Housing Contract Release Policy

Policy Summary:

Cleary University Housing is committed to the concept of university life as a learning experience for our students. We expect that students have full knowledge of commitments to which they obligate themselves and an appropriate understanding and acceptance of consequences when they cannot fulfill their responsibilities. The contract for housing is a legal document that encompasses the entire academic year. 


The policy applies to all current and prospective residents of Cleary University Housing, as well as the staff responsible for administering related policies and procedure.

Policy Statement:

Students are contracted from the day they sign the contract until the end of the Spring Semester in May. A student interested in canceling their contract must contact the Director of Housing. The Director will then give the student the next steps in moving out.

Students leaving Cleary University should also contact the Registrar’s Office to drop their courses.

If a student requests to cancel their contract prior to the end of Fall Semester they will be charged a cancellation fee of $300 and a prorated amount for the time that student resided on campus. The calculation of the applicable fees is based on the date the student notifies Housing and/or properly checks out of their room and returns their room key. The cancellation fees are charged whether a student is enrolled at Cleary or not enrolled. Under the contract, the student may also still be held responsible for other charges and damages such as room and public area damage charges. Meal Plan credits due to contract cancellations will be calculated based on the date of departure from campus and prior usage.

Under the following circumstances, with appropriate documentation, a student may cancel their Housing Contract and avoid the cancellation fees: if there is a change in medical status, military draft, or graduation. The student will still be charged for any time they resided in campus housing during the semester. Students removed from campus housing due to disciplinary reasons may be held responsible for all cancellation fees. 

Change Log:

Date of ChangeDescription of ChangeResponsible Party
9/1/2020Initial ReleaseJ. Cassell