Agreement and Requirements
The College views residential life as an important part of a student‘s personal growth. All full-time undergraduate students are required to live in college-owned residential facilities for the entirety of their undergraduate enrollment at Elizabethtown College, except when they are classified as commuters or are granted permission, in writing, by the Office of Residence Life to live elsewhere. Housing is guaranteed for no more than eight (8) consecutive semesters after matriculation. Current residential students who have taken an approved medical withdrawal or leave of absence will be guaranteed housing upon re-entry within the two semesters following the medical withdraw or leave of absence. If a student is formally classified as residing off campus, he/she is no longer guaranteed College housing. Part-time and graduate students will not be offered housing. The student is expected to be aware of all responsibilities set forth in the Residency Agreement, as well as in all regulations, policies and standards as outlined in the Student Handbook and within each residential facility. The following provisions are part of the Residency Agreement. Exceptions to any part of this Residency Agreement may be made if approved in writing by the Office of Residence Life or Dean of Students.
Students entering Elizabethtown College must sign a Residency Agreement to reserve a room in one of the residential facilities. This agreement reserves space for the student and outlines the responsibilities of both the College and the student to safeguard the rights of all residents. The agreement is for room space without regard to designated residential facilities or specific rooms. The Residency Agreement states that students are required to live in College-owned residential facilities during their undergraduate experience at Elizabethtown College.
Students must apply to be released from the Residency Agreement if they wish to commute from a parent‘s home or live in an apartment off campus. The College only releases a certain number of students each year. The student is expected to be aware of all responsibilities in the Residency Agreement, as well as all regulations, policies and standards as outlined in the Student Handbook and within each residential facility. A student may not reserve housing without registering for the following semester or without signing a residency agreement.
Residency agreements are binding throughout a student’s undergraduate enrollment at Elizabethtown College.
Students and their families should not sign any off campus lease agreements prior to being formally released from the College Residency Agreement.
Residence Life Staff
The full-time professional staff members work to foster a supportive and respectful residential community. The Director of Residence Life, and the Area Coordinators (ACs) reside in the residential facilities. In addition to managing the daily activities of the residential facilities, they facilitate the Community Standards Program, advise student groups, promote educational programming efforts and supervise the student staff members. Within each residence hall floor community, an upper-class student is appointed as the Resident Assistant (RA). The responsibilities of the RA include facilitating the Community Standards Program, developing and providing student programs, serving duty in the hall office, upholding college policies and redirecting inappropriate behavior, and handling administrative functions within the floor community.