All first-year students (including transfer students in their first year of college), under the age of 21, are required to live in the residence halls for a minimum of two semesters and through successful completion of 30 credit hours. "Successful completion" is defined as having achieved a passing grade in those 30 credit hours.
Students seeking an exemption to the residency requirement must submit an Application for Residence Hall Waiver form available upon request through the Office of Residence Life. Reasons for exemption from this requirement are:
- Married students.
- Single parents with custody of children.
- Students enrolled in exclusively online courses in the current semester.
- Part-time students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours in the current semester.
- Living with parents or legal guardians and commuting to campus.
- Transfer students beyond the 1st year of college who transfer 30 or more hours from an accredited college.
Full-time status: Students must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more) in order to live on campus. If a student's enrollment drops below 12 credit hours at any time during the academic year, he/she must receive permission to remain on campus.
In the event that a student with less than 12 hours becomes involved in the disruption of the safety, security, and good order of the residence hall environment, he/she may be required to vacate the residence hall immediately.
If you are not now living on campus and desire information about residence hall living, please contact the Office of Residence Life. If you already live in a hall, residence life staff is available to answer any questions or discuss concerns you may have about on-campus living.
Academic participation: The primary purpose of Residence Life is to support the academic mission of Wayne State College and to facilitate a healthy living-learning environment. Residence halls are designed provide a convenient opportunity for students to attend class while providing opportunities to learn within the hall. Students are expected to be actively engaged with their academic schedule and regularly attending classes. Should students demonstrate little to no active participation in the majority (or all) of their classes, the Office of Residence Life reserves the right to require students to vacate the residence hall.
Financial standing: Students must remain in good financial standing with the College in order to remain in the residence halls. Should a student be found to not have their account charges current as determined by the Business Services office, students may be asked to leave the residence halls.
In all cases mentioned above, students will still be responsible for a prorated charge based on the length of stay and the meal plan they have used while in housing.