Housing Cancellation

The annual housing agreement is a contract for housing for the full academic year which cannot be cancelled to reside off campus. Although you are not required to live here, you are financially responsible for the cost of housing and the meal plan for both semesters. 

  

Please be aware that the following reasons will be considered for cancellation of the housing contract: withdrawal from the University, reduction to less than 6 credits, studying abroad, student teaching or a University internship that eliminates the need for on campus housing. In extreme cases, the committee will consider significant unforeseen financial issues and medical reasons. Please note that the University had already extended the deadline to cancel housing from June 30th until July 31st to accommodate students experiencing changes to class modality (shifting to online classes) or other concerns regarding COVID-19. As a result, we are no longer able to cancel housing contracts based on these reasons alone.  Our department is consistently monitoring the guidelines provided by CDC, State and local government to ensure best safety measures are in place for all of our students.

 
In all cases, if you choose to submit a cancellation request form you must provide supporting documentation that shows proof of your extenuating circumstances. Forms will not be submitted to the committee without explanation and documentation. Please keep in mind that submitting a cancellation request does not guarantee approval. If you feel that you meet the requirements for cancellation please e-mail our office at reslife@southernct.edu

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

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.

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.