For information about how to appeal to be exempted from the second-year live-on requirement, click here.
We acknowledge that situations can change and are open to receiving appeals for release. Please know, however, that submitting an appeal does not guarantee a release, no matter your reason for the appeal. Do NOT make other plans until you have been notified of the outcome of your appeal. Appeals to be released from housing are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Housing assignment appeals may be made at any time, but please note the termination fee schedule that is based upon submission date. Appeals will be reviewed and responded to via email within three weeks of being received. Please note that appeals are rarely granted. Appeals may be granted (but are not guaranteed) in the following instances, based on documentation that demonstrates the issue cannot be remedied by alternative means:
We will NOT consider appeals to be released based on roommate dissatisfaction; we will work with you to be moved to a different on-campus location.
All releases are subject to a cancellation and/or termination fee.
Pay careful attention to what information and, where applicable, documentation needs to accompany an appeal.
Your Housing Appeal must be submitted via your MyHousing page. Please log on to your page and click the left-hand navigation link "Request a Housing or Commuter Appeal".Please note that all appeals will be reviewed within three weeks of being received. All releases are subject to a cancellation and/or release fee.
Housing appeals must be submitted via students' MyHousing page. Please log on to your page and click the left-hand navigation link "Request a Housing or Commuter Appeal".
The "Reason For Appeal" portion of your form must include the following information:
• A clear and explicit narrative demonstrating the rationale for why you should receive an exception and be released. If no explanation is included, the appeal will be considered incomplete and returned to you.
Medical: If your appeal is for medical reasons, you must be registered with the Office of Access, Disability Services and Resources (ADSR) prior to submitting an appeal. Please do not send medical documentation to the Office of Residence Life & Housing. A housing accommodation determination must be made by ADSR.
Financial: If your appeal is for financial reasons, the information you wish to have considered must be on file in the Office of Financial Aid. We will consult directly with Financial Aid and receive a determination on whether your expressed need has been met for the academic year.
For students who have signed up for or are currently living in a housing assignment, an appeal for financial reasons must include documentation that your financial situation has changed since you applied for housing; your application date can be found on your MyHousing page. Please download this form and have it completed by your Financial Aid advisor. It is your responsibility to submit the completed form.
*Termination fees are calculated: semester room rate / number of days in the semester (118 for fall, 122 for spring) X seven = one week
Questions regarding the appeal process may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reappeals will be considered ONLY if there is additional documentation or information that has not been previously reviewed. Reappeals should be written and submitted with any associated documentation directly to the Office of Residence Life and Housing reception desk.
Appeals for the reduction of termination fees will not be considered without documentation showing a change in financial status since the original appeal decision was rendered.