Residence hall damage

Each roommate is responsible for an equal share of the cost of any damages not noted on the Room Condition Report (RCR) that all residents review when they move in. Following the closing of the residence halls, Facilities Management Services inspects rooms following the closing of the residence halls, and make a list of damages and cost estimates. All damages found in individual rooms will be checked against the RCR, and any damages not noted on the RCR will be billed to the residents who lived in those rooms. During your check-out with the CA, you can claim responsibility for damage(s) found at that time. Final damage assessment is not made until after the buildings close.

You may appeal these charges if you think they were billed to you in error. Appeals must be made in writing and submitted to the Office of Community Living no later than July 1, 2011.

If we can’t determine who is responsible, we will split the charges among the residents of the building in question. Depending on the location of the damages, charges may be split among the residents of a particular floor or a whole house. Please note that, in addition to any repairs beyond those necessitated by normal wear and tear, residents will be billed for extra trash removal from bathrooms and hallways and for anything else that requires extra attention on the part of Goucher’s custodial services.

Bills are posted monthly in the common area of your building. The actual charges will appear on your account at the end of the academic year, but we encourage you to stay abreast of damages through your CA or the Office of Community Living.

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