Freshman Residency Policy

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Beginning Fall 2021, first-time freshmen will experience campus life to the fullest with South's new freshman residency policy. First-time freshmen who are enrolled in 12 or more hours and who graduated from high school within the preceding 12 months are required to live on campus for the academic year.

A request for exemption submitted with proper documentation will be approved for the following reasons:

  • Commute from the permanent residence of a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian
  • Military veteran
  • Married and/or have dependent child(ren) in residence

Students who believe they have circumstances not listed above which warrant an exemption may also submit a request for review.

To access the exemption request form, please log in to MyUSAHousing and select Freshmen Residency Exemption.

To download/print the Freshman Residency Policy, please click here.