Returning Student Off-Campus Housing Petition

Franklin Pierce is a small, residential university committed to education both inside and outside the classroom. As such, we believe that living in the residence facilities is a valuable component of the total educational and developmental experience of being a student. Because of these institutional commitments, a student is required to reside on-campus and is encouraged to become an active participant in campus life.

Please complete the form below to petition for off-campus housing. Required fields are marked with asterisks (*).

The Director of Residential Life will review the petition and make the final decision regarding off-campus status. Any student who does not obtain written exemption from the residential requirement is to remain in university residence and is responsible for all associated cost and fees.

Please note the following deadlines:

Petition for: Due by
2012 - 2013 academic year    Last Friday of April
Spring 2013 First Friday of December
Summer Sessions I & II First Friday of May

Please note the following guidelines: 

  • Simply wanting to live off-campus is not an extenuating circumstance.
  • Your request must stand on its own merits. Circumstances involving other students' petitions will not be factored into the decision making process.
  • DO NOT sign a lease or make any commitments to a landlord before receiving notice of your petition being approved.
  • Housing contracts are signed for the full academic year. Therefore, a request for off-campus housing in the spring must demonstrate extreme circumstances, as it requires your binding contract with the University to be broken.
  • Once approved to move off-campus, if the student wishes to move back onto campus, a room is not guaranteed. Furthermore, the student will be given the lowest priority to be housed.

For more information, contact Residential Life at 603.899.4176 or

First Name*:
Middle Initial:
Last Name*:
Student ID#*:
Date of Birth*: (xx/xx/xxxx)
Post Office Box#*:
First Enrolled at Franklin Pierce*:
Current Class Standing*:
Current Campus Housing (if applicable): Residence Hall:  Room #:
Approval requested for*:  Fall    Spring    Summer I    Summer II  
Local Off-Campus Address*: 
Off-Campus Phone*: (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Cell Phone: (xxx-xxx-xxxx)

Select a Meal Plan for the semester*:

Please note: The meal plan choices and prices may change for 2011-2012 academic year. We will email you after it is determined this semester to see if you would like to make any changes to the mealplan you have requested below.

Unlimited Meals, 2 guest passes & $150 in dining points: $4,828/year
Unlimited Meals & 2 guest passes: $4,628/year
15 Meals per week: $4,188/year
150 Meals & $100 in dining points $2,828/year
100 Meals + $200 in dining points: $2,314/year
Monday-Friday Lunch Only: $910/year
No meal plan
Reason for Off-Campus Housing Request*:
Living with parent/guardian. Mail [USPS] letter of permission and a photocopy of his/her drivers license to verify address.
Living with spouse and /or children. Mail [USPS] marriage or student's birth certificate.
Financial hardship ). Explain your financial hardship in the text area below (provide a budget).
Medical/Health. Explain medical situation below and mail [USPS] a note from your care provider documenting the problem.
Other. Please choose one and explain below: 

Terms & Conditions*: I certify that I have honestly answered the above questions. Permission is granted to University officials to verify my responses and to obtain other relevant information. This petition will not be reviewed until all of the information requested is provided. I have read and understand the information presented in this document.