Rights and Responsibilities

Community Standards

University Housing offers a unique community living environment. This living space requires that students possess the life skills that are needed to live in an independent living environment. To preserve this special community, residents are expected to exhibit mature and responsible behavior and to abide by the community standards.

By signing your University Housing Contract, you indicated your acknowledgment of your obligation to comply with the Student Code of Conduct, the Rights and Responsibilities as a Resident (as documented below in the Community Living Guide) and the Contract Policies Booklet (also below).

Students are expected to be knowledgeable of, and abide by, the Student Code of Conduct at all times. All students are responsible for knowing and adhering to these standards. Any violation of the policies may result in disciplinary action. For more information on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Student Conduct Code and to read all policies and procedures related to Student Conduct, visit the Student Conduct & Community Standards website.

Updated Guest Policy

Keeping space between students and others is one of the best tools each of us has to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus and slowing its spread. As written, the current University Housing guest policy makes it difficult to address the number of guests in spaces that don’t allow for social/physical distancing.

Effective 09/15/20, all residents in University Housing, regardless of whether they have symptoms, are expected to adhere to the following updated guest policies:

Each student resident is allowed two guests in their assigned residence at any time.

  • A residence is defined as the student’s assigned room/suite/apartment, building social spaces and building hallways. The number of guests does not change based on the size of the room or presence of their roommate/suitemate(s)/apartment-mate(s).
  • In suites or apartments in which there are more than 3 assigned roommates, assigned students may have 2 guests per resident or a total of 10 people (guests and assigned students combined) at any time; whichever is less. It is important to note, however, that no individual assigned resident can have more than 2 guests with them at any time.
  • Guests are defined as anyone not assigned to the room in which they are occupying space at any given time. Guests also include individuals in a room other than their own on a floor, in a suite or in an apartment.

Guest policies and other protocols are subject to change as new health directives and guidelines are provided by local, state, and/or federal resources. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines and policies, residents should visit housing.unl.edu.

Contract Policies

To view our contract policies, view them online or download the Contract Policies Booklet at the link below.

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Community Living Guide
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Welcome to University Housing. We’re so happy to be your home-away-from-home for the upcoming academic year.

The Community Living Guide contains information you will need to make your time with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. View the guide online or download it at the link below.

Download the community living guide
Rights & Responsibilities

Living in a university residence hall requires students to possess the life skills that are needed to live independently and to interact with other residents in mature, civil, respectful, and healthy ways. It also requires students to recognize, understand, and appreciate that a room, floor, and building are a community. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a resident.

Download the 2020-21 Rights & Responsibilities