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HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE

Housing Exemption Form

Please be aware that if you have a housing contract an exemption does not cancel your contract. Please fill out a cancellation form in addition to the exemption.

Purpose:
To state University policy with regard to requirement that designated first-year students must live in a University residence hall.

Preamble:
Studies demonstrate that students who live in campus residence halls have a greater opportunity for success with regard to their college experience and are more likely to remain in school to earn their degree.  In support of the success of students who come to Wichita State University, the University has implemented a requirement that designated first-year students must live in a University residence hall.

Policy Statement:

1.  All first-year students, including undergraduate international students and Intensive English students, unless otherwise eligible for an exemption under provision two of this policy statement, must live in Shocker Hall or Fairmount Towers during their first two semesters at Wichita State University.

2.  First-year students who meet one or more of the following criteria are exempt from this policy: twenty-one (21) years of age or older; married; live in the greater Sedgwick County area with a parent, legal guardian, grandparent, aunt or uncle; live in Greek housing authorized by a national chapter recognized by the University; and/or take less than twelve (12) credit hours per semester.

3.  Students who believe they qualify for an exemption must submit the Freshman Exemption Form along with proof of eligibility to Housing and Residence Life.  Students will receive written notification of the decision of Housing and Residence Life.  Students may submit one appeal of this decision to the Housing and Residence Life Committee pursuant to procedures adopted by that Committee.
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    1For purposes of this policy, "first-year students" shall be defined as: all undergraduate students who are newly enrolled at Wichita State University. 

    2For purposes of this policy, the "greater Sedgwick County area" shall include all of Sedgwick County and the following cities: Andover, Augusta, Belle Plaine, Benton, Douglas, Mulvane, Newton, North Newton, Potwin, Rose Hill, Sedgwick, Towanda and Whitewater.

You will receive an email from Housing and Residence Life stating whether your request for exemption has been approved or denied. Note that exemption is NOT automatic!


 

Student Information:

Last Name:

First Name:

Middle Name:

MyWSU ID:

Current Address:

City:

State:

Country:

zip code:

Current Telephone (permanent):

Cell Phone:

Date of Birth:

mywsu email:

personal email:

Semester Hours:

Current or Anticipated: (hours enrolled in for the semester or what is anticipated for new students)

Accumulated: (cumulative college credits completed)

Please indicate the semester for which exemption is being requested:

Spring 2015

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Summer 2015 only

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

I would like to be exempt from living in Fairmount Towers or Brennan Halls because
(check all that apply):

I will be commuting from home and living with my parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the Greater Sedgwick County Area.**

I will be living with an aunt, uncle or grandparent in the Greater Sedgwick County Area.***

I am married or will be married prior to my first day of classes at WSU.
(Please note: Wheatshocker Apartments are available for family or married housing.)

I will be taking fewer than 12 credit hours.
Please explain why you are taking less than the required 12 hours in the field below.

I plan to live in official Greek housing.
List which chapter:

I have already lived in Fairmount Towers for two full semesters.
Indicate semesters and years:

I am 21 years of age or older.

Other (Please explain your reason for requesting an exemption in the field below)

**Greater Sedgwick County area includes all of Sedgwick County and Andover, Augusta, Belle Plaine, Benton, Douglass, Mulvane, Newton, North Newton, Potwin, Rose Hill, Sedgwick, Towanda and Whitewater.
***Please send or bring to the Wichita State University Housing office documentation for verification. (Documentation includes a letter from the person you will be living with explaining why you are living there and utility or lease agreement.)

Anticipated address while attending WSU

Address:

City:

Zip Code:

Name of Person you will be staying with:

Relationship to you:

I have read this Housing Exemption Form and understand that I am NOT automatically exempt from WSUs residency requirement. I understand that I will receive an email letting me know whether my request has been approved or denied. I also understand that if I have already signed a contract and am now trying to move out of on-campus housing, this form does NOT release me from any amount due or from the contract cancellation fee clarified in the cancellation section of my Housing and Residence Life contract.

If your request is approved, you are encouraged to contact the housing office to re-apply for future housing (316-978-3693).

Signature of student:
(By typing your name you consent that this electronic signature is valid and will hold you to all terms and conditions in this contract.)

Date:

Parent Signature:
Parents signature required if student is under 18. (By typing your name you consent that this electronic signature is valid and will hold you to all terms and conditions in this contract.)

Date: