Off-Campus and Commuter Info


Commuter Information

The commuter student at Elizabethtown College is defined as a student who lives at his/her permanent residence with family members, usually with a parent(s) or guardian(s) within a 30-minute distance from the College. The student who has been officially released from her/his residency agreement to reside locally in off-campus housing is not considered a commuter student. Complete the application and include a personal statement detailing from where you will be commuting and a notarized letter from a parent/guardian confirming you will be commuting from your permanent home address.  


Off-Campus Housing Information

Students wishing to live off campus must apply to be released from their residency agreement.  Off-Campus Housing Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available online and at the Office of Residence Life beginning Monday, November 19, 2018.  Only a certain number of students will be allowed to live off campus each year. This number changes from year to year based on enrollment projections. Due to the current numbers of students in housing and projected enrollment trends, the College will be releasing a small number of students from the College Residency Agreement for 2019-20. In addition to a personal desire to live in an off-campus setting, the College understands that some students have extenuating circumstances that need to be reviewed as they impact a student’s ability to reside on campus. 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 Residence Life, will be required to pay a fee as outlined in the College Residency Agreement


Fall 2018 Off-Campus and Commuter Application


Application timeline:

November 19, 2018 - Fall 2019 Applications available at Residence Life, on the website and emailed to rising seniors
January 18, 2019 - Applications due by 4:30 pm in the Office of Residence Life.  Must be submitted in hard copy form.
February 1, 2019 - Notice of off-campus and commuter release approval sent to applicants via email
February 20, 2019 - Deadline for accepting off-campus or commuter status (must reply by 4:30pm)

Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.