In an effort to both balance enrollment trends, as well as to provide a more independent living option for students, the College offers a limited number of releases from the College housing requirement each year as part of the student organized spring housing lottery process. Students who are interested in living off campus must apply to do so as part of this process. A certain number of students (typically seniors) are approved to live off campus through the off campus housing lottery process, coordinated through the student Residence Council and Residential Life office.
It is very important that students keep in mind that signing a rental agreement with a landlord prior to being approved through the formal application process does not guarantee that a student will be approved to live off campus. Any agreement that a student signs poses financial and legal risks which are the responsibility of the student and/or parents/guardians who signed the agreement.
To help students approved to move off campus, the Residential Life Office hosts an online Off-Campus Housing Blog, which offers the following:
- online posts of local rental opportunities targeted to students
- a forum for individuals to search for roommates
- a place for people to post recommendations and advice for others
In order to use this site, you must have a valid brynmawr.edu email address. If you don't have a Bryn Mawr email address, but would like to post to the site, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.
When ready to make your request, go to Off-Campus Housing Petition.