University of Louisiana System policy requires that all unmarried, full-time undergraduate students, regardless of age or emancipation status, live in campus residence halls as long as space is available.
The policy further states that if a college or university cannot provide adequate housing for students in this category, exemptions may be granted.
The following groups of individuals would receive priority for exemptions based on seniority of official classification through the University.
*Freshmen who could be approved to receive exemptions would need to fall under the following terms:
- Earned at least 30 credit hours
- Married or is a single custodial parent
- At least 21 years of age on or before the first day of classes for the academic year
- Living with parents, grandparents, or married brother/sister within a 40 mile radius of campus and commutes daily
- Qualifies as a “hardship case” which is defined as a person who will suffer significant hardship because of valid medical (special diets are available in the on-campus dining facilities) or financial hardship due to campus residency. While substantial hardship reasons for financial or medical problems will be considered, these factors are certainly not automatic reasons for a student to be granted approval to live off campus. If financial reasons are given, a substantial saving would have to be clearly shown with supporting documentation such as statements from a landlord showing monthly rent, average utility charges, amount of deposits required, appropriate monthly meal cost, etc.