Housing Cancellation

Housing Cancellation Fees and Deadlines

The university is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and recognizes that students’ housing plans may change throughout the summer.  Seattle University will not charge housing cancellation fees for residents who choose to live at home or off campus for the 2020-21 academic year. 

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).

Cancellation TimeCancellation Fee Amount
April 21, 2020 to June 30, 2020 $500.00
July 1, 2020 to September 18, 2020 $1,000.00
On or After September 19, 2020 100% of the housing room charges for the current term + 50% housing room charges of any remaining quarter(s) for the academic year


When to do a Housing Cancellation

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 2020-2021 Academic Year for Undergraduate students and general Graduate students is Saturday, September 19, 2020. The occupancy start date for Law Students is Saturday, August 15, 2020.

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 100% of the housing charges for the current term in addition to 50% of housing room charges of any remaining quarter(s) within the 2020-2021 Academic Year if their cancellation request is approved. Once a term has commenced the cancellation request may only be requested for subsequent terms.

*By submitting the Housing and Residence Life online request for housing, a student or prospective student agrees that he/she intends that the electronic submission constitutes consent to sign the Housing Agreement as if they had signed in their own hand. Submission of the Housing Agreement further constitutes acceptance, acknowledgement, and the agreement to abide by the terms and conditions of this contract and it becomes a binding agreement (a legal contract) betweent the student and the University, and is considered an acceptance of an offer of housing. This contract is deemed accepted upon receipt of prepayment by the University.

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.