Letter from the Director

Dear parents,

We’re thrilled your student will be spending the semester on campus, adding to their educational experience! Living on campus can be a wonderful and beneficial experience for students. In addition to the traditional classroom education, students who choose the residence hall work with others, appreciate diversity, develop negotiation skills, and evolve their connection to the school – all of which increase their chance of success. 

Residence hall living will offer your student many choices – and just like life, some will be good and some will be bad. Our residence hall staff members work hard to present students with many positive opportunities and educate them on the consequences of the less positive choices. As a parent, you can talk with your student about these choices and help them decide how to handle them in real time.

At NHTI, we consider your student to be an adult. As such, we will seek them out as a first resort. We’re happy to talk to you about any concerns, but please understand that we cannot talk with you about specifics regarding your student without his/her consent. We’re unable to act based on your request regarding your student without speaking with them and getting their feedback first. Please trust that our first goal is your student’s success, and we work toward making their stay at NHTI both comfortable and productive every day. 

Congratulations on having your student attend NHTI! We’re excited and dedicated to helping them reach their educational aspirations.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Trish Godino Loring
Director of Residence Life and Auxiliary Services

Fees/Fines

Housing and Meal Fees

Community Fines

Residence Life uses the commonly taught philosophy of community responsibility. Although we’ll always work to identify the perpetrators of any damage or vandalism, we depend on residents’ help. When the person(s) responsible cannot be identified, the cost of the vandalism is shared with the community of the affected area. 

Residence Life staff will conduct periodic room checks to ensure the safety and upkeep of the residence hall facilities. Damages will result in an assessment to the individual or group responsible, based on the cost to repair or replace the item or structure affected.

Examples of items that could be billed to students are: 

  • Windows: These should not be forced open, and window ledges should not be used as storage areas. Removal of a window or screen will result in a fine of $10.00 per student. 
  • Rooms: Any maintenance or safety violation found in any room will result in a fine. 
  • Common areas: Any excessive mess in the common areas will result in a fine to the hall, group, or individual responsible.

All residents are expected to be considerate and respectful to fellow residents and the physical property of the residence halls. Residents are held accountable for any incidents that occur in their assigned rooms, whether or not they are present at the time.