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:

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.

Policy Documents for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Documents and processes for the 2020-20201 academic year will become available in May 2020.