This policy defines residential requirements for academic year 2022-23 and is provided on this date to allow students time to plan accordingly. It will be posted online via the Policies and Procedures section of my.norwich.edu.
Effective with the Fall 2022 semester, the housing regulations are as follows:
- All married students, no matter their age, will be able to live in off-campus housing.
- New and Transfer students over the age of 23 are not required to live in on campus housing. Those in need of housing may request housing through Admissions before their deposit.
- New students (excluding transfers from another university), arriving for the Fall 2022 semester will be required to live in on-campus housing for the coming academic year. Requests to waive the first-year housing requirement must be submitted in writing to the Residence Life director no later than June 1, 2022. Requests received by the deadline will be considered by Student Life staff and outcomes will be sent by mail June 15, 2022. First-year students choosing to live at home with a parent or guardian living in a residence within a 50-mile radius of Norwich University will not need to request a waiver (See No. 5.1 below)
- New transfer students, arriving for the Fall 2022 semester will have the option to live in on-campus housing or petition commuter status to the Residence Life staff.
- Bona fide civilian commuter students are not required to live in on-campus residential housing. A bona fide civilian commuter students are defined as: (1) a dependent students who reside at their home address with parent or guardian and this residence is within a reasonable commute (50 miles) of Norwich; or (2) are independent students as defined by federal financial aid regulations. The parent/guardian of the dependent student will be asked to certify in writing (Verification Form available in Dean of Students Office) that the dependent student will be residing at their home address with the parent/guardian. The parent’s or guardian’s residence (rent or own) may not have been secured solely to provide a “residence” for this student.
- Fifth-year students, including fifth- and sixth-year architects, will be allowed to live in on-campus housing providing that their request on the intent to return form is approved by the Residence Life director.
- New and Transfer students seeking approval for a disability-related housing accommodation need to have their request and eligibility reviewed by the Academic Achievement Center no later than June 30, 2022, for the Fall 2022 Semester and by Nov. 1, 2022, for the Spring 2023 semester.
Returning students must complete the actions listed below by the published due dates to be considered eligible for the housing lottery process and/or placed in an available housing assignment for the Fall 2022 semester.
- Complete and submit your Intent to Return Form by Monday, April 11, 2022, at 5 p.m. Information on how to access the Intent to Return Form will be sent to all currently enrolled students’ Norwich email addresses.
- Register for at least 12 credits by Wednesday, April 4, 2022.
- Not be on a financial hold.
- Not be on a disciplinary hold.
- Students seeking consideration and approval for a disability-related accommodation must have their request and eligibility reviewed no later than seven days before the first day of the housing lottery.
- Sign and return a Digital Housing Contract, no later than the end of the second week of June 2022.
Civilian Residential Student Housing Lottery:
All eligible returning residential civilian students will participate in the housing lottery process to select their room for the upcoming academic year. The housing lottery will be an entirely online process taking place between April 14, 2022, through April 22, 2022. Eligible students will be sent an outlook appointment via their Norwich email account for themselves and any associated roommate to choose their room. Accommodation will be made for students with little or no internet access via either phone or written proxy. Student Life staff are available to serve as a proxy should it be needed. Student appointment times will be based upon their earned credits/class level, cumulative GPA, and their assigned lottery number. A guide about the lottery process will be provided in a separate document available April 4, 2022, via email to all current civilian residential, commuter and remote students. Housing assignments throughout the year will be made on a space-available basis.
Should there not be enough available beds for all participants in the lottery process, a waitlist for available housing will be started and those students affected will have their names added to the list based upon their lottery number. Should any other student not eligible for the housing lottery wish housing, their name will be added to the waitlist and will be housed based upon their lifestyle, class level, cumulative GPA, and date of deposit. Other students can include, but not limited to, current commuter students, fifth-year housing requests, Corps-to-civilian transfers and student lottery makeups. Students with partial registrations under 12 credits will be allowed to participate in the housing lottery with the Residence Life director’s permission. Students not registered for any credits for the upcoming semester will not be allowed to participate in the housing lottery.
Singles in South and Dalrymple Halls are available to civilian residential students on a seniority basis during the Lottery process. A premium of $825 per semester will be levied on the student account who selects these rooms.
Note: Other singles, such as “RA singles” and “accommodation singles” as certified by the Academic Achievement Center do not pay a premium for their single room. These singles will be assigned as available.
Civilian Residential Student Housing Contract:
All students requesting on-campus housing for academic year 2022-23 must return a signed digital housing contract no later than Friday, June 17, 2022. Request for relief from the requirements of a signed contract for academic year 2022-23, once approved by Norwich University, may incur a $500 penalty, and may incur a larger penalty up to the annual cost of a student room.
Off-campus housing requests/Transfer to commuter status
Norwich traditionally requires students to remain in campus housing for four years. Over the past few years, there has been a need to release some students from this housing requirement. It is unlikely that we will need to release as many students as we have done in the past. All requests to transition to commuter status will be reviewed by Residence Life and the Dean of Students office. Approvals will be announced on April 14 via Norwich email. A waitlist will be started and tracked by the Residence Life Office and if there is a need to release students, other approvals will be made later in the summer months.
Those students who are currently commuter students may remain as commuter students.