Residence Life Housing Contract Appeal

The University of Southern Mississippi considers the Residence Life Housing Contract Lease Agreement to be a legally binding document on the part of the student and the university.  The Department of Residence Life offers a buyout or appeal process by which a resident may request to be released from the academic year housing contract or be given a reduced buyout. The student is instructed to fill out the online appeal request form. Once an appeal petition is submitted, it is first reviewed by the Department of Residence Life then forwarded to the Residence Life Food Services Appeal Committee.  A hearing is scheduled to review testimony and documentation.  Student housing is only available on the Hattiesburg campus.