Current freshmen are under a two-year Housing and Dining Agreement, thus ineligible to live off campus during the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Students exempt from the residency requirement are not required to select a room. If students are eligible to live off campus for the 2014 – 2015 academic year, they may proceed with plans to commute. Students should not electronically sign a new Housing and Dining Services Agreement if they are strongly considering living off campus as the Housing Agreement is not a tentative option (is a legally-binding contract).
Those considering off-campus living are encouraged to weigh factors such as the following: convenience; costs of living, travel, utilities, amenities, and food preparation; collegiate experience; safety; roommate options; opportunities for social interaction and development of new friends; and resources for solving problems.