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Residency Requirement

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As identified in the Student Code of Conduct, all full-time, unmarried students are required to live on campus unless they meet and are approved for an exception. The requirement to participate in the Residence Life program continues unless and until the student applies for and is granted an exception to the residency requirement. For returning residents, an application for an exception from the policy and/or relief from a current contract must be received in writing in the Residence Life Office by November 1 for the following spring semester and by April 1 for the following fall semester. Late applications for an exception will not be considered until the following review period.

Before signing a housing contract (prior to deadline), the student may be approved for an exception to the University’s residency requirement for approved reasons which can include:

After signing a housing contract, the student may apply to terminate the Housing Contract after it has been submitted for limited reasons. The student should not presume that the application has been approved until formal notification of the decision is issued by the Director of Residence Life or designee. Note: commitment by the student to housing off-campus does not constitute grounds for a release from this Housing Contract. The primary reasons why the student may be approved to terminate the Housing Contract after it has been submitted to Residence Life include:

Important factors to note:

If You Have Any Additional Questions, Please Contact:

Residence Life Office
Miller Hall, Lower Level
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
ResidenceLife@shepherd.edu

304-876-5172