Students meeting certain criteria may request an exception to the residential requirement.
Southern is a residential university, and all undergraduate students under the age of 23 are expected to reside on campus. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live in the residence halls unless residing with their parents full time.
Students may request to reside off campus if they are 21 years old, have earned 94 credit hours (senior status), and are graduating with a baccalaureate degree within two semesters.
To submit a request to reside off campus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
The student must also submit a letter of consent from a parent or guardian to complete the request.
If you are planning to live with a local resident or family, a letter of invitation is required.
Off-Campus Housing meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month. All requests and materials must be received by noon the previous Friday to be eligible for consideration.