Individual or group activities that may result in a disturbance or distress to others, or that cause or may reasonably cause damage or destruction to self or property, are prohibited.
Air conditioners may be permitted if a medical necessity is verified by the Birkam Health Center and approval granted by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Air conditioner units must be provided by the student and may only be installed by University staff. There is a limit of one air conditioner per apartment. There is a fee charged for the installation and removal of air conditioners from the University apartments.
Do not possess, consume, furnish, or aid in the consumption or furnishing of, alcoholic beverages on University property except as permitted by University policy. Drinking games and common sources of alcohol are prohibited.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life recognizes the challenge to find quality day care while attending college. To help relieve this burden the “No Business” policy excludes Licensed Day Care, with the following stipulations:
All garbage must be properly bagged and placed directly into University dumpsters. Storing garbage in the apartment or stairwell is not permitted. In the townhouse apartments, garbage is only allowed on the back patio if it is maintained in a trashcan with a tight fitting lid.
The University prohibits candles, incense, space heaters, and any items that generate a flame in any University apartment. “Tocheire” halogen lamps are also not permitted in the apartments because of intense heat. Fireworks, of any type, are not permitted on campus.
Gambling is prohibited.
Guests visiting for more than 7 consecutive days must be registered with the Office of Housing and Residence Life at least one (1) week prior to such visit and such requests may be denied at the sole discretion of the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Persons not identified as residents or tenant’s guests may be considered trespassers at the University’s discretion.
Residents who permit guests to reside in their apartment for more than 7 consecutive days or more than 10 days out of any month constitutes a violation of the housing contract. Residents found violating this policy may be subject to eviction. Residents are responsible for their guest’s behavior. A guest is defined as anyone not assigned to the room/apartment. Any guest causing a disturbance may be asked to leave the apartment. Full cooperation is expected from the resident if a guest is asked to leave. Guests must obtain a parking permit from DPS and may only park in the area designated on the parking permit.
Health and Safety checks are performed one or more times per semester. These are done to help assure healthy and safe living environments for all residents. Violations of Health and Safety standards include, but are not limited to, overloaded electrical circuits, grease buildup in and around stoves, unsanitary conditions, pets, etc. Residents are expected to test smoke and CO detectors monthly and immediately report any that are not working properly. Removing the battery of a smoke or CO detector, for any purpose other than to immediately replace it with a new one, is a serious violation.
Residents may obtain a temporary spare key from the West Campus Community Center office during regular hours of operation. Community advisors may unlock an apartment door for a family member that is listed on the Occupant Form. After 8:00 PM, residents should contact the community advisor on duty for such assistance. Community advisors are not permitted to allow lockout re-entry to anyone not named on the Occupant Form.
This policy applies to residents who self-administer medication including, but not limited to, insulin shots or clotting factors. Students are required to dispose of all needles and syringes in a medical waste container, provided at no charge by the Birkam Health Center. Medical waste containers must be returned to the Health Center by the student when it becomes full, and/or at the end of each term (whichever comes first).
No type of major automotive repair is permitted in any University housing parking lot. This includes changing oil. Public Safety may be contacted to identify a lot that is appropriate for such use.
The single-student one-bedroom apartment may house a single student. The family housing apartment’s two-bedroom unit may house no more than three (3) children and a three-bedroom unit may house no more than four (4) children. In the single student two- or three-bedroom apartment, the maximum occupancy is one tenant per bedroom. Only those people listed on the contract may occupy apartments.
The painting of University Apartments is not permitted. The University paints the apartments on a regular, rotating schedule. Similarly, students are not permitted to decorate walls, ceilings or furniture with paints, highlighter, pencils, pens, acrylics, washable paints, laundry detergent, or any other substances.
Parents are responsible for the behavior and actions of their children. Residents are required to supervise the behavior of their children closely, and shall not leave young children unsupervised in or about the apartment complex, community center, or playground.
Children may not be left for any period of time without supervision. All cases of suspected child neglect or abuse are turned over to the local state agency. Suspicion of neglect or abuse should be promptly reported to the community advisor or the Department of Public Safety. The curfew for children under the age of 14 is 9:00 PM (10:00 PM in the summer). Children 14 years and younger must be in their apartment by 9:00 PM (10:00 PM in the summer) unless in the company of their parent(s).
Pets, unless permitted by law, are not permitted in University apartments or surrounding areas with the exception of fish in tanks or aquariums, which may be no larger than 30-gallon total capacity per apartment.
The Apartment Resident Council, through resident surveys, has developed the following playground policies:
Residents have the right to sleep and study in their apartments at any time. When asked by someone to respect this right, residents are expected to demonstrate courtesy and consideration by complying with the request. Courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a general rule, at no time should noise be heard outside a resident’s apartment. Quiet hours are from 9:00 PM until 8:00 AM seven days a week.
Actions that infringe upon the rights and freedoms of others are prohibited, regardless of the intentions behind the act.
Satellite dishes, antennas, or similar devices are not permitted.
Screens must remain closed at all times. Blankets, sheets, and similar items may not be shut in doors as a means of hanging curtains. Doors must remain properly functional, closing completely at all times.
Smoking is not permitted in the apartments. Students must stand well away (minimum of 25 feet) from all buildings while smoking outside.
Waterbeds are not permitted.
Answers to questions or issues related to firearms or other weapons may be located in the University’s Campus Violence and Weapons Prohibition policy, which you may find at http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/administration/buspolletter/publicsafety/Campus-Violence-and-Weapons-Prohibition.pdf.
All apartment residents are required to register any gatherings of more than eight individuals (with or without student status) on University property, specifically at or in the University Apartments.
Apartment residents are subject to disciplinary action as well as administrative action for violating the terms and conditions of the apartment contract.