Undergraduate On-Campus Residence Requirement
The university requires all students with less than 30 completed semester credit hours (dual enrollment hours are not to be considered because they were not received while living on campus) or under 20 years of age to reside in the university residence halls. Students under the required residence policy, however, will be automatically exempted if they live with a parent or legal guardian within a 40 mile radius of Kingsville which will be verified by the Department of Housing and Residence Life. All other students wishing to reside off campus who live outside the 40 mile radius must complete a Housing Exception Request Form which is available at the Department of University Housing & Residence Life or online at: www.tamuk.edu/housing. Submission of an exemption form does not guarantee approval, so students are advised not to make other housing arrangements until approval is received. Registered students required to live on campus who do not receive approval for exemptions will be billed for on-campus housing.
Steps to request a waiver:
1. Obtain and complete the Housing Exception Request form from the Residence Life Office.
2. Requests for housing exceptions should be submitted prior to July 1st for the Fall semester and December 1st for the Spring semester. All requests will be reviewed by Housing within 10 business days from their receipt. At the students discretion, requests that have been denied may be appealed directly to the Interim Senior Vice President for Fiscal and Student Affairs. Information on this process will be provided directly to you in your denial letter.
3. Until a written notice is received confirming exception from the requirement, students who request exceptions to the policy should not make arrangements to reside off campus.
If you are interested in off-campus options, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Hall is only a few steps from the University. Click here www.stanewmanhall.com to experience what it is like to live at St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Hall or apply online here.
This page was last updated on: September 29, 2015