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Student Lease Addendum

Below is the lease addendum that each University of Minnesota student tenant signs.  Please read it carefully and make sure that you maintain appropriate conduct.

You can get a printable copy here.


For University of Minnesota Student Renters

You have a duty and obligation to follow all city, state and federal laws together with the policies of the University of Minnesota. If you fail to do so you may be subject to certain penalties including criminal prosecution, fines, jail, civil liability and school code sanctions. The following briefly set forth some common offenses and penalties.


Most cities, including Minneapolis, regulate noise levels and social gatherings that could be considered a nuisance. Minneapolis ordinances prohibit a person from conducting, participating in, visiting, permitting, or remaining at a noisy assembly. This is defined as a gathering of more than one person in a residential area between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. that would be likely to cause significant discomfort or annoyance to a person of normal sensitivities. You may be in violation if you entertain one friend or fifty; whether or not there is alcohol involved; and whether or not you are the host. Violations may result in escalating civil penalties atarting at $150.00 for residents/guests and $200.00 for landlords, as well as criminal misdemeanor charges punishable by a fine up to $1000.00 and /or 90 days in jail.


This is commonly defined as engaging in conduct that is likely to alarm, anger, or disturb others, provoke and assault, or disturb the peace. It includes fighting or engaging in offensive, obscene, or abusing language or in boisterous and noisy conduct that may arouse alarm, anger, or resentment in others. Violation of this state statute is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and / or 90 days in jail. NOTE: This law is broadly interpreted; police will often charge individuals who they believe are being “uncooperative.”


Anyone who violates the following provisions may be charged with a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to $1000 and / or 90 days in jail.

Consumption: is unlawful for anyone under age 21 to consume alcohol outside his/her parent’s or guardian’s home.

Fake ID: It is unlawful to give a fictitious name or fake ID to a police officer who is acting within his/her duties. It is also unlawful to present a fake ID to purchase alcohol.

Purchasing: is unlawful for a person under 21 to buy or attempt to buy any alcoholic beverage.

Possession: It is unlawful for a person under 21 to possess an alcoholic beverage with intent to consume it outside his/her parent’s or guardian’s home.

Furnishing alcohol to persons under the age of 21: Anyone who buys or furnishes alcohol for a person under age 21 is subject to gross misdemeanor charges and a fine of up to $3000 and/or one year in jail.


Driving while intoxicated:

: It is a misdemeanor ($1000 fine/90 days) to drive, operate, or be in control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance or with an alcohol concentration above .10%. It is also a crime to refuse chemical testing if you are stopped by police. Refusal results in loss of license for 1 year. Test results over .10% results in loss of license for 90 days.

Zero tolerance: It is unlawful for anyone under age 21 to drive, operate, or be in control of a motor vehicle after consuming any amount of alcoholic beverage. Violation will result in loss of driving privileges for 30 days (2nd offense – 180 days) and will become a permanent part of your driving record.

CRIMINAL LIABILITY: It is a crime for anyone over 21 to buy, sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under 21.


A civil lawsuit may be brought against anyone who is 21 or older who furnished, sold, have, or purchased alcohol for a person under 21 whose consumption of alcohol resulted in injury or harm to an innocent third person.

University Conduct Code, the “Student Conduct Code” applies to illegal conduct that occurs both on and off campus. If your conduct results in criminal offense, or endangers the health or safety of others you are subject to discipline under the code.



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