Housing Assignment Cancellations

Every resident, otherwise known as "the Licensee," accepts the terms of the Student Housing License Agreement prior to moving into the Residential Community. The Student Housing License Agreement is a binding legal contract for the academic year, meaning that once signed, residents are expected to live in on-campus housing from Move-in Day in August through 24 hours after their last final just before Commencement in May. For students who move onto campus for the Spring semester, the Student Housing License Agreement is a binding legal contract for the remainder of the academic year. 

The time of year determines which process a student who wants to cancel their housing assignment needs to follow:

Cancellation Policy for Spring 2021

This process is for those students who have not yet moved on to campus. 

*Update 11/4/2020: If your plans have changed and you no longer plan to move onto campus for Spring 2021, you are able to cancel your housing assignment prior to moving on. Starting October 7, complete the Spring 2021 Housing Intent Form by November 30 to receive a 100% refund. Cancellations received between December 1 and December 15 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after December 15. 

Credits will be applied to your Spring 2021 SSU account after the deadline. Outstanding balances for Fall 2020 will be paid by credits for Spring 2021. 

If your plans change after December 15, we encourage you to notify REACH(link sends e-mail) to avoid any rent charges for Spring 2021.

Cancellation Policy After Moving Onto Campus

This process is for those who have moved onto campus and are requesting to break the student housing license agreement. 

If your situation has changed since you moved into your housing assignment this academic year and you are no longer able to live on campus, you will need to submit a Petition to Break Your Housing License Agreement. A Petition to Break Housing License Agreement is a request and does not mean you are automatically approved. This request goes through a committee process for consideration. 

View the Petition to Break Housing License Agreement page for more information. 

Cancellation Policy for End of Fall Semester Requests

This process is for those students who are requesting to break their housing license agreement for the end of the Fall semester. 

Students must complete and turn in a Petition to Break Housing License Agreement by November 15. Petitions received after November 15, if they are approved, are subject to a $250 cancellation fee. 

Students who are petitioning because they are graduating from Sonoma State, withdrawing, doing a leave of absence, transferring, or participating in a Study Abroad or NSE program are automatically approved.

Students who are petitioning for any other reason must fill out a Petition to Break Housing License Agreement for Extraordinary Reasons. A Petition for Extraordinary Reasons is a request and does not mean you are automatically approved. This request goes through a committee process for consideration. 

View the Petition to Break Housing License Agreement page for more information.