First-year student housing exemption

All incoming first-time students are required to live on campus for 2 academic semesters (fall and spring) unless they meet one of the following exemptions:

  • Live with parents/guardians within a 60-mile radius of the campus
  • Are 20 years of age or older
  • Have previously lived in a residential school for at least a year (i.e., boarding school)
  • Have prior military service
  • Are married or are a parent

You must submit your exemption request in writing and it must be approved by the Director of Housing. If you apply for on-campus housing and are housed for the fall term and you do not request an exemption, you are obligated to reside on campus for the full academic year.

Exemption Request Form