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Housing & Residence Life Withdrawal Information

Fall Semester

All withdrawal notices must be received prior to May 1 to receive a refund of the housing deposit. Withdrawals should be submitted in writing to housing@ohio.edu via the students OHIO email account. 

The amount of any refund is based on the following percentages of the per semester room and meal charge. For purposes of this policy, a student who checks into their residence hall room for fall semester and has possession of the room for one night will have entered into a binding contract for fall and spring.  Once the student enters into a binding contract, any withdraw during that term will be subject to the refund schedule listed below. Any student who does not check in for fall with residence hall staff will be processed as a no show and will receive a 100% refund (minus deposit).

Fall Semester Refund Schedule for Binding Contract

  • Prior to May 1 – deposit is refunded
  • 1st week of semester - 80%
  • 2nd week of semester - 60%
  • 3rd week of semester - 40%
  • 4th week of semester - 20%
  • 5th week of semester or after - NO REFUND

Spring Semester

Incoming students who are not currently on campus: All withdrawal notices must be received prior to December 1 to receive a refund of the housing deposit. Withdrawals should be submitted in writing to housing@ohio.edu via the students OHIO email account. 

Fall semester students: Any fall semester student who withdraws from the university for spring semester must officially check out with the residence hall staff no later than 10PM on the Sunday prior to the start of spring semester courses to receive a total refund of spring semester room and meal charges. Students should notify Housing & Residence Life by properly checking out of their room and completing the Intent to Withdrawal Form located at www.ohio.edu/myhousing.

Any new spring admit student who checks into their residence hall room for spring semester and has possession of the room for one night will have entered into a binding contract for the spring semester.  Once the student enters into a binding contract, any withdraw during that term will be subject to the refund schedule listed below. Any student who does not check in for spring with residence hall staff will be processed as a no show and will receive a 100% refund (minus deposit).

Spring Semester Refund Schedule for Binding Contract

  • Prior to Dec 1 – deposit is refunded (new spring admits only)
  • 1st week of semester - 80%
  • 2nd week of semester - 60%
  • 3rd week of semester - 40%
  • 4th week of semester - 20%
  • 5th week of semester or after - NO REFUND

Housing Contract Terms & Conditions

This Contract is a legally binding agreement between you (“you” or “Resident”) and Ohio University, for the benefit of the Department of Housing and Residence Life (“Ohio University”). Once you have submitted and signed your housing application and it is accepted by Ohio University, your Housing Contract is binding for the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters or summer only as applicable) and can only be canceled in accordance with this Contract.  The terms and conditions located at the Housing Contract Terms & Conditions page outline both the Resident’s responsibilities and those of Ohio University.