Students in the Professional Co-op Program who have secured a co-op and need to be released from their housing contract MUST follow very precise steps to do so. All co-ops will be verified by both Residence Life and Career Services & Co-op Education Center. Students must, ASAP:
Students who are going on an approved Professional Co-op will not be charged cancellation fees for the semester they are on co-op as long as they properly indicate their housing cancellation via the Online Housing Gateway.
Going Out on a Fall Co-op
Going Out on Spring Co-op
Summer Only Co-op
Yes, to cancel housing, please complete the housing cancellation form online and list the reason for cancelling as “Co-Op”. The form is located on the Online Housing Gateway. The Co-Op staff will provide Residence Life with a list of all Professional Co-Op students; if you are not on this list, you will be asked to provide proof of Co-Op.
When you know you are going to be going on Co-Op for the fall semester, fill out a housing cancellation form. There is a section on the form to defer to spring semester. If you KNOW you will not be living on campus in the spring (i.e. have an off-campus apartment), do not fill out a housing contract.
You are guaranteed housing upon your return from co-op, however, Residence Life cannot guarantee a specific space for you. If you have applied for housing for the fall semester (contracts due the prior March), you will be able to take part in the room selection process just like all the current residents, as long as your contract and deposit is completed by March 31st. If you have applied for housing for the spring semester, Residence Life will do our best to accommodate your preferences.
Contracts are for the academic year and hold your housing spot for the year. If you have an outstanding amount on your student account, the $200 deposit will be applied to that amount.