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 any documentation. Specific information is available on the Leaving UConn 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 any documentation. Specific information is available on the Leaving UConn 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 Office to submit any documentation. Specific information is available on the Leaving UConn information page. Please make sure that you work with the Dean of Students Office 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 2020:

There is no cancellation fee for students who participate in a UConn-sponsored off-campus program for Spring 2020 if they cancel by January 15, 2020. Any students who cancel January 16, 2020-onward will be charged a $500 cancellation fee.

 

Fall 2020:

There is no cancellation fee for students who participate in a UConn-sponsored off-campus program for fall 2020 if they cancel by July 15, 2020. Any students who cancel July 16, 2020-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, 2020 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

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.

 

At this time the Residency Requirement has been suspended for the fall semester, and students who were previously required to live on campus will now have the option to commute to campus if they prefer.

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.

*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 2020 housing to live off campus:

Housing Application Submitted between December 1 and January 20, 2020

  • Cancellation Application submitted by February 9, 2020: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted between February 9, 2020 and July 15, 2020: $500 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after July 15, 2020: 100% of the Fall Room Rate

If you are a student who cancelled your housing from May 1 through August 14, 2020, please refer to the Updated Cancellation Fee schedule that is also provided in the Temporary Health & Safety Procedures document. 

Housing Application Submitted between January 21, 2020 and April 26, 2020

  • Cancellation Application submitted by April 26, 2020: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted between April 27, 2020 and July 15, 2020: $500 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after July 15, 2020: 100% of the Fall Room Rate

If you are a student who cancelled your housing from May 1 through August 14, 2020, please refer to the Updated Cancellation Fee schedule that is also provided in the Temporary Health & Safety Procedures document. 

Housing Application Submitted after April 26, 2020

  • Cancellation Application submitted between April 27, 2020 and July 15, 2020: $500 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after July 15, 2020: 100% of the Fall Room Rate

If you are a student who cancelled your housing from May 1 through August 14, 2020, please refer to the Updated Cancellation Fee schedule that is also provided in the Temporary Health & Safety Procedures document. 

Updated Fall 2020 Cancellation Fee Schedule

  • Housing cancellation fees have been suspended for students who cancel their 2020-2021 On-Campus Housing application or housing assignment from May 1, 2020 through August 14, 2020.
  • Cancellation Application submitted May 1 - August 14: no cancellation fee

 

Through September 6, 2020  housing refunds will be based on a daily rate, until  September 7, 2020 when  housing refunds will be based on the University refund schedule.

Refunds will be calculated  using the date that a student submits a housing cancellation form by logging into their MyHousing account.

AND

The student removes all of their belongings from their assigned on-campus housing space

AND

The returns the keys they received from residential life.  Keys need to be dropped off in the Whitney Hall key drop box found at the rear entrance to Whitney Hall – 1346 Storrs Road.

Fall 2020 residents cancelling Spring 2021 housing:

  • Cancellation Application submitted through November 30, 2020: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted December 1, 2020 through January 19, 2021: $250 cancellation fee
  • Beginning on January 20, 2021, cancellation fees will be charged in accordance with the University Refund Schedule.

 

 

 

Fall 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 February 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020

  • Cancellation Application submitted by July 15, 2020: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted after July 15, 2020: 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.

 

If you are a student who cancelled your housing after May 1, please refer to the Updated Cancellation Fee schedule below. 

New First-Year Students for Fall 2020 and some Campus Change Students

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.

 

At this time the Residency Requirement has been suspended for the fall semester, and students who were previously required to live on campus will now have the option to commute to campus if they prefer.

 

If you are a student who cancelled your housing request from May 1 through August 14, 2020, please refer to the Updated Cancellation Fee schedule that is also provided in the Temporary Health & Safety Procedures document.

Updated Fall 2020 Cancellation Fee Schedule

  • Housing cancellation fees have been suspended for students who cancel their 2020-2021 On-Campus Housing application or housing assignment from May 1, 2020 through August 14, 2020.
  • Cancellation Application submitted May 1 - August 14: no cancellation fee

 

Through September 6, 2020  housing refunds will be based on a daily rate, until  September 7, 2020 when  housing refunds will be based on the University refund schedule.

Refunds will be calculated  using the date that a student submits a housing cancellation form by logging into their MyHousing account.

AND

The student removes all of their belongings from their assigned on-campus housing space

AND

The returns the keys they received from residential life.  Keys need to be dropped off in the Whitney Hall key drop box found at the rear entrance to Whitney Hall – 1346 Storrs Road.

Spring 2021 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 5 and January 19

  • Cancellation Application submitted October 7, 2020 - January 15, 2021: no cancellation fee
  • Cancellation Application submitted January 16, 2021 or later: 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 Fall 2020 and some Campus Change Students

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.

 

At this time the Residency Requirement has been suspended for the spring semester, and students who were previously required to live on campus will now have the option to commute to campus if they prefer.

 

If you are a student who cancelled your housing request, please refer to the Updated Cancellation Fee schedule that is also provided in the Temporary Health & Safety Procedures document.

Ready to Cancel?

Submit the Fall 2020 Housing Cancellation Application in MyHousing to cancel your housing. Please email livingoncampus@uconn.edu if you need access to cancel your spring 2021 housing request.

Housing cancellations are processed each business day. Please plan to check out of housing completely within 24 hours from the time your application is processed. If you need additional time to move out, complete this application at a later date.

 

Need help locating the key return drop box? Please visit our Residential Life Key Drop Box page for some pictures to help you find your way to the parking lot side of Whitney Hall.

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 2020 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.