Housing and Residential Life

Housing Rules and Policies

Payment: Payment for the basic housing cost for the corresponding semester must be made before you can receive the keys to your apartment.

To those expecting to receive Financial Aid to cover your housing costs: In all cases the Housing Deposit must be paid in order for a student to be considered for JCU Housing. Housing placement is not affected by the timing of Financial Aid payments, however you must present appropriate documentation to the University ahead of time. For further information, please contact our Financial Aid Office: [email protected].

Application and Payment Deadlines: Applications received after the dates below will be wait-listed. Once your application is processed, you will be placed in the next available housing assignment.

Semester  Application Deadline  Payment Deadline 

Fall

June 1

July 15

Spring

November 1

November 30

Summer I

April 15

April 30

Summer II

May 15

May 30

Housing Assignments: You will receive your assignment and apartment address upon check-in when you arrive. However, if JCU finds it necessary to change housing assignments for any reason, it reserves the right to place you in another accommodation.

  • JCU will take your requests for roommates into consideration, but cannot guarantee any placement. Roommate requests must be mutual.
  • All housing assignments will be same sex only. No co-ed assignments will be made except for married couples.
  • First year students are usually housed through JCU Housing, and freshmen will be assigned to the GianicoloResidence for the first academic year
  • Specific housing placement requests due to medical reasons should be submitted at the time of your online application along with a statement from your primary physician. Please download the official medical form here.

To apply for a change in housing placement after your arrival*, you can download the Relocation Request Form here and email it to [email protected]. Only completed request forms sent via email will be considered. Your request will then be reviewed by members of the Housing Office. Please note that placement changes are not guaranteed.

The criteria used to determine room changes are as follows:

1. Date request is received by JCU Housing.

2. Availability of space.

3. Reasons for request.

(*) Note: John Cabot policy prohibits housing changes before the second week of classes. Changes cannot be completed prior to this date and never without approval from the Housing Office.

Confirmation of housing is given only after a student has been accepted for enrollment by the University and the Housing Deposit and Housing Request Form are received. The housing deposit is non refundable. The Housing Deposit guarantees your place in JCU Housing and, as such, will be credited against the final housing cost. Students will be informed of their housing addresses upon their arrival in Rome and not before.

Damages: JCU Housing reserves the right to withhold transcripts if the accommodations are not returned in satisfactory condition. This includes damage to the apartment, missing items, extra cleaning (Cleaning is done by an agency contracted by the university at mid-term and at the end of the year only) and excessive utility charges incurred at the end of the term. Transcript holds will be released only after payment is made to the JCU Finance Office.

Withdrawal from the Housing Program: Paid housing costs (less the non-refundable $1,000 Housing Deposit) may be fully refunded when written notification of withdrawal from the Housing Program is received BEFORE the payment deadline corresponding to the term for which housing was requested. After that date and before occupying the accommodations, housing costs (less the non-refundable Housing Deposit) may be refunded 50%. After the housing unit has been occupied, no refund is possible.

The Housing Deposit is non-refundable.

Housing Contract: Students will be required to sign a Housing Contract sent via email prior to departure agreeing to respect the property, privacy, and rights of roommates and neighbors as well as abide by all Italian laws. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH STUDENT TO FAMILIARIZE HIM/HERSELF WITH THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT. Here below are examples including, but not limited to:

  • Any unlawful activity, drug use, or abuse of property, inappropriate behavior toward neighbors, JCU personnel or housemates is grounds for dismissal from JCU Housing and will lead to forfeiture of all fees.

  • ALL JOHN CABOT HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NON-SMOKING, including balconies.

  • Overnight guests are not allowed in JCU Housing for any reason.

  • Pets are not allowed under any circumstances.

  • Students must abide by ALL of the terms of the contract.

  • Students placed in JCU Housing are responsible for reading and abiding by the policies and procedures outlined in JCU Housing Policies and Regulations.