Process

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 2018 spring semester are eligible to submit the off-campus housing intent form and sign a lease with a private landlord.  

Eligibility

Current residential students with at least 48 completed credits by the end of the 2018 spring semester are eligible to submit the off-campus housing intent form and sign a lease with a private landlord.  

  • Students must have earned at least 48 credits at the conclusion of the spring 2018 semester to submit an intent form to notify the RCL office that the student plans to live off-campus with a private landlord. 
  • Students must submit the housing intent form during the designated notification process to be eligible to live outside University housing and sign a lease with a private landlord. 

Requirements 

  • Students are required to provide the Registrar office with an up-to-date local mailing address. 
  • Any student that submits an off-campus intent form to live off-campus with a private landlord will not be permitted to participate in the Longwood managed housing registration process.
  • Students that submit the Off-Campus Intent form will receive a confirmation email from the RCL Office and are required to complete an online orientation regarding their rights and responsibilities as commuter students.

 Deadline

  • The Housing Intent Form will be available through the student housing gateway beginning January 29, 2018.
  • The form must be submitted by February 2, 2018 by 5 p.m.  
  • Students must enable pop-ups in their web browser. 

Exceptions to Residency Requirement 

Requests for exceptions may be approved for the following reasons:

  • Students who are twenty-three or older prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
  • Students who are married, with a verified marriage license.
  • Students who serve as legal guardians for a minor.
  • Students who live at a permanent address with parent(s), grandparent(s), or legal guardian(s), with a notarized letter verifying occupancy.
  • Part-time students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours for both the fall and spring consecutive semesters.
  • Transfer and re-admitted students with 56 or more recognized credit hours.  It is important to note that Longwood-managed housing is not guaranteed for transfers and re-admitted students and may not be available. 

Requirements

Students should provide a detailed explanation regarding the circumstances to which they are requesting an exception to the residency requirement. 

Review

The Director of Housing will review these requests and respond to the student.  Students can expect to receive a response within one week of the submitted request.

Deadline

Requests must be submitted between January 29 - February 2, 2018, through the student housing gateway.

  • Students must enable pop-ups in their web browser. 

Internship or Student Teaching

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.

  • Amelia
  • Appomattox
  • Buckingham
  • Charlotte
  • Cumberland
  • Lunenburg
  • Nottoway
  • Prince Edward

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.


Commute from Home

Any current residential student wishing to live at home for the 2018-2019 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:

  • Amelia
  • Appomattox
  • Buckingham
  • Charlotte
  • Cumberland
  • Lunenburg
  • Nottoway
  • Prince Edward

Questions

Please email housing@longwood.edu your questions or call (434) 395-2080.