All students in their first and second year of attendance and who live more than 25 miles from campus are required to live in university assigned housing.
Exceptions to this policy include students living with one or both of their parents, married students, single parents with full or shared custody of children, veterans, students over the age of 23, transfer students with more than sixty (60) transferred credits earned beyond high school graduation, and other extraordinary circumstances as determined by the Vice President for Advancement and Enrollment Management or designee.
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Research has shown that maturation compatibility among students is a significant factor in the normal operation of housing and a major determinant of student success and retention. Student housing complements that experience when the age range difference of students in a housing unit does not exceed ten years. Thus, housing applicants beyond the typical age range of 17-23 years will need to demonstrate extenuating circumstances and receive approval from the Director of University Housing & Residence Life to live in university housing.