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spots to be located. HRL will notify residents when the freeze is lifted. Residents are required to complete a roommate contract with everyone living in their suite. Roommate contracts are complete during the first two weeks of each semester during a roommate contract workshop. If no contract is on file, your Assistant Director may require you to complete a roommate contract prior to considering a room change. Unauthorized Occupancy Vacant space will be utilized by new residents and residents who change apartments/rooms. In most cases, unless emergency, you will receive notification from HRL regarding any newly assigned person(s) to your apartment/room. It is under the authority of HRL to make room assignments. Vacant space must remain unoccupied at all times. If by chance your roommate moves out, the bedroom does not become exclusively yours. This includes, but is not limited to keeping clothing and other personal belongings in the room, beds being placed together, and using the extra closet space. Individuals who fail to keep the unoccupied space in the room open, clean, and ready for a new resident will be billed $50. If the problem is not rectified, the responsible resident may face room change and/ or single room rate charges as well as disciplinary action. Consolidation In order to maximize housing space, HRL reserves the right to move residents from one unit to another at any time deemed necessary by the Director. Although HRL will make every possible effort to contact all affected by a move, the office reserves the right to fill any vacancy as deemed necessary without prior knowledge of the residents. Single Rooms A limited number of single rooms will be available in the Villas, Palmetto House and Magnolia House. Single rooms are assigned to residents based on the payment date of their Advance Room Payment (ARP). You may contact HRL for further details regarding this list. Single rooms are assigned based on the number of semesters in housing, date of submission of housing application, and full payment of the Advanced Room Payment ($145). Academically Ineligible Students At the end of the fall semester, students who are academically ineligible to return for the spring semester must vacate their space. Any student reinstated will continue under their current housing contract. If their space has already been reassigned, a new assignment will be made if available. At the end of the spring semester, academically ineligible students who have already been assigned a space for the upcoming fall semester will be withdrawn from housing. After meeting requirements or being reinstated into USC Upstate, the student must reapply for housing and be placed at the end of any existing waiting list. Anyone found living on campus who is not currently enrolled at USC Upstate will be in breach of the housing contract and will be given 24 hours to vacate. They will be charged for the days the unit was occupied and fined $50. Holiday Breaks and Closing Residents are permitted to remain in campus housing during fall break, Thanksgiving break, Winter break, and spring break. Residents are required to register with the Housing and Residential Life office. At the conclusion of each semester (fall,spring and summer), residents who are not remaining in campus housing must vacate 24 hours after their last final. Graduating seniors must vacate by 5:00 p.m. the day after graduation. The residence halls and apartments officially close during the fall and spring semesters at 5:00 p.m. the day of graduation. Any students remaining in housing must be approved as a “late leaver” and will be charged a late leaver fee of $75 in addition to a per day rate equivalent to their day room charge. Students who are registered for winter break housing, summer housing or must leave late because of a school sponsored activity will not be charged a fee. Keys/Cards Keys are given to you at the time of check-in. You are responsible for keeping these keys with you at all times. All keys are property of USC Upstate, and are not to be duplicated outside of the university system. This is a violation of USC Upstate policy and a breach of security. Duplicate keys will not be accepted at check-out. In addition, your student ID must contain a resident sticker at all times. You will be given a new sticker at the beginning of each semester. Students who are locked out of their rooms/ apartments should go to the HRL office during business hours. After business hours, students should contact the RA on duty.Students must verify their identity with a photo ID or by other means before 1‘6146 - ‘17 Student Handbook 160


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