Contract Release Requests
If a student wishes to break their housing contract the must submit a Request for Contract Release form to Residential Services. Once submitted, the Assistant Director will review this request. Contract releases are granted only under rare and extenuating circumstances, and are considered on a case by case basis.
In addition, if a release is approved prior to taking occupancy at the start of Term A, the student will forfeit the advance payment. Students released from their housing contract after taking occupancy will have reduction in charges processed according to WPI's established withdrawal policy.
Contract Cancellation and Termination
The Housing and/or Dining Services Contract may be terminated by WPI in response to the following:
- Violation of WPI or residence hall regulations or policies
- Violation of civil laws
- Conduct or existence of such conditions that would reasonably affect the health, safety, and welfare of the students or others
When a contract is terminated for violation of WPI policies, housing policies, or civil laws, the student forfeits any unused portion of the room and board fees. In addition, WPI is under no obligation to provide alternative housing.
Residential Services reserves the right to reassign students at any time in order to make the most efficient use of available accommodations and reserves the right to require residents without roommates to relocate to consolidate space.