Thomas Jefferson University

Housing Commitment for
Current Students

Timeline for Housing Commitment:

2022-2023 Academic Year

November - March

During Housing Commitment, current on-campus residents have the opportunity to Renew, Transfer, or Terminate. All residents renewing their current agreement will have the opportunity to renew their current unit or transfer to another unit within or between residence halls. Residents can log onto the Housing Portal to complete the Housing Commitment process. All current on campus residents must submit an application either to Renew, Transfer, or Terminate by March 21st, 2022.

Renewing: Full time students have first priority to remain in the same space for the following year. If a resident in a two or three bedroom unit would like to renew their space, they must find a new roommate. The new roommate may be a current student or an incoming student. The current resident completes a renewal housing application on the Housing Portal. All roommates must be confirmed in the Housing Portal. The desired new roommate will need to visit the Housing Portal and complete the Center City Housing Application. If the individual will be a new student they select the term that best fits their desired move in date. If the individual is a current resident they will need to select the Renewal term that pertains to them.

Renewing & Transferring Units: Current residents who wish to transfer to another building or room within a residence hall must complete a Center City Application and select the Transfer term. To be eligible for a Transfer, residents must complete the application, pass a room inspection before selecting a new unit, be in good financial standing, pay a $50 Transfer Fee and a new $250 Security Deposit (Barringer & Orlowitz Residents ONLY). The Transfer date is scheduled for Saturday, July 15th. This date is non-negotiable. If you are unable to transfer on this date you will not be able to transfer.

Following the March 21st deadline, all residents who requested to transfer and meet all the neccessary criteria will be placed into Transfer Housing Selection to select their new unit. Residents will receive an email prior to Transfer Housing Selection that contains information about the process and the time slot for when to log into the Housing Portal to select a new unit. Transfer Housing Selection will take place March 23rd, 2022. If the resident does not select a space during Transfer Housing Selection, the resident must complete a termination application by March 31st, 2022.

Terminating: Students who are graduating, moving off-campus or not returning to TJU must visit the Housing Portal and complete a Center City Application and select the Terminatr term. All housing contracts for current residents in all residence halls end on June 30th.

Graduating residents looking to terminate their Housing Agreement before June 30th need to apply for an Early Termination. The Early Termination date is May 31st. The Early Termination Application is found within the Terminate term on the Housing Portal.


March 21st, 2022 is the final deadline for current residents to participate in Housing Commitment and complete the Center City Application. After March 21st, the Housing Commitment process will close and the terms will no longer be accessible to current residents. Any student who does not complete a renewal, transfer or termination application will automatically forfeit their $250.00 security deposit.


Housing is available for current residents in Martin Hall for Summer 2022. Residents terminating but needing summer housing need to apply for Summer Housing via the Housing Portal.

Those currently living in Martin Hall will have the option of remaining in their current unit for the summer at the summer rate. Those currently living in Barringer & Orlowitz and looking to extend their 2022-2022 Housing Contract through the summer, will need to apply for Summer Housing in Martin Hall. Housing Contract extensions are not offered in Barringer & Orlowitz.