Residential Boarding Policy
Radford University's Residential Boarding Policy:
All first time, first semester students under the age of 21 are required to live in Radford University operated housing for at least four consecutive full semesters.
It is our goal to provide communities and facilities that support all students who live on campus at Radford University. We strongly advise you not sign a lease or enter into an off-campus housing arrangement unless you are exempt from the requirement to live on campus or have been released from the Residential Student Agreement by our office.
Students are obligated to the boarding policy if they:
- Are a newly enrolled student at Radford University
- Are a first semester student under the age of 21
- Are still within the four consecutive semesters on campus residency requirement
- Received an denial (initial request and/or appeal) for exemption by the Housing Exemption Committee or appropriate designee
Students are not obligated to the boarding policy if they:
- Are a first semester student that is 21 years of age or older
- Are a transfer student at the time of their initial enrollment at Radford University
- Have satisfied all boarding policy requirements
- Received an approval (initial request and/or appeal) for exemption by the Housing Exemption Committee or appropriate designee
Exemption from the Residential Boarding Policy
Obligated students may be eligible for an exemption to this policy if the student:
- Lives with immediate family, (parent, grandparent or sibling) or legal guardians who are age 21 or over and are permanent residents within commuting distance of the University (one hour drive time or 60 miles).
- Is currently or previously married or has dependents.
- Has served at least one year active duty in US Military forces.
- Has received permission from the Exemption Committee.
Exemption request forms are located and must be submitted in the Housing Portal which can be accessed via OneCampus. Students must submit a rational and sufficient documentation (documents proving address, marriage certificate, etc.) to their request.
The Housing Exemption Committee will review requests on a rolling basis. Requests for exemption may take up to a month to be considered by the committee before receiving a response. There is no guarantee that a request will be approved.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy and what it means for you, please feel free to contact us at (540)831-5375. Students are subject to the policy based on their status at the time they are admitted to the University.