Description Important Information and Requirements for Current Graduate Students Accordion Apartment Security Deposit Security Deposit Students who are assigned an apartment are required to pay a security deposit prior to moving into their apartment. Submit your security deposit, equal to first month’s rent listed on your Housing Contract. For instructions on making security deposit payments electronically (ACH - Automated Clearing House) through your checking account, please email [email protected]. Complete your W8 or W9 tax document. Due to state law, each security deposit is kept in a separate interest-bearing account. An IRS W9 or W8 tax document is required to be on file by the bank in order for you to earn interest on your account. Once your security deposit account is opened, JP Morgan’s Tax Compliance Office will send you instructions via US mail on how to submit your W9/W8 tax document so that you may earn interest on your tenant security deposit. For confirmation that your security deposit has been received, please email [email protected]. Students transferring from one apartment to another do not need to submit another deposit, as it will be transferred for their new apartment. Mail/Packages The U.S. Postal Services delivers mail directly to Graduate Housing Locations. Graduate College Mail and packages are managed by the Porter's Lodge. You will receive an email notification from the Porter's Lodge when letter mail/packages arrive. Your mailing address: Full Name 88 College Road West [Room Assignment] Princeton, NJ 08544 Graduate Annexes Mail and Packages for Annex Residents are delivered directly to the building's address. Your mailing address: Full Name [Building] [Street] [Unit] Princeton, NJ 08540 Lakeside Apartments and Townhomes Mail is distributed to your designated mailbox. Your mailbox number is located on your clear key packet. If you have any roommates, you and your roommate(s) will share one mailbox. Your mailing address: Full Name [Full unit address] Princeton, NJ 08540 Do not use the mailbox number when receiving mail and/or packages. Lawrence Apartments Mailboxes can be found near the main entrance of each building. In buildings 1-7, a separate key is needed for the mailbox; for buildings 8-14, the regular apartment key is used for the mailbox. Your mailing address: Full Name [Building #] Lawrence Drive, [Apt #] Princeton, NJ 08540 Personal Property Protection Personal Property Protection All University lease and contract holders are required to carry personal property protection (renter’s) insurance while living in University rental apartments and houses. Each roommate will need to have their own individual policy. The minimum required coverage is $4000 of personal property insurance. Personal Liability Coverage If you have a pet, you must also carry personal liability coverage. The minimum required coverage is $100,000 of personal liability insurance. You may keep pets only after registering them with Graduate Student Housing at My Housing for Graduates when applying for housing. You are also required to provide this information when you move in by filling out the Resident Information Sheet. Insurance Carriers Insurance policies can be purchased from the provider of the resident's choice. Most providers allow for online signup. The University does not require the contract holder to buy coverage from any specific vendor. Proof of Coverage Proof of all required insurance coverage must be provided to Graduate Student Housing prior to the contracted move in date and upon contract renewal or upon request. All residents with pets are required to provide Graduate Student Housing with proof of liability insurance before their contracted move in date. Graduate Student Housing will accept either a copy of your insurance policy. Because this is a contractual requirement, failure to provide proof of insurance will be considered a violation of the terms and conditions of occupancy. Residents are required to submit documentation of insurance annually- prior to the start of each contract year. Pet-friendly Housing Only students living in designated apartments or townhome units are permitted to have a cat or dog. Students in all graduate apartment locations may keep small, non-poisonous household pets that can be humanely housed in cages, bowls, or aquariums (tanks of 10 gallons or less). Registered cats and dogs are permitted in pet-friendly units that can be found: Lakeside 1st floor apartments with direct access to an exterior door Lawrence Building 1- All 1st- 6th floor apartments Buildings 2-7 - All 1st floor apartments Buildings 8-9 - All 1st floor apartments Buildings 10, 11 and 12- All 1st and 2nd floor apartments Buildings 13 and 14 - All 1st floor apartments All cats and dogs may be kept only after registering them with Housing and Real Estate Services or American Campus Communities (ACC) by completing a Pet Agreement and providing proof of required levels of personal property protection and liability insurance coverage as required and detailed below. Pets are not permitted under any other circumstances. In all cases, the roommate(s) must provide consent. Pet Requirements If you would like to bring a pet to campus and are assigned to a pet-friendly unit, a Pet Agreement must be completed and submitted for approval at least 7 days prior to moving in. All pet requests are approved on an individual basis. Feel free to contact the The Service Point to inquire about specifics. Email the completed pet agreement and supporting documents to [email protected] Please ensure that you have the following prior to submitting your pet agreement for approval: Completed Pet Agreement with signatures of all contract holders and/or residents listed for your unit Municipality of Princeton Dog License A copy of your personal liability insurance coverage A picture of the Pet(s) Copies of all recent vaccination records Students with dogs and cats residing in pet-friendly units will be charged a non-refundable $100 pet cleaning fee per contract holder. If a student moves to a new unit, they will be charged an additional cleaning fee for the new unit. Students moving in with their pet to pet-friendly housing: Must carry $100,000 of personal liability coverage on their renter's insurance policy Be in compliance with local pet ordinances, rules and regulations - including dog licensing Should any pets become a nuisance to others, destructive, violent, or noisy such permission will be revoked by the University, which shall have the sole right to make such a determination. All pet owners must be in compliance with state and local laws and ordinance governing licensing, vaccinations, and control. Any violations of these laws or ordinances will be considered a breach of contract. Documents must be submitted annually at the beginning of each contract year. Pet Rules and Policies The Resident is responsible for all actions of the pet(s) and will abide by the following rules: 1. No pet may disturb the rights, comforts, or conveniences of other persons in or near the Property. 2. When outside of the Apartment and/or the Building, any pet must be confined by leashes under the Resident’s supervision at all times. 3. No pet may be tied to any fixed object in or on the Property. 4. Resident must promptly remove any pet waste from the Property. 5. The Resident must immediately remove any pet offspring from the Property. 6. The Resident must comply with all applicable statutes, ordinances, restrictions, and other enforceable regulations regarding pets in effect or as amended. 7. The Resident must keep the pet(s) rabies vaccine current. 8. The Resident must abide by an amendment to these pet rules after Princeton University provides written notice of such amendment to the Resident. 9. No aggressive breeds are allowed on the Property. This includes, but is not limited to Pit Bulls, Chows, etc. 10. No more than two (2) pets are allowed per unit unless authorized in writing by Student Housing. 11. Pet(s) must be approved in writing by Student Housing and all Roommates by the signing of this agreement. 12. Residents must ensure that pet(s) use designated waste areas at all times and pick-up and properly dispose of pet waste 13. The Resident must comply with any applicable licensing requirements. The University reserves the right to request documentation showing that the animal has been licensed in accordance with licensing requirements of New Jersey's Office of Animal Welfare. The license number must be provided with the submission of the Pet Agreement.