Housing License

TERMS OF LICENSE

This is a full academic-year Housing License to occupy a space in Texas Christian University’s campus residential community for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. The occupancy period begins August 21, 2021, and ends May 7, 2022. If entering for Spring 2022, the occupancy period begins January 8, 2022. Early arrival requests may not be approved if arriving before the occupancy period begins. If you have not checked into your room before 8:00am (CST) on the first class day, your space may be cancelled, and you will be held financially responsible for room charges for the upcoming semester.

RATE AGREEMENT & PAYMENT
You understand that by paying or receiving a waiver of the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions of this academic-year Campus Housing License.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
If you have been out of high school for less than two years, you are required to live on campus unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • 21 years of age or older before the first class day.
  • Living with your parent/legal guardian within 30 miles from campus.
  • Enrolled in fewer than 9 hours.
  • Married and/or have dependent children living with you.
  • Veteran.

TRANSFER STUDENTS
Housing for transfer students is limited. Once you’ve completed the Housing Application, you will be notified as space becomes available.

ELIGIBILITY
You understand that in order to be eligible for occupancy within a residential community, you must be enrolled in at least nine (9) credit hours and be in good financial standing at Texas Christian University. If you are under the age of 17 or over the age of 25, you must be approved to occupy a space by the Director of Housing & Residence Life or his/her designee.

UNIVERSITY SPACE/REASSIGNMENT
You understand that you are entering into an agreement to occupy a space within the residential community at Texas Christian University and that placement in a particular hall and/or with a particular roommate is not guaranteed. You understand that Housing & Residence Life reserves the right to reassign you to a different space or adjust the occupancy of your room to maximize space utilization or satisfy other Texas Christian University needs. You are not permitted to assign or sublet your housing space (i.e., Air B-n-B, etc.).

POLICIES & PROCEDURES
You understand and agree to abide by all rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to Texas Christian University students as outlined in the TCU Student Handbook found online at http://www.studenthandbook.tcu.edu/student_handbook.pdf and housing policies, found online at www.housing.tcu.edu. Students who are found to be in violation of university policy may be required to change room assignments or vacate university housing, as directed by Housing & Residence Life.

TITLE IX STATEMENT
Texas Christian University (TCU) is committed to providing a positive learning, living and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. In support of this commitment, TCU prohibits a range of behaviors, including unlawful discrimination and harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, predisposing genetic information, covered veteran status, and any other basis protected by law, except as permitted by law. TCU also prohibits unlawful sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking (collectively referred to herein as “Prohibited Conduct”).

ACCOMMODATIONS
If you are seeking a residential accommodation based on a health/medical need (including an Emotional Support Animal), you must first contact the Student Access and Accommodation Office at (817)257-6567 to begin the approval process. Approval must be final before an ESA will be permitted in a residence hall. Campus Housing License Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Academic Year.

PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE
You understand that Texas Christian University does not provide any insurance coverage for your benefit and is not responsible for theft, destruction, damage, loss of money, valuables or other personal property belonging to you or in your custody for any cause, whether such loss occurs in my room or residential community. You are responsible for insuring your personal belongings, including losses due to fire, smoke, water, natural disaster, theft or vandalism.

ASSIGNMENT CANCELLATION POLICY (Cancellation fees do not apply to students who withdraw from TCU) **If you have not been assigned at the time of your cancellation, you will not be assessed a cancellation fee.**

Cancellation Schedule                                                    Cancellation Fees
Before May 1                                                                        No Cancellation Fee
May 2 – June 1                                                                     $2,000 Cancellation Fee
June 2 – July 1                                                                      $3,000 Cancellation Fee
July 2 – Move-In                                                                 $4,000 Cancellation Fee
After Move-In                                                                     Full Semester Charges

You understand that this is a FULL ACADEMIC YEAR housing agreement, and you cannot move off-campus for the spring semester while remaining a TCU student (unless you meet one of the approved criteria below):

  • Participation in a TCU Study Away Program.
  • Withdrawal from TCU Marriage (copy of valid marriage license required).
  • Graduation.
  • Moving home to live with your parent/legal guardian within 30 miles of campus.
  • Part-time enrollment.

CHECKING OUT
You understand that if your student status at Texas Christian University is changed due to part-time enrollment or withdrawal, you must completely check out of your housing space within 48 hours. You will be responsible for the pro-rated housing and dining charges accrued upon the time of your check-out. In addition, you are responsible for any additional cleaning costs and/or damages incurred, and any charges will be posted directly to your student account.

DINING PLAN REQUIREMENT
You understand that all campus residents are required to have a dining plan, except Juniors and Seniors living in the Tom Brown/Pete Wright Apartments, Sandage/McCart Apartments, Village East Apartments, GrandMarc Apartments or the Officer Floor in Worth Hills Village. If you neglect to select a dining plan, you will be assigned a plan. You understand that the off-campus Frog Bucks program is managed by a third-party entity (CBORD) and not Texas Christian University. You understand that CBORD will not provide your personally identifiable information to third parties or mass marketers without your consent. You agree to allow your Frog Bucks transaction information to be shared with CBORD. You understand there are no refunds of any unused campus cash or frog bucks that come with the university dining plan at the end of the spring semester.

INDEMNIFICATION
Each student, the subject to this License, agrees to indemnify and hold Texas Christian University, its officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively the “Indemnities”) harmless from any claims or causes of action brought against the Indemnities for any loss suffered by the Indemnities as a result of any breach of this License by any student or as a result of any act or omission of any student.

POTENTIAL CLOSURE CLAUSE
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create risks and uncertainties associated with on-campus educational programs. The potential continuing impacts of the pandemic are not fully known and may impact the feasibility and/or structure of on-campus learning. Upon reasonable notice, Texas Christian University reserves the right to terminate housing licenses due to public health needs. In the event a housing license is terminated due to public health needs, TCU will offer impacted students a fair and reasonable reimbursement.

FINAL DISCLOSURE
By accepting this License, you agree that you have read and understand the terms, conditions, and stipulations of this Campus Housing License, the TCU Student Code of Conduct and all TCU Housing policies.