Housing agreements are for the full academic year (starting in the fall semester and ending at the conclusion of the spring semester) or remaining portion thereof. Students who wish to be released from their housing agreement must submit a housing release request. You are not released until you receive an approval response from the Office of Residence Life. A cancellation fee may be applied depending on when you submit the release and your reason for requesting to be released. If we determine that we can make exceptions to any of these request reasons and related charges, we will notify students.
Release request reasons will be verified with the Office of the Registrar and/or other offices as needed. If you are found to be attending Bloomsburg University and living off-campus without an official release from the Office of Residence Life, housing charges will be applied to your university account.
- Academic: Reasons include graduating, withdrawing, transferring, military, student teaching, studying abroad, completing an internship, clinical or practicum.
- Commuting: As registered with the University, your official home address on record must be within a commutable distance to campus (roughly 50 miles). Select this reason if you are living at home because your classes are online.
- Online Classes: Select this reason if you are living at home because your classes are online and you live beyond 50 miles of campus.
|Any reason||By May 1st||Yes||No fees|
|Academic, Commuting or Online Classes||May 2nd until first day
of fall semester
|Academic, Commuting or Online Classes||First day of fall semester through last day of fall semester||Yes||Housing charges will follow the University refund policy below|
|Off-Campus||May 2nd until first day of fall semester||Yes||$500.00|
|Off-Campus||First day of fall semester through last day of spring semester||No||Full housing and meal charges applied if student chooses not to live in assigned housing|
|Academic, Commuting or Online Classes||Before first day of spring semester||Yes||No fees|
|Academic, Commuting or Online Classes||First day of spring semester through last day of spring semester||Yes||Housing charges will follow the University refund policy below|
|Off-Campus||Last day of fall semester through last day of spring semester||No||Full housing and meal charges applied if student chooses not to live in assigned housing|
|Any||Before first day of summer session||Yes||No fees|
|Any||First day of session through last day of summer session||Yes||Housing charges will be adjusted weekly|
Below is the University refund policy for students who withdraw from Bloomsburg University, complete a the housing release form and move out of their on-campus housing. This is not a weekly based refund so be sure to notice the dates and amount of refund for this semester. This table applies to housing only, not dining.
|Up to and including Monday, August 30||0%||100%|
|Tuesday, August 31 - Thursday, September 2||20%||80%|
|Friday, September 3 - Sunday, September 12||40%||60%|
|Monday, September 13 - Sunday, September 19||50%||50%|
|Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26||60%||40%|
|On or after Monday, September 27||100%||0%|
Dining Plan Notice: August 29 is the last date to cancel your dining plan and get a full refund. After that date, weekly dining plans will be refunded using daily proration. Block dining plans refunds will be based on the number of days remaining in the semester or utilization rate. Unused flex will be refunded and a $10 administrative fee will be charged.