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.
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.
The Housing portal for new, incoming students will open on May 7. Once the portal opens up, follow the steps below to submit a housing exemption.
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.