Residential Life Cancellation Policy

The University of Connecticut Department of Residential Life works to ensure that students who are interested in on-campus housing have the ability to apply and be guaranteed housing on an expedited basis. However, circumstances arise after an application process is complete that may cause a student to no longer be interested in living on-campus for the timeframe that they are contractually obligated for, at which time the cancellation process must be followed.

Please review the information below to help you determine the best plan for you to cancel an application, as well as any fees associated with each time frame. Your confirmation email from your housing application process will share the date that you officially applied for housing.

All students who are not living in their housing assignment must submit a cancellation application so that Residential Life is aware that you are not living on-campus for the semester. Once your records are updated in our system you will receive a confirmation email.

 

I am cancelling my housing because:

I’m transferring out of UConn to another school

Make sure that you work with the Dean of Students to submit the Voluntary Separation information page.

There is no cancellation fee for students who transfer out of UConn to attend another school.

I’m taking a medical leave of absence

Make sure that you work with the Dean of Students to submit the Voluntary Separation information page.

There is no cancellation fee for students who take a leave of absence from UConn due to a medical leave.

I’m withdrawing/discontinuing with the University

Please make sure that you work with the Dean of Students to submit the Voluntary Separation information page  before completing any cancellation applications inside of MyHousing.

 

There is no cancellation fee for students who withdraw or discontinue their studies at UConn.

I’m graduating from UConn

Make sure that you have registered to graduate in the Student Administration system.

There is no cancellation fee for students who graduate. Please make sure that you fill out the Cancellation Application in MyHousing so that staff can remove you from your housing assignment for the semester and adjust your fee bill.

I’m reporting for military service

Make sure that you work with the Dean of Students Office regarding your Military Leave forms.

There is no cancellation fee for students who leave UConn for military service. We will guarantee housing for you when you return to campus and you should contact us once you are readmitted to the University.

I’m an exchange student returning home

Make sure that you work with your program to submit the appropriate documentation.

There is no cancellation fee for exchange students who are returning to their home.

I’m leaving housing due to the community standards process

If applicable, cancellation fees are determined after the results of the community standards process. When a student is removed from housing as a result of disciplinary action the contract is terminated and no room or board fees are refunded.

I signed a lease off campus/moving home and want to move out

Students sign the housing contract as a commitment for the full academic year. Any undergraduate housing applicant who retains enrollment at a campus with on-campus housing and cancels their housing is subject to cancellation fees based on the schedules noted below.

I’m participating in an off-campus program (study abroad, co-op, University internship, etc.)

Make sure that you work with your program to submit the appropriate documentation.

Spring 2019:

There is no cancellation fee for students who participate in a UConn-sponsored off-campus program for Spring 2019 if they cancel by January 15, 2019. Any students who cancel January 16, 2019-onward will be charged a $500 cancellation fee.

 

Fall 2019:

There is no cancellation fee for students who participate in a UConn-sponsored off-campus program for Fall 2019 if they cancel by July 15, 2019. Any students who cancel July 16, 2019-onward will be charged a $500 cancellation fee.

 

Please make sure that you fill out the Cancellation Application in MyHousing so that staff can remove you from your housing assignment for the semester and adjust your fee bill.

I’m Campus Changing between different UConn campuses

Make sure that you work with the Registrar's Office to submit the Campus Change application.

There is no cancellation fee for students who transfer to a UConn regional campus that does not offer UConn housing.

  • Stamford Housing residents who Campus Change to the Storrs campus during a contract period are guaranteed housing on the Storrs campus. If a student does not wish to live on campus at Storrs, they will be subject to the cancellation fee schedule as a continuing student.
  • Students who Campus Change to the Storrs campus and apply for housing after February 10, 2019 will be responsible for the cancellation fees as a continuing student. Please see the fee schedules below.
  • Some Campus Change students are required to live on campus as part of the residency requirement. Please visit the Residency Requirement page for more information about the policy and exemption request process.

I’m a Regional Campus student who lives at Storrs and I want to cancel my housing

Starting in fall 2019, regional campus students who have accepted guaranteed housing at Storrs but cancel their housing and remain at eligible regional campuses (i.e. Hartford campus and Avery Point campus) are responsible for cancellation fees. Please refer to the cancellation fee schedule below for more information.

I’m a new first year or Campus Change student who does not want to live on campus for fall 2019

First year and certain campus change students are required to live on-campus are not eligible to cancel their housing.

 

Students who wish to file an exemption from the residency policy can visit the Residency Requirement Information page for more information related to that process.

I’m a graduate student who wants to cancel my housing

Graduate students who accept on-campus housing are financially responsible for room (and board if applicable) fees for the entire academic year, or the portion of the academic year that remains at the time of cancellation. For more information, view the housing contract.

I live on campus right now and I want to cancel my Spring 2019 housing

  • Students who wish to cancel their spring 2019 housing should email livingoncampus@uconn.edu for specific instructions related to their cancellation. Current residents who cancel housing at this time may be subject to cancellation fees as outlined in the housing contract.
*The Cancellation Fee Schedule is effective from the date of housing application until the date of cancellation, or the date the room is vacated, whichever is later.

I am a continuing student who is cancelling my Fall 2019 housing to live off campus:

Housing Application Submitted between December 1 and January 21

  • Cancellation Application submitted by February 10: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted between February 10 and July 15: $500 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after July 15: 100% of the Fall Room Rate

Housing Application Submitted between January 22 and April 27

  • Cancellation Application submitted by April 28: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted between April 29 and July 15: $500 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after July 15: 100% of the Fall Room Rate

Housing Application Submitted after April 28

  • Cancellation Application submitted between April 29 and July 15: $500 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after July 15: 100% of the Fall Room Rate

Current Fall 2019 residents cancelling Spring 2020 housing:

  • Cancellation Application submitted by July 15: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted July 16-September 30: $500 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after September 30: 100% of the Spring Room Rate

Fall 2019 Semester:

I am a newly admitted transfer student,
incoming exchange student, or
non-degree program student
cancelling my housing to live off campus:

Housing Application Submitted between February 1 and July 15

  • Cancellation Application submitted by July 15: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after July 15: 100% of the Fall Room Rate
  • Newly admitted transfer students, incoming exchange students, and non-degree program students  currently living in Fall housing would cancel their Spring assignment as a continuing student and follow the information in the continuing student section above.

New First-Year Students for Fall 2019

Please refer to the Residency Requirement Information page for more information regarding students who are required to live on campus and the process to request an exemption from the policy.

Spring 2020 Semester:

I am a newly admitted transfer student,
incoming exchange student, or
non-degree program student
cancelling my housing to live off campus:

Housing Application Submitted between October 9 and January 15

  • Cancellation Application submitted October 9-January 15: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after January 15: 100% of the Spring Room Rate
  • New transfer students, incoming exchange students, and non-degree program students currently living in Fall housing would cancel their Spring assignment as a continuing student and follow the information in the continuing student section above.

New First-Year Students for Spring 2020

Please refer to the Residency Requirement Information page for more information regarding students who are required to live on campus and the process to request an exemption from the policy.

Ready to Cancel?

Submit the Spring 2019 Housing Cancellation Application in MyHousing to cancel your future housing. The Fall 2019 Housing Cancellation Application will open on January 22 in MyHousing.

Change your mind about cancelling your housing?

If you submitted the cancellation application and no longer wish to cancel your housing, please email livingoncampus@uconn.edu and request to reactivate your application. Please note that students who reactivate their applications are grouped with other out of process students who are in-queue for housing and we cannot guarantee that your former room is available for placement. Once we are able to place you into housing you will receive an email to your UConn account.

Fee Bill Updates

Fee bills are updated within 4-5 business days after the cancellation has been processed or after confirmation of move out. Fee bills are updated in accordance with the Housing Contract, University refund schedule, and after the results of the community standards process (if applicable).

Fall 2019 fee bills will be generated over the summer and will include the cancellation fees (if applicable) at that time.

Housing Guarantees

Most students forfeit all guarantees for future on-campus housing when submitting the cancellation application, but we encourage any student who is interested in returning to on-campus housing for a future semester to apply.

Questions? Contact Us!

Questions about any of the above information can be sent to livingoncampus@uconn.edu. Please make sure that you are fully informed about your cancellation timelines, fees, and the process before you submit your cancellation application.