Student Housing Handbook Information - General Student Housing Information

MEAL PLAN REQUIREMENT
All residents are required to purchase a meal plan.  There are multiple options provided.  Please check out www.cameron.edu/housing/pricing for full information on dining options.

CHECKING IN
Check-in is supervised by Student Housing staff and is conducted according to a specific schedule of dates and times.  When you check-in, you will be given keys, a room inventory sheet (to check the condition of your room), emergency contact/missing person form to complete, and a meningitis vaccination form to complete.

CHECKING OUT
Residents are expected to vacate their rooms by the day, time, and procedure posted. Each resident much check out with a Student Housing staff member. Rooms/apartments are to be clean and in the same general condition as they were at the beginning of occupancy. Residents should contact their hall staff prior to the deadline should they need special check out arrangements.

Residents who, for whatever reason, wish to check out during the semester must contact the Office of Student Housing to process the necessary paperwork. Unless officially released from the Housing Contract, residents will be held responsible for the full amount of their room charges.

Failure to follow these steps may result in the assessment of fees for cleaning, key replacement, and improper check-out charges. Residents withdrawing from the University will be given 48 hours from withdrawing to check out of their assignment. The resident should contact Student Housing immediately after withdrawing to coordinate the check-out process.

HOUSING DEPOSIT
A one-time room deposit of $200 must accompany the student’s Housing Application. This deposit may be refundable if the student fulfills the contract and properly checks out of their assignment. Upon cancellation in writing, deposits will be refunded, provided the student has paid all bills, officially checked out of their assignment, has no further indebtedness to the University and has cancelled prior to:

Fall: June 1 for returning residents and July 15 for all new applicants
Spring: December 1
Summer: May 15

INTERNET CONNECTIONS
Each apartment/room is equipped with access to the internet, but tenants must provide their own internet-ready computer card or router. Students must follow the Computer Use Policy and Residential Network Policy and cannot download copyrighted materials or disciplinary action will be taken. If students have an internet connection problem, they should contact the Office of Student Housing who will direct the information to the proper campus officials.

ROOM CHANGES
When space is available, residents have the option of changing rooms within their building, or to move to another building. Please come by the Student Housing Office to fill out a room change request form and for further information. Non-approved room changes or unfinished room changes may result in disciplinary action.

OCCUPANCY
Students may occupy their rooms according to the schedule published within the Housing Contract. No resident will be allowed to occupy their assignment in advance of the official opening of buildings or between semesters/sessions unless arrangements are made with the Student Housing Office ahead of time. There may be a charge for such accommodations, when they are available.

REASSIGNMENT
Student Housing reserves the right to assign a second resident to a double room in which only one resident is living. The right is also reserved to assign or reassign space in any way that will best utilize the facilities available. For this purpose, or for other reasonable cause, Student Housing may change room assignments or require a resident to move to a different accommodation.

REQUIRED HOURS
Fall and Spring: To be eligible to live on campus a student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 undergraduate and/or six (6) graduate hours. Residents who drop below the required number of hours may be required to move out of campus housing. Exceptions to the minimum hour regulation may be approved through the Director of Student Housing for extenuating circumstances.

Summer: To be eligible to live on campus a student must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 undergraduate or 3 graduate hours. Residents who drop below the required number of hours may be required to move off campus. Exceptions to the minimum hour regulation may be approved through the Director of Student Housing for extenuating circumstances.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Student Housing Office - (580) 581-2392
24/7 Student Housing - (580) 581-2391
Public Safety - (580) 581-2911