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Residence Life policies

Housing Contract

The housing contract is a legal agreement between you and the university. It is written in legal language that may be unfamiliar to you. However, we encourage you to read it carefully, and acquaint yourself with its provisions. This Office of Residence Life Housing Contract applies in all instances where a student lives in housing provided by CMU, whether that housing is in a residence hall, apartment, or other type of housing.

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Residency Requirement

Central Michigan University's campus residency policy requires that first and second-year students live in a residence hall or in Northwest Apartments. Those who reach the four-semester requirement at midyear are required to complete the full term of the contract for the academic year (fall and spring semester).

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Space Changes

The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing residents a comfortable, educational, diverse, and caring community where academic success, personal growth, and social responsibility are valued.

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Safety and Security

Each resident must be aware of and abide by safety and security regulations to protect themselves and their community.

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Residence Life Handbook

As a member of the Central Michigan University residential community, residents are responsible for all policies and procedures outlined in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Disciplinary Procedures, in the Residence Life Handbook and the Office of Residence Life Housing Contract in addition to the policies in the document below.

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