Department of Housing
Request for Release from University Apartment Lease
About the University Apartment Lease
Your university apartment lease is a legal contract. If you are, or will be, a registered student and have signed a university apartment lease, you will not be released and will not be able to cancel your lease to move off campus.
DO NOT SIGN ANOTHER LEASE
unless you have received formal written release from your university apartment lease.
Request for University Apartment Lease Release
Only students, current and incoming, with written documentation of significant and unforeseen change in circumstances since entering into the terms and conditions of the lease that prohibits the tenant from fulfilling his/her contractual obligations that cannot be addressed through a transfer to another accommodation within the University's housing system, may file a request for release from the apartment lease.
"Request for University Apartment Lease Release" forms are available from the Department of Housing office and should be submitted with appropriate and required documentation to the Department of Housing in a sealed envelope for review by the Lease Review Committee.
Download the "Request for University Apartment Lease Release" application.
A "Request for University Apartment Lease Release" form must be accompanied by the required supporting documentation to be considered by the Lease Review Committee. Incomplete or missing documentation will result in the request for University Apartment lease release being denied or delayed until the appropriate documentation is supplied. A request for University Apartment lease release will not be granted retroactively due to a delay in providing the appropriate documentation.
The Lease Review Committee meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month while the University is in session.
Financial Hardship: You must complete the release request form and the "Student Financial Statement," as well as provide additional written documentation to support the claim of significant and unforeseen change in circumstances since entering into the terms and conditions of the lease that prohibits the applicant from fulfilling his/her contractual obligations. You must also provide proof of an alternative housing arrangement priced below the lowest available on-campus space. DO NOT SIGN ANOTHER LEASE UNTIL RELEASE IS SECURED! Other documentation may also be requested.
Medical Hardship: Release from the University Apartment Lease will be approved only if the medical condition cannot be supported in campus housing. Details are listed in the "Request for University Apartment Lease Release" application.
Extremely unique and/or sensitive medical issues can be reviewed by pertinent official staff only if required.