How to Appeal for Off Campus Release

A campus-wide committee will hear appeals from students who do not receive off-campus release during the housing selection process and who wish to continue to pursue the possibility. The Committee will meet twice a year, once during the fall semester to consider requests for the subsequent spring semester and once during the spring semester to consider requests for the subsequent fall semester. Please note, only extenuating circumstances will be considered.

The Off-Campus Appeals Committee meeting to hear appeals for Fall 2014 release will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Appeals must be submitted in writing and must be received in the Office of Residence Life and Housing, no later than Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. All necessary documentation is also due at that time. Late appeals will not be considered.

For additional information about the appeals process and the committee guidelines, click here. 


Appeals for off campus release should include the following materials:

If the appeal is due to a non-medical reason(s)

  1. Appeal for Off Campus Release form

  2. Written statement which outlines compelling reasons for and benefits of living off campus and how living on campus creates a hardship for you                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

If the appeal is due to a respiratory condition(s)

  1. Completed Request for Special Housing Accommodations Cover form

  2. Completed Request for Special Housing Accommodations for Respiratory Reasons form and all related materials

If the appeal is due to a medical/physical or psychological/emotional reason(s), including learning disabilities, other than respiratory conditions

  1. Completed Request for Special Housing Accommodations Cover form

  2. Completed Request for Special Housing Accommodations for Medical or Psychological Reasons form and all related materials

Students will be notified in writing of the decisions of the Off Campus Appeals Committee.

Students wishing to appeal for off campus release should familiarize themselves with the guidelines for off campus appeals.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates  

November 7

  • Waiitng list for fall semester housing changes and assignments CLOSES
  • Written appeals for off campus release or other special housing accommodations for the spring semester are due
  • Applications for spring term Resident Advisor positions are due

November 14

  • Waiting list for spring semester housing changes and assignments OPENS 

November 26

  • Residence halls close for Thanksgiving break

November 30

  • Residence halls reopen

December 13

  • Residence halls close for winter break

January 11

  • Residence halls open for spring semester