Policy Regarding On-Campus Housing for Senior Standing Students
Due to limited availability of campus housing, on-campus housing is reserved for students of freshman, sophomore or junior standing*. Senior standing students (90 credits or more) cannot request campus housing during the room selection process. Therefore, rising-senior level students (juniors who are nearing the end of their junior year) are encouraged to seek housing with Campus Walk (http://www.campuswalkny.com/), the preferred off-campus housing provider, or any other off-campus private housing provider. Rising-senior level students may register for the on-campus housing “wait-list” by calling the Residence Life Office at 716-878-3000; however, there is no guarantee that on-campus space will be available. Therefore, rising-senior level students are encouraged to secure housing as early as practical.
Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the tips and resources to assist in a search for off-campus housing, which are available on the Student Life website at http://studentlife.buffalostate.edu/campus-living-and-community-relations
*Graduate students are ineligible for on-campus housing.
Request for Exemption
Seniors (90 credits or more) may apply for exemption to this policy using an online form found at https://buffalostate.wufoo.com/forms/z1lqskxf0zxqlhu/
Must meet one or both of the following “Main Criteria” for exemption:
Main Criteria 1: Have only one semester remaining at the time of housing application as confirmed by the Dean of Students Office and determined by progress toward degree completion.
1a) Be in good academic standing.
1b) Have no active student conduct incidents or complaints filed with the Student Conduct and Community Standards Office that would rise to the level of disciplinary probation.
Main Criteria 2: Demonstrated financial hardship as determined by the Financial Aid Office, which makes affording off-campus living unviable and threatens on-time degree completion.
2a) Be in good academic standing.
2b) Have no active student conduct incidents or complaints filed with the Student Conduct and Community Standards Office that would rise to the level of disciplinary probation
Decisions will be made within 24 hours, based on space availability. All decisions will be deemed final and will be communicated via the student’s official campus email address from the Residence Life Office.
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