Inside Roanoke | Residence Life and Housing Forms

Residence Life and Housing

On-Campus Room Change Request

  • This form is used to submit a room change request to change housing on-campus.

Request for Commuter Student Status

  • A student can request to be a commuter student if he/she meets one of the following criteria: 

    • He/she plans to reside within 30 miles of campus with a parent/guardian, grandparent or sibling
    • He/she is married
    • He/she is at least 23 years old
    • He/she is a military veteran
    • He/she is or will be enrolled part-time during the term seeking off campus housing.
    • He/she is a 5th year senior

    Deadline to apply for commuter status is June 15th for the upcoming academic year for returning students. 

Request for Waiver of Residency Requirement for Medical/Psychological Reasons

  • Appeals are due February 14th by noon in order to be considered for the fall 2018. Late appeals and incomplete appeals will not be considered. Students may appeal their residency requirement two times during the academic year (once in the fall and once in the spring) for financial and/or medical reasons only.  Financial appeals will need to be submitted to Residence Life & Housing.

    Submission of this form to Roanoke College does not guarantee off-campus release. Students are required to participate in housing selection unless approval is granted.

Residency Requirement Waiver for Financial Hardship

  • Appeals are due February 14th by noon in order to be considered for the fall 2018. Late appeals and incomplete appeals will not be considered. Students may appeal their residency requirement two times during the academic year (once in the fall and once in the spring) for financial and/or medical reasons only.  Financial appeals will need to be submitted to Residence Life & Housing.

    Submission of this form to Roanoke College does not guarantee off-campus release. Students are required to participate in housing selection unless approval is granted.

Summer Housing for Student Employees

  • The College may provide summer housing on a limited basis for student employees.  Please note that the value of “qualified campus lodging” provided free of charge is considered by the IRS to be a taxable benefit, and taxes on the value of the housing will be withheld from each payroll paid during your occupancy.  The taxable value will also be reported on your year-end W-2.  With the exception of jobs which require the student to live in a residence hall (Resident Advisors and certain Summer Conference employees) all other positions will require that the College calculate the value of free housing at a rate of $25.00 per week day for the period May 13 to July 29 based on actual occupancy.

    Student Employees: This completed form must be signed by the supervisor (or department head if different than the supervisor) and by the divisional VP and returned to the Residence Life and Housing office, no later than April 16, 2018.

    Criteria for Residency: 

    1. Student must be enrolled and deposited for the subsequent fall term.
    2. Student must live beyond the Roanoke Valley Area (30-miles from campus.)
    3. Student must be performing a “mission critical” service to the institution as determined by the respective divisional Vice President.
    4. Student must be employed by the sponsoring department a minimum of 20 hours per week for the period in which the student occupies summer housing.