Housing Release

Housing Release 

When you sign up for housing, it’s for the entire academic year. That means, once you receive your room key, you are bound to the Housing License

However, students in certain circumstances — such as study abroad, fall graduation, internships, medical need, withdrawal or transfer — can apply for a semester-long housing release
 

Withdrawing or Transferring

Before applying for housing release, you must complete the undergraduate withdrawal process or the graduate withdrawal process

Next, attach your completed withdrawal forms to your completed Housing Release Form and submit the packet to the Department of Residential Life. 

Please share a copy of your housing release approval with your housing area when you return your keys and move out

If you are withdrawing or transferring for non-medical reasons, you will be refunded a weekly rate up to eight weeks.  

If your withdrawal forms indicate you are withdrawing for medical reasons or circumstances beyond your control, you may apply for a weekly rate refund beyond the eight weeks. 

Foreign Exchange Students

Foreign exchange students are only accepted for one semester. To be released from housing for the second semester, please submit a completed Housing Release Form to the Department of Residential Life. 

Study Abroad

Please attach a copy of your study abroad acceptance letter to your completed Housing Release Form and submit the packet to the Department of Residential Life. 

If you’re approved, you’ll receive a housing release approval. Please share a copy with your housing area when you return your keys and move out

Medical Need

All medical requests for housing release must be submitted to Disability Resource Center at least four weeks before the upcoming semester begins.  

DRC works with SHS or CAPS when making decisions on medical housing releases - but these approvals are rare. If DRC approves your request, please submit a completed Housing Release Form to the Department of Residential Life. 

Note: Students who require housing accommodations must have their medical need(s) documented by the Disability Resource Center. Documentation must be renewed each year before the Special Interest Housing Sign-up period.

Academic Dismissal

Please attach a copy of your academic dismissal letter to your completed Housing Release Form and submit the packet to the Department of Residential Life. 

Please share a copy of your housing release approval with your housing area when you return your keys and move out.

Internships

Your internship must be at least 50 miles away from the University for you to qualify for housing release and you must submit a completed Housing Release Form to the Department of Residential Life. 

Please share a copy of your housing release approval with your housing area when you return your keys and move out

Fall Graduation

If you intend to graduate after the fall semester, submit a completed Housing Release Form to the Department of Residential Life. 

Billing for the spring semester will go out before you move out; however, the charges will be removed from your bill after you return your keys and move out. Please share a copy of your housing release approval with your housing area when you check out. 

Note: If you live in Empire Commons, you will be billed a $400 License Termination Fee. 

Note: Students who submit any materials found to be fraudulent will be referred to the Office of Community Standards

 

Housing Exemptions 

Freshmen and sophomores — defined as anyone who has not yet earned 56 academic credits — are required to live on campus.  

However, commuter students, married students, students who are at least 21 years old, students who are veterans, and students with a medical reason can apply for a housing exemption. 

The deadline to apply for a housing exemption for the 2021-2022 Academic Year has passed.

 

Housing Cancellations

Continuing students are required to pay a housing deposit before they can select housing. The $125 deposit can be paid on E-Pay and is credited toward your housing charges.  

Students who want to cancel their housing after sign-ups can send a completed Housing Cancellation Form to [email protected].  

The deadline to apply for a housing exemption for the 2021-2022 Academic Year has passed.