The House at Cornell Tech Housing License Terms & Conditions 2020-2021 Special Circumstances (COVID-19) Addendum
The terms set forth in this Special Circumstances (COVID-19) Addendum (the “Addendum”) are expressly incorporated into the Housing License Terms and Conditions and are made a part thereof.
The University may temporarily or permanently reassign me to a different room or apartment for reasons that include but are not limited to purposes of quarantine or isolation of myself or others. Such housing may be on- or off-campus. The University will first seek to place reassigned students within The House at Cornell Tech, but reserves the right to use appropriate, contracted apartments or hotel accommodations to respond to public health concerns. I will cooperate with the University’s instructions for relocating to my reassigned housing. Any such temporary reassignment will not terminate my Housing License and I will remain responsible for complying with all Housing License requirements (including but not limited to housing charges and fees). I will also not be charged any additional fees or costs for such a temporary reassignment to address public health concerns.
The University may need to close Cornell Tech housing due to public health concerns during the Term. If this occurs, I will cooperate with the University’s instructions and regulations for vacating my assigned housing.
I acknowledge that my health and safety, and the health and safety of others in our community, depends on my strict compliance with: (1) New York State regulations, including “New York State on PAUSE” and “New York Forward”, that impose social distancing and other safety rules for all persons in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-pause and https://forward.ny.gov); (2) New York State Department of Health guidelines on COVID-19 protective measures (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/protect-yourself-and-your-family-coronavirus-covid-19); (3) other applicable orders, directives, limitations, and health and safety guidelines that may be issued by federal, state, or local authorities; and (4) any health and safety related rules, policies, directives, limitations or guidance issued by Cornell Tech or the University (see, e.g., https://covid.cornell.edu/).
Accordingly, I agree to comply with all of the foregoing, and in addition I specifically agree:
a. To notify Cornell Tech Student Wellness (email@example.com) if I am feeling unwell, develop a fever, or have had contact with anyone known or suspected of carrying COVID-19. The wellness email is only checked during business hours, so if medical attention is required after hours, to notify Cornell Tech Security at 646-971-3611. In an emergency, to call 911.
b. To be tested and to cooperate with contact tracing or other public health requirements set by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
c. To not allow guests in my room or building except as may be specifically approved in writing by residential housing leadership.
d. To comply with any COVID-related Cornell Tech and University behavioral guidelines, as they are issued.
I understand that my failure to comply with any of the foregoing provisions may seriously threaten the health and well-being of myself or others, and therefore, the University reserves the right to immediately terminate my Housing License and deny me access to campus. If the University terminates my Housing License for good cause, I will not be entitled to any refunds or credits of housing, dining, or any other University fees.
I acknowledge that the University may be required by state or local authorities or choose to:
a. Reduce, eliminate, or alter the schedule, location or modality of student or academic support services, activities, and experiences, including, but not limited to dining services.
b. Alter the academic schedule, location and modality of instructional and learning activities, and academic terms and requirements (including content and grading) of graduate and doctoral programs and instruction.
In the event the University undertakes any of the foregoing changes, I acknowledge that I will not be entitled to any refunds or credits except as may be expressly authorized by the University in writing.
The University’s rights and remedies listed in this Addendum are in addition to, and do not limit, the University’s rights and remedies in the Housing License Terms and Conditions.
Any delay or failure by the University to exercise any rights under this Addendum and/or the Housing License Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or any other subsequent right.
I acknowledge the University may modify the terms of this Addendum at any time, and I agree to comply at all times with the terms then in effect upon written notice of such changes.
To the extent there is any conflict between the terms in this Addendum and the Housing License Terms and Conditions, the Addendum terms shall control.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to get a housing license agreement that is not for the full year (for example, spring semester only)?
Housing license agreements are for the full year (8/1/20-7/15/21). Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for international students unable to make it to campus in August or early September for the start of the program due to restrictions prohibiting them from traveling to the United States, including restrictions related to their student visa processes. If you are able to arrive mid-fall semester, we will adjust the license agreement period in these circumstances and prorate the rent based on move-in month.
If I move into The House and decide that I want to move out during the academic year for any reason, will my rent be prorated?
The housing license agreement term will not be adjusted and rent will not be prorated if students choose to move out.
I live in The House, how do I order and receive food and other deliveries during quarantine?
During quarantine and/or isolation, new residents may order food for delivery from The Café @ Cornell Tech or from other grocery and food establishments. A list of local delivery resources, including household items, can be found here.
Packages and mail for new residents under quarantine will be delivered to the apartment door by building team members.
I live in The House, how will trash be collected during quarantine?
Residential trash for apartments under quarantine must be sealed in plastic garbage bags and placed in front of each apartment’s door for daily pick up by building staff.