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Signing a Student Housing Contract commits residents to living in a University residence hall through the end of the contracted period. However, residents may request a release from the contract as outlined in the contract. The release is not automatic and will only be granted in extreme circumstances. A cancellation fee will be assessed.

After moving into the residence halls, students log into MyHousing to request to cancel their contract. The online request must be submitted with as much detail as possible, including uploading supporting documentation. A confirmation will be sent to the student’s UAB email account verifying receipt of the request. The student will receive requests for additional information (if needed) and the decision by UAB email. If the request is approved, a move out deadline, check out procedures, and charge details will be sent in the decision email.

Students who vacate their space without notice or move out after their request is denied will be responsible for the full balance of room fees through the end of the contract.