University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Housing Cancellations & Room Changes

Important Messages...

  • The deadline to receive a prorated housing and dining refund for the 201 Spring Term is Friday, February 5. No refunds will be issued after that date unless a student withdraws from the University. 

Changing Rooms  

All housing spaces are frozen for the two weeks of classes.  All vacancies will be posted online and students should request their room changes electronically. 

Housing Cancellations

The deadline for current and incoming students to cancel an existing housing contract and be eligible for a refund of their housing deposit is July 15 for the fall term, and December 15 for the spring term (please note these dates have been adjusted due to COVID-19). 

Barring any outstanding balance on the student’s account, all eligible* students whose cancellations are received on or before the deadline will receive a full refund of the initial $150 housing deposit.  Students cancelling to commute are not eligible to receive a refund of the housing deposit.  Please note that cancelling your housing for the fall term also cancels your housing for the spring term unless you indicate otherwise on the cancellation form. 

Cancelling Your Housing

Before canceling housing, we encourage students to read the terms and conditions contained in their signed Housing and Dining Services contract so they are familiar with any penalties you might incur.  When a housing cancellation is submitted online after the semester has begun, a student is allowed 24 hours to remove his/her belongings and return the room key (mailroom keys should be returned to the mailroom).   A student's housing is not officially canceled until the online cancellation form has been submitted and the room key has been returned.  Students who resided on campus in the fall who cancel their spring term housing between November 20 and December 31 will not need to adhere to the 24-hour requirement.  Information on retrieving your belongings will be provided during the first full week of January. 

To cancel your housing, go to

  • Navigate to Johnstown Campus Housing & Dining Services task center
  • Click the Cancel Housing button
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.  You will receive an email confirmation that you have successfully completed the request.

 *Cancelling a housing contract to commute from home or an off-campus location or due to dismissal from the university will result in forfeiture of the housing deposit and/or appropriate penalties.  Please review the Housing and Dining Services Contract for more details.