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General Information

Spring Semester Housing Information

Requesting Release from Housing and Dining Contracts for Spring Term 2021

Only students who are opting to return home to study remotely will be released from their housing and dining contracts for the spring 2021 term. Students must send an email requesting release from housing and dining to study at home to housing@reslife.rochester.edu. Each student must also fill out an affidavit attesting that they will be studying remotely from home. This can be sent to housing@reslife.rochester.edu. If a student is found to not be residing at home, housing and dining charges for the full semester will be reinstated.

Residential Life and Dining Services will not be releasing students from housing and dining contracts to live off campus. Students have signed a full academic year contract.

Medical requests for release from housing and dining obligations must include medical documentation and be submitted through the Student Disability Services office for review and recommendations.

Deadlines:

  • 11/20/20—Release request due for students planning leave campus for the semester by 11/24
  • 12/15/20—Release requests due for students planning to leave campus for the semester by 12/19
  • 1/10/20—Last date to request a release for the spring semester (for students unsure of spring plans)

Students who are unsure of spring plans should pack their rooms, we request that you gather your belongings and organize and box up whatever you can in your room. If you live in a suite or apartment, lounge/living room items should either be labeled with the correct student name or moved into the student’s room. This will help us if we need to box and store or ship student belongings.


COVID-19 Impact on Room Changes

Due to the amended fall and spring academic calendars, the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services will not be able to process room change requests between November 25, 2020 and February 1, 2021. Room change information for the spring semester will be posted in early February.


Applying for Housing for Spring Term 2021

Currently Enrolled Returning Students*

*Defined as first-year students who deferred or took classes remotely, and all upperclass students who took classes remotely for the fall semester.

Email housing@reslife.rochester.edu to request a housing application for spring 2021 housing. Be sure to provide your student ID in your request.

The housing assignment notification and reminder to select a meal plan will be sent to each student via email in early January. The housing assignment notification will include check-in information: dates, times, locations, testing, and quarantine.

Deadlines:

  • 12/31/20—Due date for best consideration of special requests (roommate, room/building)
  • 2/1/21—Last day rolling applications will be accepted

Newly Admitted First-Year Students and Transfer Students

Your housing application will be found via your MyRoc account. Contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions.

Deadlines:

  • 12/15/20—Due date for best consideration of special requests
  • 12/31/20—Online housing application closes
  • 2/1/21—Last day rolling applications will be accepted

The housing assignment notification will provide check-in information: dates, times, locations, testing, and quarantine. Watch for this in early January.