Department of Residential Life
New Student Off-Campus Housing Petition


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 College is a valuable component of the total educational and developmental experience of being a Franklin Pierce student. Each student is required to reside in College 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.

First Name:
Middle Initial:
Last Name:
Birth Date:
Sex:   Male  Female
Home Address:
Home Telephone:
Intended Major:
Entering as a:

Please select a Meal Plan for the semester:

Unlimited Meals, 2 guest passes & $150 in dining points for $2,100/semester
Unlimited Meals & 2 guest passes for $2,000/semester
15 Meals per week for $1,790/semester
150 Meals & $100 in dining points for $1,225/semester
100 Meals + $200 in dining points for $1,000/semester
Commuter Lunch, Monday - Friday only, for $390/semester

No Meal Plan
Off-Campus Address: 
Off-Campus Telephone:

Please note the following guidelines:  

  1. Simply wanting to live off-campus is not an extenuating circumstance.

  2. Your request must stand on its own merits. Circumstances involving other students petitions will not be factored into the decision making process.

  3. DO NOT sign a lease or make any commitments to a landlord before receiving notice of your petition being approved.

  4. 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 College to be broken.

  5. 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.

Living with parent/guardian (mail [USPS] letter of permission and a photocopy of his/her drivers license to verify address)
Living with spouse and /or children (mail [USPS] marriage or childs birth certificate)
Financial hardship (provide a budget) Explain your financial hardship in the text area below.
 Medical/Health (Explain medical situation below and mail [USPS] a note from your care provider documenting the problem)
Other - Please choose one and explain below: 

I give permission for University officials to verify my responses and to obtain other relevant information pertaining to my housing.