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On-Campus Residency Requirement

Note: This policy takes effect Fall 2017

Information:

Kutztown University has established a policy that full time undergraduate students with less than 60 earned credits, who are not veterans, married or living with parents or legal guardian with a zip code within a 30-mile radius of Kutztown shall be required to live in a university operated residence hall. Students interested in living off-campus must have earned at least 60 credits or have completed four (4) full semesters at Kutztown University (does not include summer sessions) before they can move off campus. The 60 credit on campus requirement will only be waived for students who commute from their home of record, withdraw from the university, take a leave of absence or chose to study abroad. Students who wish to seek an exception to this policy, within the guidelines listed below, are required to apply for permission to commute daily to campus.

For further information, please review Residency Requirement Information.

Exceptions:

Any full-time student, with 60 credits or less, who wishes to live off campus, must request an exception of the Kutztown University residency requirement.  All exception requests will be considered in accordance with the Kutztown University policy's intent to maximize the educational process. Certain conditions, if met, assure an individual of permission to live off campus. These specific exceptions are as follows:

  • 60+ Credits transferred into Kutztown University (No notarization required)
  • Veteran (additional documentation required, no notarization required)
  • Living with Parent\Guardian (Requires Notarization)
  • Married (additional documentation required, no notarization required)       
  • 21 Years of age or Older (based on birthdate submitted on Kutztown University Admissions Application, no notarization required)       
  • Provide direct care for a legal dependent (additional documentation required, no notarization required)       
  • Verification of Financial Hardship (additional documentation required, no notarization required)       
  • Internships\Student Teaching that earn university credits (additional documentation required, no notarization required)       
  • Participation in a university sponsored Study Away program (additional documentation required, no notarization required)
  • Students with disabilities that cannot be accommodated in on-campus housing (additional documentation required, no notarization required)     

If you would like to apply for an exception to the above requirement you will need to complete the Residency Requirement Exception Form.

Appeals:

If you would like to appeal the above requirement and it falls outside the reasoning for an exception, you will need to complete the Residency Requirement Appeal Form. All other reasons will be reviewed by the Residency Requirement Appeals Committee upon receipt of completed Residency Requirement Appeals Form.

All appeal requests will be considered in accordance with the Kutztown University policy's intent to maximize the educational process.