Elizabethtown 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 4 years (eight semesters), except when they are classified as commuters or are granted an exception by Residence Life. Exceptions to the housing requirement include students 25 years of age or older, students with dependents or who are married, or students granted an accommodation through the Americans with Disabilities Act (as approved by student Disability Services). Part-time and graduate students will not be offered housing. Students are responsible 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.
Students who take a leave, withdrawal, or other time away from the College are not guaranteed participation in the Housing Selection process. Students must be registered full-time to participate in Housing Selection and the Housing Lottery. Students on leave or away from the College during those processes, will be contacted upon their re-enrollment for information on available housing at that time.
Undergraduate 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.
New students can find their housing agreement in their student portal. Returning students can email email@example.com to request a copy of their agreement.
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.