This form is for students who have already signed the housing contract. If you have not signed the housing contract, you will want to visit this page: 房屋政策豁免. Students wishing to be released from university housing must meet at least one of the criteria below and submit a petition for housing contract for review. Students should allow up to 14 business days for the initial review process.

If a student is seeking to be released from residing on-campus Housing and 居住生活 strongly recommends that no off-campus lease is signed until an official notification of approval is made by Housing and 居住生活 (via email). Students who are required to reside on campus and have signed a lease prior to receiving approval will not be granted an exemption from housing based solely on an off-campus lease. Students must meet the criteria as denoted below to receive an exemption.

*Credits earned through Ohio 大学学分加 or a similar program, or through high school 跳级 or International Baccalaureate courses shall not fall within the definition of “college credit”.


Those seeking an exemption must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Students living with one or both of their parents
  • 已婚学生
  • Single parents with full or shared custody of children
  • Veterans
  • 23岁以上的学生
  • Transfer students with more than sixty (60) transferred credits earned beyond high school graduation
  • Other extraordinary circumstances: students requesting an exemption for “other” reasons including extenuating circumstances should provide detailed explanation and documentation of their situation.

Note: Any varsity athlete receiving an institutional scholarship can not be exempt from the housing policy.


The request will be reviewed by Housing and 居住生活 staff to ensure that all documents are complete and that all required supporting documentation is provided. 如果需要额外的信息, the student will be notified via email with a timeline for submission of requested documents. If documentation is not received by the date requested and if the student has not requested an extension for submission of documents, 请求将变为无效.