Living Off CampusSeniors
Students who are eligible to apply for senior off-campus status (rent from a private landlord) must complete an online application for release from the college residency requirement. Only students with 72 or more credits completed as of Jan. 2015 can apply. Senior and junior mixed groups are not eligible. Junior students cannot apply with seniors for “senior off-campus.” Students are reminded that filling out and submitting an application does not guarantee permission to live off campus.
Senior students will not be released to live off campus after an on-campus housing assignment has been made.
The number of students provided permission to live off campus is determined by the projected number of continuing students who will be living on campus as well as the projected number of first-year and international students. Juniors who actually lived off campus for the 2014-15 academic year will be granted permission to live off-campus for 2015-16. Students will receive an email to verify their off campus address in KnightLine.
Lottery numbers will be used to determine the order of student groups released. Students can apply as a group (five or less) or individually. The requests to live off campus are ranked according to the lowest lottery number to the highest lottery number per group or individual. Applications will be due Wednesday, March 11 at noon.
Students who are 23 years of age by Aug. 1, 2015, are automatically eligible for off-campus housing according to the residency requirement. If a student meets the age requirement and chooses to live off campus, he/she will still need to apply for off-campus status to notify Residential Education and Housing of their intentions.
Students who have lived on campus for two years (four semesters) as of May 2015 or have commuted from a parent or legal guardian’s home for two years are eligible to apply for junior off-campus status (rent from a private landlord). Students who qualify for senior off-campus are not eligible to apply for junior off-campus. A junior off-campus status application needs to be completed online to be considered for release from the college residency requirement. Students are reminded that filling out and submitting an application does not guarantee permission to live off campus.
The number of juniors released to live off campus will be evaluated after the number of seniors released has been determined, and the upperclass housing areas have been assigned. If projections suggest that additional juniors need to be released, junior off campus applications will be considered. Very few juniors, if any, will be released. A student will not be released if he/she has already signed an off-campus lease with a private landlord.
Lottery numbers will be used to determine the order of student groups released. Students can apply as a group or individually. The requests to live off campus are ranked according to the lowest lottery number to the highest lottery number per group or individual.
Senior/junior mixed groups are not eligible to apply for senior off-campus. Only all senior group applications will be accepted for senior off-campus status.
If you filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, your housing status with Residential Education and Housing must agree with what you indicated on your FAFSA. If it does not, you must update your housing status on your FAFSA. A change in your housing status may result in a change in your financial aid award at a later date.