An overview of what to expect when withdrawing from residence after move-in day and how it will affect you and your University experience.
Making the decision whether or not to withdraw from residence can be a challenging process, but we’re here to help you through it. Here are some common reasons for withdrawing and our advice to you:
Trouble with Roommate or Others in Residence
A lot of times, students who are having trouble with their roommates may think the only option for fixing the situation is moving out. If this sounds like your situation, there are lots of options to consider before residence withdrawal. The first is to talk to your CA for advice on how to navigate the situation. Click here for advice on resolving conflict with your roommate. Another alternative to residence withdrawal is submitting a room change request which can be granted if space becomes available through a cancellation. Though room change requests cannot always be permitted, they are an alternative option to withdrawing from residence in which the student can have a more comfortable environment and still enjoy the benefits of living on-campus.
Struggling with Residence Life
Living on campus is a big change and we are here to help you adapt to this new lifestyle. If you are having a difficult time with this change, please reach out to your Residence Life Area Coordinators. We want to support you and are happy to see if there is anything we can do to improve your experience.
For students who need to withdraw due to a medical reason, we invite you to speak with your Residence Life Area Coordinators to see if there is anything we can do to accommodate and find a healthy living situation for you. You do not need to share a diagnosis with anyone, but simply let us know what you need to be supported.
Transferring to a New School/Leaving McMaster
We are sorry to see you go! If there is anything we can do to help you stay, please reach out and let us know.
How Our Withdrawal Policy Works:
Students who withdraw from residence anytime after move-in week are responsible for paying their entire year’s residence fees, unless their spot is filled on the residence refund waiting list.
The process of requesting a refund for residence costs is as follows:
If you decide to withdraw from residence, complete the following steps:
If you have any questions about withdrawing, please talk to your CA, Residence Life Area Coordinators or Residence Admissions office.