Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  507.1 

Freshman Residency Requirement for University Housing

  1. Summary
    The University of Arkansas recognizes the educational benefits students receive from living on campus during the first year of college and requires them to do so, subject to limited exceptions.

  2. Requirements
    1. All single students who are admitted to the University with a freshman classification, under twenty- one (21) years of age are required to live on campus in traditional University residence halls, University-managed properties, or in their parent or legal guardian’s permanent home, provided the home must be within 70 minutes of campus.
    2. Students who are admitted to the University of Arkansas as transfer students from another post-secondary institution, and who have completed at least 24 credit hours at that institution, are not required to live on campus.
    3. Students planning to live with their parents, or legal guardian, in their permanent home should complete the Living with Parent Verification Form prior to attending an orientation session.
    4. Newly admitted freshmen seeking to live somewhere other than with parents or a legal guardian in their permanent home are required to provide detailed reasons and supporting documentation. Such requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the educational objectives of the University and the availability of facilities.
    5. Students requesting an exemption from the University of Arkansas Freshman Residency Requirement should send all required documentation to University Housing at least three weeks prior to attending an orientation session in order to receive an approval or denial prior to attending orientation.
    6. This policy does not apply to students enrolled in fully online degree programs.

This policy is established pursuant to University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Policy 550.1.

January 23, 2023