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.
Please note that per President Alexander's August 11 message, exemption requests are no longer required for students choosing to live with family at their address of origin.
For general questions on OSU’s live-on requirement or questions regarding exceptions or appeals, contact FYE Exemption Committee.
For questions on your housing options, please contact University Housing & Dining Services.