Eligibility Requirements for campus housing

To be eligible to reside in campus housing a student must be admitted and enrolled as a full-time (minimum 12 credits) degree seeking undergraduate at the University. All undergraduate students are required to reside in campus housing. All residential students are required to have a meal plan.

Those students enrolled in semester long internship programs, student teaching or study abroad is exempt from the requirement to live in campus housing for that semester. The student must notify the Director of Residence Life and Housing before the completion of the previous semester of their change in status. 

Exceptions must be approved by the Director of Residence Life and Housing in conjunction with the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.  Students are responsible for terms and conditions of their existing housing contract and must fulfill mandatory immunization requirements as outlined by Health Services to live in residential facilities.

Students who are legally married, living with parents or legal guardians, enrolled for fewer than twelve semester credit hours, completed eight previous semesters at BVU, are 23 years of age at the time of fall registration, or have served in military service and are receiving GI benefits are not required to live on-campus.

Students who are younger than 17 years of age or who are 23 years of age or older must request permission in writing to reside on campus. Additionally, students who are under the age of 18 require parental consent to reside on campus. These requests must be submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or designee and will be processed on a case by case basis. Students permitted to reside on campus who are younger than 17 years of age or who are 23 years of age or older may be subject to semester reviews where residential eligibility is evaluated. Buena Vista University reserves the right to make housing decisions based on the holistic development of the student and individual circumstances.