Franklin Pierce is a residential university committed to educating our students in the classroom as well as in the residential halls. As such, we believe that residing at the University is a valuable component of the total educational and developmental experience of being a Franklin Pierce student. Each student is required to reside in University housing unless petitioned to and approved by the Director of Residential Life.
The Director of Residential Life will review the information you provide in this form as your petition and make the final decision regarding your intention.
Please note the following guidelines:
Simply wanting to live off-campus is not an extenuating circumstance.
Your request must stand on its own merits. Circumstances involving other students’ petitions will not be factored into the decision making process.
DO NOT sign a lease or make any commitments to a landlord before receiving notice of your petition being approved.
Housing contracts are signed for the full academic year. Therefore, a request for off-campus housing in the spring must demonstrate extreme circumstances, as it requires your binding contract with the University to be broken.
Once approved to move off-campus, if the student wishes to move back onto campus, a room is not guaranteed. Furthermore, the student will be given the lowest priority to be housed.