Residency Requirements and Withdrawals

Residency Requirement For First-Year Students

First-year students (freshmen) are required to reside on campus during their first year of college (both fall and spring semesters) UNLESS they commute from their permanent home address. In this case, a notarized letter from the parents or guardian is to be submitted to the Office of Residence Life after the student has received the housing information. A written response will be sent from Residence Life staff to the parents or legal guardian. First year students twenty-one years of age or older may request to be exempt from the residency requirement.

Term of Contract

The residence hall agreement is for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.

Roommate Requests

Roommate requests will be honored before a residence hall preference (either traditional or suite-style) as long as vacancies permit.

Students assigned to a three person room in a traditional residence hall (particularly in North Hall) can expect two roommates at check-in. If you and a preferred roommate are assigned to a three person room, expect to have a third person assigned to the room.

Refund Eligibility

  1. Refunds will be credited to your account if there is a balance due from the university.

  2. New Students who have paid the $175 deposit and withdraw acceptance of their admission offer by May 1st will be eligible for a partial refund of $87.00. NEW students who withdraw their acceptance of admission offer after May 1st will not be eligible for a refund.

  3. Returning Students who decide to withdraw or transfer from the University after reserving a room for the academic year will forfeit the entire $175 housing deposit.

  4. Returning Students who wish to be released from their residence hall agreement must submit a Residence Hall Agreement Release Application before March 30th. The $175 deposit will be forfeited.

    IMPORTANT: All applications to be released from the residence hall agreement must be submitted, in writing, to the Office of Housing & Residence Life. Students may obtain a Residence Hall Agreement Release Application via the Residence Life website. You will receive a written reply via your campus e-mail from the Office of Housing & Residence Life once the application has been reviewed. If you are released from the residence hall agreement your $175 deposit will be forfeited.

  5. If you are a CURRENTLY enrolled student at the University who paid the $175 advance deposit to reserve a room for the  academic year and are academically suspended at the end of the current spring semester or summer sessions, you will forfeit the $175 housing deposit.

  6. If you leave the University, or are released from university housing after the start of the academic semester, you shall receive any refund due to you in accordance with the University's refund policy. The $175 deposit will be forfeited.

Withdrawal

If you withdraw from the University, transfer from the University, are released from your residence hall contract by the Office of Housing & Residence Life, or are academically suspended from the Slippery Rock University at the end of the Fall semester, you will not be entitled to a refund of the $175 deposit. IMPORTANT: Because of this agreement is for the fall and spring semesters of the  academic year, if you withdraw from Slippery Rock University during the fall semester for any reason but plan on being readmitted for the spring semester in the same academic year, your residence hall deposit will be credited to the spring semester. If you change your mind and do not attend Slippery Rock University during the spring semester, you will forfeit the $175 residence hall deposit.

Residence Hall and Room Assignment Notification

If you sign your agreement terms online and pay $175 deposit, you will receive your assignment during your orientation session.

Residence Hall Deposit

The residence hall deposit is $175. This residence hall deposit will be credited to your account and applied to the spring semester residence hall charges. Residence hall assignments will not be made without the $175 deposit.