Residential Life and Housing

Housing Appeals

All students are required to live in housing for four semesters. All sophomores are required to live on-campus unless participating in a study abroad program. Students wishing to appeal these requirements must submit a written Housing Appeal Petition to the RLH Office to be reviewed by the Housing Appeals Committee. The following information outlines the appeal process. To begin a petition, please download, print and complete a Housing Appeal Form.

Petition Information

All petitions will be reviewed by the Housing Appeals Committee and decided on a case by case basis.  This committee will typically review your appeal within 2 weeks of your submission, and a decision will be communicated to you via email.

All petitions must be accompanied by a summary of the reasons for needing or requesting the appeal. This should be typed and submitted with the Housing Appeal Form to the Residential Life and Housing Office.

Documentation supporting an appeal petition must also be submitted with the Housing Appeal Form. Examples of supporting documentation include but are not limited to:

  • A letter from Parent or Guardian stating that a student will be commuting from their permanent residence (Student's permanent address must be within 25 driving miles of 950 Main Street to pursue this option).
  • A letter from a physician explaining a student’s inability to live in housing.
  • Documentation supporting a financial need or hardship and how living off campus will alleviate that hardship (this information should include financial statements, detailed budgets, etc)..
  • Documentation showing previous on-campus housing at another institution (to verify that you have completed a total of 4 semesters of on-campus housing).
     

*Please note that there is a $1000 contract cancellation fee for appeals granted after a contract has been signed. See the housing contract for details.