31Contractual Rules, Policies and Regulations P. Security1. All residents, affiliates, and guests are required to present their College Identification upon every entry into 517 West 121st, Bancroft, Grant, Sarasota and Whittier Halls and upon request by an agent or employee of Teachers College.2. Exiting via an Emergency Exit during a non-emergency situation is prohibited. 3. Permitting entry to individuals that do not reside in or are not registered guests in Teachers College Housing is prohibited. Q. Smoking 1. Smoking is prohibited in all Teachers College Residence Halls and associated courtyards. 2. Smoking is prohibited within 50 feet of any Teachers College buildings. R. Solicitation1. Solicitors or tradesmen, including those who may be Teachers College residents, affiliates, faculty or staff, are prohibited from entering the Residence Halls for the purpose of conducting business.2. Conducting any type of business transactions in the Residence Halls is strictly prohibited.S. Storage1. Resident may not store or attach any items in any residential common space including hallways, corridors, stairways, exit/entry ways, bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, roofs, suites, balconies, window ledges and fire escapes.2. The College reserves the right to dispose of all items left in room/apartment after a resident has vacated the contracted Unit. T. Student Health Insurance1. All students in Teachers College housing are automatically enrolled in the Health Service Program and coverage is valid until August 31, 2012. This fee cannot be waived..2. All students in Teachers College housing are automatically enrolled in the Columbia Student Basic Medical Insurance and coverage is valid until August 31, 2012. Students may request to waive the Columbia Student Medical Insurance with proof of comparable medical insurance coverage.3. Information concerning fees, deadlines, and the request to waive process for the Health Service Program and the Columbia Student Medical Insurance is available online at www.tc.edu/health.4. The Health Service Program and the Columbia Student Medical Insurance are separate fees listed accordingly on your bill each semester and are in addition to any other fees/deposits provided for herein.U. Subleasing1. Resident may not sublet assigned unit.V. Theft1. Violations of this policy include the theft of services or theft of property owned by either an individual or the College as well as the transportation of College property from its authorized location. 2. The College is not responsible for the personal belongings of residents. Residents are urged to obtain personal property insurance policies.
32Contractual Rules, Policies and Regulations W. Weapons 1. Any weapon or object that may be considered a weapon by the College in its sole and absolute discretion, or any object that may cause bodily harm to the bearer or another individual is strictly prohibited. In unclear cases of definition, the context in which a particular object is used shall determine whether it is a weapon, such determination to be made by the College in its sole and absolute discretion. Objects that are included in this category, but not limited to, are firearms, stun guns, pellet guns, explosives, dangerous chemicals, ammunition, bows & arrows, knives, slingshots, etc.2. Possession of fireworks (firecrackers, bottle rockets, etc.) of any variety, manufactured by either an individual or a company is prohibited.X. Window Guards1. Window guards are required in all Bancroft, Grant, and Sarasota units in all windows except designated fire escape.2. Window guards may only be removed by Facilities personnel for the purpose of air conditioner installation.Important DatesFall Semester 2011September 2 Fall Move-In For New Residents In All BuildingsSeptember 9 Fall Semester Housing Charges DueSeptember 26 Transfer Requests Accepted On-LineOctober 14 Transfer Requests DueOctober 14 Fall Vacate Notification Form (VNF) DueDecember 22 Fall Semester Move-OutSpring Semester 2012January 6-8 Transfer WeekendJanuary 15 New Resident Move-InJanuary 20 Spring Semester Housing Charges DueFebruary 6 Transfer Requests Accepted On-LineMarch 9 Transfer Requests DueMarch 9 Spring Vacate Notification Form (VNF) DueMarch 19 2012-2013 Housing Contracts DistributedMarch 19 Housing ExpoMarch 30 2012-2013 Housing Contracts DueApril 13 Summer A and Summer B Vacate Notification Form (VNF) DueMay 9 Spring Move-Out (non-graduating residents)May 18 Spring Move-Out (graduating residents)