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If you want to cancel your housing assignment, you must submit a Housing Cancellation Request Form

Please note, Cancellation Requests do not take effect until approved by the Housing Operations Manager

During fall semesters (for the upcoming spring semesters), Request Forms must be completed by November 15 to avoid the $500 cancellation fee.

During spring semesters (for the upcoming fall semesters), Request Forms can be completed any time, but before Room Lottery takes place is preferred.

Please note that if you secure a room via Room Lottery, the $500 cancellation fee will automatically apply.

Please review the Housing Contract and Terms of Occupancy for more information. We will email you a copy of the Terms of Occupancy once you complete the Housing Application form.

Cancellation Of Housing

$500.00 Cancellation Fee Charged

Requests for cancellation are only considered for the following reasons:

  • Academic Suspension Withdrawing and you have a room assigned through the Room Lottery
  • Leave of Absence and you have a room assigned through the Room Lottery
  • Moving Off Campus and you have a room assigned through the Room Lottery

Cancellation Of Housing For Special Circumstances

$500 Cancellation Fee NOT Charged

Requests for cancellation can be made in the following situations. If approved, you will be released from your housing contract without being charged the $500 Housing Cancellation Fee.

  • Voluntary Leave of Absence for spring semester
  • Voluntary Withdrawal for spring semester
  • Moving Off Campus
  • Graduating
  • Visiting Student
  • Internship
  • Active Military Duty
  • Marriage

Cancellation Of Housing Due To No Show

If you do not arrive to check into your campus assignment, and you have not submitted a Housing Cancellation Request Form by 5 pm on the last day of business registration, the following will apply:

  • You are a returning student with a signed Housing Contract on file and you have enrolled in classes for the fall or spring semester. You will be responsible for the Housing Contract, the full payment of room charges, and the $500.00 Housing Cancellation Fee.
  • You are a returning student with a signed Housing Contract on file but you do not enroll for classes in the fall or spring semester. The Housing Contract will be cancelled and you will be charged the $500.00 Housing Cancellation Fee, and room charges for each night of occupancy.
  • You are a new student with a signed Housing Contract on file and you do not enroll in classes for the fall or spring semester. The Housing Contract will be cancelled and the $500.00 Housing Cancellation Fee will be waived.

Cancellation/Change Request Appeal

If your request for cancellation or assignment change is denied, you may submit an appeal to the Director of Residence Life and Housing.

All appeals must be made in writing within 5 working days of the decision.

We will review all details of the case, and a final decision will be sent to you, usually within 3 working days of the appeal being made.

Please contact us using the form below.

Contact Us

Residence Life and Housing

Ely Center 132

(202) 250-2988

(202) 651-5255

(202) 651-5757

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