Moving Off Campus
All students are expected to live in University housing for at least six semesters*. Semesters spent living in residence halls, fraternity or sorority chapter houses, or off-campus study programs will accrue towards the six semester expectation. Students who have accrued six semesters of housing history are eligible to apply to live off-campus. For students who transfer to IWU, the campus housing expectation will be adjusted on a case-by-case basis using academic standing and records of housing history at previous institutions to assist in determining an appropriate and proportionate housing expectation.
The submission of an off-campus housing application is not a guarantee of approval. Students should wait for written approval from the Office of Residential Life before signing any leases or rental agreements for off-campus housing.
Students who are eligible for off-campus housing must submit an online request. Applications are available online and approval will be granted on an ongoing basis, beginning in November each year.
|For...||Requests received after...||will be subject to ...|
|Fall 2014||May 15, 2014||$200 late charge|
|Spring 2015||December 1, 2014||$200 late charge|
|Fall 2015||May 15, 2015||$200 late charge|
Students currently living off campus can either submit an online request or email to ORL with updated address and phone number by July 15th to avoid the $200 late charge.
For students planning to move off-campus, we highly recommend that you talk with financial aid about the potential impact of that choice on your aid. Financial aid typically does not apply to off-campus housing.
- Married students, students with medical or mental health conditions that cannot be accommodated in University-approved housing, or students living with their parents and commuting to campus may also apply for off-campus housing. In any of these cases, permission must be obtained through the Office of Residential Life and further documentation may be required for some claims.
- Applications from students affiliated with Fraternities and Sororities with University-approved housing will be forwarded to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life for final approval.
- Students returning to campus from an off-campus study program or from a period of inactivity may submit an application for off-campus housing during the Spring term.
*For students admitted prior to Fall 2014, the number of semesters expected in university housing is four semesters.