A downloadable PDF of the handbook is available at Rhodes College Student Handbook.

Housing Contract

All students who reside in campus housing sign the Housing Contract and agree to abide by the policies and regulations contained therein. Students have a responsibility to know all College policies in general, and specifically all residence hall policies contained in the Housing Contract and The Student Handbook.

All non-summer Rhodes College Housing assignments are made for the entire academic year. Concerning Rhodes College Housing, the academic year begins on the day residence halls open at the beginning of the fall term (August 18, 2023 for first years, and August 20, 2023 for returning students). The academic year ends on the day following the last final examination of the spring semester (May 5, 2024). Concerning Rhodes College Housing, the Fall semester begins on the day residence halls open (August 18, 2023 for first years, and August 20, 2023 for returning students) and ends on the day following the last final examination (December 14, 2023). Concerning Rhodes College Housing, the Spring semester begins on the day residence halls open (January 7, 2024) and ends on the day following the last final examination (May 5, 2024). Concerning Rhodes College Housing for graduating students, the academic year ends the day after Commencement (May 12, 2024).

  1. Students required to live on campus (see “Residency Requirement” in the Student Handbook) agree to reside in College housing for the number of semesters indicated by the residency requirement policy. They are responsible for room and board charges for each of those semesters.
  2. Students not required to live on campus but who choose campus housing are financially responsible for the room and board charges for each semester of campus residency. For billing purposes, the Student is considered a resident if they have personal property in the residence hall room on or after the day residence halls open at the beginning of the semester. In addition, any student who remains enrolled but withdraws from campus housing during the contract period will be assessed a $750 contract termination fee. Exceptions may include graduation, study abroad, etc.