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Living on Campus Live-On Requirement

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The educational benefits of living on campus are such that Emporia State University requires all full-time, first-year students to live in the residence halls (freshmen and international students). Living on campus provides easier access to campus, resources, community, and support through transitional issues.

If you are a first-year student and are requesting to not live on campus, you need to complete the Live on Requirement and Contract Cancellation Request Form.pdf. Students transferring from another institution of higher education are not required to live on campus, but are certainly encouraged to do so. Included in the form are more details about requirements that must first be met to release you from the on-campus living requirement.

Exemption Request

  1. FAMILY RESIDENCY: The student is living in the Emporia area with a member of their immediate family or legal guardian (maximum one-way distance of 30 miles from Emporia State University’s 1 Kellogg Circle address). Immediate family is defined as: father, mother, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, or grandparent. Note: Failure to maintain the residency may result in loss of waiver and potential student conduct proceedings.
  2. MARRIED STUDENT: The student is married before the first day of classes at Emporia State (fall and spring semester).
  3. SINGLE PARENT STUDENT: The student is the legal, custodial parent of a dependent child.
  4. OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES: In the event that a student’s situation is not addressed in the three Exemption Categories above, please attach the necessary documentation. The Exemption Review Committee will evaluate the request.

International Students

Emporia State University requires an international student who meets at least one of the following criteria to live in the residence halls:

  1. A student who graduated from high school December 2019 or later.
  2. A degree-seeking student who is NOT 19 years of age before August 17, 2020.
  3. A Visiting or Exchange student (attending the university for one or two semesters) who is not 21 years of age before August 17, 2020.
  4. A student participating in an exchange program that requires on-campus residency.