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Fees for damages occurring in residence halls are charged to the responsible individual or group. When this is not possible, all residents of the hall or floor become collectively responsible for the costs involved. Fees may include replacement cost, labor cost, and a charge to deter damage. “Common Damage” bills are assessed to student accounts at the end of each semester.

Failure to clean room

$25 or more

Failure to return key(s)

$100 lock change + $15 per key

Furniture damage or missing

Cost of replacement + $100

Failure to clean oven/stove/refrigerator

$30 or more

Failure to restore furniture back

$50 or more

Improper trash disposal

$25 per bag

Late departure (after 11 a.m.)

$100 each hour

Paint room

$200 or more

Patch and paint holes

$100 per wall/area or more

Sand/varnish door

$200

Remove stickers

$50 or more

Replace window screw(s) or policy cling

$50 or more

Replace (1) window pane

Cost of replacement + $50

Replace door

Cost of replacement + $100

Replace blinds

$100 or more

Replace (1) ceiling tile

$50 or more

Carpet cleaning

$100

Replace door peep hole

$25

Replace signs or artwork

$100-$1000 or more

Replace garbage cans and plants

$500 or more

Replace cabinet/wardrobe doors

Cost of replacement + $50

Replace floor tiles

$150 or more

All rooms will be re-inspected after they are vacated and all students have checked out. There may be other charges and/or disciplinary action taken for damage to the room or its contents and missing items not noted on initial inspection. Students may not repair any damages done to their rooms or apartments.

Some of these costs may be adjusted depending on the cost of replacement, labor and intentional damage. Residents are a part of the University community and are encouraged to take responsibility for their environment. Students witnessing vandalism should contact their resident assistant, head resident, or area coordinator. Reports can remain anonymous. Please send an e-mail to reslife@ut.edu or commondamage@ut.edu.