Are first-year students allowed to live off campus?

We understand that due to the unique circumstances of COVID-19, there may be reasons why some students — or their families — do not feel that living on campus is in their best health interests. As a result, for academic year 2021-2022, requests for an exemption from the FYE Live-On Residency Requirement due to COVID-19 concerns will be considered as follows:

  • Students who have an underlying medical condition that puts them at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, may request an exemption through OSU’s Disability Access Services (DAS).
  • Students who have COVID-19 concerns that are not related to their own medical conditions may request an exemption by completing the FYE Live-on Residency Exemption Request Form.

To learn about policies for OSU-Cascades, visit its website.

Last Modified: 
July 20, 2021