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Incoming Freshmen

Housing Contract

The freshmen housing contract can be found in your admissions packet and a completed copy is due back to us by June 1, 2017. 

Here is a copy of the freshmen housing contract language.

While it is important for you to read the whole housing contract, there are some important things for you to note, including:

  • UR has a two year housing requirement. All first-year and sophomores are required to live in University housing (unless you have residential life office’s approval to live with parents or a close relative).
  • Your residence hall contract is binding for two years, starting upon submission. If you sign other contracts for successive years, each of them is binding for the full academic year.
  • Your minimum meal plan requirement is tied to your residence hall. A new dining contract will need to be submitted each year as you progress through your undergraduate career.
  • All students are required to have a meal plan, even if they live off campus.
  • If we have more students wanting housing than spaces immediately available, you may be assigned to triple or lounge accommodations. You may receive a housing discount for living in such housing.
  • The residence halls and dining centers are officially closed during winter recess, though several residence halls will be designated as break housing locations and will remain open on a limited basis. These usually include Susan B. Anthony Halls, Southside and the Maisonettes, and Riverview/Brooks Crossing.

Students should also read the Fire and Life Safety Guidelines/Checklist PDF.