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. Exceptions to the live-on requirement will only be considered after a student completes the UHDS housing application.

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

Read the full text of the 2016-2017 Live-On Policy and the 2017-18 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 University Housing & Dining Services.

Steps for claiming an exemption to live in affiliated housing.