Policies and Guidelines

At the University of Rochester, graduate and family housing residents expect their housing communities to be places where they:

  • Pursue their academic goals in an environment conducive to learning
  • Have buildings that are physically clean and well cared for
  • Are encouraged to become active members of their community through events and programs regularly planned by the residential life staff
  • Are respected for who they are—where differences are not only tolerated but also celebrated
  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Respect the rights of others
  • Understand the importance of compromise
  • Uphold the standards of the community for the good of the entire community

Download and read the Graduate Housing Policies and Guidelines (pdf) for terms and definitions, eligibility, how to apply, the application process, lease information, and more.

Renter's Insurance

Students’ personal property brought to the University is not covered for damage or loss by the University’s insurance. We strongly suggest you review your family’s homeowner’s insurance to determine what is covered by that policy or can be covered with a rider to that policy. Specifically review theft of your property because many policies may cover damage but not loss.

The University has also identified additional sources that provide insurance coverage for residence hall students. While we cannot endorse these companies, we do recommend you review all the options and obtain coverage in case your property is damaged or lost.

National Student Services, Inc. is another option and offers several different insurance plans for students living on campus.