Off-Campus Housing Requirements
The following is Warner University’s policy concerning living off-campus and how to qualify for a specific off-campus housing status. There are 3 status categories that qualify for off-campus housing.
Traditional students commuting less than 50 miles from a parent/legal guardian member may apply to be exempt from the room and board policy. Those who feel they meet the commuter guidlelines need to fill out the Off-Campus Housing Application.
Married/ Parent Status:
Traditional students who wish to be approved under the married/parent status must be married or expecting to be married within the requested semester or a legal parent/ guardian of a minor.
21 Years of Age/ Senior Status:
All unmarried full time undergraduate students must live in campus housing until the age of 21 or senior status. If you desire to live off-campus and meet the age or senior status guideline, then you may apply to live off campus. Age and class rank are not a guarantee of approval, GPA and diciplinary standings will be factored into the decision.
Important Policy Information:
Single students living in off-campus housing agree to only live with others of the same gender. Unless related, male and female students are not to live in the same housing.
Students living in off-campus housing as outlined under behavior expectations in the student handbook are still expected to abide by Warner's Community Commitments and the policies outlined in the Student Handbook.
Students 21 years of age or older are required to live off-campus unless an exception is granted.
Please also note that the contracting of a lease
constitute Student Life approval. If you do not meet the guidelines for living off-campus, you will still be charged for housing and meals, and are expected to move on-campus. You will be expected to forego the lease, regardless of the cost you may incur. If you have a question as to whether you meet any of the criteria, please come by the Student Life office and ask questions.
Applications cannot be applied for the current semester if it is in progress. If assigned housing on campus prior to the start of the semester, and then approved for off-campus housing, a $100 campus housing cancellation fee may incur. The deadline to submit this form is
from the first day of classes, after that period submissions may not be accepted. If approved to move off-campus after classes begin, campus housing refunds are prorated based on the week of the semester. Please refer to the student handbook for a breakdown of the percentage refund.
Students will be notified of their application status through the Residence Life email. If you have been approved to live off-campus for any of the above reasons, you are not required to submit any future requests for approval.
If you are approved to live off-campus, you forfeit your residential spot and will go to the bottom of the waiting list if you change your mind or if you do choose to live on-campus at a later date. Also, keep in mind that approved off-campus housing is based on the semester specified in the request. If you forfeit the privilege and choose to still live on campus, students must start the application process over and there is no guarantee of approval based on previous applications. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Student Life Office.