A $75.00 security/damage deposit with an application is required to be considered for a Residence Hall room. All students living in the Residence hall are required to maintain this $75.00 deposit in Business Services. The cost of any damage to the room occupied by a student will be deducted from the deposit. The cost of any damage inflicted by student on the general living areas of the University Residence Halls, such as lounges, halls, lavatories, laundry rooms, etc., for which a given individual cannot be held responsible, will be charged against all occupants of the Residence hall on a percentage basis, and the charge will be deducted from the deposit of each occupant.
The $75.00 damage/reservation deposit will be refunded as follows:
- 100% if the student cancels the room reservation in writing by July 15.
- 50% if the student cancels the room reservation in writing by August 15.
- NO refund will be paid for canceled room reservations received after August 15.
- 100% if the student cancels the room reservation prior to the first day of class.
- NO refund will be paid for canceled room reservations received after the semester begins.
The above refund schedule is applicable to all who have: 1) decided not to enroll in school at Northern, 2) turned in an application and have decided to reside off campus, 3) students who withdraw from Northern anytime during the semester, and 4) students who move off campus during the semester. To receive a refund as outlined above, all room cancellations must be made in writing to the Director of Housing.
The $75.00 damage/reservation deposit, less any damage deductions, will be refunded to a former resident student upon receipt of written request within two months after the student has left the university.
Residents must live only in the room assigned to them.
All residents who reside in the Residence Halls must have a board plan in the University Food Service. When a student checks into a Residence Hall, his/her name is immediately placed on the meal ticket list. All students receive a full access meal plan. The Food Service is not open during the Thanksgiving break, semester break or spring break.
Refunds are NOT made for meals not eaten, but refunds are made to students who withdraw from school for their unused meal ticket and housing balance on a quarterly pro-rated basis. Students who are removed from the Residence Halls for disciplinary reasons may not receive a room and board refund.