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 must sign a College Housing 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.
If a residential student would like to commute from their parent/guardian's permanent home address, they apply to be released from the Housing Agreement. See below for further information on the college's commuter policy.
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.
College Housing Agreement for students who enter in Fall 2020 (First Year Students)
College Housing Agreement for students who entered in Fall 2019 (Sophomores)
College Housing Agreement for students who entered Fall 2017 and 2018 (Juniors and Seniors)
The commuter student at Elizabethtown College is defined as a student who lives at their permanent residence with family members, usually with a parent(s) or guardian(s) within a 30-minute distance from the College.
Students who wish to obtain commuter status must submit to the Office of Community Living an application as well as a notarized letter from the family member with whom they plan to live. The letter must include the address and telephone number of the student‘s intended residence. The College may further verify the student‘s intentions. Misrepresentation of one‘s commuter status is considered a violation of the College‘s Residency Agreement, as well as the Student Code of Conduct (i.e., furnishing false information to a College official). When such violations occur, judicial action will be taken and sanctions levied.
A student‘s housing status, whether resident or commuter is intact until the student takes official action to change it and has that action approved by the College. All requests and inquiries regarding changes in housing status should be directed to the Office of Community Living.