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    Student Calendar and Guide to
    Residence Life Policies and Procedures
On-Campus Living at Hofstra
                                         2020-2021
Welcome to the Office of Residence Life
Hofstra’s Office of Residence Life offers a variety of living environments designed to
meet the diverse needs of students. Six of the residence halls are high-rise buildings;
Bill of Rights offers all-female floors as an option for students on floors 6-13. In addition,
Enterprise Hall offers an all-female option on its eighth floor. Vander Poel Hall offers
a traditional, corridor-style living environment that houses an academic program for
Hofstra University Honors College students. There are also four suite-style residence halls.
Stuyvesant Hall houses first-year students and those who are part of the Leadership through
Engagement, Advocacy and Dedication (L.E.A.D.) and International Exploration living-                Residence Life’s Mission Statement
                                                                                                 The Office of Residence Life embraces the mission
learning communities. Stuyvesant Hall is a four-story building with two common area
                                                                                                 and core values of the Division of Student Affairs
lounges and laundry facilities on each floor. The Netherlands Complex also houses first-year     and supports Hofstra’s mission by providing
students exclusively. There are 11 houses and eight living-learning communities offered in       vibrant residential communities that foster students’
                                                                                                 academic, personal, social, and cultural development.
the Netherlands; students live together based on an interest in a common theme. This year’s      We strive to create a safe and secure living
themes include First Generation Student; Learn, Interact, Visit, and Explore (L.I.V.E.) NYC;     environment where students can maintain positive
Pre-Health Professions; Students Aspiring to Greatness in Entertainment (S.T.A.G.E.);            and productive connections to campus life.
STUDIO; Math, Science, and Engineering; Zarb (business); and Communications.
                                                                                                                  Table of Contents
Colonial Square is a suite-style complex similar to the Netherlands, consisting of                 2020-2021 Residential Living Agreements ..........2
12 individual houses. Each house has approximately 16 suites; students may choose                  Living on Campus ...............................................4
suites with or without lounges. Nassau and Suffolk Halls are six-story buildings, each             Policies and Procedures ......................................5
                                                                                                   Fire Safety Guidelines.........................................8
containing a common area lounge on the main floor, and are reserved exclusively for                Refund Schedule .................................................9
upper-level students. Gender-inclusive housing is available on the 14th floor                      Room Selection ...................................................9
of Constitution Hall. The Graduate Residence Hall provides apartment-style                         Getting Involved ...............................................10
                                                                                                   Dining Services ................................................10
accommodations for graduate, law, and medical students. It is located directly across              Mail and Television ...........................................11
from the Mack Student Center on the North Campus. Undergraduate students can apply                 Information Technology Services .....................11
for housing in any of the residential buildings except the Graduate Residence Hall.                Emergency Services and Campus Resources ......12

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RESIDENTIAL LIVING AGREEMENT for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
                                                                             Hofstra University Undergraduate Students
Notice: Please read carefully all the provisions of this Agreement before signing               10. When the student is assigned a space in the residence hall prior to the beginning                 d)    Electric heaters or electric blankets.
and submitting the Student Housing Application; you will be legally bound by these              of a semester or as a continuing resident for the following semester, the student must                e)    Candles, incense, wax warmers or anything that burns, and open flames of any kind.
provisions. This AGREEMENT is entered into by Hofstra University (“the University”),            check in no later than the first day of classes, unless prior to the first day of classes the         f)    Scented or unscented plug-in air fresheners, air purifiers, and diffusers.
through its Office of Residence Life, and the student signing this Agreement.                   student furnishes written notice to the Office of Residence Life of good cause for the                g)    Humidifiers or dehumidifiers.
                                                                                                late arrival. If a student does not meet this requirement, the Office of Residence Life               h)    Smoking, including e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and hookahs.
1. The University grants to the student the right to use certain residence hall space           may cancel the residence hall assignment, and the student will forfeit the $300 housing               i)    Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.
subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth and to the student’s continued attendance       deposit. Students must be registered full time for the upcoming spring semester by the                j)    Firearms, explosives, or any type of fireworks or weapons, including air pistols and
in good standing as a properly registered full-time student at the University. This             end of the official registration period during the fall semester in order to reside in the                  BB guns.
Agreement is not a lease. The University reserves the sole and exclusive right to               residence halls for the January and/or spring term.                                                   k) Unauthorized wiring, including but not limited to outside TV antennas, satellite
                                                                                                11. When vacancies occur in any residence hall, the University reserves the option either
terminate this Agreement in accordance with applicable law.                                                                                                                                                 dishes, room-to-room wiring, and extension cords.
                                                                                                to fill the vacancy or, if a double, triple, or quadruple room, to require the remaining
2. The Residential Living Agreement binds the student for both the fall and spring              occupant or occupants of the vacated room to occupy a like accommodation or accept                    l) 3D printers.
semesters. Any student who leaves the residence halls at any time after taking occupancy        an additional charge. Students who are assigned to temporary housing are required to                  m) Motorcycles or any gas engine vehicles, and gasoline storage of any kind. Self-
of the room will be charged a $1,500 cancellation fee. Taking occupancy of a room               move to a permanent assignment when instructed by the Office of Residence Life.                             balancing scooters, hands-free personal transporters, battery-operated scooters,
begins when the student takes possession of the room key. Occupancy is not based on             12. In the event that, in the opinion of the University, any portion of the residence halls                 electric-powered skateboards, or similar devices and their chargers.
whether a student is physically in the room. This cancellation fee may be waived with           requires investigation, repair, or temporary closing for health and safety reasons, the               n) Life-support equipment of any form, including but not limited to containerized
written approval for reasons that include but are not limited to graduation, study abroad,      student(s) occupying that portion of the residence hall may be required to vacate the                       oxygen units and/or electric generators.
student teaching, military service, official University withdrawal, and official leave of       area. In the event that other residence hall space is available, comparable space will be             o) Illegal room changes.
absence. Students may incur charges for the January Session pursuant to paragraph 16 of         offered to such student(s). If appropriate, the University in its sole discretion may adjust          p) Waterbeds or lofts.
this Agreement if they maintain occupancy of the room during that session.                      housing charges in such situations.                                                                   q) Duplicating of University keys (i.e., room/suite keys).
3. The $300 deposit, which is required with the Student Housing Application, (a) will           13. Residence Life and authorized University personnel may enter a student’s room at                  r) Creating of any type of hazardous condition.
be held as a residence hall breakage deposit and is not deducted from the housing bill;         any time for inspection, cleaning, inventory, maintenance, painting, and repairs, and in              s) Playing of sports that may cause damage to University property or harm to others.
and (b) will be forfeited by any student who for any reason fails to take occupancy of          the event of building evacuations or emergencies. A student’s room may also be entered                t) Tampering with fire extinguishers, equipment, alarms, or signs.
a room or leaves the residence hall during the first week of classes. If not otherwise          and searched if there are reasonable grounds to believe that a crime or violation of                  u) Propping of doors or tampering with security/card access equipment.
forfeited, the $300 deposit is held in an account by the University and is credited to the      University policies or Residence Life regulations is being committed.                                 v) Tampering with room stops, window stops, safety bars, or window stickers.
student’s account if there has been no damage to the room or common areas at the time           14. Students are responsible for all damage or loss that is done to their living or study             w) Construction, including lofts, bars, cinder blocks, or materials to loft beds.
of checkout when room inventories are performed and damages are assessed. Amounts               area or any furnishings therein. Vandalism may result in reassignment or termination                  x) Removal of lounge furniture to rooms.
                                                                                                of this Agreement. Each student is jointly responsible (with the other residents) for                 y) Storage of bicycles in hallways or stairwells.
are credited to the student’s account at the end of the fall semester for students who
                                                                                                damages and may be charged a prorated share of the cost of whatever damages may
withdraw on or before the last day of the fall semester, and at the end of the academic                                                                                                               z) Littering or damaging of any area or equipment of the residence halls.
                                                                                                occur, from any cause, to the public and semipublic areas of the residence hall. In all
year for all other students. The $300 deposit will not be refunded due to failure to            cases, the University assessment is conclusive. The student must also surrender the                   aa) Throwing of anything from windows or balconies.
receive a preferred style of housing.                                                           room key and any suite keys and complete the checkout procedures upon completion of                   bb) Gambling.
4. Where a student withdraws the housing application, the $300 deposit will be released         the agreement period(s) to fulfill provisions of this Agreement.                                      cc) Soliciting.
if the student submits a request in writing postmarked on or before May 1 for the fall          15. The University and its officers, employees, and agents assume no responsibility                   dd) Improper disposal of medical waste (i.e., sharps containers). The medical waste
semester and on or before January 1 for the spring semester. No deposit will be released        for the loss, damage, or destruction of personal property kept or stored in the residence             policy in the residence halls can be accessed by visiting hofstra.edu/medwastepolicy.
after the May 1 and January 1 dates, regardless of when the student applies for housing.        halls. During vacation periods, the student shall remove all valuables from the residence             19. The room assigned by this Agreement will not be available for occupancy prior to
5. Students who withdraw from housing are entitled to a prorated refund of housing              halls and may be required to remove all property between the fall and spring semesters.               the date set by the Office of Residence Life and published prior to the beginning of the
charges through the fourth week of the semester, subject to (a) the cancellation fee            Residents are encouraged to insure their belongings.                                                  academic year. The room must be vacated and left in good order no later than the date
described in paragraph 2 of this Agreement; (b) the forfeiture of the deposit as described      16. The University may provide a room in one of the residence halls, and board, if                    published by the Office of Residence Life in a separate notice issued prior to the end of
in paragraph 3(b); and (c) University refund policies. No refunds will be given for             available, on an optional extra-fee basis for students during periods other than the                  the semester or by 9 p.m. on the last day of the semester or 24 hours after the student’s
housing charges after the fourth week of the semester, and no refunds will be provided          fall or spring semester. Students electing this option may be required to move to                     last final, whichever is sooner. Students who are permitted to arrive prior to the start of
because a student did not receive a preferred style of housing. Residence hall fees are         another residence hall or other University facility for this period, and all the terms and            their academic program and who subsequently cancel their housing assignment prior
nonrefundable after the student takes occupancy of the room.                                    conditions of this Agreement shall apply.                                                             to the first week of the semester will be subject to a daily charge for their room, any
6. If a student is withdrawn from the University for any reason, including lack of              17. Dining plans are required for all undergraduate resident students. Any undergraduate              cancellation fees as outlined in paragraph 2 of this Agreement, forfeiture of all residence
attendance, or the student officially withdraws, the student’s Residential Living               resident student who does not select a dining plan online will be automatically billed the            hall fees, and forfeiture of the $300 deposit pursuant to paragraph 3.
Agreement is immediately terminated, and the student must vacate the residence hall             minimum required dining plan for their class year (first-year or other undergraduate),                20. If a student is reassigned to a room other than the room to which the student was
                                                                                                as set forth in the Student Dining Plan Contract, which is available online and in The
and surrender their HofstraCard.                                                                                                                                                                      originally assigned, all the terms and conditions of this Agreement remain in effect
                                                                                                Living Factor: Student Calendar and Guide to Residence Life Policies and Procedures
7. All students who withdraw from housing must complete the housing withdrawal form                                                                                                                   and, where applicable, the student will be charged or refunded the prorated difference
                                                                                                (“The Living Factor”).
available in the Resident Assistant Office of their building, return the room key and any       18. The following conditions/restrictions shall apply at all times in all areas of the                between the prevailing rates for the original and reassigned rooms.
suite keys, and complete the checkout procedures before any refund will be authorized.          residence halls, and failure to comply may constitute a breach of this Agreement and                  21. The student may not assign their residence hall space to or allow any portion of the
If a student fails to comply with these conditions, the student will be considered to be        may result in judicial action being taken. The list below is not an exhaustive list of                residence hall premises to be occupied by any other person. Any attempted assignment
continuously using the residence hall space until the procedures are satisfied and will         prohibited items, actions, and behaviors and is subject to change as per Residence                    or occupying of such space shall be null and void and shall automatically terminate this
be held liable and billed on a prorated basis for use of the residence hall beyond the          Life policy and Nassau County and New York state fire codes. The following are                        Agreement, and the student may be required to vacate the premises forthwith.
student’s last date of attendance.                                                              strictly prohibited:                                                                                  22. If the Office of Community Standards issues a charge against a student for a
8. All room and board charges are payable by semester in accordance with the due dates          a) Pets, except for fish in unfiltered tanks.                                                         violation of the Code of Community Standards (“Code”), any sanctions relating to
established on invoices sent to the student. In all cases, the student is required to pay the   b) Cooking appliances of any kind, including but not limited to broilers, hot plates, hot pots,       residential living will be governed by the Code.
charges due for that semester before being admitted to the residence halls, unless the                slow cookers, rice cookers, electric teakettles, toasters, toaster ovens, popcorn poppers,      23. The student is required to abide by all residence hall rules and regulations and fire
University Office of Student Financial Services agrees to other arrangements. Unless                  microwaves, immersion coils, or coffee makers. The only permissible coffee makers are           safety guidelines as set forth in this Residential Living Agreement, as well as in The
the invoice is paid in full by the due date, the University reserves the right to void this           one-cup coffee makers, one per bedroom, if UL-approved, equipped with auto shutoff,             Living Factor and Code of Community Standards, which are incorporated by reference
Agreement and reassign the accommodation while retaining all prepayments. Students                    and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. Refrigerator/freezer/                in this Residential Living Agreement, and by any future amendments to these rules,
who apply for housing after the start of the fall or spring semester will have their room             microwave units rented from the University are allowed under established guidelines.            regulations, and guidelines. The student is also required to abide by all other terms and
costs prorated and must pay housing charges for the semester before being admitted to                 Personal microwaves are prohibited in the residence hall rooms and suites. Residents            conditions of this Residential Living Agreement and University rules and regulations,
the residence halls.                                                                                  may bring their own refrigerator for their residence hall room, but it may not exceed 5         and understands that the University may take appropriate action, including summary
                                                                                                      cubic feet in size. Additionally, the number of these legal-sized refrigerators is limited to   action, termination of this Agreement, suspension or banning from the residence halls,
9. The Office of Residence Life has the sole right to determine the occupancy and
                                                                                                      one per room or two per suite.
configuration of any room. The Office of Residence Life has the sole right to make                                                                                                                    limiting access to particular halls, or reassignment of rooms, for conduct that is in breach
                                                                                                c) Halogen lamps, lava lamps, rock salt lamps, plug-in rock salt night-lights,
or change assignments in the University residence halls. No unauthorized persons                      multiplug lamps, lamps with outlet(s), sun lamps, or black light bulbs. Extension               of this Agreement or in violation of any of the above-referenced rules, regulations, or
are permitted to reside in the University residence halls except in accordance with                   cords and multiplugs are permitted only if they are grounded and have a light                   guidelines, or is otherwise detrimental to the welfare of residence hall students.
University guest policies.                                                                            indicator and an on/off switch.

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RESIDENTIAL LIVING AGREEMENT for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
                                                                          Hofstra University Graduate, Law, and Medical Students
Notice: Please read carefully all the provisions of this Agreement before signing and               10. When the student is assigned a space in the residence hall prior to the beginning of a                  g)   Humidifiers or dehumidifiers.
submitting the Student Housing Application; you will be legally bound by these provisions.          semester or as a continuing resident for the following semester, the student must check in no               h)   Smoking, including e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and hookahs.
This AGREEMENT is entered into by Hofstra University (“the University”), through its                later than the first day of classes, unless prior to the first day of classes the student furnishes         i)   Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.
Office of Residence Life, and the student signing this Agreement.                                   written notice to the Office of Residence Life of good cause for the late arrival. If a student             j)   Firearms, explosives, or any type of fireworks or weapons, including air pistols and
                                                                                                    does not meet this requirement, the Office of Residence Life may cancel the residence hall                       BB guns.
1. The University grants to the student the right to use certain residence hall space               assignment, and the student will forfeit the $300 housing deposit. Students must be registered              k) Unauthorized wiring, including but not limited to outside TV antennas, satellite dishes,
subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth and to the student’s continued attendance in        full time for the upcoming spring semester by the end of the official registration period during                 room-to-room wiring, and extension cords.
good standing as a properly registered full-time student at the University. This Agreement          the fall semester in order to reside in the residence halls for the January and/or spring term.             l) 3D printers.
is not a lease. The University reserves the sole and exclusive right to terminate this Agreement    11. When vacancies occur in any residence hall, the University reserves the option either to                m) Motorcycles or any gas engine vehicles, and gasoline storage of any kind. Self-balancing
in accordance with applicable law.                                                                  fill the vacancy or, if a double, triple, or quadruple room, to require the remaining occupant                   scooters, hands-free personal transporters, battery-operated scooters, electric-powered
2. The Residential Living Agreement binds the student for both the fall and spring semesters.       or occupants of the vacated room to occupy a like accommodation or accept an additional                          skateboards, or similar devices and their chargers.
Any student who leaves the residence halls at any time after taking occupancy of the room           charge. Students who are assigned to temporary housing are required to move to a permanent                  n) Life-support equipment of any form, including but not limited to containerized oxygen
will be charged a $1,500 cancellation fee. Taking occupancy of a room begins when the               assignment when instructed by the Office of Residence Life.                                                      units and/or electric generators.
student takes possession of the room key. Occupancy is not based on whether a student is            12. In the event that, in the opinion of the University, any portion of the residence halls                 o) Illegal room changes.
physically in the room. This cancellation fee may be waived with written approval for reasons       requires investigation, repair, or temporary closing for health and safety reasons, the                     p) Waterbeds or lofts.
that include but are not limited to graduation, study abroad, student teaching, military service,   student(s) occupying that portion of the residence halls may be required to vacate the area. In             q) Duplicating of University keys (i.e., room/suite keys).
official University withdrawal, and official leave of absence. Students may incur charges           the event that other residence hall space is available, comparable space will be offered to such            r) Creating of any type of hazardous condition.
for the January Session where applicable pursuant to paragraph 16 of this Agreement if they         student(s). If appropriate, the University in its sole discretion may adjust housing charges in             s) Playing of sports that may cause damage to University property or harm to others.
maintain occupancy of the room during that session.                                                 such situations.                                                                                            t) Tampering with fire extinguishers, equipment, alarms, or signs.
3. The $300 deposit, which is required with the Student Housing Application, (a) will be held       13. Residence Life and authorized University personnel may enter a student’s room at any                    u) Propping of doors or tampering with security/card access equipment.
as a residence hall breakage deposit and is not deducted from the housing bill; and (b) will be     time for inspection, cleaning, inventory, maintenance, painting, and repairs, and in the event              v) Tampering with room stops, window stops, safety bars, or window stickers.
forfeited by any student who for any reason fails to take occupancy of a room or leaves the         of building evacuations or emergencies. A student’s room may also be entered and searched                   w) Construction, including lofts, bars, cinder blocks, or materials to loft beds.
residence hall before the end of the first week of classes or before having occupied the room       if there are reasonable grounds to believe that a crime or violation of University policies or              x) Removal of lounge furniture to rooms.
for seven days, whichever is later. If not otherwise forfeited, the $300 deposit is held in an      Residence Life regulations is being committed.                                                              y) Storage of bicycles in hallways or stairwells.
account by the University and is credited to the student’s account if there has been no damage      14. Students are responsible for all damage or loss that is done to their living or study area              z) Littering or damaging of any area or equipment of the residence halls.
to the room or common areas at the time of checkout when room inventories are performed             or any furnishings therein. Vandalism may result in reassignment or termination of this                     aa) Throwing of anything from windows or balconies.
and damages are assessed. Amounts are credited to the student’s account at the end of the fall      Agreement. Each student is jointly responsible (with the other residents) for damages and                   bb) Gambling.
semester for students who withdraw on or before the last day of the fall semester, and at the       may be charged a prorated share of the cost of whatever damages may occur, from any                         cc) Soliciting.
end of the academic year for all other students. The $300 deposit will not be refunded due to       cause, to the public and semipublic areas of the residence hall. In all cases, the University               dd) Improper disposal of medical waste (i.e., sharps containers). The medical waste policy in
failure to receive a preferred style of housing.                                                    assessment is conclusive. The student must also surrender the room key and any suite keys                        the residence halls can be accessed by visiting hofstra.edu/medwastepolicy.
4. Where a student withdraws the housing application, the $300 deposit will be released if the      and complete the checkout procedures upon completion of the agreement period(s) to                          19. The room assigned by this Agreement will not be available for occupancy prior to the
student submits a request in writing postmarked on or before May 1 for the fall semester            fulfill provisions of this Agreement.                                                                       date set by the Office of Residence Life and published prior to the beginning of the
(May 15 for medical students) and on or before January 1 for the spring semester. No deposit        15. The University and its officers, employees, and agents assume no responsibility for the                 academic year. The room must be vacated and left in good order no later than the date
will be released after these dates, regardless of when the student applies for housing.             loss, damage, or destruction of personal property kept or stored in the residence halls.                    published by the Office of Residence Life in a separate notice issued prior to the end of the
5. Students who withdraw from housing are entitled to a prorated refund of housing                  During vacation periods, the student shall remove all valuables from the residence halls and                semester or by 9 p.m. on the last day of the semester or 24 hours after the student’s last final,
charges through the fourth week of taking occupancy of the room, subject to (a) the                 may be required to remove all property between the fall and spring semesters. Residents are                 whichever is sooner. Students who are permitted to arrive prior to the start of their academic
cancellation fee described in paragraph 2 of this Agreement; (b) the forfeiture of the              encouraged to insure their belongings.                                                                      program and who subsequently cancel their housing assignment prior to the first week of the
deposit as described in paragraph 3(b); and (c) University refund policies. No refunds will         16. The University may provide a room in one of the residence halls, and board, if available,               semester will be subject to a daily charge for their room, any cancellation fees as outlined in
be given for housing charges after the fourth week, and no refunds will be provided                 on an optional extra-fee basis for students during periods other than the fall or spring semester.          paragraph 2 of this Agreement, forfeiture of all residence hall fees, and forfeiture of the $300
because a student did not receive a preferred style of housing. Residence hall fees are             Students electing this option may be required to move to another residence hall or other                    deposit pursuant to paragraph 3.
nonrefundable after the student takes occupancy of the room.                                        University facility for this period, and all the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall               20. If a student is reassigned to a room other than the room to which the student was
6. If a student is withdrawn from the University for any reason, including lack of attendance,      apply. This paragraph is not applicable to medical students.                                                originally assigned, all the terms and conditions of this Agreement remain in effect and,
or the student officially withdraws, the student’s Residential Living Agreement is immediately      17. Dining plans are available for all resident students.                                                   where applicable, the student will be charged or refunded the prorated difference between the
terminated, and the student must vacate the residence hall and surrender their HofstraCard.         18. The following conditions/restrictions shall apply at all times in all areas of the residence            prevailing rates for the original and reassigned rooms.
7. All students who withdraw from housing must complete the housing withdrawal form                 halls, and failure to comply may constitute a breach of this Agreement and may result in                    21. The student may not assign their residence hall space to or allow any portion of the
available in the Resident Assistant Office of their building, return the room key and any suite     judicial action being taken. The list below is not an exhaustive list of prohibited items,                  residence hall premises to be occupied by any other person. Any attempted assignment
keys, and complete the checkout procedures before any refund will be authorized. If a student       actions, and behaviors and is subject to change as per Residence Life policy and Nassau                     or occupying of such space shall be null and void and shall automatically terminate this
fails to comply with these conditions, the student will be considered to be continuously using      County and New York state fire codes. The following are strictly prohibited:                                Agreement, and the student may be required to vacate the premises forthwith.
the residence hall space until the procedures are satisfied and will be held liable and billed on   a) Pets, except for fish in unfiltered tanks.                                                               22. If the Office of Community Standards issues a charge against a student for a violation of
a prorated basis for use of the residence hall beyond the student’s last date of attendance.        b) Cooking appliances of any kind, including but not limited to broilers, hot plates, hot pots,             the Code of Community Standards (“Code”), any sanctions relating to residential living will
8. All room and board charges are payable by semester in accordance with the due dates                    slow cookers, popcorn poppers, microwaves, and immersion coils. Personal microwaves                   be governed by the Code.
established on invoices sent to the student. In all cases, the student is required to pay the             and refrigerators, including the refrigerator/freezer/microwave multi-units rented through            23. The student is required to abide by all residence hall rules and regulations and fire safety
charges due for that semester before being admitted to the residence halls, unless the                    the University-sanctioned vendor, are prohibited in the Graduate Residence Hall rooms and             guidelines as set forth in this Residential Living Agreement, as well as in The Living Factor
University Office of Student Financial Services agrees to other arrangements. Unless the                  suites. Residents of the Graduate Residence Hall are permitted to have coffee makers,                 and Code of Community Standards, which are incorporated by reference in this Residential
invoice is paid in full by the due date, the University reserves the right to void this Agreement         toasters (not toaster ovens), rice cookers, and electric teakettles, if used only in cooking areas.   Living Agreement, and by any future amendments to these rules, regulations, and guidelines.
and reassign the accommodation while retaining all prepayments. Students who apply for              c) Halogen lamps, lava lamps, rock salt lamps, plug-in rock salt night-lights, multiplug                    The student is also required to abide by all other terms and conditions of this Residential
housing after the start of the fall or spring semester will have their room costs prorated and            lamps, lamps with outlet(s), sun lamps, or black light bulbs. Extension cords and                     Living Agreement and University rules and regulations, and understands that the University
must pay housing charges for the semester before being admitted to the residence halls.                   multiplugs are permitted only if they are grounded and have a light indicator and an                  may take appropriate action, including summary action, termination of this Agreement,
9. The Office of Residence Life has the sole right to determine the occupancy and                         on/off switch.                                                                                        suspension or banning from the residence halls, limiting access to particular halls, or
configuration of any room. The Office of Residence Life has the sole right to make or change        d) Electric heaters or electric blankets.                                                                   reassignment of rooms, for conduct that is in breach of this Agreement or in violation of any
assignments in the University residence halls. No unauthorized persons are permitted to reside      e) Candles, incense, wax warmers or anything that burns, and open flames of any kind.                       of the above-referenced rules, regulations, or guidelines, or is otherwise detrimental to the
in the University residence halls except in accordance with University guest policies.              f) Scented or unscented plug-in air fresheners, air purifiers, and diffusers.                               welfare of residence hall students.

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Residence Hall Opening and Closing                                                                                  Residence Hall or House Kitchen
The residence halls open the weekend before classes begin and close at noon on the day following the last        Cooking is permitted only in the public kitchen areas of each building and in the kitchens located in
scheduled final exam. Students who have not paid their fall bill in full by the end of the fall semester must    the Graduate Residence Hall. Kitchens are typically equipped with an oven, stove, and/or microwave.
check out of their rooms by Wednesday, November 25, 2020. At the end of the spring semester, all students        Cooking in rooms and hallways is prohibited because of the dangers of fire from overloaded wiring or
are expected to move out 24 HOURS after their last final exam. The last move-out date for non-graduating         faulty appliances. Cooking is restricted to designated areas that can be cleaned and inspected regularly.
students is Saturday, May 22, 2021. During the summer sessions, certain residence halls remain open.             Please note the following exception: The use of refrigerator/freezer/microwave multi-units* rented through
Students may not leave their belongings in their room or any other area of the residence hall. Students          the University-sanctioned vendor and one-cup coffee makers (one per bedroom) in rooms is permitted.
who disregard this policy will be subject to additional charges, disposal of belongings, and/or possible         For further clarification on possession of appliances, please review the Residential Living Agreement.
Community Standards sanctions. Specifics regarding the dates of opening and closing of the residence halls                                                                                 *Not permitted in the Graduate Residence Hall.
are included in your assignment packet, posted on the Office of Residence Life website and in each building,                                      Living With a Roommate
and placed in mailboxes. Please read these notices. Each Hofstra student is responsible for checking in and
                                                                                                                 While we hope all roommates enjoy a positive experience, it is not guaranteed that you will become best
out according to the specified procedures, especially if you vacate prior to official checkout periods.
                                                                                                                 friends, nor is that necessarily expected. When roommates don’t get along, it can make for a challenging
                                                                                                                 year. The key to getting to know your roommate is communication. How do you work through problems with
                                         Early Arrival Fee                                                       your roommate? Here are some tips:
The Office of Residence Life accepts Early Arrival Request applications for students wishing to return early
to their fall residential assignment. Interested students should submit an Early Arrival Request application,    • Talk to each other and communicate expectations regarding the living environment.
which can be found on the Documents and Downloads page at hofstra.edu/reslife. The application may be faxed      • Communication should be in person, not via text or social media.
to 516-463-4107 or emailed to reslife@hofstra.edu. Students granted an early arrival will be assessed a fee of   • Consider your roommate’s perspective when sharing your feelings.
$50 per night. Please note: Students who arrive before their scheduled check-in date will be assessed this fee   • Be a good listener.
even if an Early Arrival Request application was not submitted.                                                  • Remain constructive.
                                                                                                                 • When opinions differ, seek an agreeable compromise.
                                      Residence Life Staff                                                       • Advocate for your needs.
                                                                                                                 • If you need a mediator, contact your RA or RD.
Our resident assistants, senior resident assistants, and resident directors are fully trained and available
to assist you during your stay in the residence halls at Hofstra University. You are encouraged to become        After you begin to get to know each other, you may be able to prevent problems by making a roommate
acquainted with your resident assistant (RA) and resident director (RD), who will answer your questions          agreement about room expectations. Many residents have great success with informal conversations, while
and make living on campus a positive experience for you.                                                         others like to write an actual roommate agreement. Your resident assistant is available to help you negotiate a
                                                                                                                 roommate agreement. Failure to negotiate or abide by an agreed upon roommate contract may result in more
                                                                                                                 formal action. If you and your roommate think that negotiating a formal contract is a good idea, you will
                                                                                                                 want to consider the following issues:
                                                                                                                 • Study time in the room/apartment.
                                                                                                                 • Visitation and guest policy.
                                                                                                                 • Bathroom use schedule for suite living.
                                                                                                                 • Sharing of food and cost of groceries.
                                                                                                                 • How you will handle any problems or conflicts.
                                                                                                                 • Use of one another’s property, including TV, computer, etc.
                                                                                                                 • Space for clothes, luggage, and storage.
                                                                                                                 • Cleaning the room, suite, bathroom, and/or apartment.
                                                                                                                 • Time for sleep/lights out.
                                                                                                                                     Room Assignments and Room Changes
                                                                                                                 Room assignments/room changes are made pursuant to the Hofstra University Nondiscrimination Policy.
                                                                                                                 Any conflict you may have with a roommate can usually be resolved through open, honest communication
                                                                                                                 and the help of your resident assistant (RA)/resident director (RD). If this is not possible, room changes
                                                                                                                 generally begin after the second week of each academic semester or as soon as our fall and spring occupancy
                                                                                                                 have been confirmed. See your RD for more information and the appropriate paperwork. Your RD can be
                                                                                                                 found in your residence hall Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. If you change
                                                                                                                 rooms without written approval from the Office of Residence Life, you risk both a fine and disciplinary
                                                                                                                 action. It is imperative that the Office of Residence Life be aware of your room assignment at all times.
                                                                                                                 You are responsible to inquire as to the difference in room rates when switching rooms, and any additional
                                          Common Areas                                                           costs will be noted on your room change form. Students accepting the room change are responsible for the
                                                                                                                 difference in costs. If you are moving to a more expensive room, you will be billed automatically for the
There are common areas in each of the residence halls. The common areas in the high-rise residence halls are     higher room rate and must settle any balance with Student Financial Services. For residents wishing to be
located on the 12th or 13th floor. Stuyvesant Hall has a common area on each floor. The common areas for         assigned to a single room when one becomes available, residents must be on the single room waitlist.
Nassau/Suffolk, Colonial Square, and the Netherlands are located on the first floor of each house or building.   Residents may add their names to the single room waitlist by emailing the Office of Residence Life at
These common areas may be used for study and/or social activities.                                               reslife@hofstra.edu starting in August. Graduate/law and undergraduate seniors may sign up starting
                                                                                                                 the first day of classes, then juniors, sophomores, and first-year students on subsequent days.

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HOUSING POLICY CHANGES
       Students should be aware that University housing policies may change at any time in the University’s discretion and in accordance with applicable
       New York state and federal requirements and the recommendations of healthcare professionals. Students residing in campus housing may be required
       to comply with public health requirements, including those relating to testing, tracing, isolation/quarantine, and removal from residence halls. If the
       closing of all residence halls is necessary for health and safety reasons, students may be required to leave campus housing entirely. If appropriate, the
       University in its sole discretion may adjust housing charges in such situations. The health and safety of the Hofstra community will guide all decisions.

                                                                                                                      The list below is not an exhaustive list of prohibited items, actions, and behaviors, and is subject to change as
                                        Residential Policies                                                          per Residence Life policy, New York state law, Nassau County ordinances, and the International Fire Code
Hofstra University has developed policies and procedures to ensure that all contractual relationships, as well        (IFC). Any item not in compliance with New York state fire codes, IFC, and those of the Nassau County Fire
as fire, safety, and maintenance standards, are upheld in the residence halls. In most instances, policies relate     Marshal’s Office is prohibited in Hofstra’s residence halls. If a resident is assessed a monetary fine for a
                                                                                                                      health and safety violation, the cost will be $100 per violation. This amount is deducted from the resident’s
directly to the health and safety of residents and the condition of facilities. Since the ultimate responsibility     housing deposit at the end of the academic year, or when the resident checks out of the residence halls.
for fulfilling these standards lies with the individual residents, all residents must read and abide by the
Residential Living Agreement. A copy of the agreement is printed in this publication. If there is anything you
                                                                                                                         The following items are prohibited in the Hofstra residence halls and will result in
need clarified, feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life.
                                                                                                                         confiscation of the prohibited item and an automatic fine.
A signed Residential Living Agreement is a binding obligation between the student and Hofstra University.                • Extension cords and multiplugs that are not grounded and do not have a light indicator AND an
The student is responsible for satisfying the full financial obligation of the contract in a timely manner                 on/off switch.
consistent with published University payment schedules. Failure to meet the financial obligations to the                 • Multiplug lamps and lamps with an outlet (even if the outlets are not in use), rock salt lamps and
                                                                                                                           plug-in rock salt night-lights, lava lamps, sun lamps, halogen lamps, and black light bulbs.
University may result in the student’s required vacancy of their residential space. The student is obligated
                                                                                                                         • Scented and unscented plug-in air fresheners, air purifiers, and diffusers.
to reside only in the facility stipulated in the contract and abide by the rules of conduct established for the          • Candles (even if for decorative use), incense, and wax warmers.
residence hall system. Failure to do so will result in a fine and/or University sanction.                                • Cooking appliances of any kind, including but not limited to broilers, hot plates, hot pots, slow cookers,
                                                                                                                           microwaves, immersion coils, electric teakettles,* electric grills and electric skillets, toasters,*
In addition to these regulations, all students are required to abide by University policies and principles as set
                                                                                                                           toaster ovens, rice cookers,* popcorn poppers, and coffee makers* (unless it is a one-cup coffee maker
forth in the Code of Community Standards.                                                                                  that is UL-approved with an automatic shutoff).
                                                                                                                             *Permitted in the Graduate Residence Hall if used only in cooking areas.
Sanctions for breaking any of these rules range from a fine, warning, or probation to suspension from the
residence halls or from the University. These policies are strictly enforced because of our commitment to                Other actions/behaviors/prohibited items that may result in a fine:
ensure the health and safety of all members of our community. If you are banned from housing, you cannot                 • Blocked smoke detector/sprinkler/outlet.
enter a residence hall for any reason without permission from the Office of Community Standards; if you are              • Plugging strands of lights into one another (daisy chaining).
the roommate/suitemate of the banned student and allow the banned student into the room/suite, you can be                • Bed tents.
held responsible through the student conduct process and/or be charged for the entire room bill for having               • Wall coverings that exceed more than 50% of total wall space.
hosted the banned student. Anyone violating these policies may be subject to automatic disciplinary action               • Fabric on walls/ceilings/windows (including tapestries, flags, curtains, drapes, and valances).
under the Code of Community Standards.                                                                                   • Oversized or excessive number of refrigerators. (Refrigerators cannot exceed one per room and two
                                                                                                                           per suite.) Refrigerators cannot exceed 5 cubic feet.
                                                                                                                         • Refrigerator(s), appliances, and devices not plugged directly into a wall outlet.
                              Health and Safety Inspections                                                              • Personal microwaves and refrigerators, including the refrigerator/freezer/microwave multi-units
                                                                                                                           rented through the University-sanctioned vendor, are prohibited in the Graduate Residence Hall
In order to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and personal safety, maintenance and health and                  rooms and suites.
safety inspections are conducted on a regular basis. The University reserves the right to inspect students’              • Stand-alone freezers of any size.
rooms at any time regardless of whether the rooms are occupied at the time of inspection. These health                   • Items on wardrobe or over egress (windows and/or doors).
and safety inspections are conducted periodically during each semester by the resident director, graduate                • Items suspended from ceiling or within 24 inches of the ceiling (including ceiling in closets).
assistants, assistant directors, and the director of residential operations in conjunction with the resident             • Unclean living conditions.
assistant staff and Plant Department personnel.                                                                          • Illegal or double occupancy.
                                                                                                                         • Unauthorized pets in room or suite (including pets of a resident’s guest).
Possession of a prohibited item in a residence hall will result in confiscation of the prohibited item and               • Unauthorized personal furniture in room or suite.
an automatic fine. If the prohibited item cannot be removed by University personnel or if the resident or                • Unauthorized Hofstra University property in room or suite.
residents are being cited for a particular action or behavior, a follow-up date will be given for the resident(s)        • 3D printers.
to become compliant. Failure to pass a follow-up inspection will result in a fine. Although fines are generally          • Hookahs, e-cigarettes and vaporizers, drug paraphernalia, or illegal drugs.
                                                                                                                         • Humidifiers/dehumidifiers.
the sanction for health and safety inspection violations, any violation may be grounds for student conduct
                                                                                                                         • Electric heaters/electric blankets.
action. A confiscated item must be retrieved from the resident director on a day when you can show                       • Power bed risers.
you will be taking the item off campus. Unclaimed items will be disposed of or donated to charity on                     • Any type of firearm or weapon.
the last day of the semester. Should additional concerns be raised, the Office of Residence Life reserves the            • Self-balancing scooters, hands-free personal transporters, battery-operated scooters, electric-powered
right to pursue student conduct action and/or reassignment or removal of the student from the residence halls.             skateboards, and similar devices, as well as their chargers.
All students have a right to live in a residence hall free from disruptions to their daily living, which includes a      • Failure to comply with residence hall procedures.
clean, safe environment.

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Health and Safety Violation Appeals                                                                                        Community Damage Assessment
If you receive a health and safety violation fine, specific instructions on the appeals process will be provided         Please note that a Hofstra University union employee must fix any damage done to your residence hall
to you at that time. Appeals of all fines must be made in writing by the deadline to the Health and Safety               room. No outside worker can be brought in, and you may not fix any damage yourself. In the event that
Violation Committee. The committee will review the appeal and respond in writing via the student’s Hofstra               an individual floor or other clearly delineated area of the building suffers damage, the Office of Residence
Pride email account.                                                                                                     Life has the option to limit the liability to the residents of that area. Itemized damage reports will be
When it cannot be determined who is responsible for a violation, all occupants of the room, suite, or                    available periodically upon request in the Office of Residence Life. Excessive damage may lead to
apartment will be fined the listed amount. Students assuming responsibility for the violation can do so                  students of an area being reassigned or removed from the residence halls.
in writing to the committee (by the scheduled deadline) and have the charges against their suitemates/
roommates rescinded. Dropping charges against suitemates/roommates rests with the discretion of the                      All residents of the building will share costs for damage done to community areas (such as lounges,
Office of Residence Life. Should you have any questions about the health and safety violation appeals                    hallways, bathrooms, living rooms, and plate glass) that cannot be assessed to the individual
process, you may email the Office of Residence Life at reslife@hofstra.edu.                                              responsible for the damage. When dealing with damages to common areas, the Office of Residence Life
                                                                                                                         considers each building an individual community. Residents will share equally in the cost of repairs that
                                                                                                                         cannot be ascribed to those liable for the damage. It is up to you to let the Office of Residence Life know
                                                                                                                         who has caused the damage in order to avoid everyone in your building sharing the cost.

                                                                                                                                                           Insuring Your Belongings
                                                                                                                         It is imperative that students safeguard their belongings. We encourage all students to have adequate
                                                                                                                         insurance, either through a homeowner policy or by securing renters insurance. Many homeowner
                                                                                                                         policies allow for a rider for renters insurance. Please discuss this matter with your insurance agent prior
                                                                                                                         to your arrival at Hofstra. The University does not reimburse students for lost or damaged items.

                                                                                                                                              Refrigerator/Freezer/Microwave Rental
                                                                                                                         The Office of Residence Life uses Campus Specialties Inc. (CSI) as our exclusive provider for
                                                                                                                         refrigerator and microwave combination (MicroFridge®) rental units. For more information about
                                              Maintenance                                                                renting a MicroFridge®, visit mymicrofridge.com. *Students can purchase refrigerator/freezer units
Report any maintenance issues via the online maintenance request system (see below). Indicate all important              of 5 cubic feet or less for use in residential rooms; however, for safety reasons, only those refrigerator/
information and details in your request, such as location and room number. If it is an emergency, please call            freezer/microwave multi-units rented through a University-sanctioned vendor are permitted in on-campus
Residential Operations between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 516-463-4140.                   residence halls. Please note that all units must be plugged directly into a wall outlet. Only one (1)
After 5 p.m. and on the weekends, these emergency maintenance calls should be directed to Public Safety at               refrigerator is permitted in a traditional room, and two (2) are allowed in a suite.
516-463-6606. Refusing entry for scheduled maintenance can result in delays to complete the work and could
also subject you to fines and/or disciplinary action. See steps below to enter your work order request online.           *Personal microwaves and refrigerators, including the refrigerator/freezer/microwave multi-units rented
                               Online Maintenance Request                                                                through the University-sanctioned vendor, are prohibited in the Graduate Residence Hall rooms and suites.

To enter a work order request online:
       1) Log in to the Hofstra portal at my.hofstra.edu.
       2) Click on the My Apps icon in the top right corner.
       3) Click on the WebTMA icon.
       4) Enter information for the request, and be as detailed as possible.
If you have any questions, please call Residential Operations at 516-463-4140.

                                           Housing Deposit
All residential students pay a housing deposit when they apply to live on campus. Once a student occupies a
residential space, the housing deposit is held in an account by the University as a breakage deposit. Charges for lost
or broken keys and health and safety violation charges are also deducted from this deposit. The housing deposit is
credited to the student’s account if there are no outstanding charges AND there has been no damage to the room or
common areas at the time of checkout when room inventories are performed and damages are assessed.
Costs to repair damage to the room, suite, and/or residence hall common areas will be deducted from the
housing deposit. If it should occur that the housing deposit does not cover the repair of the damages incurred,
the resident(s) will be responsible for the outstanding balance. If the University is unable to determine
the specific resident(s) responsible for the damages incurred, then the costs will be deducted from the
housing deposits of ALL residents of the room, suite, floor, or building as appropriate.
Should a resident observe vandalism being perpetrated by a fellow resident or guest, the resident should
notify a Residence Life staff member and/or contact Public Safety so that the responsible person(s) can be
held accountable.

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Quiet and Courtesy Hours                                                                                                    Custodial Services
Quiet hours are 11 p.m. to 9 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and midnight to 10 a.m., Friday and Saturday.            The University employs staff whose responsibility is to clean public areas of the residence halls, including
Most buildings also offer 24-hour quiet hour options. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days        lobbies, lounges, hallways, stairwells, common bathrooms, and kitchens. Bathrooms in the high-rises are
a week, 365 days a year. If a student is disturbing another resident because of noise and is asked to quiet          cleaned seven days a week during
down, this request should be honored, regardless of the time of day. Should a resident of a Quiet Floor violate      the fall and spring semesters.
the Quiet and Courtesy Hours policy, the resident may be relocated to another room or residence hall. During         Bathrooms in suite-style areas
finals week, 24-hour quiet hours are in effect in all residence halls. Violation of Quiet and Courtesy Hours by      are cleaned during the winter
student(s), resident(s), and/or guest(s) may result in a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and violators     intersession and spring break.
may be asked to leave the residence hall immediately.                                                                Schedules are posted in the
                                        Overnight Guests                                                             residence halls to notify students
Prior to having overnight guests, please discuss your plans with your roommate(s) and suitemate(s). Although         of the cleaning schedule. However,
we hope that these matters can be worked out, a roommate’s objection to a guest overrides an individual’s            maintaining cleanliness in the
right to have an overnight guest. An overnight guest is defined as a person who is not officially assigned           residence halls is the responsibility
to live in the residential space and typically stays in the space beyond midnight. Guests must be escorted           of residents as well as custodial
into the residence hall by the residence host. The resident is responsible and accountable for the behavior          staff. To make the job easier,
of their guests. It is the responsibility of the resident to inform guests of residence hall policies and other      please wrap all trash in bags before
University policies, and those guests are expected to abide by these policies and standards. Guests of residents     you throw it away in the large
may remain overnight for no longer than three consecutive nights and six nights total in a semester but not          receptacles in the public areas. This
without prior approval from the resident’s roommate(s) and suitemate(s) (if applicable). Unauthorized persons        is especially necessary with food.
who occupy housing for longer than three nights may be charged the full cost of the room. Failure to abide           While custodial staff clean the high-
by guest policies may result in the host losing visitation rights or residential status and/or being subject to      rise bathrooms every day, they have
disciplinary action and/or receiving a fine. The right of a student to live in reasonable privacy takes precedence   only a limited amount of time to do
over the right of a roommate/suitemate to entertain guests. In determining when guests should be invited to          so. Please clean up after yourself so
the room, apartment, or suite, common sense and mutual respect must prevail. All guests must be registered at        they will have more time to devote
the building security booth. All overnight guests must sign in/out with the resident safety representative (RSR)
                                                                                                                     to the major work of cleaning the
each time they enter and leave the building. Students who are asked to vacate the residence hall due to non-
                                                                                                                     facilities. During the two times
registration status may not stay on campus as guests of current residential students. All guests are expected
to abide by all University and Office of Residence Life policies, procedures, and regulations. Failure to            per year that suite bathrooms are
abide by these policies, procedures, and regulations may result in indefinite denial of guest privileges in          cleaned, residents are required to
Hofstra’s residence halls or housing complexes. During the summer sessions, overnight guests may reside in           remove all their items from the
the halls for a period of 24 hours only. Violation of this policy may result in the resident or guest being billed   bathroom countertop and shower
for the cost of summer housing. Disciplinary action may also be taken. Children under the age of 17 are not          stall, and allow the cleaning staff
allowed to stay overnight or visit in the residence halls unless accompanied by a parent or guardian and             to enter. The suite door will be left
approved by the Office of Residence Life and/or the Department of Public Safety.                                     open while custodians are cleaning
                                                                                                                     the bathroom. Failure to comply
                                                Recycling                                                            with this requirement will result in
Hofstra University makes significant contributions toward protecting the environment through its                     a health and safety violation fine of
comprehensive recycling program. Our efforts include an active recycling program at all dining facilities.           $100 for each student sharing the
Plastics, cans, and bottles are collected in all buildings for recycling. Also removed from the waste stream         suite. In addition, when a student
by Hofstra are the following items: mixed paper, cardboard, cooking grease and oil, lamps, batteries, vehicle        vacates a room, a custodial team
used oil, antifreeze, and paint thinners.                                                                            will enter the room to clean the
                                            Posting Policy                                                           space. Students living in double
Posting of flyers without approval of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement or Office of                   rooms should be aware that if one roommate moves out, the vacated half of the room will be cleaned. Because
Residence Life, or posting of flyers by persons other than Residence Life staff is a violation of the posting        of this, it is important to note that the vacant half of the room or apartment must remain clear of any personal
policy. Students or groups wishing to post flyers in the residence halls must obtain a copy of the posting           belongings. If excessive cleaning is necessary, a monetary fine will be issued. Please consult with the Student
policy at the Office of Residence Life, Room 126 Wellness and Campus Living Center, North Campus.                    Health and Counseling Center about the proper procedure for discarding medical waste.
                                        Solicitation Policy                                                                                                           Painting
The conducting of an enterprise for personal profit is prohibited in or around University-operated living units.
Residential networks and computer services may not be used for solicitation. Door-to-door solicitation for           A year-round painting schedule is in effect for all University buildings and residence halls. Should a
any purpose is prohibited. Parties that are hosted for the purpose of selling merchandise are prohibited in the      resident’s room be scheduled for painting, the resident will be notified approximately five to seven working
residence hall lounges and/or the residence hall rooms. Residence hall rooms/lounges cannot be used for outside      days in advance by an email to the resident’s Hofstra Pride account and with a notice placed in the room.
lectures, concerts, demonstrations, displays, exhibitions, or in any manner as a means of promoting commercial       When a room is scheduled to be painted, all items must be removed from the walls and/or ceiling. Residents
companies, products, or services. Residence halls are dedicated exclusively to providing a living environment        are encouraged to move all items away from the walls toward the center of the room. Residential students
that is conducive to activities associated with student life and academic success. Charitable solicitations not in   with allergies will be given alternative housing the evening after the painting has occurred. Residence hall
conflict with this policy may be arranged with your RD. These charitable solicitations must be held in accordance    rooms may not be painted except by University personnel. Failure to have the room prepared as scheduled
with all University policies. Violation of this policy may result in a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.     and/or violation of this policy may result in a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and/or fines.

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