Residential Boarding Policy/Residential Student Agreement

The Residential Boarding Policy States:

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.

Bound and Non-Bound Students

Students are considered "bound" if they signed their first Housing contract as first time, first semester students under the age of 21 and they are still within their first four consecutive semesters living on campus OR if they signed a contract for the upcoming academic year. Bound students may apply for exemption based on the criteria below.

Students are considered non-bound if they...

  • have attended another institution of higher education after graduating from high school and are transferring to Radford University

  • had an exemption request approved

  • if they are a first time are a first semester students OVER the age of 21

  • have completed their four consecutive semesters after applying as a first time, first semester students under the age of 21.

Applying for Exemption

Exemptions to this policy may be granted if the student:

  • Lives with immediate family or legal guardians who are age 21 or over and are permanent residents within commuting distance of the University (1 hr. drive time or 60 miles).
  • Is married or has dependents.
  • Has served at least one year active duty in US Military forces.
  • Has received permission from the Housing Exemption Committee.

Exemption requests can be submitted through the Housing Application, found in the Housing portal on OneDrive. Requests for exemption may take up to a month to be considered by the committee before receiving a response.

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.

Residential Student Agreement

Please use the links below to download a copy of the terms and conditions of the Residential Student Agreement.  All residents acknowledge their agreement with these terms electronically as part of the online housing application.  The terms of the agreement are legally binding for the period indicated on the agreement. 

Exemption from the Residential Boarding Policy/Residential Student Agreement

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 released from the terms of the Residential Student Agreement.

Applications for Exemption from the Residential Boarding Policy/Residential Student Agreement are accepted through census day for each semester.  The application will close promptly at 5:00 p.m. census day.  All information and required supporting documentation must be received by the deadline for the request to be considered.  The academic calendar lists census day for each semester. Responses are not immediate and it may take the committee up to a month to consider your application before responding.

To apply for exemption, go to OneCampus, select the Housing tile, then select the Housing Applications link and indicate the term for which you would like to apply for exemption.  Then choose “Request an Exemption from Housing Requirements” on the Select Application Type page.

Room Deposit Waiver

Some currently enrolled students may qualify for a Room Deposit Waiver. The application for this waiver can be found as part of the Housing Application.