Housing Exemption

When to do a Housing Exemption

All first and second year students are required to live on campus. If a student wants to request to be excused from living on-campus, the student will go through the Housing Exemption process.

Current/Returning Students

If a student currently lives on campus and is required to live on campus but decides to commute from home mid-year, they will need to submit a housing exemption. The Housing Agreement is a binding, legal document. Therefore there will be a penalty for mid-year move-outs after the move-in date. 

Incoming Students for Fall 2019

The Housing portal for new, incoming students will open on May 6. Once the portal opens up, follow the steps below to submit a housing exemption.

How to do a Housing Exemption

  1. Log into the Housing Portal
  2. Select "Application"
  3. After completing a few steps to verify information, you will have the option to request an exemption.
  4. You will need to upload a photocopy of a valid form of ID from the family member you will be living with. 
  5. You will need to upload a photocopy of a map from the requested address that you will be commuting from to the University.

A full step-by-step process with screenshots of the Housing Portal pages can be found here: Housing Exemption Process

Fulfilling the requirements for exemption will not constitute an automatic release from the residency requirement. Failure to obtain an approved exemption from Housing and Residence Life will result in the posting of the quarterly housing charges to the student's SU account.

Housing Exemption Deadlines

Returning/Current Residents

  • Fall Quarter - May 1

New/Incoming Students

  • Fall Quarter - August 10

Guide to Applying for Housing