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Authorization to Live Off Campus

Undergraduate Residential Requirement

The University’s commitment to residential education requires that the Office of Housing and Residential Experience provide housing for as many students as it can physically accommodate. That commitment is expressed in the Residential Requirement put in place by the Board of Trust in 1952:

“All unmarried undergraduate students are required to live in residence halls on-campus during the academic year, May session and summer sessions. Authorization to live off-campus is granted at the discretion of the Director of Housing Assignments in special situations or when space is unavailable on campus.”

2022-2023 Off-Campus Authorization

Additional information regarding 2022-2023 off-campus authorization will be available later in the fall 2021 semester.  At this time, students should not commit themselves in any way to an off-campus property for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Prohibited Properties

Undergraduate students authorized to live off campus may not live in certain properties off campus. The landlords of these properties have failed to support University efforts to enforce good neighbor standards of behaviors by their student tenants. Therefore, undergraduate students may not live in these properties. If you live in any of these proscribed properties during the fall 2021 semester, your off-campus authorization for the entire 2021-2022 academic year will be voided and you may be required to live on campus

As of this writing, students may not live in the following properties during the 2020-2021 academic year:

  • 3706 Benham Avenue
  • 2527 Blair Blvd.
  • 3104 Blakemore Avenue
  • 2405 Fairfax Avenue