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Off Campus FAQ's

Who can apply for the Off-Campus Selection Process?

Only students classified as members of the rising junior and senior cohorts will be eligible for the Off-Campus Selection Process. Students of the rising junior and senior cohort may apply for the Off-Campus Selection each year. Submitting an application or participating in the Off-Campus selection does not guarantee that off campus residency will be granted. Rising juniors and seniors who wish to live off campus must fill out the CSB Off Campus Selection Form which can be found on the Housing Portal. The deadline for this form is October 15.

How are students selected for Off Campus housing?

Release from the residency requirement will be offered based on the best selection number in your group.

Who can apply for the "Appeal to Be Released from the Residency Requirement"?

If a student meets one or more of the following criteria on the first day of fall semester, she can appeal to be released from the residency requirement. This form is found on the Housing Portal.

The criteria are:

  • Students who are married or who have dependent children living with them.
  • Students who are over the age of 23 on the first day of fall semester or who have attended 8 or more semesters as a full time college student.
  • Part -time students (those enrolled for less than 12 credits) for fall term (example: those who need less than 12 credits to graduate at end of the term).
  • Continuing Ed Students.
  • Students doing internships, clinical, or student teaching more than 30 miles from campus during fall term. Please be aware, students must be able to provide documentation verifying location of experience if request for release is based on this criteria.
  • Students with a medical condition that cannot be accommodated on campus provided that documentation from health care professional is submitted to support the request

If a student meets of of these criteria, she will automatically be granted off-campus residency status for the academic year or term(s) for which she applied.

Students who do not meet the criteria above may appeal to be released from the residency requirement in any of their four years to live at their permanent home address if located within 20 miles of the CSB campus. These requests for release from the residency requirement will be considered on a case by case basis. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee that off campus residency will be granted.

When is the deadline to sign up for off campus housing?

The deadline for students to sign up for off campus housing is October 15th.

Can I still apply for on campus housing if I accept the off campus offer but can't find housing?

Students have until December 15th to accept or decline the offer to live off campus. If a student cannot find housing after accepting the off campus offer, we can work with them in finding on campus housing. Students will still be able to participate in the on campus housing process. Please note that there is a timeline for on campus housing. If a student notifies us about this situation after the on campus housing process is over, options may be limited.

Can I decline an offer to live off campus?

A student may decline an offer for release however, if they were part of living group, it will only be possible for the living group to include another rising junior or senior as part of the group if they are approved from the off campus wait list.

Where can I learn more about the off campus process?

For information about eligibility and requirements, click here.