Residency Requirement Information

Residency Requirement

All TWU full-time single undergraduates who have not completed 60 TWU-approved credit hours and will be under the age of 21 by the start of the semester are required to live in University residential communities unless one of the following exceptions apply:

  • Living with parents or legal guardians within the commuting distance (40 miles)
  • Active duty military or veterans of military service
  • Legally married
  • With dependent children

Students who wish to be released from the residency requirement must apply for an exemption prior to the 12th class day of the semester. A Housing administrator will review requests for exemption and all decisions made shall be considered final.

University Housing & Dining will continue to offer affordable living based on classification.

Parliament Village: First Year students (under the age of 21)
Stark Hall: Sophomores (under the age of 21 with fewer than 60 TWU-approved credit hours)
Guinn Hall: Sophomores (under the age of 21 with fewer than 60 TWU-approved credit hours)
Lowry Woods Community: Students 21 years and older or having 60 TWU-approved credit hours or more; Family Housing

If you have any additional questions please contact the Department of Housing & Dining at 940-898-3676.

Instructions for submitting housing exemption request forms:

  • If you would like to request to be exempt from the residency requirement, you must complete a Residency Requirement Exemption Request form in the Housing Portal. All exemption requests, except for certifying that you will be living with a parent/legal guardian within 40 miles of the Denton campus, require documentation to be uploaded when submitting the form.
  • Please read all posted information and allow approximately two weeks for processing. Housing & Dining staff will notify you when your form has been reviewed. If approved, an exemption request must be submitted each academic year until the student does not fall under the Residency Requirement guidelines.

Please note: Signing a lease with an off-campus property is not an approved exemption reason.

Page last updated 2:39 PM, June 12, 2024