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First Year Live On Requirement

First Year students who attend Georgia Southern University are required to live in on-campus housing during their first year of enrollment.

Any undergraduate student new to Georgia Southern University with less than 30 earned credit hours is required to live on campus for an entire academic year.  This requirement includes students accepted by the Office of Admissions as a first-time, full-time student (12 credits per semester) or a transfer student.

You may use the chart below to determine whether or not you are eligible for an exemption to the First Year Live-on Requirement. If you fall into the Eligible for an Exemption column for any of the reasons, you are able to request an exemption to the requirement. Please note that exemptions must be requested if you seek to secure an exemption.

For students who feel that the First Year Live-On Requirement policy is applied incorrectly to their individual circumstances, they may request a review of their appeal by completing the FYLOR Extenuating Circumstances Exemption Form below.

First Year Live on Requirement Standard Exemption Reasons

 Required to Live on CampusEligible for an Exemption
AgeI will be under the age of 21 prior to the first day of the semester entering Georgia Southern University.I will be over the age of 21 as of or on the first day of the semester entering Georgia Southern University.
Marital StatusI am not married.I am married.
Military ServiceI have less than 1 year of active duty military service.I have 1 year or more of active duty military service or are currently active duty military.
Parent or Primary GuardianI do not have a dependent child or I will not be the primary custodian of my child.I am the primary custodian for a child (under 18).
# of credit hours accepted by Georgia SouthernI have less than 30 hours of accepted academic credit.I have more than 30 hours of accepted academic credit.
ResidencyI do not live with my parents or legal guardians within a 30 mile driving distance to my primary campus.I live with my parents or legal guardians within a 30 mile driving distance to my primary campus:
Statesboro GPS Address - 1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458
Armstrong GPS Address - 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419

First Year Live On Exemption

The forms below are meant for incoming students that do not require university housing resources.

Affidavits of Residency

The forms below are are meant for incoming students requesting exemption based on residency with parents within a 30 mile radius of campus. These forms are required in order to meet the exemption criteria.

Last updated: 3/19/2021