What is the Off Campus Intent Process?
The Off-Campus Housing Intent process is designed for students that wish to live outside University managed housing and sign a lease with a private landlord. Current residential students with at least 48 completed credits by the end of the 2015 spring semester are eligible to submit the off-campus housing intent form and sign a lease with a private landlord.
Important Facts about the Housing Intent Notification Process
- Students must have earned at least 48 credits at the conclusion of the spring 2015 semester to submit an intent form to notify the RCL office that the student plans to live off-campus with a private landlord.
- Those students with at least 48 credits at the conclusion of the spring 2015 semester that submit the housing intent form during the designated notification process will be eligible to live outside University housing and sign a lease with a private landlord.
- The Housing Intent Form will be available through the student housing gateway beginning January 26, 2015 and must be submitted by January 30, 2015 by 5pm.
- Students that submit the Off-Campus Intent form will receive a confirmation email from the RCL Office and will be required to complete an online orientation regarding their rights and responsibilities as commuter students.
- Students are required to provide the Registrar office with an up-to-date local mailing address.
- Any student that submits a housing intent form to live off-campus with a private landlord will not be permitted to participate in the Longwood managed housing registration process.
If a student has less than 48 earned credit hours at the end of the spring semester, is the student eligible to live outside University Housing?
Exceptions to the residency requirement may be approved for the following reasons:
- Students who are twenty-three or older prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
- Students who are married, with a verified marriage license.
- Students who serve as legal guardians for a minor.
- Students who live at a permanent address with parent(s), grandparent(s), or legal guardian(s), with a notarized letter verifying occupancy.
- Part-time students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours for both the fall and spring consecutive semesters.
- Transfer and re-admitted students with 56 or more recognized credit hours. It is important to note that Longwood-managed housing is not guaranteed for transfers and re-admitted students and may not be available.
Requests for exceptions should be emailed to email@example.com prior to or during the housing application process. Students should provide a detailed explanation regarding the circumstances to which they are requesting an exception to the residency requirement. The Associate Director – Occupancy Management will review these requests and respond to the student. Students can expect to receive a response within one week of the submitted request.
Internship or Student Teaching?
If a residential student is assigned to student teach, intern or participate in a practicum experience during the fall or spring semester at one of the eight local county schools listed below, he or she is expected to continue campus residency. Any student that does not wish to continue to live in Longwood managed housing, should participate in the off-campus intent process.
- Prince Edward
If academic placement is located outside these counties, mid-year release from the Longwood University residency contract is permitted. Enrolled students living at home with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) should not exceed the recommended eight local counties either. A written appeal must be submitted to Residential and Commuter Life for traveling distances that are greater than these listed counties or that extend 45 miles from campus. Approval or denial decisions will be provided in writing.
Commute from Home
Any current residential student wishing to live at home for the 2015-2016 academic year with his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within the 8 surrounding counties, must submit a notarized letter with the student and parent or legal guardian's signature. This letter can be submitted to the Residential and Commuter Life Office located in Lancaster G-13.
The 8 surrounding counties are listed below:
- Prince Edward
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