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 in on-campus housing. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live in the residence halls unless residing with their parents full time.
Students may submit a request to reside off campus if they are 21 years old and have earned 94 credit hours (senior status).
We highly encourage students who do not meet the off-campus eligibility requirements to not make plans to live outside of the residence halls until a decision has been made. Doing so could jeopardize the student’s registration.
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. Letter's must include both a phone number and email address of the parent/guardian.
If you are planning to live with a local resident or family, a letter of invitation is required. Letter's must include both a phone number and email address of the resident/family.
Off-Campus Housing meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month. All requests and materials must be received by noon the previous Monday to be eligible for consideration. Students usually hear back from the Committee 1-2 days following their meeting.
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