Procedures for Moving Off Campus

Requirements

All students are required to live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have already lived on a college campus for 4 semesters
  • Are 21 years of age by October 1 for the Fall Semester requests and March 1 for Spring Semester requests.
  • Students living with parents or legal guardians commuting from within 60 miles of campus
  • Are married

If you feel you meet one of these criteria and are not in a current On-Campus Residence Hall Room Lease Agreement, you will need to complete the Housing Exemption form. (Login required)

If you do not meet any of the criteria above, and feel that you have a special circumstance that requires you to live off campus, you can apply for a special exception to The On-Campus Housing Requirement by contacting the Housing and Residence Life Office.

For the Fall Semester

Applying for a Special Exception to the On-Campus Housing Requirement: Submit the “Special Circumstances Form,” a print-only form available in the Housing Office, and a letter explaining why you need an exception, unless you feel your reason for moving off-campus is related to a Medical, Psychological or Educational Need (see below). If you feel you need to move off-campus due to a financial need, the Financial Aid Office will be consulted to verify your need.

Medical, Psychological or Educational Need: If you feel that you need to move off-campus due to a Medical, Psychological or Educational need, you will also need to submit the Student Housing Accommodation Request Form (Fillable PDF file size 50KB) and the Medical/Psychological Documentation for Student Housing Accommodation Request Form (Fillable PDF file size 177KB). Copies are also available at the Housing Office. This form is to be completed by your provider and submitted to the Student Support Services Office. That office will review your request, may require additional documentation, and will notify you and the Housing Office of the results of that review.

After considering all of the information in your request and the results of any reviews, a final decision will be made by the Housing Office regarding your request and this result will be communicated to you.

For the Spring Semester

Please Note: All students who are currently residing on campus have signed a full year Residence Hall License Agreement (August-May). To apply for a special exception to break your agreement half-way through the school year please see instructions below:

Special Circumstances Request: Submit the “Special Circumstances Form,” a print-only form available in the Housing Office, and a letter explaining why you need an exception, unless you feel your reason for moving off-campus is related to a Medical, Psychological or Educational Need (see below). If you feel you need to move off-campus due to a financial need, the Financial Aid Office will be consulted to verify your need.

Medical, Psychological or Educational Need: If you feel that you need to move off-campus due to a Medical, Psychological or Educational need, you will also need to submit the Student Housing Accommodation Request Form (Fillable PDF file size 50KB) and the Medical/Psychological Documentation for Student Housing Accommodation Request Form (Fillable PDF file size 177KB). Copies are also available at the Housing Office. This form is to be completed by your provider and submitted to the Student Support Services Office. That office will review your request, may require additional documentation, and will notify you and the Housing Office of the results of that review.

After considering all of the information in your request and the results of any reviews, a final decision will be made by the Housing Office regarding your request and this result will be communicated to you. Please note that there is a $500 cancellation fee that will be assessed if you are granted permission to break your currently signed Residence Hall Room License Agreement.

Moving Out of the Residence Hall Mid-Semester

Residents who are officially released from their Residence Hall Room License Agreement, withdraw or are released from the University must notify their Residence Hall Director and check out in the Housing and Residence Life Office. This process should be completed within 24 hours after the change in status takes place. The check-out procedure is important since it permits residents to clear their hall obligations and insures the processing of refunds when appropriate.

The check-out procedure consists of:

  1. Notifying the Academic Advising Office if you are withdrawing or requesting a leave of absence.
  2. Completing of your Room Contents Record by you and your R.A.
  3. Filling out a “Withdrawal from Campus Housing Form," a print-only form available in the Housing Office.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about housing or residence life at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Housing & Residence Life Office
Office: Algonquin Hall 103
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Phone: (518) 564-3824
Email: housing@plattsburgh.edu