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General Policies

USF Housing Policy

All full-time undergraduate students must live in campus housing and participate in a board plan. A student may live off campus under one of the following conditions: 

Students who are required to live on campus and do not follow the University of Saint Francis guidelines, falsify information, or do not comply with University policy are not eligible for University of Saint Francis financial aid including academic and athletic scholarships.

The University of Saint Francis guarantees housing for 4 years for entering freshmen and 2-3 years for transfer students.

*It is recommended that single, undergraduate students who live with their parent or legal guardian in a radius less than 50 miles from the University of Saint Francis live in campus housing.

Refund Policy

If a resident withdraws during a semester, the resident shall be charged for room and board and other residence related fees used based on the refund table listed below. The resident shall then be assessed $200.00 for cancellation.

Refund Schedule:

THERE WILL BE NO REFUND OF HOUSING FEE AFTER THE FOURTH WEEK OF EACH SEMESTER. THE CANCELLATION FEE WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE HOUSING DEPOSIT, UNLESS EXPRESSED OTHERWISE BY STUDENT.

Appealing to Live Off-Campus

Appeals to the housing policy are not accepted. Any student who is in violation of the required housing policy will have a double occupancy room and board charge placed on the student's account and a letter of notification of this violation will be sent to the student.

Vacation Policy

Housing accommodations are NOT provided during vacations or break periods. The residence halls will be closed and unavailable for student use during ALL vacations except for the following circumstances in which case the student may be reassigned to a different hall during the vacation period and will be billed for each day he/she remains on campus. Dining service is not guaranteed during a stated vacation period. If the cafeteria is open, a student may use the dining service on a pay-as-you-go basis.

  1. When a residential student MUST remain on campus because of course-related attendance. In this case, extra room fees are not charged.
  2. When an athlete is required to be on campus during a stated vacation period due to an athletic event. In this case, arrangements for housing will be coordinated through the athletic department.

Opening/Closing Dates

2014-2015 Academic Year

*Students must vacate rooms within 24 hours of their last examination.