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Petition for Exemption of the First Year Residency Requirement

All first-year students are required to live on campus, but you may petition the Office of Residential Services for exemption for the following reasons:

  • You are 22 Years of age or older.
  • You reside with a parent or legal guardian within 30-mile radius of Lehigh University.
  • You are married.
  • One or more dependents live with you.

Petitions for the 2017-2018 academic year must be submitted to the Residential Services Office for review no later than May 31, 2017 for the Fall semester. To petition for the Spring semester the form must be submitted before December 1, 2017.

Click here for Petition for Exemption.