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Housing Policies

Changes to Assignments

Reassignments and Termination

Reassignments

Reassignment requests that are made before check-in are decided by Housing Services; however, changes are rare since any individual assignments also affect other students and are often not in the best interest of the greater community. After check-in, requests for room change are decided by the residence director of the specific living area involved. Students must contact their residence director to initiate the process and may not move to another housing unit until the change is approved. Students who move without approval may be required to move back and/or may be subject to a fine and disciplinary action. Housing charges will be prorated for each week spent in a given assignment.

Termination

Housing assignments may be terminated only through the following processes: cancellation, petition, reversal, or revocation. Students who abandon their assignment and move out without permission may be subject to a fine and disciplinary action.

  • Cancellation: Students who make their request for assignment outside of the annual housing sign-ups process may request to cancel their assignment prior to check-in. Students who obtain their housing assignment during the annual sign-ups process may not cancel, but must submit a petition if they seek to terminate their assignment.
  • Petition: Students who are suffering significant hardship due to a change in their health, family, and/or financial circumstances after being assigned may submit a Petition for Campus Housing Termination Form in person or scan and email it to Housing Services.
  • Reversal: Campus housing assignments may be reversed due to a withdrawal or leave of absence from the university or acceptance to an APU off-campus study program.
  • Revocation: APU may revoke a campus housing assignment at any time for violation of any of the provisions in these policies. A campus housing assignment may be revoked if a student’s enrollment status changes. Students who are subject to disciplinary action may have their campus housing assignment revoked by the university.

In the event an assignment is terminated after check-in, room charges will be prorated for each week spent in a given assignment. If this calculates to 60 percent or greater of the term, then no adjustments will be made. Students whose housing assignment is terminated must check out and vacate the housing unit within 72 hours of notice of termination or submission of university withdrawal or leave of absence. Students will be responsible for any damages and/or cleaning costs.