Students may live off campus if they are legally married, as one of the three "automatic" 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 a copy of, or produce evidence of, three of the following four options:
A. Joint bank account or joint credit card account in existence for at least 12 months;
B. Assignment of life insurance benefits or a Health Care Proxy in existence for at least 12 months;
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.
3. Submission of the Domestic Partnership Affidavit.
Please submit the appropriate forms and documentation to the Housing Office, Box MH, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002-5001.
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