14.2.1 Residence Hall Eligibility

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Effective Date:

4-19-72

Revision Date:

12-14-18

University Policy Statement

All first-year students shall be required to live in the university residence halls unless commuting to the campus from the permanent home of their parents or guardians and it is within a 50-mile radius.  The university reserves the right to grant exceptions to the housing requirement. 

The university may modify these requirements as deemed appropriate based on market demand. 

Residents and guests are responsible for complying with the current terms of the housing contract, Guide to Campus Living, other University policies, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

University Practice

Occupancy in a University residence hall is restricted to students currently enrolled at Eastern Michigan University.  Occupants other than currently enrolled students are allowed only in exceptional circumstances, and rest within the sole discretion of the Director of Housing and Residence Life.  However, priority will be maintained for current Eastern students.  Each resident agrees to make the designated prepayment and agrees to the payment of fees as established for the term(s) of occupancy according to the current payment schedule. 

In the instances in which a resident’s continued presence in on-campus housing jeopardizes the health, safety, well-being, or poses a significant disruption to the on-campus housing community, the Director of Housing and Residence Life or their designee reserves the right to remove the resident or guest from the halls or apartments on a temporary or permanent basis. The Director may also move the student to another location on a temporary or permanent basis.

Responsibility for Implementation

Housing and Residence Life staff members are responsible for implementing this policy and for granting waivers in a fair and consistent manner within policy guidelines.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy shall apply to all students and others wishing to live in student housing on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. 

Authority for Creation and Revision


Minutes of the Board of Regents, April 19, 1972; para. .1097M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 2, 2003; para. .6201M
Minutes of the Board of Regents, December 14, 2018


Last Review Date: December 2018


University Policy Statement

All first-year students shall be required to live in the university residence halls unless commuting to the campus from the permanent home of their parents or guardians and it is within a 50-mile radius.  The university reserves the right to grant exceptions to the housing requirement. 

The university may modify these requirements as deemed appropriate based on market demand. 

Residents and guests are responsible for complying with the current terms of the housing contract, Guide to Campus Living, other University policies, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

University Practice

Occupancy in a University residence hall is restricted to students currently enrolled at Eastern Michigan University.  Occupants other than currently enrolled students are allowed only in exceptional circumstances, and rest within the sole discretion of the Director of Housing and Residence Life.  However, priority will be maintained for current Eastern students.  Each resident agrees to make the designated prepayment and agrees to the payment of fees as established for the term(s) of occupancy according to the current payment schedule. 

In the instances in which a resident’s continued presence in on-campus housing jeopardizes the health, safety, well-being, or poses a significant disruption to the on-campus housing community, the Director of Housing and Residence Life or their designee reserves the right to remove the resident or guest from the halls or apartments on a temporary or permanent basis. The Director may also move the student to another location on a temporary or permanent basis.

Responsibility for Implementation

Housing and Residence Life staff members are responsible for implementing this policy and for granting waivers in a fair and consistent manner within policy guidelines.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy shall apply to all students and others wishing to live in student housing on the campus of Eastern Michigan University.