CWU Apartment Guide 2020

INCENSE AND OPEN FLAMES Because of the risk of burning incense or an open flame left unattended, the use of such is prohibited in university-owned apartments. Candles or lanterns may not be used even in the event of a power outage. Residents are encouraged to have flashlights or similar devices to provide emergency lighting. LEDGES AND ROOFTOPS For resident safety and to protect against building damage, residents and their guests are never permitted on rooftops or ledges. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action and/or a university fine not less that $50. LOCK OUTS AND KEYS Do not loan apartment or laundry keys to a non-resdient. Duplication of university keys by an outside vendor is strickoy prohibited and could resunt in calncellation of the lease agreement and a re-key expense to the lessee. Residents who lock themselves out of their apartments should attempt to contact their roommate(s) first!. If unsuccessful, contact the Residence Life Office during business hours (Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm) and the manager on-call after hours (509- 201-6112). If upon request, produce photo identification to verify tenancy. If a resident locks themselves out two or more times per quarter, there may be referral to Student Rights and Responsibilities, fees, and termination of the lease agreement. PERSONALIZING SPACE AND DECORATION GUIDELINES Each year, students want to decorate their living space. To ensure the safety of all, Housing and Residence Life has certain apartment decorating guidelines/policies that need to be followed. LIGHTS • All decorating lights need to be approved by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL-94 rating). • Decorative lights that are UL approved are allowed in university-owned apartments; these lights should not have cords over heaters, under doors, or where they could be burned or frayed. Residents should be cautioned about the use of lights in their apartments and avoid placing them close to drapes or other flammable materials. • Decorative lights on the outside of apartment doors should not have cords going under or over doors where they could become frayed. • The apartment complex coordinator will have final approval for all external lighting on the outside of a building. Residents are not permitted on any apartment roofs. • Decorative lights should be kept off during daylight hours and after midnight to conserve energy. TREES • No live cut trees are allowed in university-owned apartments. DECORATIONS • No lit candles are allowed as decorations. • Decorations may not be hung near lights or other heat- generated devices. • Decorations that are flammable in any way cannot be hung from the ceiling or protrude around doors in a 3-D fashion— these are major fire hazards. • Be aware of the location of the nearest fire extinguisher to heavily decorated areas. • Fire equipment boxes, stations, bells, alarms, and exit signs must be kept clear. • Spray snow is acceptable in apartments. (Custodial staff is not expected to clean windows due to spray snow residue.)

has not been received. If the rent is not received by the 10th of the month for the second consecutive month, the eviction process is started. A resident who is served with a notice of eviction by Public Safety and Police Services must remedy the violation or move from the apartment. When the eviction process is started, an additional $50 administration fee will be assessed. Multiple violations of rules and regulations or delinquency of payment can result in the lease being terminated. FIRE AND CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY EQUIPMENT Damaging or tampering with fire alarm apparatus and/or carbon monoxide equipment (i.e. sounding false fire alarms—RCW 9.40.100) is prohibited. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS are strategically located in each apartment. Carefully follow the instructions on the extinguisher and use them ONLY in the event of a fire. Fire extinguisher and Class D extinguishing agents shall be inspected at least once per calendar month by the tenant. Make sure the pressure indicator needle is in the green and make sure the safety pin and the plastic retainer are in place. SMOKE DETECTORS also are sensitive pieces of fire equipment. Smoke detection devices need to be tested monthly as well by pushing in on the test button on the front until the device sounds. If it fails to sound, call maintenance to have it fixed or replaced. Actions that result in the activation of a smoke detector, tampering with fire alarm apparatus and/or carbon monoxide equipment (including removing batteries from smoke detectors or disabling smoke and carbon monoxide detectors), or false alarms may result in criminal penalties, as well as university disciplinary action, and/ or up to a $100 fine. FURNITURE University-owned furniture moved from an apartment without written authorization from Housing and Residence Life may result in a charge of $50 (or actual replacement cost, whichever is greater) and a potential conduct meeting. Wahle is rented as a fully furnished apartment. Student Village is rented as a partially furnished apartment. Partially furnished is defined as: one bed, one desk, and one chair per bedroom. Sometimes one chest of drawers will be provided. FUTURE REGULATIONS The university reserves the right to make new rules and regulations as may be appropriate or necessary for the safety, care, and cleanliness of the premises and residents. Future policies will be announced by letter, postings, and/or through newsletters. GUEST POLICY Residents are more than welcome to have guests; however, if guests are staying longer than five days per month, residents must obtain written permission from Housing and Residence Life. Residents who violate this rule are subject to termination of their lease agreement and/or a $500 fine. Unwanted guests should be reported to the apartment manager and/or Public Safety and Police Services. The lessee is responsible for the conduct and behavior of their guests while they are visiting the apartment community. Residents are encouraged to use good judgment in the choice of both their guests and their activities. Violation of the policies outlined in the lease agreement and/or this handbook by a guest will be held against the lessee and could result in conduct action and cancellation of the lease agreement. Cohabitation is defined as a resident, contracted for that apartment, sharing their space with a person who is not assigned to that apartment. Cohabitation that includes behavior that infringes upon the roommate’s and/or living community members’ right to privacy, sleep, and/or study is PROHIBITED and, when brought to the attention of residence hall/apartment staff, may result in action as described in the student code of conduct.


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