• Contracts and Rates

    Contracts and Rates

    View the full contract (including housing rates for 2016-2017).

    The purpose of this document is to establish the terms and conditions of occupancy in University residence halls, Hamline houses, or Hamline apartments and participation in the University dining service program. This is a full 9 or 10 month contract and is legally binding. The documents which are incorporated by reference into this contract are the Hamline University Student Handbook and Residential Life Handbook. The resident accepts the contract by completing and electronically signing the Application for Residence Hall and Meal Services online contract card or the application for the Hamline houses or Hamline apartments. Electronically signing the online housing contract/application signifies the student’s acceptance of an entire 9 or 10 month contract in the residence halls, houses, or apartments.

    Apartment Eligibility

    The Resident must currently be:

    A. An enrolled law (12 credits per fall or spring semester) or graduate (minimum 8 credits) full time student at Hamline University, or

    B. An enrolled, full-time (minimum 12 credits), under-graduate student with sophomore, junior or senior class status, or 

    C. An enrolled, full-time (minimum 12 credits) under-graduate student who is 25 years old or older at the beginning of the contract period, or

    D. The spouse of an eligible student (as defined in 1A-1C of the contract) living in an apartment with that student.

    Residence Hall/House Eligibility

    To be eligible for housing, the resident must be a currently enrolled full-time student at Hamline University. Students may not sign up for housing for any period of time less than the entire  academic year or the portion of the academic year remaining at the time of initial occupancy.

    For example, the student may not register for housing for fall semester and then move out without paying a financial penalty for breaking the housing contract.

    2a. Any organization sponsored houses must be at full occupancy. If an opening occurs the residents have 3 options:

    The current residents will have 1 month to fill the space.
    2. The current residents will split the housing costs of any open spaces.
    3. Current residents may work with the Office of Residential Life for alternate living arrangements.

    Organization sponsored houses which do not meet occupancy will not be guaranteed a house for the following year. Any organization sponsored house must submit a learning outcomes plan for the year, goals, programs, events, and use of the house.

    Contract Period:

    The annual contract for apartment residents is:
    9 months: September 4, 2016-May 19, 2017
    10 months: August 1, 2016-May 19, 2017

    Residence Halls/Houses:
    The annual contract for under-graduate students in the residence halls is September 4, 2016 through December 21, 2016 resuming January 1, 2017 through May 19, 2017.

    All travel and vacation arrangements need to be made with these dates in mind. Students may not move into the residence halls early or remain late on the closing date. 

    Terms of Cancellation:

    A. This contract may be terminated if written notice of cancellation is received by the Residential Life Office on or before May 1, 2016.

    B. This contract may not be canceled without financial penalty after May 1, 2016 except for:

    i. Withdrawal from Hamline University (notification from Registrar required)
    ii. Study abroad/study out of state (documentation required)
    iii. Graduation from Hamline University (must be on Registrar’s list)
    iv. Entering into a marriage (verification required)
    v. Termination of a marriage (verification required),
    vi. Academic dismissal (note from Registrar required)
    vii. Student Teaching (verification required)

    C. To request a cancellation of this contract after the beginning of the contract period, the Resident must fill out a Request for Release of Contract form obtainable from the Office of Residential Life.

    D. Cancellation schedule: Once a student accepts their keys, he or she is responsible for the entire academic year contract.

    Apartment Law/Grad/Undergrad 10 month contracts:

    Cancellations on or before May 1, 2016 will result in no penalty.
    Cancellations between May 2, 2016-June 30, 2016 will result in a $150 cancellation fee.
    Cancellations between July 1, 2016-July 31, 2016 will result in a $250 cancellation fee.

    Apartment Undergrad/Grad 9 month, Residence Hall and House contracts:

    Cancellations on or before May 1, 2016 will result in no penalty.
    Cancellations between May 2, 2016-July 31, 2016 will result in a $150 cancellation fee.
    Cancellations between August 1, 2016-September 3, 2016 will result in a $250 cancellation fee.

    Once a student accepts their keys, he or she is responsible for the entire contract period. Any resident who moves out early without an approved contract release will be charged the entire room and meal fees for the remainder of the contract.

    E. Residents canceling the contract after the beginning of the contract period and before the end of the contract period will be charged rent for the full academic year. Students removed for conduct reasons will be held financially responsible for the entire contract length.

    F. Once notice of intent to vacate has been received by the Office of Residential Life, the resident must vacate the unit on or before the specified date unless an exception is granted by the Area Coordinator or Apartment Manager.


    To apply for a Contract Release, click here.

    To apply for a Meal Plan Exemption, click here.

    To register an Emotional Support Animal, click here.


  • Housing Rates for 2016-2017

    Residence Hall Room Rates 

    9 Month Rate

    Single Room


    Double, Triples, Quads


    Hamline House Room

    9 Month Rate

    House Single Room


    House Double/Triple Room



    Apartment Rates

    9 Month Rate

    10 Month Rate




    2 Bedroom



    3 Bedroom



    4 Bedroom



    2 Bedroom/4 Person




    Meal Rates (Required while living in a residence hall)

    9 Month Rate

    220 Block Plan


    160 Block Plan


    75 Block Plan (Juniors, Seniors, Law, Grad only)