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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, per this document and the conditions and procedures outlined in the Residence Life section of the University’s website.  For returning residents, an application for an exception from the policy and/or relief from a current Resident Agreement 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 may not be considered until the following review period.

Exception to the residency requirement BEFORE signing a Resident Agreement (prior to the application deadlines noted above), the student may be approved for an exception to the University’s residency requirement for approved reasons which can include:

Student Request for Termination (Request by the Student AFTER Signing a Resident Agreement):

Students may apply to cancel the Resident Agreement 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:  premature legal commitment by the resident student to housing off-campus does not constitute grounds for a release from this Resident Agreement.  The primary reasons why the resident student may be approved to terminate the Resident Agreement for a specific time period after it has been submitted to the Residence Life Office include:

Important factors to note:

For more information, please read the Resident Agreement 2019-2020.

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