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First-Year Student Live-On-Campus Residency Requirement

Illinois Tech is committed to providing all of its students with a comprehensive educational experience. There are numerous educational and social benefits for first-year students living in the residence halls that may not be realized by those living off campus. With this understanding, Illinois Tech requires all first-year students to live on campus effective Fall Semester, 2003.

First-year undergraduate students enrolled as full-time students, as defined in the Illinois Institute of Technology Undergraduate Bulletin, will be required to live in campus residence halls. Students first enrolling in the summer are required to live in the residence halls during the Summer, Fall, and Spring Semesters. Students first enrolling in the fall are required to live in the residence halls during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Students first enrolling in the spring are required to live in the residence halls during the Spring Semester.

Exemption from the First Year Live-On Requirement

Those individuals who live full time with their parent or guardian, within 50 miles of the Illinois Tech Main Campus, during first term of enrollment are exempt from the requirement to live in the residence halls. Students may be exempt from the requirement to live in the residence halls while they reside in the principal residence of a parent or legal guardian, see form below. Requests for exemption to the First Year Live-On Requirement on the basis of compelling individual circumstances will also be considered.

Requests for Exemption Schedule

  • June 1 for Fall Semester first enrollment
  • November 1 for Spring Semester first enrollment
  • May 1 for Summer Term first enrollment