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 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 your housing options, please contact University Housing & Dining Services.