Live-On Policy and Exceptions

As part of the First-Year Experience program, living on campus is an important component of a student’s first year at OSU. On-campus living provides unique resources and connections that help students create a successful and well-rounded college experience.


OSU staff understands that in some instances, some students may need to petition for a qualifying exemption. 

The First Year Experience (FYE) Live-On Exemption Application is now available through a student’s MyUHDS page.

Please note that the exemption request application will be available on March 1st at 2pm PST.


Live-On Policy for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years

Read the full text of the 2017-18 Live-On Policy and 2018-2019 Live-On Policy


Read our Live-On Policy FAQs 

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.