Off-Campus and Commuter Info
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-mile radius of the College. The student who has been officially released from their residency agreement to reside locally in off-campus housing is not considered a commuter student.
In order to submit an application to be released from the Residency Agreement, please complete the application below. All commuter applicants must provide a notarized letter from a parent/guardian confirming you will be commuting from your permanent home address. While it is not required, you are encouraged to include a personal statement. Completed application packets should be submitted to the Office of Community Living.
While the first application due date shows January 25, we will continue to accept commuter applications on a rolling basis through out the spring semester.
** If you plan to commute and are currently a rising junior or senior, please complete the housing survey as if you will be staying on campus and add in the comment box that you are applying to commute. That will signal to us to watch for your application and that your housing preferences are your back-up plan.
Off-Campus Housing Information
Students wishing to live off campus must apply to be released from their residency agreement. Applications may be printed from the link below or picked up in the Office of Community Living.
The College understands that some rising juniors and sophomore students have extenuating circumstances that need to be reviewed as they impact a student’s ability to reside on campus. If you are a rising junior or sophomore and feel you have an extenuating circumstance, please complete the application below. In order to determine which students may be released from the Residency Agreement, the College will convene a panel of staff to review each student’s documentation and make final decisions.
Please note that applying does not guarantee you will be released from housing. Students who move off-campus without the consent of the Office of Community Living, will be required to pay a fee as outlined in the College Residency Agreement.
2020-21 Application timeline:
- November 23, 2019 – Off Campus and Commuter information and applications are available in the Community Living office and on the Community Living webpage.
- January 15, 2020 – Completed Off-Campus and Commuter applications are due in the Community Living office by 4:30pm in hard copy form.
- January 24, 2020 – Notice of off-campus and commuter release approval sent to applicants via email.
- Off campus living seminar dates TBA
- January 31, 2020 – Deadline for accepting off-campus or commuter status (4:30pm)
Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.