Live-on Campus Requirement Policy

Housing Application or Exemption Policy

All first time freshmen students attending the university for under two (2) consecutive semesters [not including summer], registered for 12 hours or more, who are under the age of 21 by the first day of the entering semester, are required to live on campus, as long as space is available unless they have been exempted from on-campus residency. 

All students who meet the definition above must complete a Housing Application to Live On-Campus or receive an approved Application for Housing Exemption. Either application must be received by July 15 for Fall semesters or January 4 for Spring semesters. 

Denials:

Students who apply for the exemption and are not approved are also charged the penalty for Housing and Dining. The housing penalty is equal to the cost of the lowest priced room. The dining penalty is equal to the price of the meal plan for that semester.
Students can appeal a Housing Application for Exemption denial, however, if it is appealed after the deadline a $75.00 late penalty will assessed. 

After the Deadline:

Students who do not submit either before the deadline are charged a penalty for Housing and Dining. The housing penalty is equal to the cost of the lowest price room. The dining penalty is equal to the price of the meal plan for that semester.

Students can submit a Housing Application for Exemption after the deadline for the semester.

  • If denied, the charges will remain, unless the student moves on campus and the charges adjusted to the room price for the semester. 
  • If approved, the charges will be removed and replaced with a $75.00 penalty for late submission.

Students admitted after the deadline for the semester will receive a five-day period after their admission date to complete either the Housing Application to Live On-Campus or submit Application for Housing Exemption. If a student submits the Application for Housing Exemption after the deadline, an approval will be required to avoid the penalties. 

If a student is charged the penalty and does not submit an exemption before the first day of class for the semester, the charges will not eligible to removed. 

Student Athletes are required to live on campus for two (2) years.