Requesting to stay after the current lease expires
- If a Dean requests that a current student stay for a short period beyond the end of their lease, that student will be charged a 20% premium in rent after the current lease expires. In order to give the facilities enough time to turn over the unit, the last day you can stay is July 15. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- Single students who are signing a lease for the next academic year, may stay in their apartment through the summer and pay rent. Or, they may empty their room and not pay rent for all or part of the summer.
- When a student vacates their apartment or house permanently, they may not leave any belongings behind. Those items will be thrown away, and the student will be charged,
- Single students may request a different single room once during their stay in University housing. In addition, you may petition to move a second or third time. The petition has to include why you want to move or why you need to move.
- Students may request an upgrade from a commuter or double to a single or to a 1 bedroom apartment if they are getting married.
- Students cannot change room in the middle of the semester unless there is a specific and documented problem (roommate issues etc.) that cannot be resolved.
- We honor room change for single students in June/July and January if available.
- We honor upgrades for family housing in July if available. The size of the family on July 1st is what determines the size of the apartment the student qualifies for. If a baby is born July 2nd it will not change their eligibility for that academic year.
Email as a Means of Communication
- The University sanctions emails as a viable means of communication to our students for important information. You must check your emails regularly and you will be accountable for this information.
Housing Occupancy Agreements
- Single students are signing a financial obligation through May 30 (10 month contract). If single students choose to stay the whole or part of the summer they also have to sign a summer agreement for June, July and August.
- Families continuing in housing are signing a financial obligation through August 31 (12 months contract).
- Families in their final year of the contract (either graduating or their housing eligibility is expiring) sign a Housing Occupancy Agreement through May 30 (10 month contract). If the family prefers to stay until June 30th, the student will need to make this request to the Housing Office in the spring.
- All students are billed for each semester through May 30. June, July and August are billed separately for families and any single students who decide to stay the summer.
Requesting to Break a Housing Occupancy Agreement
If something happens unexpectedly after you sign your housing occupancy agreement, you may request to break your housing occupancy agreement. A “Request for Occupancy Agreement Release” form is available in the Housing Office with a guideline for documentation that is needed to process the application. If you break your housing occupancy agreement, your housing deposit is forfeited, and if approved, you will also be charged one additional month of rent from the day you move out. If you choose not to submit the application, you are not eligible for any refunds.
Housing Eligibility and Limitation
Housing eligibility varies according to each program and has a 5 year maximum in housing for all students.
Students who have reached the maximum years of housing eligibility but who need more time to finish their course work may petition for additional time in University housing. Housing is not guaranteed. Students will be notified after May 15th whether housing is available or not. Please fill out the application to continuing housing and return it to the housing office.