All traditional students are required to live on campus. Students must be enrolled on a full-time basis and degree-seeking to live on campus during the Fall and Spring terms. To be eligible to reside in on-campus housing, a student must be at least 17 years of age during the period of occupancy. Students 24 years of age and older are not eligible to live in on-campus housing without a formal request and special consideration from the Director of Residence Life. (This policy does not apply to SPS students) 

Exemptions from the residency requirement will only be granted if the student meets at least one of the following exceptions:

• Commuters living with parents or adult relatives within a one-hour driving distance from campus

• Married students or students with dependents in their care

• Students 21 years of age or older

• Students who have junior or senior standing as defined by the College Registrar

• Students participating in approved academic experiences such as guest semesters, study abroad, or semesters at other institutions

• Student teachers with special location needs

• Other (Petition)

For those seeking an exemption, the Off Campus Housing Application must be completed by the stated deadline for the semester for which s/he is requesting. All forms must be filled out completely, reviewed by Financial Aid and returned to the Director of Residence Life.