The Catholic University of America

Housing Requirement for Freshman and Sophomore Students Policy

Archived 3/14/14

Approved by:



Issued   -- On or before August 1996



Revised --



Additional History

Related Policies:


Additional References:

Office of Housing Services

Responsible Official:

Director of Housing Services, tel. (202)319-5615


I.      Policy

The Catholic University of America requires that all first- and second-year undergraduate students live in campus housing. Exemptions to the residency requirement may be made for students who are 21 years of age or older, married, reside with a parent or legal guardian within 20 miles of campus or have demonstrable financial or other hardship. Students seeking an exemption to the residency requirement should submit a written request to the Office of Housing Services documenting one of the above listed exemptions. If a student has already contracted for housing, he/she must also submit a Residence Hall Agreement Cancellation Request form. Students wishing to be granted an exemption of the residency requirement should submit their request no later than Aug. 1 for the fall semester and Dec. 10 for the spring semester. Freshmen and sophomore students not granted prior approval will be charged for housing.