Costs and Eligibility to Live on Campus

The Office of Residence Life provides on-campus living accommodations for eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

Highest priority is given to those who are enrolled as full-time students and are matriculated in a degree program. Eligible returning students participate in a formal room-selection process during the spring semester. Incoming first year students are typically assigned accommodations in Chase, Farnham, Hickerson, Neff, or Wilkinson Halls.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. On-campus housing is not required or guaranteed for students. Assignments are made in the order in which the office receives both the completed housing application and the required housing deposit. Students who submit a housing application and pay a housing deposit early have the greatest likelihood of receiving an on-campus assignment.
  2. Undergraduate students may request housing for a maximum of 10 fall/spring semesters, not inclusive of breaks and summer sessions. Graduate students may request housing for a maximum of 4 fall/spring semesters, not inclusive of breaks and summer sessions.
  3. Residents who demonstrate an inability to meet community living standards will not be allowed to return to the residence halls.
  4. Pursuant to Connecticut State General Statute 10a-155b, all students residing in a college residence hall, as a condition of such residence, MUST be vaccinated for meningitis. Please see the Granoff Student Health Services for information.

Housing and Dining Prices Per Semester

Room Types Room Cost Required Dining Plan Total
Standard Double $3,611.00 $3,024.00 $6,635.00
Standard Triple $2,715.00 $3,024.00 $5,739.00
West Double $3,987.00 $3,024.00 $7,011.00
West Triple $2,999.00 $3,024.00 $6,023.00

Brownell Suite (No Kitchen)

$3,774.00 $3,024.00 $6,798.00
Brownell Suite (Kitchen) $4,183.00 $383.00 $4,566.00
Schwartz Apartment $4,183.00 $383.00 $4,566.00
North Midrise Apartment $4,328.00 $383.00 $4,711.00
North Townhouse Apartment $4,700.00 $383.00 $5,083.00

West Single Suite (No Kitchen)

$5,820.00 $3,024.00 $8,844.00

Housing Cancellation and Withdrawal

Any student who requests housing for the fall semester (by paying a non-refundable housing deposit and submitting a housing application or participating in the room selection process) has until June 30th to cancel their request for housing to be released from the academic year housing agreement

Upon Cancellation of Housing (while still a Southern Student)

Refund Deadline

Refunded Amount

Prior to and including June 30th 100%*
No refund after July 1st  0%

*Please note, the housing deposit is non-refundable.

If you wish to cancel housing and withdraw from the university, the refund policy for housing fees will mirror the university Refund Policy for Tuition and Fees. See the refund chart below for more details.

Upon Withdrawal from the University 

Refund Deadline Refunded Amount
Prior to and including the first day of classes 100%*
During the first week of classes 90%
During the second week of classes 60%
During the third and fourth week of classes 40%
No refund after the fourth week of classes 0%

*Students who occupy their room for any period of time prior to cancellation will be billed on a prorated basis for housing and meal plan charges to the date of check out and key return. 

Returning students choosing to withdraw must contact the Advising Center/Registrar and the Office of Residence Life. New incoming students choosing to withdraw must contact the Admissions Office and the Office of Residence Life.