Online Forms

Students who wish to light candles for religious purposes must complete the Safety Procedures for Lighting Religious Candles Form. Only students who complete this form may light candles in their rooms.

Spring 2023 residents participating in May 2023 Commencement will be able to apply to stay in their current housing through commencement. The application will be available in the months leading up to Commencement.

Should you require financial assistance to defray the cost of your on-campus overnight stay, please use this form to request consideration. Requests must be made no later than March 1, 2022. Determination of your financial need level will be based on your financial aid application from your final year at Brandeis. Due to limited funding, financial assistance will also be provided on a first come, first served basis.  You will be notified of your eligibility for financial assistance no later than March 15, 2022.

Use this form to appeal your damage billing charges.

Early Arrival Request Form

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). 

Event Registration Form

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 mid-year 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 to live off-campus.

Housing Waitlist Application

Waitlist applications will remain open on MyHousing as long as space permits. Students on the Waitlist will receive communication via email from Community Living if they are able to be offered spaces on campus. While we hope to be able to offer all students on the waitlist an assignment, housing is not guaranteed for students on the Waitlist.

Pull-In Form
The Pull-In Request Form is for students who wish to be pulled into a housing selection process that is not their originally assigned process: sophomores who want to be pulled in by a junior or senior or study abroad students who wish to be pulled in by a non-study abroad student. This form will be available on the MyHousing Portal after housing selection numbers have been released.
Students who wish to participate in the Room Selection Process, but cannot attend at their assigned time, may designate Community Living or another student as a proxy. The student should educate their proxy about their desired choices, as any decisions made by a proxy are binding. The Proxy Form will be available from the Community Living website once Room Selection numbers have been sent out and must be completed by the person being proxied for in advance. More information will be available in the form description.
Winter Break Housing/Stay Past Closing Applications

Students living in suite and corridor-style housing are required to check out of their Fall housing by 12:00 noon on December 20th. These residents can apply to for Stay-Past Closing housing (check out between December 20th - December 23rd at 12:00 noon), or Winter Break housing (continuous housing from December 20th - January 15th: no checkout required). The Stay Past Closing and Winter Break Housing application can found on the MyHousing portal and are due by December 16th at noon. Fees for Winter Break Housing and the Required Meal Plan may vary based on housing assignments and are outlined in the application agreements.

Students living in the apartment for Fall and Spring will retain access to their Fall housing throughout winter break and cannot apply for Stay Past Closing or Winter Break housing.


Withdrawal from Housing

Students who wish to withdraw from on-campus housing, should send an email with the subject line "Withdrawal from Housing" to

Fall Semester

  • By May 1st, students are not charged for the semester.
  • May 2nd-June 1st students will be charged 25% of the room contract
  • June 2nd-July 1st students will be charged 50% of the room contract.
  • July 2nd-August 1st students will be charged 75% of the room contract
  • After August 1st  students will be charged 100% of the room contract

Spring Semester

  • By August 1st, students are not charged for the semester.
  • August 2nd-September 1st students will be charged 25% of the room contract
  • September 2nd-October 1st students will be charged 50% of the room contract.
  • October 2nd-November 1st students will be charged 75% of the room contract
  • After November 1st students will be charged 100% of the room contract

Housing Accommodation Request Forms

Housing Medical Accommodation Request

Housing Accommodation Request procedures and forms can be found on the Housing Medical Accommodations Request page of our website.