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This page is an overview of rules & regulations important to residents of Graduate & Family Housing. It is not a complete listing of all University or Graduate & Family policies.

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A.

Air Conditioners

Personal window air conditioners are not allowed. No window air conditioners are permitted where central air conditioning is installed. Windows are to remain closed when you have the air conditioner on to cool your apartment.

Appliances

Residents are not allowed to store or operate major appliances in the apartment. Major appliances include: washers, dryers, dishwashers, and freezers. Residents that violate this policy will be charged a fine of $50.00 each time the violation is reported to the Housing Office. Reports may be issued by any University of Kentucky staff member during routine or requested maintenance or other authorized entry to your apartment. Failure to pay this fine on or before the tenth day of the month may result in an additional $20.00 late fee. Refusal to pay any amount due the Housing Office may result in a "7-Day Notice to Vacate" and eviction proceedings in Fayette District Court.

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B.

Bicycles

All bicycles parked on Campus must have a valid bike permit. Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.uky.edu/Parking/news.html#bikeregistration. All bicycles are to be kept in the racks provided. They may not be kept in stairwells, walkways, or laundry rooms. They may not be chained to posts, signs, trees, or shrubs. UK Parking Services will remove bicycles found in these locations. You will be required to pay an impound fee if UK Parking Services removes your bicycle. Bicycles should always be locked when not in use. Chain locks are not recommended as they can easily be cut. U-Bolt locks are a much better choice. Please visit the Parking Department website (www.uky.edu/Parking/transportation-bicycle-info.html) for more information.

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C.

Candles

Candles are considered a fire hazard and should not be used in the apartments.

Cell Phones

Cell phones must not be used in the hallways, stairwells, or outside near the building—especially close to other residents' windows.

Children

Children are an important part of Graduate & Family Housing. It is important to ensure that they are safe while playing in our complexes. Children should always be supervised by an adult. It is also important to ensure that they do not disturb other residents. Parents are responsible for their children's behavior. Children should not play in the hallways, stairwells, laundry rooms, or mail rooms. Children should not play in the parking lots. Their toys should not be left in hallways, stairways, parking lots, or on sidewalks and other walking paths.

Cleanliness

Residents are required by their Lease Agreement to maintain their apartment in a sanitary condition. Residents must pay particular attention to the kitchen area, tub, toilet, and floors. Floors should be kept free of excess clutter. Trash must be disposed of regularly in approved outdoor containers. You are in violation of your Lease Agreement if you do not keep your apartment clean. Failure to maintain your apartment in accordance with our "Community Cleaning Standards" will subject you to disciplinary measures as outlined in our "Cleanliness Inspection and Violation Policy." Please review the "Community Cleaning Standards," "Fire Safety Policies" and the "Pest Control Policies" for more information.

Construction

Residents are not allowed to construct shelves, partitions or other additions inside their apartment. Residents are not allowed to affix items (such as satellite dishes) to the outside of the buildings.

Cooking

Cooking foods should always be supervised. Do not leave food or beverages cooking when you leave your apartment. You are financially responsible for all damage caused by fire due to unattended cooking. Additionally, you may be fined even if there is no damage if the smoke alarms sound off and maintenance or fire personnel are dispatched to the apartment.

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Damage

Residents are responsible for any damages to property that occurs as a result of actions taken by the residents or their guests. This responsibility includes any charges that result from this damage.

Decorations

University Decorations Policy

  • Combustible materials shall not be used for decorations.
  • All decorations, including Christmas Trees, must bear Underwriter Laboratory (UL) label as being flame retardant.
  • Christmas tree lights shall bear the Underwriter Laboratory (UL) label for the intended use. No lights are to be used on a metallic tree.
  • Extension cords cannot be used as permanent wiring (over 4 weeks). One Underwriter Laboratory (UL) listed surge protector with an individual fuse may be used per each circuit.
  • Decorations shall be arranged in a manner not to obstruct exits, emergency lighting, exit signs or corridors.
  • Exterior decorations shall not be attached to a house other than lights.
  • Do not use open flames such as candles. Smoking is not permitted around decorations.
  • All decorations in campus buildings must be removed prior to holiday vacations.

Diversity

Graduate & Family Housing is committed to diversity. Our resident population is highly diverse. Our community offers the unique opportunity of meeting and living with people from all across the globe. Our staff and residents are expected to respect each other at all times. Our residents are expected to be good neighbors at all times.

Doors

Always lock your doors when you leave your apartment. Doors to the laundry rooms should not be propped open. The doors in most laundry rooms have been equipped with locks for security purposes.

Drains

Charges will be assessed for cleaning out drains when it has been found that the stoppage was caused by food or articles put down them.

Drugs

The University of Kentucky is a drug-free institution. Use of illegal drugs is prohibited. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for more information.

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Entry

The staff of Graduate & Family housing reserve the right to enter your apartment without notice under certain conditions i.e. fire, flood, emergency maintenance needs, and other unexpected situations. A request for maintenance submitted by a resident indicates that resident's permission for our staff to enter the apartment. Whenever possible, we will provide written notice in advance if we need to enter your apartment for non-emergency reasons.

Extension Cords

Extension cords cannot be used as permanent wiring (over 4 weeks). One Underwriter Laboratory (UL) listed surge protector with an individual fuse may be used per each circuit. Do not plug one surge protector or extension cord into another one.

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Fire Safety

University Fire Safety Guidelines
FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES – UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Safety is a primary concern in our communities and requires a cooperative effort from all those who live in and work in our apartment communities. The following rules must be observed:
1. General Safety
  • Stairwell fire doors and corridor doors must be maintained in an operable condition and must be self-closing and self-latching. Doors must NOT be propped open, except with magnetic hold-open devices.
  • Smoke alarms, emergency lighting, and exit signs must NOT be damaged or tampered with in any manner.
  • Fire pull stations may be located in the public areas of your building. The fire pull stations look like this: These are used to set off an alarm in the event of a fire.

    EXAMPLE ONE: a resident is doing their laundry in the laundry room and a dryer catches on fire. The resident would active the pull station to set off the alarm, and immediately go outside!

    EXAMPLE TWO: Pull stations in hallways (usually near the exit doors) should be activated as residents are leaving the building in the event of fire. The fire pull stations are used ONLY in the event of fire. Children must be taught how to use the pull stations in the event of fire. Caregivers must also teach children that they should NEVER play with the pull stations and that they must only be used in the event of an emergency. If it is determined that the alarm was activated under malicious intent" a fine in the amount of $50.00 will charged to a resident when they, their family members, or guests to their apartment activate a fire pull station for any reason other than a true emergency.
  • Stairwells, corridors, and passageways must NOT be obstructed.
  • Flammable liquids, such as gasoline, paint thinner, charcoal lighter fluid, propane gas, etc., are NOT permitted inside the building.
  • Candles are NOT permitted
  • Incense and incense burners are NOT permitted
  • Cooking items must not be left unattended.
  • Bicycles and motorized equipment, except those needed by students with disabilities, are NOT permitted inside residential buildings and may be removed from the premises by the UK Police.
2. Apartments
  • Subdivision of rooms with partitions is NOT permitted.
  • Beds must NOT be enclosed in any manner.
  • Elevated beds (i.e. bunk beds or lofts) not provided by the university are prohibited. Where elevated beds are provided, students may not place any item (i.e. refrigerators, microwaves, couches, storage, etc.) under the beds. Only a study carrel is permitted beneath an elevated bed. The maximum height allowed for a bed is 66 inches at the top of the mattress.
  • The number of pieces of furniture must be appropriate to the size of the room. Furniture must NOT block access from a bed to the corridor door.
3. Electrical Issues
  • Electrical equipment must be maintained and used in a safe manner.
  • Regular extension cords (flexible cords) must NOT be used.
  • Surge protectors that are grounded and have a built-in 15-amp circuit protection may be used. Surge protectors must be UL listed and may NOT be plugged into other surge protectors. The cord must NOT be run under the carpet, through walls, under doors, or any other place that would subject it to physical damage. Damaged cords must be discarded.
  • Surge protectors may not be plugged into another surge protector.
  • Multi-plug adapters must NOT be used.
  • Air-freshener plug-ins (i.e. GladeTM plug-ins) with a built-in "outlet"(plug) may be used only if the outlet (plug) in the air-freshener is not used. Each housing facility has an evacuation plan in the event of a fire. Please consult the back of your door for information concerning the nearest exit. Fire drills, false alarms, and genuine fire alarms are indistinguishable. You MUST evacuate the building whenever the alarm sounds and you may not reenter until the all-clear signal is given. Failure to evacuate during ANY alarm will result in disciplinary action being taken.
ELECTRICAL GUIDELINES

Prohibited Items Because the University takes very seriously the safety of everyone in housing facilities, we cannot allow students to bring certain items into their room or into the building. During fire and safety inspections, university officials will require the removal of prohibited appliances or materials including but not limited to:
  • Portable heaters
  • Combustible liquids and other materials
  • Candles
  • Incense and incense burners
  • Halogen lamps and lights
  • Power tools
  • Camping stoves
  • Sunlamps
  • Bicycles
Approved Items

All electrical appliances must be UL-listed for their in¬tended use. Coffee pots, electric blankets, fans, computer equipment, televisions, VCRs, DVD Players, stereo equipment, hairdryers, refrigerators and microwave ovens are permitted. Appliances such as clothing irons, electric rollers, curling irons, etc., must be turned OFF before leaving the room. Appliance cords serving appliances must be in good condition. Hazardous conditions arising from defective, or improperly used appliances must be corrected immediately. Microwaves must be plugged directly into a wall outlet. Surge protectors are permitted for sensitive equipment. Surge protectors may not be plugged into another surge protector. While students are encouraged to make reasonable additions to their living space to make it more comfortable, students must understand that the use of multiple electrical appliances in a room may place a strain on the building's electrical system. Overloading these systems can present safety hazards. Therefore, students are asked to limit their use of electrical appliances in order to avoid overloads. A student may be required to remove any appliance from a residential living facility if it causes repeated problems with a building's electrical systems, or presents a safety hazard.

FIRE SAFETY POLICY
  • If fire strikes, evacuate your apartment and building immediately. Fire emergencies: Dial 911 immediately from a telephone located a safe distance away from the site of the fire.
  • If a smoke alarm sounds, evacuate the apartment and building immediately.
  • Residents with a roommate or family members should designate an outside meeting place to use in the event of fire evacuation. This will ensure that all apartment occupants are accounted for in this type of emergency.
  • Do NOT reenter your apartment until you are authorized to do so by a representative of the Fire Department, Police Department, or a known staff member.
  • Do NOT remove smoke detectors. Residents will be fined if the smoke detector is removed. Additional costs may apply if the resident, a family member, or a guest causes damage to a smoke detector.
  • In most of our communities, removing a smoke detector will disable all smoke detectors in the building. This leaves the entire building without protection in the event of a fire.
  • Greg Page residents are required to perform a monthly self-test on their smoke detectors. There is a red self-test button. Simply press the button and a loud sound will occur. If this doesn't happen, the resident must report it to FIXIT.
  • Greg Page smoke detectors will make a noise that sounds like a bird chirping when the battery is low. The resident must telephone FIXIT when this happens so that the battery can be replaced.
  • Keep all matches and lighters put up out of the reach of children.
  • Do NOT leave your apartment if you have food or beverage items cooking on the stove or in the oven. Residents in violation of this policy will be charged a fine plus the cost of damages and labor for repairs.
  • Do NOT use water to attempt to extinguish an electrical or grease fire. A Fire Extinguisher is provided in every apartment to be used in case of fire. You can contact FIXIT (3-4948) to learn how to use the fire extinguisher.
NOTE:
  • A minimum $90.00 fine will be charged to any resident that causes a smoke alarm to sound off due to smoke or fire caused by negligence.
  • Resident may be held for additional financial responsibility for fire or smoke damages to the apartment, its contents as well as damage to surrounding units if it is determined that the fire was caused by negligence on the part of a Resident or their guests.
  • Negligence includes, but is not limited to the following: o Unattended cooking; candles, incense, and other items that burn; cigarettes, cigars and other smoking materials; as well as all any other violation of the University Fire Safety Guidelines or the University Decorations Policy.
  • All bicycles are to be kept in the racks provided. They may not be kept in stairwells, walkways, or laundry rooms. UK Parking Services will remove bicycles found in these locations
  • Each type of apartment has a maximum occupancy number. In single graduate housing apartments, that number is two (2). For family housing, contact the Graduate & Family Housing office for clarification.
  • Halogen Lights are prohibited due to fire safety concerns.
  • Candles and incense are also prohibited as they are a fire hazard. If they are found in an apartment they are subject to University removal.
  • Space heaters are not permitted.
  • There may be sprinkler heads located throughout your apartment and common areas of your building. It is imperative that the sprinkler head is not damaged in any way, either by accident or malicious intent. Do not hang anything on a sprinkler. If it is found that a sprinkler head has been damaged to cause a release of water that has flooded the building, you will be charged accordingly. The leaseholder is responsible for the actions of anyone living or visiting their apartment. If a sprinkler head is damaged in the common areas of a building and the culprit is found, they or their parents (if a minor) will be charged accordingly. If you notice any problems with a sprinkler head, please report it immediately to FIXIT at 323-4948.
  • Do not take your smoke detectors down. They are there for your protection. When one is removed, the circuit is broken and from that point on, there is no protection. If you remove a detector, you are not only endangering your life but the lives of your neighbors as well. You can be cited by the fire department and charged for any damage that may be done to the system, including the detector. There will be a re-installation charge of $75.00 plus the cost of a new detector if applicable.
  • Do not cover stove, walls, cabinets, or countertops with foil, plastic, paper, etc. Keep surfaces free of food and grease. This creates a fire hazard.
  • Do not leave food unattended while cooking. A $90.00 fine will be assessed regardless of damage if University personnel or fire department personnel discover unattended cooking.
  • If a fire strikes, evacuate the building immediately, and then dial 911. If the fire alarm sounds, evacuate the building immediately.
  • The "Means of Eggress" such as stairwells, hallways, and exterior walkways, cannot be utilized for any purpose other than exiting the building. Grills, trash, plants, boxes, toys, furniture (lawn or other), or other personal items are prohibited and subject to University removal. At Shawneetown, flowerpots can be placed adjacent to the University provided benches. The private patios at Commonwealth Village can be utilized for outdoor grilling and personal lawn furniture; however, should a false fire alarm occur due to smoke entering the apartment, the approval for grilling will be recinded. Personal lawn furniture can be utilized on the private patios at Greg Page Stadium View and personal grills are permitted on a limited basis.

Firearms

No firearms are allowed in the University of Kentucky's Housing complexes or on University of Kentucky's property.

Furniture Changes

All requests to change furniture in your apartment must be submitted to and approved by the Graduate and Family Housing office. We will honor requests only when they are in accordance with our Furniture Policy. There will be a minimum $25.00 one-time charge to cover administrative costs.

Furniture Policy

General Information
Each type of apartment in each complex is furnished in a like manner differing only by family type. Substitutions will not be made unless there is a medical reason. Documentation is required.

Extra beds and other furniture will not be provided for guests visiting the resident.

Waterbeds and halogen lamps are prohibited.

Upon request, we can remove all furniture. Individual pieces of furniture (other than beds) will not be removed. Beds can be left in the apartment if we remove all other furniture.

Upon request, beds may be removed from the apartment with the exception of Commonwealth Village efficiency apartments.

Effective July 1, 2005: There will be a minimum $25.00 charge to alter the furniture set-up of any apartment. (This includes setting up for a Roommate.) We will not charge for requests made at least 5-days in advance of move-in for new residents.

Single Residents
Single Residents receive a single bed. Single residents do not qualify for a double bed.

Single Resident with Roommate: Roommate will receive one single bed (one single bed or one sleeper sofa in an efficiency but not both); desk; and desk lamp (maximum two each per apartment) will be provided only after a Lease Agreement is signed.

Extra furnishings will be removed when Roommate vacates the apartment.

Family Residents
Married Residents (if the spouse is living in the apartment) receive one double bed. Upon request two single beds will be provided instead of a double bed.

Two bedroom apartments are provided with one double bed and two single beds. Bunk beds may be provided upon request, based upon availability.

Additional desk and desk lamp provided if both husband and wife are full-time students and for children grades six and up. Based upon availability.

A Single bed (one single bed or one sleeper sofa in an efficiency but not both) will be provided for children age two years or older.

Guest Resident Information
Guests assigned to Commonwealth Village apartments do not get a choice of bed size.

Maximum Occupancy
Single
Definition: A single resident is defined as an individual that does not have a legal spouse or an individual who is legally married but the spouse is not living in the apartment. Persons of different genders may not occupy the same apartment.

No more than two single residents are permitted to live in an apartment. A Signed Lease Agreement must be on file in the Graduate and Family Housing office.

Family
A family resident is defined as an individual that will occupy the apartment with legal or biological family members.

Note: Shawneetown two-bedroom apartments are reserved for family residents with at least two children.

Family efficiency: family of 3
Family one-bedroom: family of 4
Family two-bedroom: family of 4

Furnishing Standards

Greg Page Apartment Community
Two Bedroom Apartments
Dining Room Table (1)
Dining Room Chair (4)
Sofa (1)
Lounge Chair (2)
End Table (2)
Table Lamp (2)
Desk (2)
Desk Chair (2)
Desk Lamp (2)
Night Stand (2)
6-Drawer Chest (2)
Bed provided according to apartment occupancy

Commonwealth Village Complex
Efficiency
Dining Room Chair (4)
Square Corner Table (1)
Table Lamp (1)
Lounge Chair (1)
Desk (1)
Desk Lamp (1)
Platform Bed (2)-Cannot be removed.
6-Drawer Chest (1)

One Bedroom
Dining Room Table (1) (Except front apartments)
Dining Room Chair (4) (Except front apartments, only gets 3)
Sofa (1)
Lounge Chair (1)
End Table (2)
Table Lamp (1)
Desk (1)
Desk Chair (1)
Desk Lamp (1)
Bed (1)
6-Drawer Chest (1)
Nightstand (1)

Guest Apartments #213 and #215
Dining Room Table (1)
Dining Room Chair (4)
Square Corner Table (1)
Table Lamp (1)
Lounge Chair (2)
Desk (1)
Desk Chair (1)
Desk Lamp (1)
Double Bed (1)
6-Drawer Chest (1)

Shawneetown Complex
Efficiency
Dining Room Table (1)
Dining Room Chair (4)
Lounge Chair (1)
Sofa (1)
TV Stand (1)
Desk (1)
Desk Lamp (1)
Floor lamp (1)
Bed (1)
5-Drawer Chest (2)

One Bedroom
Dining Room Table (1)
Dining Room Chair (4)
Sofa (1)
Lounge Chair (1)
TV Stand (1)
End Table (1)
Table Lamp (1)
Desk (1)
Desk Chair (1)
Desk Lamp (1)
Bed (1)
5-Drawer Chest (2)
Night stand (1)

Two Bedroom
Dining Room Table (1)
Dining Room Chair (4)
Sleeper Sofa (1)
Lounge Chair (1)
TV Stand (1)
End Table (1)
Table Lamp (1)
Desk (1)
Desk Chair (1)
Desk Lamp (1)
Double Bed (1)
Single Bed (2)
5-Drawer Chest (3)
Night Stand (1)

468 Rose Lane
Efficiency
Dining Room Table (1)
Dining Room Chair (4)
2 Seat Settee (1)
Lounge Chair (1)
TV Hutch (1)
End Table (1)
Table Lamp (1)
Floor Lamp (1)
Desk (1)
Single Bed (1)
5-Drawer Chest (2)

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G.

Gardening

There are to be no gardens, plants or other types of landscaping by residents of UK Housing. Shawneetown residents can place flowerpots adjacent to the University provided benches. Flowerpots can also be placed on private balcony or patio areas.

Grills

Grills are provided in many of the picnic areas throughout Graduate & Family Housing. Grills are prohibited in hallways, stairwells, and other public walkways and are subject to University removal. The private patios at Commonwealth Village can be utilized for outdoor grilling, however, this privilege will be revoked should a false fire alarm occur due to smoke entering the apartment. Greg Page residents can use personal grills on a limited basis. Please contact the housing office for more information.

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H.

Heat

Heat must not be in use if your windows are open.

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I.

Incense

Incense is considered a fire hazard and should not be used in the apartment.

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J.

Jointly and Severally

All persons 18 years of age or older that live in an apartment must sign the Lease Agreement. This makes them "jointly and severally" responsible for the apartment and its contents as well as all charges. Simply put, each individual in the apartment can be held legally reponsible for the full balance of charges.

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K.

Keys

Keys to apartment doors and mailboxes are provided by Graduate & Family Housing. The keys remain the property of the University of Kentucky. Keys cannot be duplicated except by appropriate personnel of the University. This is for the safety of our residents. Lost keys must be reported immediately. Residents are financially responsible for the cost of changing locks due to lost keys. Single residents are issued one door key. Married residents are issued two door keys only when the spouse is a resident. All requests for additional keys must be approved by the Housing Manager. One mailbox key per apartment is issued. Additional mailbox keys will not be approved.

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L.

Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms are provided for our residents. You must adhere to laundry room policies. These policies and laundry room etiquette are posted in the laundry rooms. Do not leave your items unattended. If the machines have stopped and you do not remove your clothing, other residents have the right to remove them so that they can use the machines. Keep the laundry rooms clean and free of trash. Do not allow your children to play in the laundry rooms. Do not prop doors open.

Lawn Furniture

Lawn furniture can be used on the private patios in Commonwealth Village. Personal lawn furniture can be utilized on the private patios at Greg Page Stadium View.

Lock Outs

If you are locked out of the apartment during business hours, you must call FIXIT (323-4948) and request maintenance staff to let you in the apartment. After business hours, you should go to your Resident Manager. If you cannot reach your Resident Manager, please call FIXIT (323-4948) so that arrangements can be made.
Definition: a resident(s) somehow becomes locked out of their apartment and contacts FIXIT to have a staff member unlock their door. A staff member could be the Resident Manager, office staff, or anyone working for Graduate and Family Housing at the University of Kentucky.
Purpose: a key is required to lock apartment doors. Repeated requests for lock out service indicate that there are unauthorized occupants in an apartment or that keys have been lost. Both situations violate community polices. This policy revision is being made to reduce or eliminate these violations.
Cost: (1) during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. this service is provided at no cost to the resident UNLESS it is a Flagrant Lock Out (defined in this policy). (2) There is no cost for this service provided by a Resident Manager between the hours of 3:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. UNLESS it is a Flagrant Lock Out (defined in this policy). (3) The cost for after-hours service, including that which requires an off-duty staff member to be called in to do the work will be a chargeable service billed at a minimum of $90.00.
Flagrant Lock Out: a Flagrant Lock Out is defined as three or more requests for lock out service in any one apartment. All requests for lock out service beginning with request number 4 will be billed as a chargeable service at a minimum of $90.00.

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M.

Maintenance

Residents are responsible for reporting maintenance problems. You may be held financially responsible for damage caused by unreported maintenance problems.

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N.

Noise

Noise must be confined to the inside of your apartment at all times.

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O.

Occupancy

Maximum Occupancy
Single
Definition: A single resident is defined as an individual that does not have a legal spouse or an individual who is legally married but the spouse is not living in the apartment.

No more than two single residents are permitted to live in an apartment. Both single residents must sign the Lease Agreement.

Family
A family resident is defined as an individual that will occupy the apartment with legal or biological family members.

Note: Greg Page/Stadium View apartments and Shawneetown two-bedroom apartments are reserved for family residents with at least one child.

Family efficiency: family of 3
Family one-bedroom: family of 4
Family two-bedroom: family of 6

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P.

Parking

Residents must obtain a parking hangtag from the UK Parking Department. Residents can apply on-line for their permit at www.uky.edu/Parking. The Parking Department may issue temporary parking permits for your guests. Vehicles that are illegally parked may receive a parking fine and are subject to be towed at the expense of the owner.

Personal Items (Property)

Public areas such as laundry rooms, stairwells, hallways, and exterior walkways are to be kept clear of trash, plants, boxes, toys, furniture, or other personal items. Anything left outside your apartment is subject to be removed.

The University is not liable for most damage to personal property. Personal property (including automobiles) is the responsibility of the owner. It is recommended that you purchase "Renter's Insurance" to cover the items inside your apartment in the event of flood, fire, and other tragedies. Renter's Insurance is usually inexpensive and can protect you in the event of loss. Kentucky State law requires that you maintain insurance on your automobile.

Pest Control

Pest Control Guidelines

Recommendations for Minimizing Roach Infestations:
  • Clean all cookware, cooking/prep surfaces, and dishes on a daily basis.
  • Do not leave wet sponges, mops, rags, towels, etc. laying on floors or countertops.
  • Keep all areas of apartment free of clutter. Clean up spills immediately.
  • Do not use contact paper or any other type of paper in cabinets or drawers. This cases more harborages for roaches.
  • Minimize storage of plastic bags, paper bags, boxes, etc. All of these items create ideal harborages for roaches.
  • Trash should be placed in lined containers that have a lid that can be closed.
  • All food items should be stored in closed containers (baggies, boxes, plastic containers, etc.)
  • Please have all areas accessible for pest treatments on scheduled service days.
  • Important! Do not spray insecticides in any room where roach bait has been placed.
  • Send Pest Control job order requests to FIXIT

Pets

No pets are allowed. If a pet is found to be in an apartment, the resident will be charged $50.00 for treating the apartment upon their move-out.

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Q.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 7:00pm to 7:00am. Please be considerate of your fellow students in other apartments and maintain activity levels that do not disturb others. During the University's "quiet week" and finals, we will maintain 24-hour quiet time. Noise should always be confined to the inside of your apartment.

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R.

Rent

Rent is due on the first day of each month in advance. Rent payments must be received in the housing office on or before the 10th day of the month or a late fee will be assessed.

Roommates

A single full-time graduate Resident may choose to have a roommate to share their apartment. The roommate must meet all Graduate and Family Housing Residency Requirements. Resident and roommate will be jointly and severally liable for rent, late charges, damage charges, and all other charges assessed against the apartment. Graduate and Family Housing does not assign roommates, does not assist Resident with locating a roommate, and does not mediate roommate disputes. If Resident chooses to have a roommate, both Resident and roommate must come together to the Cooperstown office to sign the Lease Agreement. The financial arrangements are made between the roommates. The full monthly rent and/or other charges are due and payable to Graduate and Family Housing regardless of the number of apartment occupants. Current Residents who will move out of their apartment within six (6) months cannot add a roommate. This is true whether the Resident is transferring to another apartment in Graduate and Family Housing or moving off-campus. Roommates understand that their term of occupancy in any apartment will be based on the original Lessee‚s term of occupancy and will expire on the same date. Resident and Roommate understand that both may be required to vacate the apartment should one Roommate wish to vacate the apartment before the expiration of the Lease Agreement. The Roommate will be subject to the same Lease Agreement renewal terms as the original Lessee and approval by Management. All Roommates must vacate the apartment according to the original Lessee's term of occupancy. A Roommate may NOT automatically stay in the apartment after the original Lessee vacates of the apartment. The Roommate may be required to complete a new housing application and be placed in the queue with new applicants. The decision will be based on eligibility requirements, current policy and availability of housing.

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S.

Satellite Dishes

Satellite Dishes are not allowed in Graduate & Family Housing.

Smoking

The University of Kentucky is a tobacco-free Campus. The use of all tobacco products will be prohibited indoors and outdoors. Please review this policy at: http://www.uky.edu/TobaccoFree/. Violations of the tobacco-free policy should be reported by email to: reporttfviolation@uky.edu.

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Tobacco Products

The University of Kentucky is a tobacco-free Campus. The use of all tobacco products will be prohibited indoors and outdoors. Please review this policy at: http://www.uky.edu/TobaccoFree/. Violations of the tobacco-free policy should be reported by email to: reporttfviolation@uky.edu.

Telephones

Telephone equipment is not provided by Graduate & Family Housing. Residents are responsible for contracting for their telephone service.

Communications and Network Systems is the University’s communications provider. Please visit their web site: www.uky.edu/IT/CNS for information on student services, Internet access, telephone services, cable television, and other important communication technologies.

Transfers

There is a $100.00 transfer fee for residents transferring from one apartment to another. A transfer request form must be completed in the housing office if you want to move to another apartment. Transfers are approved for residents that need a bigger apartment, need to go from single to family housing (or vice versa), and other needs on an individual basis. Resident(s) will be charged the $100 transfer fee where transfer reservations are cancelled within five (5) calendar days of the scheduled transfer date.

Trash

Trash must be disposed of properly in the outdoor containers provided. Do NOT dispose of personal household trash in the laundry rooms or in the small trash receptacles attached to the outside of the buildings. Trash should never be left in hallways, stairwells, or other public areas. Do not discard items in floors, the grass, or other public areas.

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Vacate Notice

A 30-day written notice to vacate is required prior to vacating. Forms are available in the office. Vacating dates should coincide with the academic calendar. If vacating during the term of your lease, approval must be given by the office personnel.

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Warning Notices

"Warning Notices" are issued by staff of Graduate & Family Housing. A "Warning Notice" indicates that you are in violation of your Lease Agreement. You must immediately correct the condition listed on the "Warning Notice". Uncorrected conditions will result in disciplinary action.

Windows

Windows must be kept closed if you are using the heat or air conditioner. You may be fined if you do not follow this policy.

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Reminders for Residents

Regulations Often Overlooked

  • No washers, dryers, refrigerators/freezers, space heaters or other major appliances are allowed.
  • Public areas such as laundry rooms, stairwells, hallways, and exterior walkways are to be kept clear of trash, plants, boxes, toys, furniture, or other personal items. Anything left outside your apartment is subject to be removed.
  • No pets are allowed. If a pet is found to be in an apartment, the tenant will be charged $50.00 for treating the apartment upon their move- out.
  • There is a $100.00 transfer fee for residents transferring from one apartment to another.
  • A 60-day written notice to vacate is required prior to vacating. Forms are available in the office. Vacating dates should coincide with the academic calendar. If vacating during the term of your lease, approval must be given by the office personnel.
  • Quiet hours are from 7:00pm to 7:00am. Please be considerate of your fellow students in other apartments and maintain activity levels that do not disturb others.
  • Residents are responsible for any damages to property that occurs as a result of actions taken by the residents or their guests. This responsibility includes any charges that result from this damage.
  • There are to be no gardens, plants or other types of landscaping by resident of UK Housing.
  • Waterbeds are not permitted.
  • Charges will be assessed for cleaning out drains when it has been found that the stoppage was caused by food or articles put down them.
  • The University of Kentucky is a tobacco-free Campus. Residents may not use tobacco products anywhere on Campus including their apartments. Tobacco products include — but are not limited to — cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and chewing tobacco.
  • Single residents may choose to have one roommate. The roommate must be eligible for Graduate and Family Housing. The roommate must submit an application and a $150.00 deposit. The roommate must sign a Lease Agreement. Both residents are jointly and severally responsible for the apartment.
  • No firearms are allowed in the University of Kentucky's Housing complexes or on University of Kentucky's property.

Note: This is not to be construed as a complete list of all regulations pertaining to Graduate & Family Housing. Please see your Lease Agreement and Graduate & Family Housing Information Brochure for additional information.