Undergraduate Student Residency Requirements

Students must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 semester hours) in the main campus program to live in the residence halls. The Director of Residence Life and Housing must approve exceptions. If the student’s enrollment status changes to part-time, the University has the right, but not the obligation, to terminate the housing agreement.

Housing policy stipulates that all unmarried, first and second-year students are required to live in campus housing for the fall and spring semesters unless the student:

  • Lives with their parent/guardian within a 50-mile radius of the University
  • Is over the age of 21 at the time of enrollment
  • Is a veteran of military service
  • Is a transfer student who has a minimum of 45 credit hours
  • Is enrolled in less than twelve semester hours

After a student has lived on campus in their first and second year, they may live off-campus.

Any student wishing to change their status from residential to commuting must complete a Change of Residency form for the following semester. The Director of Residence Life and Housing must approve the request before final arrangements are made, including signing a lease or moving belongings out of the residence hall. Only the Vice President of Student Success/Dean of Students may overturn the Director’s decision.

Points to consider:

  • When a student requests to live with their immediate/blended family, the student must provide a copy of the driver’s license of the family member. In addition, this person must sign an affidavit indicating they are living at the address of record. The University reserves the right to verify the legal residency of immediate family through driver’s license, vehicle registration, or voter registration records.
  • Transfer Students are not considered first-year students. Transfer students are housed on a space availability basis.
  • On-campus housing for students who are less than seventeen years old is subject to approval. Limestone University does not provide family housing for students.
  • Graduate student housing is available on a limited basis (see Graduate Student Housing section for details).
  • Students under academic suspension may not attend classes at Limestone University and may not live in the University residence halls.
  • Students who reduce their academic load to less than full-time (12 semester credits) are subject to termination of their housing contract.
  • In their final semester, seniors who require less than a full course load to complete their degree program may continue to live in University housing.
  • If a student reaches the age of 21 during the academic semester, they may request to move off campus before that semester starts.


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