Students may live off campus if they are legally married, as one of the three "automatic exemption" criteria. Students who are not legally married may also qualify for off-campus status under the same category, if they can meet both of the following criteria:
1. Produce the notarized Domestic Partnership Affidavit, a legally witnessed statement that the two signers have been involved in a serious, committed relationship for a minimum of the previous 12 months.
2. Produce evidence of at least two of the following options:
A. Joint bank account or joint credit card account;
B. Assignment of a Health Care Proxy, life insurance benefits, or participation in a joint health care plan;
C. Lease for at least six months for the couple;
D. Statement of witness by the presider over a ceremony of commitment, or a notarized statement of witness to the length and commitment of the relationship by a parent or unrelated adult who is not a Hampshire student.
Please fill out the Off Campus Application, and submit the appropriate forms and documentation to the Housing Office, Box MH, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002-5001.
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