Two-Year Residency Requirement

Residency Requirement

Incoming, full-time, first-year undergraduate students who live more than 15 miles away (residing with their parent/guardian at their permanent residence) are required to live in University-owned or leased housing for their first two years of enrollment. Students who reside with their parent/guardian at their permanent residence within 15 miles 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 Admissions (for first year students) and the Senior Director of Housing Operations (for returning students).

Exceptions are made for:

  • 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.