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Common Terminology

Throughout this document, “you” and “your” refers to the individual signing the contract and is the person legally bound to its terms and conditions. The term “resident” includes the primary contract holder and any household members residing in the space. “Student,” when capitalized or as the context reveals, means a contract holder meeting the eligibility requirements in the Eligibility to Reside in M Housing section. The term “student,” not capitalized or as the context reveals, refers to any person enrolled at the University of Michigan. “Non-student,” when capitalized or as the context reveals, denotes a contract holder meeting the eligibility requirements in the Eligibility to Reside in M Housing section.

“Room,” “space,” or “assignment” denotes the space which has been contracted: apartment, room, and suite. In Munger Graduate Residences and in Northwood Community Apartments this includes any storage space specifically connected to the address.

The term “Housing,” when capitalized or as the context reveals, refers to M Housing.

M Housing “professional staff” includes but is not limited to: Assistant Directors, Hall Directors, and other full-time staff employed by M Housing. “Residence staff” includes student Resident Advisors (RA) and Diversity Peer Educators (DPE).

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