Withdrawal from Dartmouth College

Effective Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Residential Life

Affected Parties

Undergrads in Residence

Policy Statement

Any student who withdraws from or is no longer enrolled at the College while bound by a housing contract must, within 48 hours of the effective date of such action:

  • Notify the Undergraduate Housing Office
  • Remove all belongings from her or his assigned room and all storage facilities
  • Return the room key to the Undergraduate Housing Office or the Department of Safety and Security

Any assignment will be canceled and financial reimbursement made in accordance with the College's refund schedule. Students failing to vacate in accordance with this policy will be responsible for any and all appropriate charges to remove the abandoned property and may be subject to additional disciplinary action.

Students seeking readmittance following a withdrawal must apply for housing by the relevant term's deadline if they wish a room to be held for them pending a decision on their readmission request. For fall 2016, students must submit their readmission application by June 13, 2016 and space for them will be held over the summer when wait list assignments are made. The winter application deadline is October 17, 2016 and the spring application deadline is February 13, 2017. Students returning from a withdrawal are not eligible for interim housing unless the Undergraduate Housing Office received approval from the student's dean.