Termination of Lease
The university reserves the right to manage housing occupancy to maximize space utilization; further, the university may take such action as necessary to control the use of spaces in the event of an epidemic, disaster, or other circumstances that appear to require such control.
Lease Termination Prior to the Beginning of Occupancy
- Cancellations received by Housing and Residential Life on or before May 1st for the following term (January 5th for a spring-only lease) will receive a full credit of the $150 deposit.
- Any lease entered after May 1 for the following term (January 5th for a spring-only term) will receive a full credit of the $150 deposit if said lease is canceled within five (5) days of paying the application fee. If not canceled within five (5) days of paying the fee, then no refund will be made.
- Cancellations received by Housing and Residential Life after July 15th (January 5th
for spring-only leases) will result in a late cancellation charge of $250 in addition to the forfeiture of the deposit.
- Student leases for housing on February 5th for the following fall term. Student cancels lease on April 27th. Student will receive a refund of the deposit.
- Student leases for housing on February 5th for the following fall term. Student cancels lease on July 23rd. Student will forfeit the deposit and will be charged a $250 late cancel fee.
- Student leases for housing on July 30 for the following fall term. Student cancels lease on August 2nd. Student will receive a $150 refund of the deposit.
- Housing Renewal - There is no fee for choosing a housing assignment during the spring renewal process. However, all renewal cancellations will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. A $250 late cancellation fee will also be assessed if said lease is canceled after July 15th.
- Housing and Residential Life reserves the right to cancel a lease if the student fails to select a room prior to July 15th or if reasonable accommodations are offered to but rejected by the student. In such cases, there will be no refund of the initial application fee.
Lease Termination On or After the Beginning of Occupancy
- A prorated charge based on the daily rate and the number of days the resident retained the keys.
- A charge equal to two month’s rent will be assessed based on the rent for the residence resided in by the student for the majority of the lease term. Residents that vacate due to policy violations will also be assessed this charge.
- Forfeiture of any deposit paid.
- Residents who cancel due to withdrawal from the University will forfeit any deposit.
- Leases terminated in less than three months following the date of occupancy will be assessed an additional 25% of the prorated rent charge.
Family and Graduate Student Housing
The University/Housing and Residential Life may terminate the housing lease if rent or other charges due are not paid promptly; a resident does not comply with the University or Housing and Residential Life Policies and Procedures; a resident is not enrolled as a student at OSU and/or employed by the University; or in rare cases, the housing area is to be converted to another use. In such cases, Housing and Residential Life will provide a minimum notice of 72 hours.