Cancellation Information

When you sign up to live on-campus, you agree to the terms and conditions of the applicable full academic year's Room and Board Agreement. Requests to cancel are not guaranteed. Approved requests are subject to housing cancellation fees. Please read the information thoroughly and find out how to submit a petition below.  

Reasons to Approve a Requests for Release

  • Graduation in December –Housing will verify this information with the Registrar’s office.
  • Internship – Internship must be for UNH credit and at a distance that would prohibit living in campus housing. Student is responsible for ensuring that verification of internship is submitted to Housing by the appropriate University department.
  • Leave of Absence or Official University Withdrawal – UNH Registrar’s office will automatically alert Housing when your withdrawal is processed.
  • UNH Sponsored Study Away, National Student Exchange or Washington Center - Must be a University sponsored program. Student is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate University department provides written verification to Housing.

The reasons above constitute the only grounds for an approved release from the Room & Board Agreement and are subject to the Cancellation Charge Schedule A below. All other requests for release from this agreement will not be approved and will be assessed a cancellation fee according to the Cancellation Charge Schedule B in the Room and Board AgreementPlease see the schedules below. 

Please note: Students who live on-campus for the Fall semester and do not have an approved reason for cancellation, as noted above, are responsible for the full Spring Housing cost. 

2022-2023 Cancellation Charge Schedule 

Approved agreement cancellations are subject to the following charges (Cancellation Charge Schedule A).

Academic Year Student Request Cancellation If Approved, Student Financial Responsibility
By August 1st prior to fall semester No fee
By August 15th $500
By first week of fall classes 25% of fall semester housing fee
By 30 days into fall semester 50% of fall semester housing fee
After 30 days into fall semester 100% of fall semester housing fee

Spring Semester Only Student* Request Cancellation:

*Not applicable for students who lived on-campus for the Fall semester

If Approved, Student Financial Responsibility
By January 1st  No fee
By first week of spring classes 25% of spring semester housing fee
By 30 days into spring semester 50% of spring semester housing fee
After 30 days into spring semester 100% of spring semester housing fee

*Spring Semester Only Students are students that did not live on-campus for the Fall (Semester I). The Spring Semester Only Student Request Cancellation applies only to students who applied for Spring Semester Housing only. 

Not approved agreement cancellations are subject to the following charges (Cancellation Charge Schedule B).

Non-renewal (including moving off-campus or commuting from home), non-academic suspension, eviction, exclusion, dismissal or termination of the agreement by a student are not approved and will result in cancellation charges or no refund of the fall and spring semester rate shown below in the Cancellation Charge Schedule B.

Academic Year Student Request Cancellation Student Financial Responsibility
By June 1st prior to fall semester $500
After June 1st prior to fall semester 100% of fall semester housing fee

Students who live on-campus for the Fall and do not have an approve reason to cancel for Spring, will be charged the full Housing fee. 

Spring Semester Only Student* Request Cancellation:

*Not applicable for students who lived on-campus for the Fall semester

Student Financial Responsibility
By December 1st prior to spring semester $500
After December 1st prior to spring semester 100% of spring semester housing fee

*Spring Semester Only Students are students that did not live on-campus for the Fall (Semester I). The Spring Semester Only Student Request Cancellation applies only to students who applied for Spring Semester Housing only. 

To Access the Petition for Release:

  1. Log in to your Housing Portal (by clicking the blue button below).
  2. Navigate to 'Housing Applications' on the menu bar.
  3. Click the blue 'Continue' button on the application you are petitioning for. 
  4. Navigate all the way to the end on the 'Summary' page. 
  5. Select the Petition for Release option at the bottom, complete the form and submit.

Submit Petition

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CANCELLING YOUR ASSIGNMENT, PLEASE EMAIL US OR CALL US (603) 862-2120.

Cancellation FAQs

If you submitted your petition before the due date (for Semester I petitions - Check Back Soon) you will be notified via email. 

It’s not quite that simple. The Room and Board agreement is not transferrable – we do not simply transfer your commitment to another student.  It is very important that we maintain occupancy levels in order to meet our budgetary requirements and keep housing rates as low as possible.

No, you will not be released from the Room and Board Agreement in order to move to a fraternity or sorority house. Greek organizations are aware of this policy.

All part-time students are welcomed in on-campus housing! If you were a full-time student for Semester I  and become a part-time student on Semester II, this does not automatically release you from your housing commitment. If you are changing to a part time status student, please contact James McKane (email James McKane or call 603-862-3402 to discuss this change.

Any Semester I housing and dining charges will not be removed from your account and you will still be responsible for paying them.

If you have circumstances that you believe will prevent you from meeting the due date, please contact the Housing Office at (603) 862-2120 to discuss your situation.