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Residency Requirement

Board of Regents' On-Campus Residency Requirement

Resolution 173, May 5, 1972

  1. Those freshman and sophomore students who are not veterans, married or living with parents or guardian, shall be required to live in a university-operated residence hall when such accommodations are available;
  2. Any Chancellor with a campus situation which he feels would warrant exception to the provisions of this resolution, may submit a plan to the Board for its consideration;
  3. Any Chancellor may grant exceptions to this policy to individuals with special situations, such as significant personal hardship.

At UW-Stevens Point, first-year and sophomore students are defined as individuals having graduated from high school two or fewer years ago; in other words, students who, if they had taken 15 credit hours/semester since high school graduation would have attained the 60 credit hours for junior standing.

Exceptions are granted on a routine basis for:

Married students (a copy of the marriage certificate must be submitted)

Students with dependent child(ren) living with them (birth certificates and third party verification is required)

Students enrolled in extension or other off-campus programs (only)

Students enrolled for six or fewer credits at UWSP

Students living with parent/legal guardian and commuting from within a 40-mile radius of Stevens Point (completion of the commuter statement by student and parent is required)

Students who have reached the age of 21 years prior to the first day of classes for the semester in question

Students who have serves two years of active duty with the military. ROTC, National Guard, and Reserve duty do not qualify for this exemption. (a copy of Form DD214 must be submitted)

If a student has other extenuating circumstances for which they feel an exemption should be granted, a written request must be submitted to Residential Living no later then August 1 prior to the start of the applicable academic year and December 1 for spring admits. Students are encouraged to include any information they believe will support their request.

The UWSP Housing Exemption Form is due no later than August 1 prior to the start of the applicable academic year and December 1 for spring admits.

Do NOT sign a lease or other agreement for off-campus accommodations until/unless you've received a release from the requirement. Doing so will make you responsible for both the on-campus charges for room and board and the off-campus accommodations.



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