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General Charges For Student Damages

Students are expected to act responsibly while attending Hampshire College. Deliberate destruction of College property will not be tolerated. If a room or common area incurs damage during the academic year, the resident of the room and all residents of the common area will be charged for the damage.

Under no circumstances are students permitted to paint their rooms or common areas. Failure to abide by this rule will result in charges for paint and labor to restore the room or common area to its original condition.

Students are required to sign a room and common area contract when they move in. These contracts should accurately reflect the conditions and furnishings of the area. All student rooms have a full complement of furniture and will be charged for any missing furniture when they vacate. Students will be held accountable for any damage to their rooms, common areas, or furniture. More information on our policies can be found in the Vacating Rooms and Room Damages sections of the student handbook.

 Replacement Charges    Cleaning Charges  
 Bookcase  $150  Cooktop  $15+
 Pedestal Unit (3 drawer)  $350  Oven  $50
 Bed frame  $250  Refrigerator  $50
 Desktop  $100  Dorm room carpet  $100
 Mattress  $125  Carpet stain removal  $50
 Dresser  $250  Small room cleaning  $50
 Swivel Chair  $100  Medium room cleaning  $75
 Loveseat  $200  Large room cleaning  $100
 Mirror  $75  Common area small  $100
 Window screen  $60  Common area medium  $200
 Glass (window) per size  $40-1,600  Common area large  $300
 Fire door (minimum)  $200-400     
 Light fixture  $150  Floor Tile Replacement  
 Light cover  $75  Dorm room  $300+
 Thermostat  $75  Common areas  $700+
 Smoke detector  $75  Lounges  $1,750-2,250
 Carpet (per sq yard)  $40    
 Drapes (Merrill/Dakin)  $175+  Early Arrivals  
 Curtain rod  $50  Early Arrival $100/night
 Window shade  $50    
 Painting Charges-Minimum    Card Access Equipment  $250-500
 Dorm room  $250  Lockset  $100-400
 Dorm hall  $400  Closer  $250
 Dorm ceiling  $100  Panic device  $550
 Patch and repairs  $50+  Kitchen cabinet door  $75
 Common area  $350  Door/frame  $1,000
 Moving Charges    Carpet Replacement  
 Large pieces  $50  Dorm room  $500+
 Small pieces  $30  Common areas  $1,000
 Cinderblocks  $5 each  Lounges  $1,000-1,500


For the spring 2015 semester, houses close Sunday, May 17, at 10 a.m. All residents must be completely moved out by this time. Keys must be returned to the HOO by 10 a.m., or a late key charge of $50 will be assessed. A cumulative late stay charge of $50 will be assessed per every 30 minutes a student remains on campus after 10 a.m.

Moving Contents of a Student's Room

On occasion, a student's room must be moved (if the student is not present on Jan. moving day or, for any reason, is not available to move his/her room when decisions are made not to be an enrolled student at Hampshire College).

Moving Charges: $300

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