Residence Hall Regulations & Policies
Housing Related Forms & Documents for Residential Students
Most of the forms and documents that WCSU residential students will need can be found here. For other information or additional help, contact us or see your RA/RD.
In order to live on campus, every potential resident must complete and submit a Housing Application by the appropriate due date (May 1st is the last date to submit an application for guaranteed fall housing. Applications will be accepted after that date, and acted upon as space is available.
In order to be released from the year-long housing contract, students must complete the Housing Contact Cancellation Request form. This must be completed prior to the start of the semester for which the student is requesting to be released from the contract.
**Requesting a release from your contract in order to move off-campus is not generally considered a reason to be granted a release without substantial information and evidence of financial hardship.**
Guests under the age of 18 may be permitted to spend the night with a sibling or friend by providing a completed parental permission form, which must be submitted to the H & RL office no later than 24 hours before the overnight.
If you are providing permission for a child to visit for the weekend, please be sure that you have faxed the form to the Housing & Residence Life Office by noon on Friday. Forms that come in after that time cannot be guaranteed to be delivered, and the guests will be refused at the Information Desks.
Forms can be downloaded and faxed to 203-837-8529.
Students who require housing accommodations must fill out the application and present appropriate documentation.
For complete instructions on special housing accommodations, please see this Guidelines and Instructions form .
Students who currently live on campus and who are returning for the spring may opt to stay for Intersession. Pinney and Centennial Halls will be the only halls open, and students are responsible to finding their own space to stay if they do not currently live in those halls. There is no meal plan in effect, and limited food service is available during the break (Monday-Friday, 8 am - 2 pm in the Daily Grind, usually).
Room Selection Group Pre-Registration Form
This form will appear again once room selection information is prepared for the Fall 2017 process.
All students who wish to live on campus for the fall 2017 semester must complete this form, due to Housing & Residence Life no later than (date to be determined). Whether you are a part of a full group, a partial group, or signing up as an individual student, this form must be completed and turned in before you can participate in selection. This is a fillable form. By placing your cursor in the space, you can type your answers, and then print the form.
Credit Exception Form
In order to live in Pinney, students must be 21 years of age or have earned 57 credits. For Grasso, the requirements are 20 years of age or 24 earned credits, and for Centennial, students must be 19 years of age or have earned 9 credits. If you will be within 3 credits of those requirements, you may apply for a credit exception waiver, and must complete and attach this form with your Pre-Registration packet. This is a fillable form. By placing your cursor in the space, you can type your answers, and then print the form.
Individuals or members of partial groups who are unable to attend their room selection appointment may give permission for another student to select a room for them for the fall by completing a Proxy Form, which the student making the selection must bring with them to the appointment. This is a fillable form. By placing your cursor in the space, you can type your answers, and then print the form.
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Gender Neutral Housing Application
Gender neutral housing will be offered in Pinney and Grasso Halls. Students interested in the Gender Neutral Housing Option must be able to fill an entire apartment (4 people in Grasso, 5 people in Pinney). All students must be eligible to participate in room selection (deposit paid on time, registered for 12+ credits for the next semester), and will participate in the regular room selection process as a full group. A supplemental application/contract for Gender Neutral Housing is required.
Honors Housing Application
Honors housing is available in Pinney Hall to students admitted into the Honors Program at WCSU. Students wishing to be assigned to the honors' section should complete a regular housing contract/application, as well as the correct application to the right.
Under no circumstances can fewer than four(4) Honors Students sign up for an Honors Housing apartment together. Each group may add one non-honors student to their group packet, but that non-honors student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and must meet all other requirements to live in Pinney Hall (21 years of age by August 30, 2015, or 57+ earned credits at the end of the Spring 2015 semester). Please read this link for more information.
Language House Application
The department of Housing & Residence Life is proud to offer students the opportunity to be part of an active community focusing on language-learning. This unique living-learning program is for students who want to become fluent in foreign languages or be immersed in multiple cultures.
The department collects a "Missing Persons Confidential Contact Form at check in from all residents. If you wish to change your confidential contact, you must complete this form and bring it to the Housing & Residence Life offices in Newbury Hall. Your old form will be removed from our files and shredded, and the new contact information will be updated as indicated on your form.
Housing & Residence Life Guide 2016-17
The H&RL Guide covers a wide variety of topics that affect life on campus, ranging from residence hall staff and student leadership opportunities to roommate conflict resolution and visitation policies.
This book offers information about University regulations, students rights and judicial procedures. This is a must read for every student on campus.