Cancellations

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Academic Year 2017-18

The terms and conditions listed under Sections 14, 15, and 16 in your contract fully explain the cancellation policy for University Residence Halls contracts. Here are a few highlights:

  • If you are a current resident and are withdrawing or no longer attending UW-Madison, you can be released from your University Residence Halls contract by contacting the Assignment Office at assignme@housing.wisc.edu or 608-262-2522
  • Contract releases to live off campus while attending UW–Madison are only considered when demand for housing exceeds occupancy — as always, you have the option to buy-out of your contract at 85% of the remaining financial obligation of the annual double room rate
  • If you would like to be considered for an off-campus release for Academic Year 2017-18, please complete a release request

You can be released from your University Residence Halls contract for the following reasons at the End of the Semester (please note you will forfeit your deposit for all of these reasons except for graduation):

  • You are withdrawing from the University and no longer will be attending in Spring 2018.
  • You are studying abroad for Spring 2018.
  • You are transferring to a different school.
  • You are an exchange/visiting international student for Fall 2017 only.
  • You are graduating in Fall 2017. 

To cancel for one of the reason listed above, you will need to complete the Fall 2017 End of Semester cancellation request.

Academic Year 2018-19

The terms and conditions listed under Sections 15, 16, and 17 in your contract fully explain the cancellation policy for University Residence Halls contracts. Here are a few highlights:

  • If you are a new student not attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, you can be released from your University Residence Halls contract. To cancel, please log in to your My UW Housing portal and click on the button located on the left hand side that states, "I am no longer attending." Notification by May 1 ensures a full refund of your housing deposit.
  • If you are a current student withdrawing or no longer attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, you can be released from your University Residence Hall contract. Please contact the Assignment Office at assignme@housing.wisc.edu or 608-262-2522 .
  • Contract releases to live off campus while attending UW-Madison are only considered when demand for housing exceeds occupancy. As always, you have an option of a buy-out of your contract at 85% of the remaining financial obligation of the annual double room rate.
  • If you would like to be considered for an off-campus release for Academic Year 2018-19, please complete a release request.