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 2020-2021 academic year:

Policy documents for the 2021-2022 academic year:

We are excited to welcome you to Beaver Nation for academic year 2021-2022. At this time we are not processing First Year Experience Residency Requirement Request for Exemption Forms. The FYE Exemption Request form will be live and ready for you to complete and submit beginning in early May.  Please check back in late April for updated information and policy guidelines. 

In the meantime, we encourage you to take a moment to explore the numerous exciting living and learning communities offered by University Housing and Dining Services, as you consider living options for your first year.  You can access information regarding UHDS at https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/ .  We understand that you may have questions about COVID-19 and living on-campus.  We encourage you to visit the UHDS COVID-19 website https://uhds.oregonstate.edu/covid-19. This website provides information regarding UHDS's plans to offer in-person services for the 2020-21 academic year while continuing to prioritize safety and wellness. All University Housing & Dining Services plans will align with Oregon Health Authority and local health authority guidance.