Current freshmen are under a two-year Housing and Dining Agreement, thus ineligible to live off campus during the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 academic year, they may proceed with plans to “commute” (live off campus). 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 (it is a legally-binding contract just like an off campus lease).
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.