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 for an extenuating circumstance by the Office of Community Living. Any exception to the Housing Agreement must be approved in writing by the Office of Community Living. 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 commuting or residing off campus, they are 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 Housing 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 Housing Agreement. Exceptions to any part of this Residency Agreement may be made if approved in writing by the Office of Community Living.
Students entering Elizabethtown College are required to sign a College Housing Agreement to reserve a room in one of our residential communities. 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.
A student may not reserve housing without signing a Housing Agreement or, in the case of a returning student, without registering for the following semester.
Housing agreements are binding throughout a student’s undergraduate enrollment at Elizabethtown College.
Students can find their cohort specific housing agreement on JayWeb.
Elizabethtown College defines a commuter as a student who lives at their permanent residence with family members within a 30-mile/minute radius of the College. We encourage students to discuss this option with their families as soon as possible. There may be implications to your financial aid package by changing your housing status from residential to commuter. For more information please visit our Off Campus and Commuter Information page.