Residency Requirements

UNL Residency Requirement

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Students who live on campus are more likely to earn better grades, become involved on campus, interact with faculty, and are much more likely to graduate. Due to the significant link between academic retention and on-campus living, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has adopted the following On-campus Residency Requirement:

All incoming students under the age of 19 or students who have not completed or transferred 27 or more accepted semester hours of post-secondary education prior to the first day of fall semester classes (Aug. 22, 2016) are required to live in University-approved on-campus housing.

This policy is in effect for the entire academic year.

If the Residency Requirement form has not been completed, download the On-campus Residency Requirement form, fill out the form including a parental signature, make a copy for your records and return the completed form to the Residency Compliance Office in room 202 of the University Housing building. You may return the form by the methods below.

Please note, this form is only to be used by INCOMING STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS. If you are living in a residence hall and planning to move off campus or home (if within 30 miles of campus) you must see the residence director of your residence hall. This form will not be accepted if you currently have a residence hall contract.

Students who plan to live in university-approved fraternities or sororities should contact Greek Affairs to make arrangements.

  • Scan, complete and email to: residency-compliance@unl.edu
  • Fax: 402-817-4973
  • Mailed or dropped off at: Residency Compliance Office, Room 202, 1115 N. 16th St., Lincoln NE 68588

The student will be notified in 4-6 weeks if the exemption request is approved.

2017-18 Contract Policies

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2017-18 Trad/Suite-Style Contract Policies
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2017-18 Apt.-Style Contract Policies
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2017-18 Kauffman and Summer Contract Policies

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2017-18 Kauffman Contract Policies
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2017 Summer Contract Policies
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2016-17 Contract Policies

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2016-17 Trad/Suite-Style Contract Policies
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Apartment-style Housing Policies booklet cover image
2016-17 Apt.-Style Contract Policies
Download the 2016-17 Apt. Style contract booklet