Housing and Residence Life is aware that there are any number of reasons that a student would need to cancel their housing application.
All students wishing to cancel housing MUST submit a Request for Release Form [PDF]. Use this form to request release from your housing agreement. If you have withdrawn from Drexel, obtained an out of the area co-op position or are going to study abroad, you must complete this form within five business days of the aforementioned event. You must edit and save this form in Adobe; if edited in a web browser, changes will not be saved.
Students will receive an email confirmation to their Drexel email accounts once the cancellation has been processed.
All cancellations fall into one of two categories: acceptable and unacceptable. Prior to cancelling housing, students should review the appropriate cancellation charge policy to understand the financial impact of cancelling housing. Each category has a different set of policies regarding charges/cancellations fees.
Students residing in Fraternity/Sorority Housing should review the request for release policies for Greek Students available here.
Acceptable Cancellation Reasons
- Academic withdrawal
- Study Abroad
- Not attending Drexel University (includes first year students that decide not to attend Drexel after the Housing Application is submitted)
- Co-op outside a 10-mile radius (click here for a PDF of zip codes) of the University City Campus AND opts to live outside of a 10-mile radius of the University City Campus
- Not Registered, Not on Co-Op, or taking a Leave of Absence
- Transferring to Drexel Managed Fraternity and Sorority Housing
The housing deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE for all acceptable reasons, except in the cases of Co-op and Studying Abroad.
Acceptable Cancellation Rates & Deadlines
Unacceptable Cancellation Reasons
Students seeking to cancel their Housing Agreement for any other reason than those listed above will be subject to cancellation fees. A student's contractual obligation for another living arrangement will not be honored as a valid reason for release from this Agreement. The University strictly enforces its cancellations policies.
All students cancelling housing for an unacceptable reason will forfeit the $200 housing deposit, regardless of cancellation date.
If a cancellation is approved for the current term, residents are required to check out within 48 hours. If approved for future quarters, residents are required to check out at the end of their remaining assignment. Residents failing to adhere to move out when scheduled may be assessed fines.
Unacceptable Cancellation Rates & Deadlines