The Off-Campus Housing Intent process is designed for students that wish to live outside University managed housing and sign a lease with a private landlord. Current residential students with at least 48 completed credits by the end of the 2017 spring semester are eligible to submit the off-campus housing intent form and sign a lease with a private landlord.
Exceptions to the residency requirement may be approved for the following reasons:
Requests for exceptions must be submitted between January 30, 2017 and February 3, 2017 through the student housing gateway. Students must use internet explorer or firefox web browser and enable pop-ups. Students should provide a detailed explanation regarding the circumstances to which they are requesting an exception to the residency requirement. The Associate Director – Occupancy Management will review these requests and respond to the student. Students can expect to receive a response within one week of the submitted request.
If a residential student is assigned to student teach, intern or participate in a practicum experience during the fall or spring semester at one of the eight local county schools listed below, he or she is expected to continue campus residency. Any student that does not wish to continue to live in Longwood managed housing, should participate in the off-campus intent process.
If academic placement is located outside these counties, mid-year release from the Longwood University residency contract is permitted. Enrolled students living at home with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) should not exceed the recommended eight local counties either. A written appeal must be submitted to Residential and Commuter Life for traveling distances that are greater than these listed counties or that extend 45 miles from campus. Approval or denial decisions will be provided in writing.
Any current residential student wishing to live at home for the 2017-2018 academic year with his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within the 8 surrounding counties, must submit a notarized letter with the student and parent or legal guardian's signature. This letter can be submitted to the Residential and Commuter Life Office located in Lancaster G-13.
The 8 surrounding counties are listed below:
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