Housing Requirements

It is presumed by the university that all residents are responsible adults. As such, your signature on the room and board contract signifies that you have read and understood all the regulations contained therein and are able and willing to abide by them at all times. Your signature on the room and board contract is therefore binding.

All freshmen and sophomores are required to live in university housing and take meals in the dining hall (students residing in the campus apartments or townhouses are exempt from the meal plan requirement) except under the following conditions:

  • They reside with a responsible relative within 50 miles commuting distance of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The relative must have a minimum of six months residency to qualify. A responsible relative is typically considered to be a parent, a grandparent, or a legal guardian.
  • They are married and living with their spouse within a reasonable commuting distance of Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • They are 21 years of age prior to the start of an academic year.
  • They are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

They are an active member of a recognized Greek organization, having earned 24 credits or more with a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and are eligible to reside in that Greek organization’s approved housing and receive written permission to do so.

Any situation not listed above will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis upon proper submission of the housing release request. Supporting documentation may be requested to substantiate any release request. If proper permission has not been received in writing to make an exception to these regulations, the student may expect to be billed for campus housing.