Exemptions

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What is the Housing Residency Requirement?

It is the policy of The University of Tennessee at Martin to require all single freshmen, with under 24 hours of credit, to live on-campus.

 

"The University requires all single freshmen, with under 24 hours of credit, except those living with their parents within a 50-mile radius of campus, to live on campus in the residence halls or University Village. Students that have 24 hours completed and a GPA of 2.0 are no longer required to live on-campus. Students over 21 years of age, veterans of military service, or students with extreme health problems as verified by medical records may be exempt from this requirement. Contact the Office of Housing at 7737 for additional information."

 

If a student's request for an exemption is denied, is there an appeals process?

Yes, a student may request an appeal. The request must be submitted in writing to the Housing Office. The request must state the reason why the student believes he or she should be exempted from the Housing Residency Requirement, and must state dates and times they are available to meet with the Housing Residency Requirement Exemption Appeals Committee. The Housing Residency Requirement Exemption Appeals Committee is comprised of university faculty and staff. Once a written request for an appeal is received by the Office of Housing, the Office of Housing will begin to schedule the Appeals Committee meeting with the schedules of the student and the committee members. Once the meeting has been scheduled the student will be notified. Once the meeting has been scheduled it cannot be rescheduled. If a student is not able to attend the Appeal Committee meeting, the committee will make a decision based upon the student's completed Housing Residency Requirement Exemption Form and the student's written request for an appeal.

 

What if a student who currently lives on-campus wants to request an exemption?

A student may request an exemption at anytime. However, students who live on-campus must understand that they must meet the obligations of their housing contract. These obligations may include charges such as a break housing fee, payment of the full semester rent charge, and the payment of a $500 mid-year contract buy out fee.

 

Are freshmen allowed to buy out of the Housing Residency Requirement?

Freshmen with under 24 hours of credit cannot buy out of the Housing Residency Requirement.

 

Where can I apply for an exemption?

Click here to complete an online Exemption form.

 

You may also come by the Office of Housing at 252 Clement Hall and complete the Exemption form with Ms. Teresa Hibbard in person (731-881-7737).

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