Off-Campus Commuter Sign-Ups

Students are responsible for requesting housing for each semester of enrollment, and this is particularly important for off-campus commuting. Most students reserve off-campus for the subsequent Fall and/or Spring semesters during the Housing Selection event in April, held in KCL lounge. Students may request off-campus according to the housing sign-up schedule (see Timeline and Deadlines; Housing Sign-Up Time). Off-campus commuting cannot be reserved as a group request; it may only be reserved for each individual.

Students must have written approval from Housing to reside off-campus. You should not make any rental commitments until Housing grants your request to live off-campus. We must limit the number of students who reside off-campus, and this limit is usually reached during the Housing Selection event in April. IMPORTANT: See Requirements for Commuters.

If you cannot attend the Housing Selection event in person, you should arrange for another student to select housing on your behalf at your sign-up time. See Proxy Authorizations.

When the off-campus limit is reached during the Housing Selection, Housing will start a waitlist. Students who wish to put their names on the waitlist(s) should reserve on-campus housing (as a back-up). For more information about off-campus commuting and the waitlists, see Off-Campus Commuting and Waitlists.

If you are successful in reserving off-campus as your housing assignment for one or both semesters, you must provide your residential location & phone number. The college requires this information in order to make immediate contact in the event of an emergency or other important circumstance. Sophomores are discouraged from considering off-campus because parking permits for sophomores are limited in number, and this can be especially difficult to manage. Securing approval to reside off-campus does not "improve" a student's chances for getting a parking permit.

As soon as we have 200 students approved to reside off-campus, we start the waitlist (for each semester separately). After housing sign-ups have concluded in April, any request to reside off-campus is put on the waitlist according to the date of the request. Class standing does not affect one's placement on the waitlist after the conclusion of the Housing Selection event.