Residency Requirement Exemption Request

Application At-A-Glance

The Request for Residency Exemption is a request to live off-campus for students still required to live on campus in accordance with the university's three-year residency requirement. The request asks for some demographic information for our records, the type of exemption request, a personal narrative and supporting documentation that can be uploaded to the request.

Residency Exemption Process Flowchart

Application Available

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

Priority Deadline

Students should complete their Request for Residency Exemption no later than April 1st in order to receive a decision prior to the first round of the housing selection process taking place in April to avoid any cancellation fees.


It is not unusual for it to take 2-3 weeks to review requests for exemptions to the residency requirement. Students may appeal an exemption decision if they feel that they have a compelling and individual circumstance that requires them to live off-campus.  Appeals can be submitted in writing to the Executive Director of Residential Living and Learning within one week of the date the decision email is sent to the student. 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 they consider on-campus housing and invite you to review our frequently asked questions page for more assistance!

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