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. Please expand the box below for instructions on how to submit an exemption request.

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 and Graduate Student Housing

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

Spring 2023 Housing Exemption Request Submission Instructions

Instructions for submitting housing exemption request forms:

  • If you would like to request to be exempt from the residency requirement for spring 2023, are under 21 years of age and will not earn 60 credits by the start of the semester, you must complete a two-step submission process. First, print, complete and sign either the CLPA or RFR form. Second, complete the Housing Portal instructions below.
  • Log into the housing portal.
  • Select the “Applications and Forms” tab on the menu at the left side of the page.
  • Select the "Housing Residency Exemption Request Spring 2023" form.
  • Complete the online form by filling in all applicable data, attaching a completed CLPA or RFR form as needed, and any additional required documents (if applicable), then submit.
  • Please read all posted information and allow approximately one week 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.

2023-2024 Housing Exemption Request Submission Instructions

Instructions for submitting housing exemption request forms:

  • If you would like to request to be exempt from the residency requirement starting in fall of 2023, you must complete a Residency Exemption Request (Fall 2023) 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 one week 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.

Page last updated 8:39 AM, November 14, 2022