New Student Housing Agreement

I will be starting college:

Roommate Request

Please speak with each person, reasonable efforts will be made to match mutual roommate requests.

Residential Requirement

Bethany College is a residential college and, as such, all students are required to live in College owned housing or for members of Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Nu, in their privately owned fraternity houses. Residential students are expected to be on a board plan. Exceptions may be made if one or more of the following conditions apply:

  1. The student commutes from the address of parents or legal guardians
  2. The student is a ninth semester senior.
  3. The student is participating in student teaching (only during the applicable semester)
  4. The student is 23 years of age or older.
  5. The student is married or has dependent children
  6. The student is registered on a part time basis (under 12 credit hours)

Period of Occupancy:
Except for graduating Seniors, students may occupy their assigned College housing unit from the date designated as the official opening of the residence halls to 24 hours after their last final exam. Specific dates of orientation, registration, comprehensive exams and commencement will be announced each year on the academic calendar. Additionally, students must vacate their residence hall during periods of vacation (Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks). An exception is made for graduating seniors, who are permitted to remain in residence until 8pm the day of Spring commencement.

My Room Preference: (rank your preferences below 1-5 with 1 being your first choice)

Left to your own responsibilities, with no one nagging you, how would you describe:

Meal Plans

Eat.Learn.Live. is an experience defined by you.

We strive to make your time dining with friends as special as possible. Supported by an award-winning culinary team, we offer flavorful food options to sustain your body and mind. Your needs are unique, so let us know how we can enhance your dining experience.

Create your own experience with myMeals. Enjoy fresh food and relax with friends. Or, if you’re on the go, grab a quick bite to eat on your way to class. MyMeals are convenient and accessible at Ogden Dining Hall, Boomer’s or The Bethany Beanery.

As a residential student living in traditional housing, you are required to purchase a meal plan.

Using Your Plan
Customers may choose to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat at the Odgen Dining Hall or decide to eat in one of the campus retail outlets using the Great Choices Cash Equivalency program where a set dollar amount is equal to a “meal” and any balance of your purchase may be paid with Points. Each time you use a meal, it is subtracted from your weekly balance. Meals do not carry over from week to week and your new weekly balance of meals begins each Friday morning. Just present your student ID to the host/hostess and voilà, your meal is served.

It is important to note that myMeals plans allow one customer visit per meal period each week, up to the number of meals available weekly on your plan.

Meal Periods
Breakfast 7:00am- 10:30am; Lunch 10:31am- 4:00pm; Dinner 4:01pm- 11:00pm

Points are similar to a debit account. Each time you make a purchase with your student ID card using Points, the amount is automatically deducted from your account. Points roll over from the fall semester to the spring semester, but not from one academic year to the next academic year.

You may add additional Points throughout the year whenever you balance gets low by visiting

*All first-year students are required to be placed on the 19 meals per week plan.

A $120 charge for the year shall be applied for laundry facility use in the residential facilities. These facilities are open only to residential students.

Initial below to indicate that you have read and understand the above statement.

Room Assignment and Changes:

Student Life retains the exclusive right to make housing assignments. The Housing Agreement is for residential space and does not guarantee a student a specific room or roommate. Assignment changes may be requested in writing by the student and are subject to approval by the Director of Residence Life or his or her designee. Housing agreements cannot be transferred nor can housing units be the subject of a lease or sublease by the resident. Students who assume residency in accommodations other than those assigned will be subject to fines and/or disciplinary action. Student Life reserves the right to use vacant housing space as required. The College reserves the right to consolidate roommates, to change a housing assignment, or to terminate this housing agreement at any time for disciplinary or other reasons.

Bethany College Agrees to:

  1. Provide the undersigned student a room within one of its residential facilities in accordance with this contract for the academic year. This agreement provides an assigned space; not an assignment to a specific residence hall, suite, and/or room.
  2. Not discriminate in housing on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
  3. Provide custodial and maintenance services within all public and common areas of residential facilities.
  4. Maintain a healthy and safe living environment that is conducive to the goals and mission of the Residence Life Office and the College. The College reserves the right to enter rooms in cases where there is a suspicion that a health and safety concern or a policy violation is occurring.

I, the undersigned resident, agree:

  1. That it is my responsibility to read the College catalogue, Student Handbook, and communications from the Office of Residence Life to learn and understand the policies and regulations published therein.
  2. That I will not transfer, vacate, or exchange rooms with another student without the written permission of the Director of Residence Life or his or her designee. Nor will I remove any furnishings or equipment from my assigned room or from any other part of the building.
  3. That if the College has a belief that my room is being used for a purpose that is illegal or in violation of College policy, my room and personal belongings may be searched by the College.
  4. That I am responsible for any damages that occur in my room during the period of occupancy. Any damage to common areas of my residence hall will be assessed to the residents of the apartment, section, floor, or entire building as applicable if the person(s) responsible is not identified.
  5. That I will remain enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) during the entire period of occupancy.

Indicate your agreement to the information above by signing with your complete name: