Live-On Policy

Students who meet the requirement for the live-on policy must comply with this process at any time during the academic year they begin their studies at OSU.  Students beginning their studies in the fall term are obligated for Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. In contrast, students beginning their studies in the spring term are obligated to this policy only for the Spring term.

While participation in the FYE, including the residency component, is an integral part of each first-year students’ education, OSU recognizes that exceptions to the residency requirement may be appropriate in certain circumstances.

Policy Documents for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • 2019-2020 Live-on Policy
  • Live-On Policy FAQs 
  • Dates and Timelines for Fall 2019
    • Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9am
      • Exemption Application opens on MyUHDS page after student has picked up key and moved into their Residence Hall.
    • November 15, 2019 at 5pm
      • Last day to submit a request application for Winter 2020. Please note that only completed applications will meet this deadline, including any required documentation.

    • November 29, 2019 at 5pm
      • Last day to submit a request application for Winter 2020. While requests will be accepted until this date, some fees, charges, and fines may apply.  Please note that only completed applications will meet this deadline, including any required documentation.

    • December 5, 2019 at 5pm
      • Students will be notified on a rolling basis by this date of committee decision for Winter 2020.

For general questions on OSU’s live-on requirement, or questions regarding exceptions or appeals, contact FYE Exemption Committee.

For questions on where to find the exemption application and how to complete the request, please contact University Housing and Dining Services.