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All current Daniell Heights contracts will expire on May 10, 2013.
If you take no action, your current housing contract will expire on May 10, 2013. All residents of your apartment will move out on May 10, 2013. If you take no action, your apartment will be offered to another student on the current waiting list.
If you wish to live in Daniell Heights in your same apartment for next year and continue your contract until May 10, 2014, you may go online to renew your exact same apartment.
If you are certain that you wish to live in Daniell Heights next year, but you want to transfer to a different apartment, please renew your current contract online. After you renew the current contract, please come to Housing between March 1 and March 8 to let us know your housing preference. We will try to accommodate each request to transfer, based on availability.
If you only need to stay for the summer because you are enrolled in summer classes, finishing your dissertation or thesis, or have minor children in school, you can choose a short-term, non-renewable summer only contract. This short-term, non-renewable summer contract cannot be extended or renewed. You can choose a contract that will expire on:
June 30, 2013,
July 31, 2013, or
August 18, 2013 (You must be enrolled in full or track B classes to select an August 18 termination date.)
The new rates to live in Daniell Heights were approved by the Board of Control during the Fall 2012 semester. The new rates will begin on August 1, 2013. The new rates for 2013-2014 are:
Student Contract Holder, 1 bedroom $630
Student Contract Holder, 2 bedroom $705
Student Contract Holder, 3 bedroom $905
Faculty/Staff Contract Holder, 1 bedroom $780
Faculty/Staff Contract Holder, 2 bedroom $855
Faculty/Staff Contract Holder, 3 bedroom $1050
What should I do if I plan to graduate at the end of the Fall 2013 semester?
If you plan to graduate at the end of the Fall 2013 semester, your housing contract will allow you to be released without additional penalties as long as you follow a few guidelines. You will get an email in November to ask you if you will be graduating, going on coop, accepting an internship, going on study abroad, transferring, or withdrawing. If this will be your situation, you will be able to fill out a form online in November. You will then receive a confirmation email. Housing will verify your reason for departure. You will move out on the Sunday, December 22. As long as you follow these guidelines and the additional instructions you will receive, you will be released from your contract.
What if I am not sure if I will graduate or not? What if I am not sure when I will graduate?
Only you can determine your departure date. Please talk to your academic advisor, your dissertation chair, or thesis chair to help you determine a timeline for completing your academic work. To assist you, Housing has a process that will allow you to leave at the end of the fall semester. If you wish to leave at any time except at the end of your contract or at the end of the fall semester, you must request a contract release. You can get a contract release form from Housing, 153 Wadsworth Hall.
Please remember that a housing contract is a legally binding document. You should only sign the contract if you are certain that you wish to live on-campus.
I applied to graduate school at Michigan Tech. I am not sure if I will be accepted. I want to stay in Daniell Heights. What do I do?
If you are a current contract holder that has already applied to graduate school and you know you want to continue to live in Daniell Heights, you should renew your housing contract. If you are notified that you are not admitted to graduate school, you will need to come to Housing, 153 Wadsworth Hall as soon as you know you are not admitted to make arrangements for your departure. You will not be penalized for breaking your contract if you are not admitted to graduate school as long as you come to Housing in person as soon as you are aware that you are not admitted.
What if I want to change apartments?
If you are certain that you wish to live in Daniell Heights, but you would like to transfer to a different apartment, we will try to accommodate individual requests. You should renew your current contract for your exact same apartment online February 11-28. You should then come to Housing in person between March 1-8. We will take requests from contract holders who are in a 1 bedroom and want 2 bedrooms, in 2 bedrooms and want 1 bedroom, live upstairs and want downstairs, etc. We will try to honor requests on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will honor requests based on availability. There is a $75 fee for transferring apartments.
When does the rate increase start?
The Board of Control voted to approve a rate increase in Daniell Heights for 2013-2014. This rate increase goes into effect on August 1, 2013.
As of August 1, 2013 student contract holders will be charged $630 for a 1 bedroom, $705 for a 2 bedroom, and $905 for a 3 bedroom. As our primary function is to serve students, we only have a very limited number of apartments available for faculty and staff. Visiting scholars are considered faculty and staff for contract purposes. Faculty and staff will be charged $780 for a 1 bedroom, $855 for a 2 bedroom, and $1050 for a 3 bedroom.
I want to renew my contract for next year, but I will not be here for the summer months. Do I still pay rent in the summer?
If you renew your housing contract for the full year, you are responsible for rent in the summer months also. These charges will be added to your online student account. Rent will continue to be due on the first day of each month.
You may come to Housing, 153 Wadsworth Hall, to request to go on the “half-rent program”. If you will be gone for 60 consecutive days, you may keep your apartment keys and we will add a security lock out blade to your apartment door. You will be charged ½ the normal rent instead of full rent for 60 consecutive days only. Half rent can be used 1 time per contract year. We hope that this assistance will be helpful to you.
Which short-term summer contract is right for me?
If you are enrolled in summer track A, you should select the short-term contract that expires on June 30, 2013. If you have minor children enrolled in the local school district, you should select the short-term contract that expires on June 30, 2013. If you are enrolled in summer track B or the full summer track, you should select the contract that expires on August 18, 2013. If you are working on your dissertation or thesis this summer, you will need to talk to your advisor to determine how much time you will need to complete your work and then select an appropriate contract.
What if I want to change my short-term, non-renewable summer contract and stay for the fall?
We are very sorry. The short-term, non-renewable summer contract cannot be renewed or extended. When you notify Housing that you want the short-term, non-renewable summer contract and you select your termination date, we plan for that apartment to become available and offer it to the next student on the Daniell Heights waiting list.
Short-term, non-renewable summer contracts cannot be extended or renewed.
What happens if I forget to renew my housing contract?
If you do not renew your housing contract February 11-28, we will offer the apartment to a new contract holder by looking at the current waiting list. You will not be able to renew your housing contract later in the semester if you change your mind.
What if I do not renew the contract, and my co-tenant wants to take over the apartment?
If you have a co-tenant takeover after the contract renewal time (February 11-28) has passed, the co-tenant can have the apartment until the current contract expires on May 10, 2013. The co-tenant will not be able to extend the current contract. If you do not renew during the contract renewal time (February 11-28) online, we will offer the apartment to a new contract holder on the waiting list.
My friend wants my apartment next year. Can I give my apartment to my friend?
I renewed my contract. My co-tenant wants to take over the apartment. Is this OK?
If the apartment and the co-tenant meet the eligibility requirements for a co-tenant take-over, the co-tenant may take-over the apartment. The co-tenant will assume the current contract and the contract for next year that you already renewed. Please come to Housing in person for assistance.
When is rent due?
Rent is always due on the first day of each month. If it is not paid in full on the fifth day of the month, a late fee will be charged. Please plan to pay your rent on the first day of each month.
How do I contact Housing if I have more questions?
Housing is located at 153 Wadsworth Hall. You can reach us by phone at 906-487-2682. You can email us at email@example.com and visit us online at www.housing.mtu.edu. We are in the office Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM.
I am graduating at the end of the Spring 2012 semester. My co-tenant wants to take over the apartment. What should we do?
Please come to Housing to see if the apartment is eligible for a co-tenant takeover and if the co-tenant is eligible to be a contract holder. If you are the original contract holder and you did not get the apartment as a co-tenant take over yourself, the apartment is eligible for a takeover. The apartment must also pass a physical inspection before any takeover is approved. The co-tenant must be a registered co-tenant for four (4) consecutive months in your apartment. The co-tenant must be a full-time Michigan Tech student who is at least twenty-one (21), married, with a dependent child, or a student with ninety (90) credit hours completed. If both the apartment and the co-tenant meet eligibility requirements, the current contract holder that will graduate can renew the current contract. Then, the current contract holder and the co-tenant may come to Housing to start the co-tenant take over process. The current contract holder should start the co-tenant takeover any time between now and the end of the Spring 2013 semester.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or please contact Housing directly at 906-487-2682. We are located at 153 Wadsworth Hall. We are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm.