Off Campus Application
Requests to live in a house, apartment, etc. that is not a parent or guardian's primary residence would be classified as "Living Off Campus." Typically, students who live off campus will lease a local apartment with a group of friends. These leases are independent agreements between the students (tenants) and a landlord. The residences have no connection to Wheaton College.
Please be aware that the number of students allowed to live off campus is limited. Because of this only Rising Seniors are eligible.
To be eligible to live off campus you must apply and meet the following criteria:
- You must have senior standing in the year intended to live off campus or be over 23 years of age by the beginning of the academic year
- You must be in good academic standing (not currently on Academic Suspension)
- You must be in good social standing (having no Student Conduct violations that have resulted in either probation or suspension)
- Complete the Application form on this page.
- Application review will begin after the Priority Deadline and then on a rolling basis (if spots are still available)
- You will receive your decision via e-mail. When approval is granted*, you are cleared to sign a lease. Notifications will be sent after the priority deadline and on a rolling basis after that date.
- Submit the Off Campus Living Agreement and within that form provide the address and landlord information from your lease.
*Room Selection Eligibility - Once you apply and are approved to live off-campus, you are ineligible to participate in any Room Selection process. You may, at any time, withdraw your request to Live Off-Campus to participate in Room Selection. By doing so you will forfeit your Off-Campus Approval and will be expected to live on campus.
Living off campus is a privilege and the Dean of Students office can revoke permission at any time. As a student requesting to live off campus, you must know:
- The Honor Code applies to students residing in property not owned or operated by Wheaton College.
- You are expected to comply with all applicable local, state, and federal ordinances and laws governing conduct in the surrounding community. Failure to do so may result in revocation of the campus housing waiver and a return to campus. (For example: a response from the Norton Police Department to the house; complaints from neighbors.)
- You are expected to interact in a positive manner with your neighbors, e.g., help rake an elderly person’s lawn or take out the trash, host a neighbor for lunch or dinner, etc.
- You must provide current off-campus address and failure to provide the off-campus address or keep it current will constitute grounds for revocation of the housing waiver and result in the student being charged room and board.