Housing Policy

All freshmen are required to live on campus. Most upperclass students also live in College housing; those who choose to live elsewhere must submit the Housing Contract Cancellation form.

All students living in College dormitories and Houses are required to purchase full-board contracts and be familiar with the undergraduate housing license contract. Please refer to Housing Guidelines, and the following information about applying for and cancelling housing:

  1. At the beginning of their residence in the College, all students are required to sign a Housing Contract. This contract remains binding for all the terms a student is in residence, and is cancelled by graduation, or by the submission of a Housing Contract Cancellation form. It is renewed by the timely submission of a Returning Student Housing Application.

  2. Students who are on a leave of absence or required to withdraw and intend to return to College Houses must notify the Office of Residential Life of their intention to return by filing a Returning Student Housing Application by the dates given below. A student who has filed an application to return to residential housing for one term and subsequently decides to return for the following term must submit a new Housing Contract Cancellation Form and a new Returning Student Housing Application.

Deadlines

Consequences of Failure to Notify

October 13 - if student is returning for the spring term

Student will be housed on a space-available basis only, and ineligible to apply for an inter-house transfer or enter a housing lottery.

 

February 16 - if student is returning for the fall term

  1. Students who, while registered, have lived off campus by choice and wish to return to their previous House of affiliation must submit a Returning Student Housing Application to the Office of Residential Life by the following dates:

    October 13 - for students wishing to return to resident status for the spring term
    February 16 - for students wishing to return to resident status for the fall term

  2. All students who decide not to live in College housing, whether or not they are currently registered and whether or not they have signed a Housing Contract, must inform the Office of Residential Life of their intent by filing a Housing Contract Cancellation form by the dates given below. For more information, see Students Who Move Off Campus.

Deadlines

Cancellation Fee

May 17 - if not taking up residence for the fall term 2010

For cancellation fees, please see the

Financial Obligations chart.

 

November 16 - if not taking up residence for the spring term 2010

  1. A student may leave the House system and/or the College during the academic year to take a leave of absence or move off campus. A student’s financial obligations in the event of a leave or move off campus are detailed in the financial information schedule in Chapter 7. See also Room and Board Costs.