Terms and Conditions of Residence Hall Occupancy, 2019-2020
The following agreement refers to Davis, Dix, Draper, Fake, Parsons, Pearson, Ten Eyck, Vroman and Wieting Halls. Terms and Conditions of occupancy for Alumni Commons are found on a separate page.
The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology, Cobleskill, New York, in accordance with Chapter 416 of the Laws of 1988 and SUNY Board of Trustees, has established minimum residence hall living condition standards. These standards state that: 1. SUNY Cobleskill residences are constructed and maintained to conform with all applicable safety codes and health standards; 2. SUNY Cobleskill residence halls provide for a regular schedule of cleaning which is posted in each residence hall; repairs are made as promptly as possible depending upon availability of materials and personnel; 3. SUNY Cobleskill residence halls provide each student resident with adequate living space, furniture such as a bed, desk, dresser space, closet space, and appropriate heat, light, and hot water; 4. SUNY Cobleskill residence halls have established and maintain a procedure for routine and emergency repairs through the Residence Hall Director in conjunction with the campus Facilities Management Department; 5. SUNY Cobleskill residence halls have a procedure for student residents in the event of the loss of services such as heat, light and hot water in residence halls for an extended period. Furthermore, SUNY Cobleskill has established a set of specific guidelines regarding residence hall living as listed in this "RESIDENCE HALL AGREEMENT" which is reviewed and positively affirmed or signed by all students prior to checking into the residence halls at the beginning of the Fall term, or upon first-time entry.
General Terms and Conditions
Charges for the Year
Refund Policies - Established by the State University of New York
Damages - All resident students may be assessed, as authorized by the State University of New York, a Residence Hall damage deposit. Damage account files will be maintained on each student for each semester of residence.
Special Regulations pertaining to COVID-19
These are very difficult times, and, as such, the traditional residence life experience will be very different from what you are accustomed to due to the concerns around COVID-19. Our goal is to provide the best services possible to our residents but recognize that health and safety do require some sacrifice of privileges.
Due to serious hazards that COVID-19 presents, all students are expected to follow these regulations while living in campus housing. Our goal is to work as a community to help support one another and enforce these standards so that can maximize the health and well-being of every person at the Campus. Should students not strictly follow these directives, their housing contract may be subject to immediate termination.
All students must limit interactions with others and follow the Campus Social Distancing Policy, students must remain 6 feet away from others (even in shared spaces).
As per CDC guidelines, all students must wear an appropriate face covering while in any public space and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance of less than six feet.
Until further notice, no visitors or guests of any kind are permitted in the residence halls.
Students are not permitted to enter residence halls other than their assigned living space.
Until further notice, no structured gatherings are permitted in the residence halls.
If there is a College or State directive to remain in your room for an extended period of time, you must comply.
Students are only permitted to utilize their designated bathroom areas. Typically, this would be the bathroom(s) located on that particular wing/floor.
Students must abide by all foot traffic rules on Campus, including following one-way designated zones (such as stairwells).
Elevators are not open to general public use. Only students who have been approved for an accommodation are permitted to utilize the elevator.
All students must abide by standards that are set for use of shared spaces, such as the laundry room, kitchen, or other areas.
All students must follow the codes of conduct and new procedures set forth by Cobleskill Auxiliary Services for dining operations, found in the student handbook. Approximately 80% of dining operations will be provided through a takeout capacity.
Students must comply with all procedures and mandates that are issued by the College pertaining to COVID-19. This includes revised move-in or move-out procedures, adjustments to the Terms and Conditions of Residence Hall Occupancy, such as visitor/guest policies, or other operations that might be impacted by COVID-19. Any modifications to policy and/or procedure will be sent via electronic mail notice to the student body.
Recommendations for maintaining positive health and safety
It is strongly recommended that students remain on campus and only leave their space out of necessity, such as grocery shopping or to go for a walk on campus.
Students should clean up after any use of services or space and use a shower caddy to transport toiletries.
Students should vigorously wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Students should avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Students should clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily such as tables, gaming consoles, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Students should wash dishes immediately following any meal or use.
Students over your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay in your room if you are sick and avoid contact with others
Unconditional Rights of the College