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Please read through the Statement of Terms & Conditions of Occupancy
before submitting your Housing Contract


Housing Contract Residencey Requirement Required Forms Room Assignments Contract Cancellation


Housing Contract

The Residence Hall Room Application & Contract is a legal contract between you and the University of Saint Mary. Upon submission of the housing contract, students are bound to the terms and conditions of the housing contract for both semesters (fall and spring terms).


Residency Requirement

The University of Saint Mary requires students to live within University housing until they are 19 years of age and a Junior (60 credit hours) or 21 years of age at the start of the student's first semester at USM.

Exceptions to this policy include students who are:


  • Married;
  • Reside within the primary residence of a parent or legal guardian; or
  • Parents of dependent children.
Those seeking an exemption from the residency requirement must submit an On-Campus Housing Waiver Request to the Director of Residence Life. The Director will review the On-Campus Housing Waiver Request and supporting documentation and will provide written notification of a decision.


Required Forms

The following forms are required before a student is allowed to move into the Residence Halls
  • A Residence Hall Room Application & Contract
  • Proof of Meningitis immunization or Signed Waiver 


Room Assignments

Room assignments are made on a first come, first served basis. Room assignments will not be made until a completed housing contract is received by Residence Life.


Contract Cancellation

  • A student who wishes to cancel his/her contract, and who is subject to the Residency Requirement must first complete an On-Campus Housing Waiver form and submit to the Office of Residence Life.
  • Any student who cancels his/her contract may be subject to associated cancelation fees

After the move-in date, a student may be released from this contract, without penalties, under the following conditions:

  • No longer attending the university (graduating, transferring, or withdrawing)
  • Marriage, if the marriage occurs after signing the contract and if residing with spouse in the community (marriage license required)
  • Participation in a university sponsored study abroad, co-op, student teaching, or internship program that is 30 miles or more from the University of Saint Mary.
  • Called for active military service duty
  • Significant and unforeseen health reason occurring during the contract period
  • Receipt of an approved contract release by the Director of Residence Life






About the USM Residence Life Staff


Contract Terms

2014 - '15 Statement of Terms & Conditions of Occupancy

Housing Waiver

Waiver Request Form

Meningitis Compliance

Meningitis Fact Sheet


USM Residence Life does not provide married or family housing.