Graduate Housing Application

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    Residency at Lasell University is a privilege and not a right. It is granted by the Office of Admission and maintained by the Office of Residential Life. This agreement neither creates nor intends to create a landlord-tenant relationship between Lasell University and residents.

    Room and board costs for the academic year will vary by room size. For the 2024-2025 academic year (August 31, 2024 – May 6, or May 10, 2025 if graduating), Room and Board for a Regular single is $9750 (approximately $1084 per month); a Large single is $10,650 (approximately $1184 per month); an Extra-Large single is $11,550 (approximately $1284 per month) and a shared Large Double is $7900 (approximately $878 per month). A summer Housing contract (May 11 – August 31, 2025) will also be available. All graduate students will be assigned to live in Haskell House or Spence House for the Academic Year.

    Only graduate students who are enrolled in and successfully complete 9 or more credit hours per semester may reside in University-owned/operated buildings. Students may not take up residency in any room other than the one to which they have been assigned.

    By signing this Housing Agreement, the person whose signature appears below agrees to commit to room and board charges for the entire 2024-25 academic year. An individual may be released from the Housing Agreement, without penalty, if the student: does not register for full-time coursework at Lasell; graduates; is involved in a full-time internship or clinical placement; is academically suspended or dismissed; or is suspended or dismissed through the Graduate Conduct System (see below) prior to the start of a semester. Students who wish to be released from their Housing Agreement for any of these acceptable reasons must notify the Office of Residential Life and the Vice President of Graduate and Professional Studies in writing by August 15 (for the fall semester) or December 15 (for the spring semester); students who fail to do so will be liable for a $1000 penalty charge.

    For reasons other than those stated above, students may petition in writing to be released from their Housing Agreement prior to the end of the Add/Drop period. Consideration will be given to students who can document a change in their physical, financial or personal situations that is beyond their control. Students who walk-away from their Housing Agreement are liable for a penalty charge not to exceed 25% of the total room and board cost for which they are responsible. Any student who changes their status from resident to commuter after the Add/Drop period will be responsible for 100% of the room and board charges for the semester.

    The residential experience provides an important foundation for overall academic and social success. As an integral part of our living and learning environment, students can expect an inclusive living environment fully supporting all students regardless of their gender, gender identity or gender expression. In order to negate the systematic barriers faced by queer, gender-nonconforming and transgendered individuals when attempting to access safe housing; Lasell is a Gender Inclusive Housing community.

    Graduate Conduct System: The graduate conduct system will follow the same guidelines, structure, and protocol of the Undergraduate Conduct System. However, appeals will be addressed to the Vice President of Graduate and Professional Studies.

    Students who officially withdraw from the University must vacate housing and relinquish their board plan within 48 hours after their withdrawal is finalized. Students who remain in housing and continue to use the dining services after an official withdrawal from the University, will be held liable for room and board charges.


    Opening and Closing Dates:

    Fall opening date for graduate students: Saturday, August 31, 2024 at 9:00am.

    Year-end closing date for most students: Tuesday, May 6, 2025 at Noon.

    Year-end closing date for graduating students: Saturday, May 10, 2025 at 5:00pm.

    Graduate students can remain in housing during winter break (December 17, 2024 – January 13, 2025) if they choose.

    Students living in Haskell House or Spence House agree to abide by the guidelines established by the Office of Residential Life. All students living in this community agree not to use cigarettes or illicit drugs, both within and outside of the building in which they reside. Students agree to never return to the community under the influence of drugs. Students agree to use alcohol responsibly. Any guests visiting Haskell House or Spence House must abide by all community rules. Students who violate the guidelines of this building (or whose guests or visitors violate the guidelines) may be released from their housing contracts upon review by the Office of Residential Life and Graduate and Professional Studies.

    Haskell House and Spence House Quiet hours during the week will be Monday-Friday 11:00pm-7:00am. Quiet hours are those times when there will be no unreasonable noise. Haskell House and Spence House Courtesy hours will begin Friday at 11:59pm-Monday at 7:00am. Courtesy hours are those times when excessive noise will not be allowed.

    Pets and Animals:

    Unauthorized animals are not permitted in the Residence Halls for any period of time. Please refer to the Lasell University Handbook which is available online for details.

    General Information:

    Students must abide by the policies and practices detailed in the Lasell University Handbook, which is available online.

    The division of Graduate and Professional Studies and The Office of Residential Life reserves the right to make changes in room assignments as deemed necessary, and to consolidate vacancies to best utilize facilities. Students are financially responsible for any damage beyond the normal wear and tear on their rooms. Lasell University carries no insurance covering personal property, and assumes no responsibility for items lost,damaged or stolen from student rooms or storage at any time. Residents are encouraged to review their family's personal property insurance coverage and obtain appropriate coverage. The University reserves the right of members of the Student Affairs/Residential Life staff, the Campus Police staff, and the Facilities staff to enter rooms at any time deemed necessary for reasons of health, safety, maintenance and/or if there is reason to believe that a violation of University policy or local, state or federal law is being committed.


    If the University premises and/or all or part of a Residence Hall is closed due to an emergency or natural disaster, the University may terminate this contract without prior notice. In no event shall the University be obliged to provide housing or food services to the student.

    I have read the information contained in this agreement and agree to pay the noted charges and abide by the rules and stipulations.

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