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Student Housing
The University of Mississippi

Application for Exemption

Students who are first-year students, classified as a freshman, or who have completed less than 30 hours post-high school, are required to live in Student Housing owned or managed residence halls, residential colleges, or apartments for two consecutive semesters – Fall and Spring, or Spring and Full Summer (Summer First Term and Summer Second Term) – unless they are approved for exemption from the freshman residency requirement. 

If the student will still be classified as a freshman after completing the stated requirement, then Student Housing must be notified no later than July 15 to ensure that a housing exemption is placed on the student’s account for the following fall. This allows the student to avoid charges from Student Housing.

Student housing exemptions are approved for the following:

  • Students who are 20 years of age or older (proof required: birth certificate or driver’s license)
  • Students who live with parents or legal guardians within a radius of 60 miles and commute to campus (address will be verified via admissions data) 
  • Students who have graduated from high school at least one year prior to enrollment at the university and have lived in a college or university campus residential community for at least two semesters (proof required: letter from college or university)
  • Married students (proof required: marriage license)
  • Students with children (proof required: child’s birth certificate).

If you qualify for an exemption based on the criteria listed above, then you may complete the Application for Exemption

Unmarried freshmen (except students living with parents or guardians) who are enrolled and found to be living off campus without an authorized exemption from the housing appeals committee will be administratively charged for housing.