Housing Cancellation

Housing Cancellation Fees and Deadlines

The university is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and housing will notify students of any changes in housing for the 2021-2022 academic year.  

Housing Cancellation Fees and Deadlines
The university is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and housing will notify students of any changes in housing for the 2021-2022 academic year.

2021-2022 HOUSING AGREEMENT CANCELLATION POLICY
Students who are NOT required to live on campus, and subsequently receive a Student Housing assignment, are able to submit a Student Housing cancellation request after their agreement has been submitted. Submission of a cancellation does not guarantee approval. The cancellation request will be reviewed by HRL and the determination will based on the reason/conditions for cancellation. Please note first-time freshmen and sophomores are required to live on-campus their first 2 years of enrollment at Seattle University and are not able to request to cancel their Student Housing assignment.

CANCELLING YOUR HOUSING CONTRACT BEFORE YOUR OCCUPANCY START DATE
Students who submit a Student Housing cancellation request may be approved if the request is submitted before the occupancy start date AND the student has not physically occupied the assigned space. The occupancy start date for the 2021-2022 Academic Year for first-year and new transfer students is Saturday, September 18, 2021. For continuing undergraduate students and general Graduate students, the occupancy start date is Sunday, September 19, 2021. The occupancy start date for Law Students is Saturday, August 7 2021. Students who cancel their housing contract before the occupancy start date may be assessed a fee outlined later in this document.

CANCELLING YOUR HOUSING CONTRACT ON/AFTER YOUR OCCUPANCY START DATE
On or after the first date of occupancy, regardless of whether the student has moved in or not, the student will be responsible for the $1,000.00 cancellation fee in addition to 50% of housing room charges of any remaining quarter(s) within the 2021-2022 Academic Year if their cancellation request is approved. Once a term has commenced the cancellation request may only be requested for subsequent terms.

REASONS FOR CANCELLATION
After the occupancy start date, students who submit a request to cancel their housing agreement need to fall into 1 of the following categories:
1. Commuting - Students who currently have a booking on-campus and are not required to live on campus.
2. Marriage - Occurring after the occupancy start date of the housing agreement.
3. Medical Accommodation - conditions for which the University is unable to accommodate with on-campus residence.
4. Transfer, Withdrawal, Hardship Withdrawal - Students who are transferring to another school or withdrawing (includes Student Leave of Absence and Hardship Withdrawal).
5. Academic Internship/Exchange/Study Abroad
6. Military Relocation

CANCELLATION FEE
Students who submit a housing cancellation request—and are approved—will be charged a cancellation fee based on the fee structure outlined below. The cancellation fee is in addition to all applicable room, meal plan, and/or other miscellaneous housing charges. The cancellation fee will ONLY be waived if the cancellation reason is due to not being enrolled at Seattle University at any point during the agreement period (this criteria includes students on a Leave of Absence, Withdrawal from Seattle U, Study Abroad, and early Graduation).

Academic Year 2021-2022 Housing Application Cancellation Fee Schedule (Continuing students Only) 

April 19, 2021 to June 30, 2021 $500.00
July 1, 2021 to September 19, 2021 $1,000.00
On or After September 19, 2021 100% of the housing room charges for the current term + 50% housing room charges of any remaining quarter(s) for the academic year

 

Academic Year 2021-2022 Housing Application Cancellation Fee Schedule (New Students for Fall 2021) 

August 11, 2021 to August 31, 2021 $500.00
September 1, 2021 to September 17, 2021 $1,000.00
On or After September 18, 2021 100% of the housing room charges for the current term + 50% housing room charges of any remaining quarter(s) for the academic year

*If you are a student who is admitted late to Seattle University during the summer time after initial assignments have been released on August 11, 2021, you will have a 3 day grace period to decline your housing offer without financial penalty based on the time table above

How to Cancel Housing

  1. Log into the Housing Portal
  2. Select Requests
  3. Choose "Cancellation of Application/Housing" in the drop down menu
  4. Select the term session of application you are cancelling

If you are a first or second year student, freshman or sophomore under 21 years of age and seeking to commute from home after moving into on campus, please complete a Housing Exemption.