Residency Requirements

Freshmen and Sophomores

The University of Evansville guarantees residence hall rooms for all freshmen and sophomores.

Students entering as freshmen* must reside on campus for a minimum of two academic years or the equivalent of four full term semesters.

Note: Credit hours attained at UE or from bridge, early-college, dual-credit, or advanced placement do not qualify for the number of semesters required.
Updated 12/2019

Freshmen and sophomores who meet one of the following criteria may request an exemption:

  1. The student’s local residence is with parents or legal guardians in Vanderburgh or contiguous counties.
  2. The student has attained the age of 21 prior to the start of the academic year.
  3. The student is married and/or must live with a dependent.

The exemption form must be filed with residence life.

*This policy also applies to students that are “freshmen transfers” (students transferring in after one semester at another institution).

Students who choose to live off campus without an approved exemption are assigned university housing and a meal plan and are financially responsible for housing and food service fees.

For information regarding financial aid impact for students entering as freshmen, view the financial aid information.

Transfer Students

Transfer students with less than 60 academic credit hours earned at previous institutions (excluding bridge, early-college, dual-credit, and advanced placement credit) are required to live on campus or in University-sponsored housing unless they meet one of the following:

  1. The student’s local residence is with parents, legal guardians, or immediate family members who are over the age of 21. Local residence must be in Vanderburgh or contiguous counties.
  2. The student has attained the age of 21 prior to the start of the academic year.
  3. The student is married and/or must live with a dependent.

The exemption form must be filed with residence life.

Students who choose to live off campus without an approved exemption are assigned university housing and a meal plan and are financially responsible for housing and food service fees.

For information regarding financial aid impact for students entering as freshmen, view the financial aid information.

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What Students Say...

You get to meet a lot of people in your residence hall that are involved in the same classes and activities as you, which makes it easier to make friends. Malia ’24, Brentano Residence Hall

Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students

Juniors, seniors and graduate students who have met their residency requirement are welcome and encouraged to live on campus. This makes for a positive mix of fresh ideas, peer mentoring, and the passing down of community traditions. Space is available in residence halls, the Villages and Greek Housing.

Village and Greek Housing

The following properties are considered “on-campus” for the purposes of renewing full financial aid. UE approved housing includes residences halls, University apartments, houses, townhouses, and University-managed /University-approved Greek houses.

The Villages

In addition to residence halls, Village apartments and houses are available to upperclassmen with 60 or more semester hours (excluding bridge, early-college, dual-credit, and advanced placement credit). Villages refer to all University apartments, houses, townhouses, and University-managed Greek houses that are owned and operated by the University. These units, located adjacent to the campus, are under the supervision of the associate director of residence life and resident assistants.

The application process for fall housing for returning students occurs during the preceding spring semester. Though Village space is primarily reserved for upperclassmen it is not guaranteed (there is not adequate space to house all upperclassmen in Villages). Policies regarding Village housing fall under the Office of Residence Life.

University-managed Greek houses

Students living in these properties fall under the standard housing contract. The residency requirement may be fulfilled by students choosing to live in University-managed Greek houses.

University Approved Housing

University approved housing refers to recognized Greek organizations that own houses. The residency requirement may be fulfilled by students choosing to live in approved Greek houses.

Office Phone:
812-488-2956

Office Email:
residencelife@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Student Life Center, Second Floor, Ridgway University Center