Items left in dorms to be ‘forfeited’
Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 23:09
The Department of Residential Life emailed a revised version of the 2013-2014 On-Campus Housing Contract to students yesterday.
An edit was made to item three, “Contract Terms and Conditions” under “Check-In and Check-Out,” letter F.
The new contract reads: “Residents forfeit any and all rights to any items left in the residence facilities at the end of the contract term, or when a student is no longer assigned to the space. All items will be reused, donated or discarded. Any such items are deemed to NOT be “Abandoned Property” under Chapter 32 or “Lost and Unclaimed Property” under Chapter 859 of the Connecticut General Statutes. In the event a resident leaves his or her room in such a condition that it requires the attention of cleaning and/or facilities staff, a cleaning and/or repair fee may be assessed to the resident.”
The old contract stated, “Student belongings, left in the residential facilities at the end of the contract term, or when a student is no longer assigned to the space, will be removed and recycled, or disposed. This may result in a cleaning charge of not less than $100.00.”
The complete contract can be viewed online, at http://reslife.uconn.edu/housing_contract_forms.html. The Connecticut General Statutes can be found at http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/pub/titles.htm.
More information will be released Thursday surrounding why the contract changed and how it is different tomorrow.
ResLife can be reached at (860) 486-2926, or on the ground floor of Rome Hall.