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Contract Cancellation


New Housing Applicants Heading link

New applicants (defined as all students new to Campus Housing who have not been residents the previous term) may request cancellation following the procedure outlined.

All notifications of cancellation prior to the start of the contract must be submitted by emailing us at Timestamp of the cancellation request will be considered the request date.

Cancellation Before Contract Term Begins (Applies to Returning Residents Only) Heading link

Cancellation fees will be determined based upon the following timeline presented in the contract agreement.

  • If you cancel on or before May 31, 2023, you will not be charged a cancellation fee and may be eligible for receiving a refund of your Housing deposit.
  • If you cancel after May 31, 2023, you will forfeit the Housing deposit and will be subject to a $500 cancellation fee.

To submit a contract cancellation before the contract term begins, please visit the Housing Dock to submit a form.

Cancellation After Contract Term Begins (Applies to Both New and Returning Residents) Heading link

All students should note that once the contract term begins, all students holding contracts are considered residents. All residents granted a contract cancellation shall be held responsible on a pro rata basis for the remaining contract room and meal plan charges as well as the cancellation fees outlined in the Resident Student Handbook or below.

Once the contract period begins, if a student cancels their contract before the end of the contract term, they will be responsible for room & board charges up until the time of check-out plus all the following contract cancellation penalties:

  • Loss of $100 housing deposit
  • $100 cancellation fee
  • Payment of 75% of the remaining contract period (Housing portion only)
  • Forfeit any remaining portion of the meal plan cost for the current semester

To submit a contract cancellation after the start of the contract term, please visit the Housing Dock to submit a form.

For questions related to contract cancellation, please email us at

Meal Plan Cancellation Heading link

Meal plan management including cancellation of an existing meal plan can be done at For further information and support, please contact the Dining Services at

Appeals Heading link

Students may appeal the 75% of the remainder of the contract portion of the contract termination penalties as well as the loss of the meal plan. Students must complete an appeal form available from the Campus Housing office and submit all appropriate documentation relevant to their situation. Once an appeal is submitted, it will be considered by the Director for Administration. The appeal is either granted or forwarded on to the Campus Housing Contract Termination Penalty Appeals Committee. This committee, composed of student affairs staff, residence life staff and resident students, considers the individual situation and decides based on the review of information. Contact the Campus Housing main office (312-355-6300) with questions.