Two-Year Residency Requirement

Incoming full time first year students who live more than 15 miles away (permanent residence) are required to live in University-owned or leased housing for their first two years of enrollment. Students who live within 15 miles of campus (permanent residence) can opt-in or volunteer to live on campus and remain on campus in subsequent years by participating in the housing selection process for returning students. Transfer students will be exempt from the two-year housing requirements. Requests for exceptions must be made in writing to the Dean of Students.

Exceptions are made for:

  • Students from beyond the 15 mile area who plan to live with family members (confirmation required)
  • Students over the age of 20 at the point of enrollment
  • Military veterans
  • Married students
  • Students with dependents

Visit the Residence Life site for more information about living on campus.