Request for an Exception to the University Housing Policy

Attention: If you are currently living in a residence hall, you must follow the procedure to request a contract breakage.

Fall 2020 admits, the approved commuter distance is 45 miles. 

All single students under 21 years of age who have completed fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation are required to live in University housing.

Requests for Exceptions to the University Housing Policy are evaluated independently and in the order in which they are received. If an exception is granted it is only valid for one academic year and is not guaranteed to be approved in subsequent years. All requests must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. Follow the links below or read through the required processes for next steps. Students will be notified via email to their University provided email accounts when their request has been processed. 

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services.

 

Exception Type Used For / Required Documentation 
Commuter Spring 2020

Used for  Spring 2020 
You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the Commuter Exception Request document.

Commuter 2020-2021

Fall 2020 admits, the approved commuter distance is 45 miles. 
Used for 2020-2021 Academic Year or Spring 2021. 
You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the Commuter Exception Request document.

General Request

Students will need to submit a typed, detailed letter explaining the circumstances and include any other supporting documentation explaining:

  • educational requirement

  • married students

  • students with children

  • medical need

  • extreme financial need

  • other need

Pending 30 Hours

Request based on completing additional credit hours before beginning of semester. To complete this exception request:
 My Missouri State > Campus Life > Housing  > Request to live off campus > Pending 30 contract.

For Fall 2020, this form will change to "Pending 27 Hours" and will become available March 1, 2020.

Fraternity/Sorority Life A flowchart detailing the criteria for living in a chapter house is available and should be consulted before a Fraternity/Sorority Life request is submitted. To complete this exception request:
My Missouri State > Campus Life > Housing > Request to live off campus > Fraternity/Sorority Life contract.

 


 

G5.05 University Housing

For spring 2020 applicants

All single students under 21 years of age who have completed fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation are required to live in University housing.

All single students under 21 years of age who have completed fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation must have on file a completed Student Housing Contract and deposit or an approved Request for Exception to the University Housing Policy form, before enrolling in classes at Missouri State. The Student Housing Contract is for the entire academic year.

Effective date: August 15, 2013

For fall 2020 and beyond applicants

All single students under 21 years of age who have earned fewer than 27 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation are required to live in University housing.

All single students under 21 years of age who have earned fewer than 27 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation must have on file a completed Student Housing Contract and deposit or an approved Request for Exception to the University Housing Policy form, before enrolling in classes at Missouri State. The Student Housing Contract is for the entire academic year.

Effective date: August 17, 2020