Residency Requirement Exemption Request

Application At-A-Glance:

The application for an exemption to the University Residency Requirement asks for some demographic information for our records, type of exemption request, a personal narrative, and the ability to attach supporting documentation.

Application Available:

Applications will be available February 1st in Housing Central. Students submitting their enrollment deposit after February 1st will typically have access to the application within two business days.

Priority Deadline:

Continuing students should complete their applications no later than March 1st in order to receive a response prior to the first round of the housing selection process or May 15th to avoid any cancellation penalties. Incoming students should complete the application prior to July 1st to avoid any cancellation penalties.


It is not unusual for it to take 2-3 weeks to review requests for exemptions to the residency requirement. Appeals can be submitted in writing to the Executive Director of Residential Living and Learning within one week. An appeal must provide additional information and cannot be based solely on disagreement with the decision.

Other Applications:

We can accommodate most medical needs in on-campus housing. Students requesting to live off-campus for medical or mental health reasons should consider submitting a Medical and Special Needs Accommodation Request.

Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize that many students have questions as the consider on-campus housing an invite you review our frequently asked questions page for more assistance!

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