Read below to familiarize yourself with the Courtyards policies. Refer to the Resident Handbook to learn how to have a great experience while living at CTY, including information about emergency preparedness, student conduct, and various lease-related concerns.
Refer to the Resident Handbook to learn how to have a great experience while living at The Courtyards, including information about emergency preparedness, student conduct, and various leasing-related concerns.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Click here to view UMD’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Any time that The Courtyards Staff receives a report that a resident has been out of contact and unreachable by phone, email, etc., our staff will take steps to respond to the report. The first step will be attempting to contact the missing resident. If the Courtyards staff is able to make contact with the resident, they will instruct them of who is trying to get in contact with them and consider the situation concluded. Staff is not permitted to release resident information, including if they are present on the property.
If the Courtyards staff is unable to make contact with the resident or determine that they are not missing, the UMD Police Department will be notified of the missing person. UMDPD will be given lead on the investigation and will make the determination of who may be contacted with what information. Courtyards staff will take direction from UMDPD for how further to proceed.
Under federal law, residents have the right to confidentially register, with Resident Life and the University, the name and contact information of an individual who they would like to have contacted (within 24 hours) if it is determined that they have been missing from the campus and their whereabouts are unknown for a period of 24 hours or more.
They can register the name and phone number of this contact person by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 301-314-9750. For residents under the age of 18 (who are not emancipated individuals), federal law requires the university to notify their custodial parent or guardian (within 24 hours) if it is determined that they have been missing from the campus and their whereabouts are unknown for a period of 24 hours or more.
As of 2014-2015 lease year, the Courtyards requires all residents invest in renters insurance. The Courtyards does not carry insurance on tenant’s personal possessions. Renters insurance can provide protection for accidental damage, theft, fire, water, and more. Please note, tenant will be held liable for any damages he/she may cause to a unit. Damage caused to a unit by a tenant will be charged directly to the resident found responsible or split among the residents of the apartment if a responsible party cannot be determined, regardless of acquisition of insurance.
Many tenants rely on parents’ homeowners insurance policies for protection while residing in The Courtyards. Be sure to check your policy first as many will only provide partial coverage for personal property of the tenant. Renters insurance covers personal property as well as damage to the property for which a tenant may be liable. Renters insurance policies also tend to carry lower premiums.
Renters insurance rates vary from state to state. The cost also depends on the insurance company and the coverage level selected. According to Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIAB), the coverage cost for renters insurance is about $12 per month for $30,000 worth of property coverage and $100,000 of liability coverage.
You may benefit from speaking with an agent when selecting a policy, as some features of our properties could lower rates. Agents may also recommend other protective measures for your apartment that will lower the rates and further your protection. Some policies also cover listed property outside the apartment.
Click here for an informational pamphlet on renters insurance. The Courtyards does not specifically endorse the company in the provided pamphlet. We provide this for informational purposes only to aid in your insurance-provider research.
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