Summer Housing Agreement

Residents staying in the Darling Marine Center dormitory must act in accordance with the code of conduct and policies described by UMaine’s Residential Life Program. The following terms and conditions are highlighted as they apply specifically to residents of the DMC dorm.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Only interns, graduate students, visiting scientists and course participants are permitted to live in DMC housing.
  2. Unless prior arrangements have been made, rooms are available for occupancy 24 hours prior to the first day of work at the DMC, and must be vacated within 24 hours of the last day of work.
  3. The University provides no insurance for personal possessions. Students must have their own insurance or be included under their families insurance policy.
  4. The University reserves the right to make room assignments and in its sole discretion, to make reassignments of rooms for the benefit of the University. At times it may be necessary to house occupants in emergency spaces. Occupants will be made aware, upon occupancy, their assignments are temporary. They will be given a minimum of 48 hours to move when permanent assignments are made.
  5. The occupant agrees that rooms shall be used only as student living rooms and that no commercial operations shall be carried on therein except as provided under license issued by the University.
  6. The occupant agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of the University of Maine and of the Darling Marine Center. Occupants in violation of the terms and conditions of this contract shall be charged accordingly and/or asked to vacate his/her room. These rules include:
    • No pets, toasters, hot plates, candles, incense.
    • No nails, tacks, or tape on walls and doors.
    • No microwave ovens and only one small “cube” refrigerator per dorm room.
    • Fireworks are not allowed on DMC property.
    • Alcohol is not allowed in public areas the dining hall and fire-pit picnic area, without appropriate permits. Persons 21 years of age or older are allowed to consume alcohol in your housing unit.
    • Marijuana possession and use, regardless of form, is prohibited. This includes medical marijuana because of our federal funding.
    • University of Maine, including the Darling Marine Center, is a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco use by definition includes the possession of any lighted tobacco products, or the use of any type of smokeless tobacco.
  7.  The University reserves the right to inspect residence hall rooms, apartments and suites for health and safety reasons without notice. An inspection may not include a search of the occupant’s effects without his/her expressed consent except by law enforcement officers with a legal search warrant, or if in plain view. Darling Marine Center authorized routine and emergency repairs may be made during the normal working day without notice according to residence hall procedures.
  8. Occupants assigned to a given room will be held financially responsible for damage beyond normal wear and tear to the room and its furnishings if responsibility is not otherwise placed.
  9. Occupants assigned to a given hall will be financially accountable for damage in common rooms such as lounges, corridors, bathrooms, stairwells, etc. where excessive or frequent damage occurs and responsibility is not placed. The Darling Marine Center reserves the right to hold the occupants of an entire section, floor, or hall responsible for such damages.
  10. The University of Maine shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or citizenship status, disability or veteran status.  The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.