First-Year Residency Waiver

As outlined in the Board of Governors Code of Policies, all freshman students are required to live on-campus.  This request form is intended for students that qualify for an exception, as listed on the Residence Life website, HERE.

Please note, a $25.00 processing fee will be applied to the student's account.

Reason for Waiver*

Termination of your Housing Contract:

Cancellation by Student prior to first date of contract period for students returning to the University:  Students must submit their contract cancellation request in writing to the Office of Residence Life. Full Academic Year Contracts (Fall Semester start date): If a student requests cancellation after the signing of a one year contract and prior to the first date of the contract period, the student shall incur a $500 cancellation fee and the forfeiture of the housing deposit. Spring Semester Only Contracts (Spring Semester start date): If the student requests cancellation after signing a one semester contract and prior to the first date of the contract period, the student shall incur a $500 cancellation fee and the forfeiture of the housing deposit.

Cancellation by the Student during the contract period:  If the student voluntarily requests cancellations of the Housing Contract during the period that the contract is in effect or is removed from housing for disciplinary reasons and remains enrolled in the university, the student shall forfeit the housing deposit, pay for 100% of room and board rates up to that period, and 40% of room rate for the remainder of the academic year. Voluntary release from contract will only be granted if there are extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. The student must submit a written request to be released from the contract. Release from the contract can only be granted by the Director of Residence Life or an agent thereof.

The terms and conditions of the Housing Contract can be found by reviewing the Housing Contract found on the Residence Life Forms page HERE.

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