Students who wish to light candles for religious purposes must complete the "Religious Accommodations Request Form" on their MyHousing portal. Only students who complete this form may light candles in their rooms.
Spring 2023 residents participating in May 2023 Commencement may apply to stay in their current housing through commencement. The application will be available in the months leading up to Commencement.
For guests and family members connected to a student participating in Commencement, you are permitted to request accommodations on campus. Please click here to submit a request for on-campus commencement housing, view rates and pay for your stay.
The Damage Appeal Form is sent out each year to students who are assessed damage billing after their damage charges post in late May. All damage appeals are due by June 15th and will be reviewed by June 31st.
Early arrival requests for individual students not part of a department-sponsored group/organization returning early may be submitted through MyHousing. If you are coming back for a group or organization, please confirm with your group whether your cost of early arrival will be covered. This form will be available through your MyHousing portal.
Please note that we do not accept early arrival requests during the summer terms or for first-year students. Students who are permitted to return will be charged a $50 per night fee as well as meal plan (where applicable).
To register for an event within the residence halls, you must submit the Event Registration Form. This form must be turned in two business days prior to the event and by 12 p.m. each Wednesday for all weekend events.
It is expected that all events are registered in advance. Each event requires a primary host and an Alcohol Beverage Server if alcohol is being served. Failure to register events can result in conduct action.
Note: New this year, the maximum capacity for events will be 20 people. Students will attend training with Community Living professional staff about event registration. These group meetings will be scheduled in the days leading up to your event.
All new first-year and midyear students are required to live on campus or commute from home. Students who wish to live off campus or commute must complete the "Exemption Request Application" through their MyHousing. Students who wish to live off campus and not commute from home must obtain permission from Community Living.
Waitlist applications will remain open on MyHousing. Students will receive communication via email from Community Living if they are offered spaces on campus. While we hope to offer all students a housing assignment, it is not guaranteed for students on the waitlist.
The "Change of Housing Selection Process Form" is for students who wish to be pulled into a housing selection process that is not their originally assigned process. This primarily applies to sophomores who want to be pulled in by a junior or senior, or study abroad students who wish to be pulled in by a rising junior or senior. This form is available on the MyHousing portal after housing selection numbers have been released and closes one week prior to the start of housing selection.
Students who want to withdraw from on-campus housing should send an email with the subject line "Withdrawal from Housing" to DCL@brandeis.edu.
- By May 1: Students are not charged for the semester.
- May 2-June 1: Students will be charged 25% of the room contract.
- June 2-July 1: Students will be charged 50% of the room contract.
- July 2-Aug.1: Students will be charged 75% of the room contract.
- After Aug. 1: Students will be charged 100% of the room contract.
- By Aug. 1: Students are not charged for the semester.
- Aug. 2-Sep. 1: Students will be charged 25% of the room contract.
- Sept. 2-Oct. 1: Students will be charged 50% of the room contract.
- Oct. 2-Nov. 1: Students will be charged 75% of the room contract.
- After Nov. 1: Students will be charged 100% of the room contract.
Housing Accommodation Request Forms
"Housing Accommodation Request" procedures and forms can be found on the Housing Medical Accommodations Request page.