Housing

Regulations and Policies

The University strives to provide a clean, safe, and quiet environment where mutual respect is the norm. Students should abide by the policies and regulations of the University and Housing and Residential Life. All students are expected to behave in a mature manner conducive to a constructive living environment. Students who violate housing and Residential Life policies will be subject to disciplinary action including eviction from campus housing or in serious cases, expulsion from the University. In situations not covered by specific regulations, the student should use common sense and be sure that his/her conduct is consistent with what is expected from a mature individual.

Please note that student residence halls are not coed and are therefore gender segregated. Students must not access residences of the opposite gender. Permission must be obtained in advance from the Housing and Residential Life Office. Violation of this policy is taken very seriously and is subject to severe disciplinary action, including loss of campus housing privileges.

Check Out

Students are charged for any damage to the room that was not noted in the check-in form. Students who do not abide by the check-out procedure will be subject to additional fines.

* All keys must be returned except for the small keys of buildings 38 and 39;

 

Housing major charges

Belonging left inside rooms                               500 MAD

Lost Key                                                            500 MAD

Frosted and dirty stored refrigerators                100 MAD

Unreturned keys                                                100 MAD

Dismantled furniture                                          100 MAD

Dirty/Messy rooms                                             100 MAD per hour as a cleaning fee.

 

Room Consolidation

Al Akhawayn University is a residential campus, and requires housing for all eligible students. Housing Services and Residential Life at AUI hopes to efficiently and effectively utilize all available spaces on-campus and other university owned residences to accommodate the housing needs of all students. It aims to assign each room in the residence halls to full capacity whenever possible. This practice allows providing campus housing opportunities to the highest possible number of students.

At the end of the first two weeks of each semester, students who end up alone in a double room are contacted and provided with the names of students in similar situations. When a student is left without a roommate during the first two weeks of the semester, he or she is given two options:

1.  Reach an agreement with another student in the same situation (students are provided with a list of potential roommates). This option allows students to find someone they can get along with, or

2.  If space is available, a student may request to remain in a double room alone. However, he or she must pay a single room rate for a double room for that semester only. The student must sign a temporary occupancy commitment at the Housing and Residential Life Office.

Students are given a specific amount of time to determine the option that is most fitting for their situation. All roommates must be approved by Housing Services and Residential Life. For those who do not find someone to room with, a drawing is held to determine who will move and who will stay in a particular room.

Any attempt on the part of the remaining students to discourage, refuse or intimidate a potential or newly assigned roommate shall not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action. If Housing and Residential Life staff receive information that a resident is discouraging prospective roommates, the student will be contacted, and a report is submitted to the Housing and Residential Life mangers for disciplinary action which may include denial of housing privileges.

Room Change Requests

Housing and Residential Life processes students’ housing requests at the beginning of the year. For a number of reasons, students may request a room change; in order to meet all students’ requests, and to effectively manage housing assignments, the following rules apply to room changes:

  • Students are not allowed to change rooms without the permission of the Housing and Residential Life Office.
  • Room changes are permitted during the first two weeks after the check-in period only. After the two-week deadline, room changes have to be approved by the Housing and Residential Life managers, depending on the reasons behind the request.
  • The procedures for checking out of a room and into a new room are applied to all students changing rooms.
  • Students who change rooms without the approval of Housing and Residential Life Office will be required to move back into their original rooms, may be charged for any damages caused to the room, and may be subject to disciplinary action.

Every effort will be made to honor room change requests. However, changes are subject to room availability.

University Property

  • Students assume the responsibility for the furniture in their room. They are expected not to move any of the room furniture (beds and mattresses, chests of draws, wardrobes, etc.) from their original location, even if they are not used. Any violation of this rule is subject to a fine and further disciplinary action.
  • Common room furniture must not be moved to individual rooms. The furniture in the common rooms is intended for use by all hall residents and must be kept where they are. Any violation of this rule will result in a fine and further disciplinary action.
  • Students who are found guilty of throwing trash out of the window are subject to disciplinary action including eviction from university housing.
  • Repair costs for damage to rooms, or replacement costs for lost or damaged items will be charged to the room residents’ university account. The charges will be divided equally between the roommates involved unless one takes full responsibility for the damages caused.

* It is expected that residents treating their rooms with care. Residents are requested to report damages to Housing Services.

Liability

The University assumes no responsibility for loss, damage, or theft of personal property, including that in the custody of a student, whether such losses occur in students’ rooms, public areas or elsewhere in the residence halls. Students are encouraged to keep their rooms locked at all times.

Room Personalization

Students have the right to decorate their room as long as they do not leave any permanent damage. The following guidelines must be respected to minimize damage to the room:

  • Nails and thumbtacks should not be used on wooden or plaster surfaces in dorms or any other university property.
  • Screws should not be used on any surface including both the inside and outside of all doors.
  • Damages caused by the use of nails, screws, tacks, staples, tape, etc. to any university property will be charged to the resident’s account.

 

Bed Linen

All students should bring their own bed linen. The university does not provide blankets, pillows and pillow cases

Room Access by University Officers 

Al Akhawayn reserves the right to enter any room without prior notice to make repairs, to inspect for compliance with health/sanitation standards, University regulations, and in response to an emergency situation. A note is left in the room to inform the residents about the reasons for entering the room.

Alcohol and Drugs 
Possessing, selling, transporting, using, or consuming alcohol, drugs or any controlled substance is a violation of the University regulations. Students involved in such offences are subject to very serious disciplinary action including expulsion from the University.

Theft 
The unauthorized taking, misuse, or possession of any property owned by the University or by any member of the University is subject to severe disciplinary action.

 

Smoking

For health and safety reasons, smoking in rooms, hallways, lounges, and kitchens is prohibited. All buildings are equipped with smoke detectors. Violators are fined and may lose campus housing privileges.