2nd Year Residency Requirement

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The College at Brockport has student success as its highest priority and recognizes the connection between on-campus living and persistence to graduation.

Please review this site in its entirety. 

This form will be available January 1st 2021 and will close at 11:59PM on May 1st 2021. The only applications that will be reviewed after May 1 are: Approved Temporary Academic Leave OR Transfer and Student involvement in a College‑sponsored academic program such as student teaching, study abroad, or other program, if the obligations demand residency 20 miles or more from campus

It is the policy of the College that all first-time* college students live on campus for their first four consecutive semesters of study (three semesters for Spring admits).

*First-time college students are those who are attending a college or university for the first time. College credits earned while in high school, either through college courses or testing, do not count as college attendance, nor does enrollment in a college summer session between high school and enrollment at Brockport.

Students seeking exemption from the policy must submit:

Application for Exemption from Second Year Residency Requirement

The application for Exemption will go live on January 1st, 2021

The Director of Residential Life/Learning Communities or designee must approve all requests for exemption from the Residency Requirement. The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities encourages students to meet with Financial Aid representatives to see how living off-campus could potentially impact any financial aid/scholarships that are awarded.

Types of Requests and Required Documentation

Release from this agreement is permitted only under specific and/or exceptional circumstances approved by the Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities:

Justification  Required Documentation
Commuting from home of parent(s) or guardian within 20 mile radius of campus*

Notarized Verification of Residence with parent or legal guardians signature (this form can be found here)

 

Please note that your approval second-year release is based on the condition that you reside at the residence listed on the verification of residence (i.e. from home of parent(s) or guardian within 20 mile radius of campus), and this residence only, for the entire 2021/2022 term.

 

Should your arrangement change, you must notify the Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities and will be required to move into College owned housing

Veteran Status/ Military Deployment
Copy of DD 214 form/ Deployment Orders
Medical

Written description of medical condition that includes negative impact of residential environment and description of proposed alternative.  The Hazen Center for Integrated Care or Student Accessibility Services may be contacted to verify diagnosed medical condition, the impact of the residential environment and feasibility of addressing student concerns. The documentation must completed by a licensed health care professional (i.e. physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker) who has treated the student.

 

The documentation must include:

  • The diagnosis
  • Current treatment
  • Length of treatment of condition by the physician providing the letter.
  • Anticipated benefit of requested accommodations.

If the request is related to respiratory, please also include:

Copies of at least the 3 most recent office or emergency room visits related to the Respiratory condition problem.

 

Recent test results, including but not limited to:

  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Allergy tests
  • Radiological studies 

Medical releases are rarely granted.

 

The College will make all efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to meet student medical needs.

Dietary

Before applying for a dietary exemption, students must read and understand BASC's special dietary needs section of their website. That website may be accessed here.


Once that page is reviewed, students will also need to review their section on meal plan accommodations. This link may be found at the bottom of the page regarding special dietary needs.

 

A committee consisting of representatives from the following areas: BASC Dining Services, Hazen Center for Integrated Care, Residential Life & Learning Communities, and Student Accessibility Services will review each meal plan accommodation request. Given the ability to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs, an exemption from participation in the meal plan is rare and will only be considered when needs cannot be met by Dining Services.

 

Note: general dissatisfaction will not be reason for approval.

Student involvement in a College sponsored academic
program such as Study Abroad, or other program,
if the obligations demand residency 20 miles or more from campus 
 

Written (an email) verification from your advisor & acceptance letter into the program.

Your advisor can email housing@brockport.edu Attn: Housing Release. You can also attach a screenshot verification of acceptance to the online application.

Temporary Academic Leave/Transfer/ Withdrawal

Completing the Temporary Academic Leave Request

 

If you are taking a Temporary Academic Leave or Transferring, the Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities will check your registration status for the 2021 and 2022 semester(s). If you are registered for classes, we will assign you to College owned housing and charge your student bill accordingly. 
Financial

You must provide 3rd party documentation that a legitimate financial change has occurred since you moved in. An example of 3rd party documentation would be a letter from an employer (on business letterhead) stating a loss of a job, parent divorce which changed family income, etc.

 

Financial reasons may be reviewed in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid

 

Note: the ability to save money by living off campus is not a justification for exemption.

Note: Unless you receive approval of this request, your student status requires compliance with the housing policy. Alternative arrangements for housing, including a lease commitment, will not be considered sufficient reason for approval of this request. Second year release applications will be available from January 1st 2021and will close on  May 1st 2021. The only applications that will be reviewed after May 1 are: Approved Temporary Academic Leave OR Transfer and Student involvement in a College‑sponsored academic program such as student teaching, study abroad, or other program, if the obligations demand residency 20 miles or more from campus.

If your reason is denied, and you fail to pay your deposit and fill out a housing preference form, The Office of Residential Life will assign you to a Residence Hall, and charges will be added to your student bill. 

Procedures:

  1. Make an appointment with your Resident Director to discuss and review policy. After you submit your application, your Resident Director may reach out to you to discuss your application.
  2. All requests for release from the Second Year Residency Requirement must be submitted on the online form.
  3. Each request must be accompanied by relevant supporting documentation (i.e. medical circumstances verified by Health Services, information regarding extreme changes in family financial situations as verified by the Financial Aid Office, etc.). Incomplete request packages will not be reviewed until all appropriate documentation is submitted. It is the students responsibility to make sure their request packet is complete.
  4. Each request will be reviewed by Residential Life staff in consultation with your Resident Director or Townhomes Coordinator. Residential Life staff will inform the applicant in writing of the decision. All decisions will be sent to your Brockport email address

The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities encourages students to meet with Financial Aid representatives to see how living off-campus could potentially impact any financial aid/scholarships that are awarded. 

Response to Student Timeline

If a complete* packet is submitted by..... Student will receive a response in their Brockport email by...
January 31st at 5pm February 14th at 5pm
February 14th at 5pm February 28th at 5pm
February 28th at 5pm March 13th at 5pm
March 13th at 5pm March 27th at 5pm
March 27th at 5pm April 10th at 5pm
After April 10th at 5pm Applications will be responded to as time allows
After May 1st Applications will no longer be considered.

*a complete packet includes all appropriate and supporting documentation. If an application is received without appropriate and supporting documentation, the application will not be reviewed until all documentation is submitted. If you are having trouble uploading documentation to the MachForm application, please email the documentation to housing@brockport.edu

Appeals

If your original request is denied, you have an option to appeal the decision. All appeals must be in writing to housing@brockport.edu and submitted within 7 business days of the decision letter. If you plan on appealing your decision, new documentation must be submitted with the appeal letter. This will be complied with your initial paperwork. All appeals will be reviewed by the Director of Residential Life/Learning Communities or their designee.

Forms

Verification of Residence

Last Updated 10/27/20

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