Housing Policies

Rent
  • Rent is due in the Business office on the first day of each month.
  • Rent rates may increase or decrease after being reviewed in June with any changes taking affect in August.
Rental Unit
  • Your unit may only be occupied by dependents that are listed on your rental agreement.
  • All furniture and appliances owned by the seminary must remain in the unit at all times.
  • Students are not permitted to move to a different unit without prior authorization from the Director of Housing.
  • No modifications are to be made to the electrical or plumbing system.
  • For the installation of a bidet or any other devices, the resident will be responsible for all costs and will need to contact Facilities.
Utilities
  • Water and local phone calls are included in the rent for all residents.
  • Residents living in apartments (except Courtyard) are responsible to set up and pay for electricity and gas (if applicable) through Entergy.
  • Cable and Internet can be set up by contacting our Cox Communications representative Fayard Lambert at 504-401-2669.

Fire Safety

  • Tampering with a smoke detector or other fire suppression resources is strictly prohibited and viewed as deliberate vandalism of seminary property.

Right of Entry

  • The seminary reserves the right to enter a student’s apartment/dorm room to check conditions, perform repairs, routine maintenance, and to respond to emergencies either with the consent of the student or with the authorization of the seminary president, VP of Business Affairs, Associate VP of Facilities, or the Dean of Students.
Parking
  • Residents will need to get a parking decal from Campus Police to register their vehicle, also including trailers, boats, and campers.
  • One space is provided per residence. All other vehicles will either need to be parked adjacent to their building or in the Carey Hall overflow parking lot
  • Residents are required to only park in assigned parking areas. Please do not park on the grass due to the possibility of damaging the old water and sewer lines.
  • Trailers, boats, and campers need to be parked in the overflow parking area.
  • Violation of regulations will result in booting or towing. This also applies to your guest.

Quiet Hours

  • Quiet Hours for apartments are from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and for the dorms 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Storage
  • In accordance with the fire marshal and our policies as a seminary no items are to be stored outside the apartment with the exception of a small shoe rack.
  • Breezeways, hallways, and stairwells must stay clear of all personal belongings.
  • Bikes are to be stored and labeled on the bike rakes. Grills are also to be labeled and stored on the concrete picnic area.
  • Draping items over apartment balconies is prohibited.

Bicycles

  • Register bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc. through the Dean of Student office located in the Hardin Student Center.

Pets

  • No pets of any kind are allowed in seminary -owned student housing units.

Painting

  • The Seminary does not allow residents to paint their assigned unit. Please be advised that if you do paint, you will forfeit the refundable portion of your deposit and will be responsible for any other additional costs to return the residence back into a rentable condition.

Maintenance

  • If something in your unit needs to be fixed you can put in a work order by emailing fixit@nobts.edu or by calling Facilities at 504-282-4455 ext. 3230. Please include your physical address and contact information. Normal work orders will be acted upon within 48 hrs. or information will be left notifying the resident of the status of the work order.
  • In case of an emergency work order after hours or during the weekend, call 504- 944-7711.
  • Pest Control and AC maintenance is performed every month. The technician will hang a notice on the door one day prior to treating and will leave a notice after the treatment is complete.

Trash

  • On Tuesday and Friday trash (including furniture and appliances) is picked up by the curb between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  • Please do not put your trash out before that time, the night before, or put it outside your door. Any violation of this policy will result in a $25.00 fine.
  • On days that trash is not picked up, you are welcome to drop it off in the black trailer located at the back of campus.
  • When disposing of cardboard please be sure to break it down.
Damages
  • Residents are responsible for maintaining their unit and all furnished items in a clean and acceptable condition.
Liability
  • The seminary is not liable for any damages or loss of any personal belongings. Each resident is encouraged to purchase renters insurance.
Keys
  • Apartment residents (not including Courtyard) can request an additional key for $10.00.
  • Any keys that are not returned a $115.00 charge per cylinder will be charged to the students account.
  • If you are locked out call Campus Police at 504-944-7711.               

Check out procedures
  • When preparing to move out residents will need to submit a vacating notice either online or in our office.
  • Apartment residents need to give a 30 (calendar) day notice and dorm residents need to give a 14 (calendar) day notice.
  • If the required notice is not given, residents will have to pay rent for the days they did not give notice.   
  • When checking out, the resident will need to fill out a check out form either in the Housing office, at the guard house, or online and turn in their keys.
  • Rent will be charged until the keys are turned in.
  • If there are any damages, other than normal wear and tear, during or as a result of the resident’s occupancy, the resident will forfeit the refundable portion of their housing deposit and will be responsible for any other charges remaining.

Dorm and Courtyard Residents

  • The Post office is located in the Hardin Student Center.
  • The kitchen in Carey Hall is available to all dorm students. Please be sure to clean up immediately after each use.
  • No ladies are allowed in the male dorm rooms or hallways and no men are allowed in the girl’s dorms or hallways.
  • Men must leave Carey Hall at 11:00 p.m. and are not permitted back until 8:00 a.m.
  • Use of the TV is on a first come first serve basis.