Freshmen Residency Requirement

First year freshmen students at UNCP are required to reside on campus for their initial academic year. Attendance during MayMester, Summer Sessions, summer program at UNCP or programs at other institutions do not apply toward the fulfillment of this requirement. For purposes of this requirement, a first-year freshman residential student is defined as: any incoming student who will not be 21 years of age prior to August 1st of the initial enrollment year and who is registered for a course load of 9 credit hours or more. A first year freshman who transfers to UNCP during the spring semester with fewer than 12 hours of credit and falling within the age and course load requirements listed above will be considered first year freshmen and subject to this guideline. AP College credit or Dual Enrollment credits do not apply toward the fulfillment of this requirement.

First year freshmen may request a housing waiver if the student meets certain criteria (documentation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis). A student must complete a “ FIRST YEAR STUDENT (FRESHMAN) HOUSING WAIVER APPLICATION ” and submit to the Housing Coordinator in the Office of Housing and Residence Life. A student requesting a waiver should submit the form by the deadline of July 31 for students beginning the fall semester and December 15 for students beginning in the spring semester. A copy of the waiver form may be obtained from the forms section of the Housing & Residence Life website.

The review committee will render a decision based in the information provided. The student may appeal to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The decision of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is final and conclusive. The only issue to be considered in any appeal at any level is whether or not the individual’s appeal request fits the criteria listed above.

First year freshmen students who meet the residency requirement, but do not submit a Housing Agreement or are not approved to be exempt from the requirement will automatically be assigned on-campus housing. The student will be required to pay room and meal charges for the academic year to satisfy the first year freshman residency requirement.