Housing Cancellations & Changes

Housing Cancellations for Fall 2018

Whatever one’s rationale and/or reason, the deadline for current and incoming students to cancel an existing housing contract is Tuesday, July 31, 2018. 

Barring any outstanding balance on the student’s account, all eligible* cancellations received on or before July 31 will receive a full refund of the initial $150 housing deposit.  Students cancelling to commute are not eligible to receive a refund of the housing deposit.  Please note that cancelling your housing for Fall 2018 also cancels your housing for Spring 2019.  

Should a student desire to move onto campus for Spring 2019, the student must complete a new application that will available in October 2018.

Students who cancel their housing to commute will also need to submit a “Request for Release from Housing Contract” form, available at the Forms and Publications link or in the Office of Student Housing.

To cancel your housing assignment:

Before May 1 - email upjhousing@pitt.edu from your Pitt email account or stop by the Housing Office (163 Student Union)

After May 1, please complete the online Housing Cancellation form by:

  1. Logging into my.pitt.edu
  2. Navigate to My Resources>Housing E-Services
  3. Click the Housing & Dining Services – Commuter and Unrestricted Services link
  4. Click the Cancel Housing for 2017-2018 button
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.  You will receive an email confirmation that you have successfully completed the request.

 *Cancelling one’s housing contract to commute from home or an off campus location will result in forfeiture of the housing deposit and/or appropriate penalties.  Please review the Housing and Dining Services Contract for more details.


Changing Rooms for Fall

All housing spaces are frozen for the first two weeks of classes (August 27-September 7).  Beginning September 11, all vacancies will be posted on the bulletin board outside the Office of Residence Life, 130 Student Union.  Students may elect to move into a posted vacancy.  Students should come to the Office of Student Housing to obtain the appropriate paperwork to change rooms.