Step 5: Submitting an Appeal
1. Determine what kind of appeal to submit. Students should submit the appeal that is appropriate to their reason for seeking an off-campus release. There are three kinds of appeals:
- Non-medical: this includes personal and financial reasons
- Medical/Physical or Psychological/Emotional: for documented conditions that may cause a student to want to live off-campus, such as a learning disability
2. Review the Guidelines for Submitting an Off-Campus Appeal
3. Submit the paperwork for the appeal you are submitting to the Office of Residence Life and Housing by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 15th. For the appropriate paperwork, see below.
If the appeal is due to a non-medical reason(s)
- Appeal for Off Campus Release form
- 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 financial reason(s), students seeking appeals must meet with the Financial Aid Office prior to the date of the Off-Campus Appeals Hearing on March 28th.
If the appeal is due to a medical/physical or psychological/emotional reason(s), including learning disabilities, other than respiratory conditions
- Completed Request for Special Housing Accommodations Cover form
- Completed Request for Special Housing Accomodations for Medical or Psychological Reasons form and all related materials
5. If the student still has not received an off-campus spot, they may go on the waiting list - if a spot becomes available, the student will be notified. The waiting list can be accessed by clicking here.
The Steps to Seeking an Off-Campus Release
Step 1: Knowing the Facts | Step 2: Determining Eligibility | Step 3: Preparing for Housing Selection
Step 4: Going through Housing Selection | Step 5: Submitting an Appeal
Other pages to check out:
Frequently Asked Questions | Rumors...Dispelled! | Off-Campus Housing Guide