Western Kentucky University

Required Housing Policy & Exemptions

Required Housing Policy

Full time freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus.

Exemptions to this policy include students who are:

  • Veterans of military service (181 days or more)
  • Married
  • The primary caregiver for dependent children
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Members of fraternities or sororities living in the chapter house (sophomores only)
  • Commuting from their parents' permanent home and primary residence (50 miles or less).

Requests for exemption based upon special circumstances (defined as unique and unusual) will also be considered.

A fee of $1,000 is assessed per semester to students who are in non-compliance with this policy.

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Exemption Forms

 Required Housing Policy Exemption Form

Contract Termination Fee Exemption Form

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Questions? Contact Us:

Phone: (270) 745-4359

Email: hrl@wku.edu


 Last Modified 5/2/14