All residential students must check out with a member of the Residential Life staff once they have vacated the residence halls for any reason. Students will complete a Room Condition Form (and receive a copy) to assess any visible damage during their check out. After students have vacated the building a thorough walk-through will be done by Campus Operations to assess any vandalism. A completed Room Condition Form with no damage documented does not mean that a room will not receive a damage bill.
Damage billing is a collaboration between Campus Operations and the Office of Residential Life, and is submitted to Student Accounts for billing. Campus Operations and/or an outside company have determined the cost of the repair, including both labor and parts/materials.
If you accept the charges, DO NOT send a check to the Office of Residential Life. All payments should be directed to Student Accounts.
If you have received a damage bill that you do not feel responsible for, do the following:
- Write or type an appeal letter explaining why you should not be held responsible for the charges. Be as specific as possible.
- Send that letter via mail to:
The Office of Residential Life
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
Your appeal letter MUST be emailed or postmarked no later than JULY 27, 2016. Appeals via phone cannot be accepted.
Appeals must be done by each individual charged in order to be granted. Rooms cannot send one appeal for each individual in the room/suite/apartment.
Appeals will be reviewed by Residential Life and decisions regarding the appeals will be sent out by August 10, 2016.
If you have any questions, contact our office at 203-416-3417.