on the www.UWM.edu website.

    You agree that there will be no modification of this contract without the written consent of University
    Housing. Any request for modification of the contract (i.e. cancellation of contract prior to assigned
    date of entry, termination of contract on or after assigned date of entry, meal plan change, room change,




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etc.) must be requested in writing or via the myHousing portal and submitted to the University Housing
office for approval. Verbal and/or pending requests do not constitute a change in the conditions of the
contract. You may not assign or allow others to use the space covered by this contract.

University Housing provides use of housing accommodations to eligible UWM students according to
the dates listed here and on the University Housing Web Page. University Housing reserves all rights
concerning room and building assignments, contract changes, and meal card privileges. The Depart-
ment of Restaurant Operations provides meals as detailed in this contract.

You understand and agree that your contract is for a space/room assignment determined by Uni-
versity Housing, not for a particular room or residence hall. Failure to grant your assignment pref-
erence will not void the contract. University Housing does not discriminate in assignments to the
residence halls on the basis of age, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, color, disability, gender
identity/expression, veteran status, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, political affilia-
tion, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

You agree to abide by all University Housing and Restaurant Operations Rules and Regulations, any
modifications of such Rules and Regulations, and any additional rules or policies promulgated by Uni-
versity Housing and/or Restaurant Operations with or without prior notice. (See Rules and Regulations
web page at www.uwm.edu/housing/policies/rules.cfm. All residents receive a copy of the University
Housing Resident Handbook which also contains the Rules and Regulations.)


A. LIABILITY
You agree to hold harmless the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, UWM, the
UWM Real Estate Foundation, Inc., and their officers, employees, and agents, and to indemnify the same
from any and all liability, including claims, demands, costs, damages, and expenses of every kind and de-
scription (including death) by you or others in the Residence Halls or any location, structure, or vehicle
managed by University Housing, and/or at University Housing sponsored events and/or activities as
a result of your acts or omissions, including those that relate to changes or modifications made by the
you to your room or furnishings such as bookshelves, partitions, or other structures. This means that
you are financially responsible for injury to another party, or damage to their property, as a result of any
equipment or items you have constructed, created, purchased or used improperly, and that you will pay
any resulting claims on behalf of University Housing, the UWM Real Estate Foundation, Inc., UWM, and
the Board of Regents, and you release those same parties and their officers, employees, and agents in
the event of any claims against them. It is recommended that you have sufficient homeowner’s or renter’s
insurance. It is further agreed that you accept all such responsibility for your guests and will accompany
them each time they visit the residence hall.


B. ELIGIBILITY
You must be an enrolled student at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee or otherwise determined
eligible by the Director of University Housing. University Housing reserves the right to terminate your
contract if you are registered for, or your credit load is reduced to, five credits or fewer unless continued
residency is permitted by the Director.


C. CONTRACT PERIOD
This contract is for the academic year and cannot be terminated except under the conditions stated
under Section II(L) - TERMINATION OF CONTRACT: AFTER ASSIGNED DATE OF ENTRY INTO
YOUR ACADEMIC YEAR ROOM and Section II(P) – VACATING. Occupancy periods will be limited




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    from August 29, 2012 (or your assigned date of entry into your academic year room, whichever date is
    earlier), through May 18, 2013. Occupancy periods for Spring 2013 term will be limited from January 19,
    2013 through May 18, 2013. If entered into after August 29, 2012, this contract applies only to the balance
    of Academic Year 2012–13.


    D. EARLY ENTRY
    Residents with accepted Contracts (who do not have summer contracts) who are required to be on cam-
    pus prior to August 29, 2012 (Fall) or January 19, 2013 (Spring), may request early arrival (no earlier than
    August 15/January 16) with the understanding that:
         1.     A written request stating the reason and the specific entry date, must reach University
                Housing by August 1/January 1. Additional documentation may be requested/required.
         2.     A charge of $25 per night will be assessed for early entry for residents who are not student
                employees or student athletes. (Student employees and student athletes required on
                campus early will be assessed a charge of $10 per night provided an employer or coach
                verifies that early entry is required. In some cases that charge will be paid for by the
                requiring department.)
         3.     University Housing reserves the right to deny the request or to verify the need for early arrival.
         4.     A temporary room will be assigned if the permanent room is not available.
         5.     If you cancel your early arrival request after the early arrival request has been approved but
                have not yet moved in, you will be charged the early entry charge for each night you
                requested early entry.
         6.     If you cancel your contract before your assigned date of entry into your academic year room
                or terminate your contract after or during the early entry period, standard cancellation or
                termination charges plus the assessed early entry charges from the date of entry through
                your vacate date will be assessed.


    E. RECESSES
    Occupancy during official University recesses is permitted only with the approval of University Hous-
    ing and in locations specified. Special rules may be in effect. Residents continuing in the same room
    from the fall to spring semester are not required to remove belongings. Services (e.g. housekeeping and
    meals) may be reduced or suspended during recess periods. Residents assigned to RiverView or Cam-
    bridge who wish to stay in the residence halls during UWinteriM must move temporarily to a vacant
    space in other halls as those buildings are closed during UWinteriM.


    F. PAYMENTS & OBLIGATIONS
    You agree to pay University Housing the rates for the type of room accommodation and meal plan as-
    signed in accordance with the official rates and payment schedule. The room rates printed here are the
    rates for the 2011-2012 academic year. Meal plan rates can be found under Section II(T). Students should
    be prepared for a 6-8% increase from the 2011-2012 rates. Final Room and Meal Plan rates are subject to
    approval by the Chancellor and the UW System Board of Regents in the summer of 2012. Final official
    rates for the 2012-2013 Academic Year will be published on the Housing web page once approved by
    the Board of Regents.

    You agree to pay for any damages to the building, including fire damage, and for damaged or missing
    furniture, lost property, or service costs caused by you to UWM Residence Halls because of your negli-
    gent or intentional actions. Where two or more residents occupy the same room/suite and responsibil-
    ity for damage or loss in the room/suite cannot be ascertained by the University Housing, the cost of
    damage or loss will be divided and assessed equally between or among the residents of the room/suite.
    University Housing reserves the right to assess common area damage between residents of the com-
    munity and/or hall.



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                                   Rate/Fee Schedule
                              University Housing 2011-2012*
                  (2012-2013 Rates will not be known until Summer 2012)
                               See p. 14 for Meal Plan Rates

  Rate Type                       Semester 1             Semester 2                  Total
  Security Deposit                   N/A                    N/A                    $300.00
  SHAC Fee                          $20.00                 $20.00                   $40.00

  Cambridge Commons
     Double                        $2,995.00               $2,995.00              $5,990.00
     Double Upgrade                $3,495.00               $3,495.00              $6,990.00
  Purin Hall
     Single                        $3,040.00               $3,040.00              $6,080.00
     Double                        $2,425.00               $2,425.00              $4,850.00
  RiverView
     Double                        $2,850.00               $2,850.00              $5,700.00
  Sandburg Halls
  North, South, West
     Single                        $2,725.00               $2,725.00              $5,450.00
     Double                        $2,325.00               $2,325.00              $4,650.00
     Triple                        $2,050.00               $2,050.00              $4,100.00
  East
     Single                        $3,400.00               $3,400.00              $6,800.00
     Double                        $2,600.00               $2,600.00              $5,200.00



G. PRE-PAYMENT/DEPOSIT
Your pre-payment/deposit submitted with completion of your online contract will be credited to your
second semester bill, less $50, unless it becomes necessary to withhold the credit to cover other obliga-
tions incurred by you or arising under the terms of this contract. (See also: Section II(F) - PAYMENTS
& OBLIGATIONS; Section II(K) - EXEMPTION, RELEASE, REFUND AND FORFEITURE POLICIES;
Section II(L) - TERMINATION OF CONTRACT: AFTER ASSIGNED DATE OF ENTRY INTO YOUR
ACADEMIC YEAR ROOM)


H. INDEBTEDNESS
Failure to satisfy in a timely manner the financial obligations accrued under this contract may result in
some or all of the following: the denial of issuance/transfer of grade transcripts; denial of enrollment;
denial of reassignment; and/or eviction, pursuant to University rules and regulations governing the
imposition of these sanctions.




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    I. CONTRACT PAYMENTS, CHARGES AND ASSESSMENTS
    An online Statement of Account is available on your PAWS account. You will not receive a paper month-
    ly billing statement in the mail.

    To view your statement, navigate to the Finance Section on your Student Center page in PAWS. Click
    the link “View Billing Statement” to display your statement in PDF format. You may need to temporarily
    allow pop-ups in order for the statement to appear. Also, Adobe acrobat 7.0 or higher is needed. (A link
    for a free download of Adobe Acrobat will display after clicking on View Billing Statement.) You can
    print this statement or save it as a file on your computer. If you plan to mail a payment to the University,
    you must print the statement and include the payment coupon from the statement with your payment.

    Your online Statement of Account will be produced upon request and will always contain the most cur-
    rent information available (subject to processing times for recently submitted payments). If you have
    any problems accessing the online billing statement, please complete the PAWS Help Form by either
    clicking on the “Help” link located in the PAWS banner at the top of the PAWS sign on page or click on
    the “Need Other Help?” link located in the center of that page.

    Questions regarding your account may be directed to the Bursar Office by phone at (414) 229-4914 or
    via email bursar@uwm.edu.

    Departmental services may be withdrawn and “HOLDS” may be placed on the registration and records
    of individuals who fail to make payments on time.


    J. FINANCIAL APPEALS
    If you believe that you were assessed an inappropriate charge, you should contact the University Hous-
    ing Office to discuss the matter. If the initiator of the charge believes the charge is valid, the resident
    may file an appeal with the Financial Appeals Committee. Appeals may be sent via email to the com-
    mittee at university-housing@uwm.edu.


    K. EXEMPTION, RELEASE, REFUND AND FORFEITURE POLICIES
    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee requires all first-time freshmen to live in University
    Housing residence halls, where availability allows. Certain exceptions apply, and you, the student,
    must submit an Exemption Request Form to be considered for an exemption from this requirement. All
    students who are first-time freshmen will be sent access to the contract and are required to do one of
    the following:
                   a. Complete the online contract and submit the required pre-payment/deposit by the
                      deadline provided or
                   b. Submit an Exemption Request form by that same deadline or
                   c. If neither action is taken by you, a hold will be placed on your university records and
                      you will be unable to register for classes, etc. until one of the two actions has been
                      completed.

    If an exemption is not granted, you are required to live on campus. If there is a change in circumstances
    that you believe affects this requirement after you submit your contract, you must request and receive
    written permission to commute or live off-campus before your contract can be cancelled or terminated.
    If you withdraw or are academically dismissed and later re-enroll or are reinstated during the
    same academic year, this contract will remain in effect and you are responsible for all charges
    associated with this contract.




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    1. CANCELLATION BY YOU, THE RESIDENT: PRIOR TO ASSIGNED DATE OF ENTRY
       INTO ACADEMIC YEAR ROOM
           a. All cancellations must be in writing and will be effective on the date received by
              University Housing.
           b. Cancellation fees for Fall contracts (deducted from your deposit/pre-payment) will be
              assessed based on receipt of written notification as follows:
                     i. Prior to May 1: forfeit $50 of the pre-payment/deposit ($250 returned)
                                   a. Fall contracts received after May 1 will be subject to the same
                                      penalty deadlines.
                     ii. Between May 1 and June 30: forfeit $150 of the pre-payment/deposit ($150 returned)
                     iii. Between July 1 and August 30: forfeit $250 of the pre-payment/deposit ($50 returned)
           c. Cancellation fees for Spring-only contracts (deducted from your deposit/pre-payment)
              will be assessed based on receipt of written notification as follows:
                      i. Prior to December 1: forfeit $150 of the pre-payment/deposit ($150 returned)
                                   a. Spring contracts received after December 1 will be subject to the
                                      same penalty deadlines.
                     ii. Between December 1 and December 31: forfeit $250 of the
                          pre-payment/deposit ($50 returned)
    2. CANCELLATION BY YOU, THE RESIDENT: SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
           a. If you have completed the requirements for admission and are denied admission to
              the University, you will be eligible for cancellation without penalty (except for $50 of
              the pre-payment/deposit) prior to assigned date of entry if the you provide prompt
              notice to University Housing. Not completing the requirements for admission is not
              covered by this clause.
           b. If you are not able to attend school due to personal illness, family illness, military
              obligations or serious emergency which prevents the resident’s attendance, you
              may be eligible for cancellation without penalty (except for $50 of the pre-payment/
              deposit). You must provide proof of special circumstances.
           c. Written notification of cancellation must be received by University Housing no less
              than 24 hours before the assigned date/time of entry into your academic year room
              or you will be considered to have terminated after the assigned date of entry
              (See section II (L)(3) TERMINATION BY RESIDENT: DURING CONTRACT
              PERIOD (AFTER ASSIGNED DATE OF ENTRY TO ACADEMIC YEAR SPACE)
    3. CANCELLATION BY UNIVERSITY HOUSING: PRIOR TO ASSIGNED DATE OF ENTRY
       INTO ACADEMIC YEAR ROOM
           a. This contract may be canceled by University Housing without advance notice if you:
                     i. have a currently overdue debt to University Housing;
                     ii. have a record of past failure to meet financial obligations to University
                          Housing in a timely manner;
                     iii. have failed to complete the contract properly or failed to meet the required
                          payment schedule;
                     iv. have demonstrated by past behavior an unwillingness or inability to fulfill the
                          conditions of the contract; or,
                     v. have demonstrated by past behavior that your presence in the Residence
                          Halls may provide an unreasonable risk to yourself or to other residents and
                          their guests.
           b. Cancellation fees will be assessed as described in Section II. (K)(1) CANCELLATION
              BY YOU, THE RESIDENT: PRIOR TO ASSIGNED DATE OF ENTRY INTO ACA-
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     L. TERMINATION OF CONTRACT: AFTER ASSIGNED DATE OF
     ENTRY INTO YOUR ACADEMIC YEAR ROOM
     You must apply in writing for termination. Termination is granted at the discretion of University
     Housing, and you may incur substantial penalties. University Housing may terminate the contract
     under conditions stated below.
          1. GENERAL CONDITIONS AND DEFINITIONS
                   a. Terminations are not automatic and are granted at the discretion of University
                      Housing. You must apply in writing for contract release.
                   b. APPROVED reasons for termination may include, but are not limited to:
                            i. graduation;
                            ii. personal illness, family illness, or serious emergency which prevents the
                                 resident’s attendance;
                            iii. assignment to a University-sponsored internship or other program which
                                 requires living outside of Milwaukee County; or
                            iv. withdrawal, transfer, or being dismissed by the University.
                   c. You are responsible for providing proof of special circumstances. Refunds will not be
                      processed until sufficient proof is received.
                   d. The effective date of termination is the date the key(s) are returned and the resident
                      has vacated.
                   e. Any effective date of termination after November 27 for Semester I or April 23 for Se-
                      mester II will be considered End of Semester Terminations.
          2. FAILURE TO USE SPACE ASSIGNMENT (AFTER ASSIGNED DATE OF ENTRY TO
             ACADEMIC YEAR SPACE)
             You retain occupancy of a room and are liable for charges from the moment the room key is
             picked up until the key is returned or you officially notify University Housing of your intent
             to terminate your contract, whether or not you are actually in residence. Failure to use a space
             does not constitute a change in contract status or alter your financial obligations in any way.
          3. TERMINATION BY RESIDENT: DURING CONTRACT PERIOD (AFTER ASSIGNED DATE
             OF ENTRY TO ACADEMIC YEAR SPACE)
                   a. If termination IS APPROVED by University Housing, your charges will be prorated to
                      the date the key is returned. Fees include the loss of:
                            i. the $300 pre-payment/deposit;
                            ii. the Student Housing Administrative Council (SHAC) fee for the current semester;
                            iii. prorated charges of room type assigned; and
                            iv. meal plan charges, if applicable, for the current semester. This includes a
                                 prorated portion of the administrative fee, all used points, and a processing
                                 fee of $10.
                   b. If termination IS NOT APPROVED by University Housing, the resident will be
                      charged as follows:
                            i. 85% of the charges for the type of room assigned for the duration of the contract;
                            ii. The SHAC fee for the current semester;
                            iii. Meal plan charges for the current semester. This include the administrative
                                 fee charges for the entire academic year, all used points, and a processing fee
                                 of $10.00.
          4. TERMINATION BY UNIVERSITY HOUSING: AFTER ENTRY
                   a. The contract may be terminated by University Housing if the resident:
                            i. ceases to be a student in good standing at UWM;
                            ii. fails or refuses to pay for room and meal plan charges, SHAC fees, or
                                 assessments for which the resident has been given notice;
                            iii. habitually fails or refuses to maintain the room space assigned;




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                     iv. fails to comply with the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of
                         residents in the residence halls (the Rules and Regulations of the residence
                         halls are subject to change upon the approval of the Chancellor and
                         publication of those Rules); or, engages in actions outside of the residence
                         halls which would result in the conclusion that his/her presence in the
                         residence halls might result in an unreasonable risk to himself/herself or to
                         residents and their guests.
            b. You must vacate the residence halls by the date provided on the notification of
               termination by University Housing. In the case of a Serious Rule violation, or a
               reasonable belief that a threat exists, you may be required to vacate within 24 hours.
               You may file an appeal, but must vacate by the date and time stated whether or not you
               choose to appeal. Notice of the appeal procedure will be given to you at the time of
               contract termination.
The termination of your contract due to inappropriate actions and/or behavior will be considered
voluntary and charges will apply as detailed in Section II (L)(3)(b). “Termination By Resident:
During Contract Period (After Assigned Date of Entry to Academic Year Space).”


M. SUSPENSION OF CONTRACT
     1. SUSPENSION OF CONTRACT: SPECIAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS
            a. After your assigned date of entry, you are considered a resident of a room until the end
               date of the contract. Reductions in rate will not be available for absences due to
               extended leaves (e.g. hospital stay, vacations).
            b. If you enter the Contract with an existing medical condition, and subsequently are
               absent for an extended period of time due to that medical condition, you will be
               responsible for the lowest meal plan if applicable.
            c. If you fail to use the Panther Card for an extended time because of serious illness, the
               plan may be adjusted to a plan of lesser value by submitting the Contract Preference
               Change form.
            d. A doctor’s written explanation must be presented and application of this provision is
               subject to the approval of University Housing.
     2. CONTRACT SUSPENSION BY UNIVERSITY HOUSING
            a. University Housing reserves the right to temporarily suspend this agreement without
               notice in the event of an emergency which would render the continued operation of
               the residence halls unsafe to persons or property. If such an event lasts more than three
               days, the unused room payments will be refunded for the period that occupancy is
               denied.
            b. You agree that the UWM Restaurant Operations may suspend operations or change
               the location of Restaurant Operations as a result of an emergency or during any recess
               period.


N. ASSIGNMENT POLICY
University Housing reserves the right to change room or hall assignments, to assign roommates, or to
consolidate vacancies by requiring you to move from single occupancy of a double room to double oc-
cupancy of a double room in the same hall.

To reside in University Housing, Wisconsin law [sec. 36.25(46)] requires students assigned to University
Residence Halls to affirm whether they have received vaccination against meningococcal disease and
hepatitis B, and to provide the dates of vaccination, if any.




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     Students with a physical disability or a medical condition which requires special accommodations or
     modifications to a residence hall space (accessible shower stall, larger doorways, doorbells with light
     flashers, Braille signs, etc. must notify University Housing by way of the myHousing page and by sub-
     mitting the Room Accommodation/Medical Request form online).


     O. ROOM CHANGES
     University Housing reserves the sole right to assign or reassign rooms and does not discriminate in
     such room assignments based on age, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, color, disability, gender
     identity/expression, veteran status, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, political affiliation, race,
     religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

     Room assignments will be based upon room availability at the time assignments are processed and
     all new residents are assigned as part of a randomized assignment process which factors in your pref-
     erences. Application to a Living Learning Community (LLC) is considered a primary preference and
     supersedes all other preferences. University Housing reserves the right to assign students as needed
     to ensure required occupancy levels within the buildings. The inability of University Housing to honor
     assignment preferences DOES NOT void the Contract.

     At the discretion of University Housing, some rooms may be assigned over their stated occupancy. Uni-
     versity Housing reserves the right to consolidate room assignments based on vacancies.

     Roommate preferences must be mutual requests, must have identical room choices (including LLC),
     and must be submitted to University Housing by May 1 for Semester I and by January 2 for Semester II.
     Requests after those dates may not be honored.

     Failure to rate any preferences will result in a room assignment based on availability.

     You are expected to abide by the rules of the facility to which you are assigned, regardless of your origi-
     nal request. Failure to abide by these polices may result in contract or behavioral action.

     The room assignment process begins in May and continues through August for Fall Semester and De-
     cember through January for Spring Semster. Information will be available on the
     MyHousing website as assignments are processed.

     Room changes are permitted, subject to approval of University Housing Staff and the availability of
     space. Room changes may occur throughout the semester except during the following times:
               1. First three weeks of the fall semester
               2. First two weeks of the spring semester

     You may change rooms only with prior written authorization from the University Housing office. Un-
     authorized room changes or failure to move out of a room at a designated time may result in being
     required to move back to your authorized assignment, a service charge of $75, and/or disciplinary ac-
     tion. Changes between residence halls are granted only in limited/special circumstances and are at the
     discretion of the Assistant Director for Business Administration.


     P. VACATING
     You will vacate the premises within 24 hours after termination of this contract, discontinuance as a
     student, or your last summary instructional period of the semester, whichever occurs earliest. If you are
     graduating from the University, you may remain in your room until Commencement Day. Under no




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circumstances may you remain in your room later than building closing time on the
last day of the contract term.


Q. CHECK-OUT
When vacating the room, you must follow written instructions provided to you during the Contract Ter-
mination process (if you are moving out during the semester), or if you are leaving at the end of the se-
mester, follow the written instructions provided to you by your Resident Assistant (RA). , This includes
returning your keys to the designated staff member, removing personally owned or rented furniture and
equipment, waste and debris, and leaving the room in an acceptable, clean condition with all furnishings
(including loft materials) intact. A room inspection by University Housing staff will serve as the basis for
check-out charges or refunds. Should extra cleaning by Department personnel be required because of
poor housekeeping by you and/or abandoned property require storage until disposal, a service charge
will be assessed.


R. ABANDONED PROPERTY
Any property left at the end of this contract term shall be removed from the room by University Housing
staff. If not claimed within 15 days, it will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of accordingly.
During such 15-day period, UW-Milwaukee, its officers, employees and agents will not be responsible
for damage to or theft of the property.




S. ROOM ENTRY
Authorized personnel may enter your room for serious life- or health-threatening emergencies at any
time including over break periods. Authorized personnel may enter your room to perform requested,
preventive, prescheduled, or emergency maintenance, to assess for any damages after resident has va-
cated, or, in the absence of occupants of the room, to silence a disruptive noise. When possible, advance
notice of room entry will be given. University Housing employees are required to report any violations
of the terms of this contract they may observe when in your room.

Property can be seized and removed from your room when it constitutes an imminent danger or law
violation, when it is University-owned property, or when staff have evidence that an unauthorized pet
is in the room.




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                     LIGHT                                                    MEDIUM                             HEAVY

       Breakfast: Fresh Donut (.75)                         Breakfast: Two Fresh Baked              Breakfast: Made to order
       + Fresh Strawberries & Blue-                         Biscuits & Country Gravy                Omelet w/ Ham, Peppers
       berries (1.60) + Hardboiled                          (1.70) + Fresh Red Bartlett             & Sausage (2.75) OR Home-
       Egg (.25) Coffee (.80) = $3.40                       Pear (.50) + Fresh Scrambled            made Belgium Waffle w/
                                                            Bacon and Cheese Eggs                   Fresh Berries and Cream +
                                                            (1.25) + Green Tea (.50) = $3.95        Applewood Smoked Bacon
                                                                                                    (.99) + Fried Hashbrowns (.97)
                                                                                                    + Milk (1.28) = $5.99

       Lunch:        Roast Beef and                         Lunch: Made to order ¼#                 Lunch: Custom Made Stir
       Cheddar Ciabatta Sandwich                            Fresh Bistro Burger w/ Pro-             Fry 1 ½# Bowl w/ Egg Roll
       w/ House Chipotle Sauce,                             volone, fried mushrooms,                (4.25) + Fresh Fruit Salad
       Spinach, Red Onion, and                              caramelized onions, and all             (Kiwi, Strawberry, & Pin-
       Fresh Tomato (3.12) + Grape                          the fixings (2.99) + Curly Fries        neapple) (1.60) + Soy Milk
       fruit (.50) + Water = $3.62                          (1.50) + Fountain Soda (.80) =          (1.34) = $7.19
                                                            $5.29

       Dinner: Custom Made 1/3#                             Dinner: Create Your Own                 Dinner: Carved Tri Tip Beef
       Salad(1.94) + 12oz Bowl of                           Pizza (2.99) + Garlic Bread-            w/ Bordelaise Sauce(2.75) +
       Homemade Shrimp Tortilla                             stick (.89) + Homemade Cae-             Homemade Yukon Gold Pu-
       soup & Crackers(1.55) + Earl                         sar Salad¼# (1.44) + Water =            ree (.99) + Fresh Green Beans
       Grey Tea (.50) = $3.99                               $5.32                                   (.85) + Fresh Salad ¼#(1.44) +
                                                                                                    Strawberry Kiwi Juice (1.45)
                                                                                                    = $7.48



     T. DINING SERVICE
     EVERY RESIDENT LIVING IN UNIVERSITY HOUSING IS REQUIRED to participate in the meal
     program with the exception of residents in Purin Hall, Cambridge Commons upgraded suites, and
     Sandburg’s East Tower. If you question whether the various menus can meet any specialized dietary
     needs, contact Restaurant Operations staff (RiverView or Cambridge residents, email Thea Wells,
     tcwells@uwm.edu. Sandburg or Purin residents, email Matt Powers, powers2@uwm.edu.)

     Any resident not required to participate in a meal plan may still choose to do so. Cambridge Commons
     upgraded suite and East Tower residents are required to pay an administrative fee to cover facility use
     regardless of whether they have a meal plan.


                                                            Meal Plan Rates 2011-2012*
                                                   (2012-2013 Rates will not be known until Summer 2012)


      Level                  Annual Cost                       Semester Cost                         Cost Breakdown

      Meal Plan 1            $2908.00                              $1454.00            $727.00 meal plan points + $727.00 administrative fee
      Meal Plan 2*           $3526.00                              $1763.00            $1036.00 meal plan points + $727.00 administrative fee
      Meal Plan 3            $4142.00                              $2071.00            $1344.00 meal plan points + $727.00 administrative fee
      * = default plan, if no plan is chosen in contract process




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           1. HOW DOES THE PLAN WORK?
                The Resident Account includes an administrative fee to cover basic costs such as rent,
                utilities, basic staff levels, and services required to provide a full cafeteria operation
                in Cambridge Commons, RiverView, and Sandburg. Every dollar above that amount
                is added to the resident’s Panther Card to be spent at Restaurant Operations units
                across campus. You will realize the greatest value from account dollars when eating
                in Residence Halls Dining Units. You are entitled to purchase as much as you wish at
                those units at a 50% discount from cash or gold card prices (due to food cost variability,
                selected items on the menu may not be priced at the 50% discount).

                 Meals are a la carte and you may purchase as much or as little as you wish, paying only
                 for the items you select at each meal. Points on your card may be used at other campus
                 Restaurant Operations locations at regular prices. As a Resident Account card holder,
                 you do not pay sales tax on your purchases.

           2. UNUSED POINTS
                When you select your level of participation at the beginning of the year, you are se-
                lecting for the entire academic year. Your account will be credited half of the annual
                amount each semester. This helps most residents budget their meal plan dollars. Any
                points not used Semester I will automatically be carried over to Semester II. Resi-
                dents may monitor their usage by logging on to www.ManageMyID.com. If you feel
                this higher amount is too much for you to use, you may reduce plans by submitting a
                Contract Preference Change form.


U. GOLD ACCOUNT
The Gold Account is a separate account attached to your Panther Card that can be used for non-dining
service purchases (i.e. vending, laundry, University Bookstore). This account is optional and is activated
by submitting the Gold Account Contract to the Panther Card Office (Union 161). Deposits can be made
at the Panther Card Office (Union 161), www.ManageMyID.com or through a Cash Value Center (CVC)
in the laundry rooms of each residence hall.


V. RULES AND REGULATIONS
All other necessary information is contained on the University Housing web page,
www.universityhousing.uwm.edu.




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               LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES
     An LLC is a group of students with a common interest or major that live on
     the same floor and take at least one class together. They are assigned a Resi-
     dent Assistant and a First Year Center mentor with the same major or interest.

     LLCs exist in Cambridge Commons, RiverView and Sandburg Halls.

     LLC activities and classes occur throughout your first year at UWM. You
     have access to field trips, events, lectures and networking opportunities with
     faculty, in addition to a smaller class size and more individual attention.

           •   Meet students with similar interests to study, eat, and hang out
           •   Get involved on campus and gain leadership experience
           •   Meet a diverse group of students
           •   Challenge yourself to learn more
           •   Get to know faculty and staff
           •   Apply what you’re learning in and out side of the classroom
           •   Join study groups, receive additional tutoring and supplemental instruction
           •   Increase service learning and volunteer opportunities
           •   Learn more about topics of interest




     Visit www.LLC.uwm.edu                                             UWMLLC.blogspot.com

     Keri L. Duce
     Student Success Program Coordinator                                           Phone: 414.229.2998
     Student Success Center & University Housing.                               Email: klduce@uwm.edu

       •   American Sign Language                             • Film, Videos, and New Genres
       •   Architecture                                       • Helping Hands in Healthcare
       •   Art & Design                                       • Innovation House for Computer
       •   Beyond Borders: International                         Science & Engineering
       •   Business Panthers                                  • Lab Rats
       •   Communication & Conflict: Social Intelligence      • Mobile App
       •   Community Leadership                               • Music Community
       •   Creating Your Future                               • Scholarship LLC (Honors)
       •   Crossroads: Rock ‘n’ Roll                          • Sandburg Greenroof
       •   Dance Foundations                                  • Wisconsin Covenant Leadership
       •   Diversity, Social Justice & Pride                  • Writing and Visual Culture




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          COMMUNITY PROFILE:
               CAMBRIDGE COMMONS
At a Glance ...

Built: 2010

Population: 700 residents (75% first-year)

Location:   North Avenue & Cambridge
Avenue (adjacent to Milwaukee River)

Named For: Cambridge Avenue which runs
in front of building

Notable: LEED Gold Certified (first residence
hall in Wisconsin, and one of only 32 nation-
wide with that distinction).

Building Amenities: Cafeteria, Grind Coffee
Shop, 24-hour service desk, computer lab, Mac
Media Lab, music practice rooms with record-
ing equipment, outdoor patio and court-
yard, UWM Bookstore branch, underground
parking.

Suite Amenities: Large rooms, walk-through
closets, air conditioning, sink/vanity separate
from bathroom, full-size refrigerator. Upgrad-
ed suites include: furnished kitchen and living
rooms.




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        COMMUNITY PROFILE:
            RIVERVIEW RESIDENCE HALL
     At a Glance ...

     Built:    2008

     Population: 475 residents (90% first-year)

     Location: North Avenue & Commerce Street
     (adjacent to Milwaukee River)

     Named For: Gorgeous views of Milwaukee
     River.

     Notable: Highest concentration of first-year
     students of any UWM Residence Hall. Quick
     and easy access to Oak Leaf Recreation Trail.

     Building Amenities: Cafeteria, Convenience
     Store, 24-hour service desk, computer lab,
     floor lounges with river views, study rooms
     on each floor, outdoor patio and underground
     parking.

     Suite Amenities: Large rooms, walk-through
     closets, air conditioning, sink/vanity separate
     from bathroom.




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   COMMUNITY PROFILE:
     SANDBURG HALLS OF RESIDENCE
At a Glance ...

Built:    1970 (North, South and West) and
          2001 (East)

Population: 2800 residents (70% first-year)

Location: Maryland Avenue & Newport Street

Named For: Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sand-
burg, who, in the early 1900s, lived six blocks
west of what is now the UWM Kenwood
campus.

Building Amenities: Cafeteria, Convenience
Store, Grind Coffee Shop, Palm Gardens late-
night restaurant, 24-hour service desk, comput-
er lab, Flicks Movie Theater, centralized floor
lounges, fitness room, limited garage parking.

Suite Amenities: Varied floor plans, closet
organization systems, full bathroom, city/lake/
campus views. East Tower Only: Kitchen fur-
nished with refrigerator, microwave and stove,
air conditioning.




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