Form: Release/Appeal

All students who have signed a housing contract are subject to the Terms and Conditions which state that "the contract is enforceable for the entire academic year (both semesters)."

Per the contract Terms and Conditions, the University commits to the student a residence hall space and denies other students on-campus housing based upon the signed contract.

Students wishing to: 

  • Request a Housing/Dining Contract Release
  • Appeal Administrative Billing (damages, Intersession housing, improper check-out, key/lock replacement)
  • Appeal Full Time Student Status

should do as follows:

  1. Read Housing terms and conditions. This describes criteria that are considered for a contract release.
  2. Complete and submit the main form, Contract Release-Main (PDF), for review and consideration
  3. If your contract release request reason is:
    1. Financial: also download and complete Contract Release-Financial (PDF)
    2. Medical: also download and complete Contract Release-Medical (PDF)
  4. Type letter to the Director of Housing that details the reason you are asking to be released.


Deliver all relevant documentation to the
Main Housing Office at Oak Glen Hall
contact Jane DePina


You can mail scanned pdf documentation to
UMass Dartmouth Director of Housing and Residential Life
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA. 02747


You may e-mail completed documentation to
NOTE: Damage billing appeals can be emailed to


You may fax completed documentation to 774.929.3024